Executive Director- Ann Peters

Ann recently joined the Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes as their Executive Director. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and later continued her education at the University of Ottawa with a Masters in Sociology with a special interest in the academic field of Medical Sociology.

Ann is originally from St. John’s Newfoundland and is delighted to be back on the East Coast after spending a few years in Ontario. Since her convocation in 2020, she has spent time in management roles, childcare, and administration.

When not working, Ann enjoys traveling, training, volunteering, hiking, training, spending time with her friends and family, reading, and enjoying her highly-spoiled and much-loved cat, Penny.

Education & Support Coordinator- Susan Rahey (she/her)

Susan Rahey recently joined the Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes Team as their Education and Support Coordinator, but her involvement with EAM dates to the late 1980s. Her interest in epilepsy diagnosis and management predates that by about 10 years when following her graduation from Dalhousie University with a BSc in Biology, she began her future career at the Victoria General Hospital as a student in electro-neurophysiology technology.

Susan was employed for over forty years in healthcare, both in frontline care and management positions. She held numerous leadership roles in local, regional, and national healthcare-related organizations. She retired in 2020 as the Neurophysiology Program Coordinator, with responsibility for coordinating the Epilepsy Medical and Surgical program at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, NS.

She has received many distinguished awards from societies and organizations in which she has participated. However, she ranks her proudest achievement in her leadership role in the planning, fundraising, and construction, together with her mentor and colleague of more than 30 years, Dr. R. Mark Sadler, of the newest and most patient-centered Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Canada, which opened in 2017.

In 2017, Susan received the Clinical Care/ Advocacy Award from the Canadian League Against Epilepsy. She Credits Dr. Sadler and the division of Neurology, QEII HSC and especially her patients for sharing their lives with her.

Office Administrator - Jordan Thomey (she/her)

Jordan Thomey is from Bedford, NS. She graduated high school from Charles P. Allen high school in 2021. She started with EAM volunteering in March 2022 and started working here as a Purple Day Coordinator at the beginning of September 2022. She’s done work with non-profits since the sixth grade and has hosted her own Christmas Toy drive since 2016. She has volunteered with the Bedford Fusion Youth Group and was an intern there for six years; after her internship, she worked there as a Youth Recreational Coordinator.

Jordan has always been passionate about working in non-profits, and those values come from direct impacts from non-profits that have changed her life and she understands the amazing things they do for our communities. She is excited to have this opportunity to work with EAM and learn more about the epilepsy community! 

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