Our Board of Directors

Scott Ferguson
President

A Halifax native, Scott graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Degree in Psychology and has since worked in various senior executive roles across Canada (NS, Ontario, and Alberta) over the past 30 years.  His non-profit experience includes work with Children’s Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Board experience with Dalhousie’s University Children’s Centre, and various coaching roles with community youth soccer and flag football programs.

 

Scott has been challenged with epilepsy since childhood and is interested in sharing his experiences and helping others affected by epilepsy.

 

When not working or volunteering, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, who attend university in Halifax.

Angela McCarthy
Vice President

Angela has been involved with EAM since 2006 and has been an avid volunteer and fundraiser for the association. 

Angela and her family live in the Halifax Area. She is passionate about supporting people living with epilepsy by raising awareness and advocating on behalf of the community. She has also been heavily involved with helping support other community and non-profit groups to raise funds to support initiatives.

Angela has a background in early childhood education and human resources. Angela has served on our board in the past and looks forward to all of the work we can do in the future. 

Odette Macleod
Secretary

Odette started her career as a lawyer, receiving her law degree from UNB, articling in Ontario, and she was a previous member of the Bar in both Ontario and Nova Scotia.  She worked with the federal Solicitor General for several years in Ottawa, with both the Correctional Investigator and the RCMP External Review Committee.  Over 20 years ago she changed course and returned home to Nova Scotia to work for a major Union doing three types of internal hearings, before becoming Coordinator of the Health Care team.  She was the President of this Association for 5 years during its expansion into the Maritimes.  She and her family have greatly enjoyed many Purple Day Galas!

Greg White
Director

Originally from New Brunswick, Greg and his wife, Whitney, moved back to the Maritimes in 2019.

Greg is an HR professional with ten years of experience, with specializations in recruitment, labor relations, and adult education. He has volunteered regularly since he was in high school and has contributed to several boards and committees over the last eight years, including chairing the Wood Buffalo Regional Library Board, serving on several committees with CPHR – AB and CPHR – NS, and currently serves as a Director with the Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes Board.

Ryan LeBlanc
Director

Ryan is originally from Burlington Ontario, but moved to Luxembourg in 2008.

In high school, Ryan was diagnosed with epilepsy. There were some significant challenges, but after years of trial and error, the seizures were able to be effectively managed through medication.

Ryan moved to the Maritimes in 2012 and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Saint Marys University. Currently, Ryan works as a corporate account manager and is completing his MBA part-time at Dalhousie University.

Habiba Ibrahim
Director

As an advocate for positive change and a passion for community service, Habiba brings a unique blend of expertise in Business Administration and psychology to the Epilepsy Association. Holding a degree in Business Administration and a background in Psychology from the University of Prince Edward Island, Habiba has cultivated skill sets that allow for a holistic approach to addressing the needs of individuals within the epilepsy community. 

In addition, Habiba has extensive experience in the realms of digital marketing and communications. With a keen understanding of the digital landscape, Habiba leverages this knowledge to amplify the message and reach of the Epilepsy Association, ensuring that the vital information and support provided by the organization are accessible to a broader audience.

Whether through strategic digital campaigns or impactful communication strategies, Habiba is dedicated to utilizing these skills to foster community, support, and understanding for those affected by epilepsy.

Annual Reports

Interested in joining the board or committee?

Available Committees:

  • Fundraising
  • Education
  • Purple Day
  • Hayley’s Fund
  • Communications

For more information contact info@epilepsymaritimes.org