Our Team

About the AWENS Team

AWENS team meets and exceeds the expectations of our clients. Our staff comes from a diverse educational background ranging from global leadership, adult education to advanced office administration. This academic and technical expertise in our organization allows our team to find personalized learning solutions that will help unlock the potential in your workforce.

AWENS has created a network of industry partners allowing us to identify key trends in workplace education and training. Our team integrates these concepts into our platform, keeping our course material current and our training competitive. AWENS is here to bring world class customized education and training to your workplace.

Our Leads

Nancy Thompson

Executive Director

Samantha Al-Qishawi

Information Technology Generalist

Michelle Wood

Communication Officer


AWENS Board of Directors

Zoran Jokic


President of Training First Consulting

Jennifer O'Quinn

Vice Chair

Business Development Officer at CBDC Blue Water

Tanya Burke


Executive Director of East Hants Community Learning Assoc.

Laura Hubley


People & Culture Advisor at Parkland

Irene Carroll

Finance Manager

Business Consultant at Mi’Kmaw Economic Development Services

Ann Divine

Founder and CEO of Ashanti Leadership and Professional Development Services

Wanda Harbin

Instructor at Rick Hanson Foundation AC – NSCC

Lisette Jones

Owner of ThinkSmart Training and Consulting

George MacDonald

Business Manager of Sheet Metal Workers International Local 409