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Michael Melenchuk, Executive Director

 Michael Melenchuk

Michael Melenchuk has a passion for the Lifesaving Society. Since 2008 he has been on the Board of Directors of the Lifesaving Society in Nova Scotia. Always involved, he volunteered to represent Nova Scotia at the National level, participated in various committees at the Nova Scotia branch, and served as the Nova Scotia President from 2012 to 2016. His involvement in sport grew from regional competitions like the Nova Scotia Surf League to the international Rescue competitions in Australia, Germany, and Egypt. More recently, he has started doing research into Lifeguarding and Lifesaving, with papers on lifeguard hiring and lifeguard judgement being presented at the last three World Conferences on Drowning Prevention. He brings years of small business experience and a Masters in Business Administration to his new role as the Executive Director and he looks forward to being able to contribute to the long term success of Lifesaving in Nova Scotia.

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Paul D'Eon, Special Projects Director

paul deon When the province announced the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service (NSLS) contract had been awarded to the Lifesaving Society on March 8, 1999, Paul D'Eon was hired shortly thereafter to manage the program. Paul began working with the NSLS as a lifeguard in 1975 when the program was administered by the Canadian Red Cross. In 1984 he was promoted to the Coordinator role, and has been involved with the NSLS ever since.

Paul holds a B.A. in Physical Education and Recreation from Acadia University and has been involved as a volunteer with many recreation and sports related organizations, most recently as President of Recreation Nova Scotia and on the national steering committee for the Sport of Lifesaving. Paul's role with the Society is to manage the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service contract in addition to other responsibilities.

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Kathryn MacPhee, Programs & Communications Manager

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Kathryn joined the Lifesaving Society in October 2017, with 15 years of experience in Aquatic programming and administration. Kathryn has a passion and a flair for teaching aquatic leadership programming and developing future leaders. Kathryn holds a bachelor of Kinesiology for St. Francis Xavier University and is currently taking the Non-profit Leadership program at Mount Saint Vincent University. As the Programs & Communications Manager, Kathryn oversees the development and delivery of Aquatic leadership and first aid programming in Nova Scotia, provides support to our valued Affiliates and manages the Branch's communication plan.

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Hylda Parsons, Member Services Manager

HyldaG Hylda joined the Lifesaving Society in October 2007, after 7 years experience as Office Manager for a small business. She has had extensive customer service experience, both in her previous position, and in the retail banking industry.

She provides administrative support for the Executive Director, as well as conducting the day-to-day business operations of the office.

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Grace Kiley, Swim to Survive & Human Resources Coordinator

 Grace Kiley Grace joined the Lifesaving Society in September 2019, with 10 years of experience in Aquatic instruction, fitness instruction, program delivery and supervision. She has a passion for working with all individuals to encourage healthy and active living, prioritizing safety and inclusivity. Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Certificate in Disability Management from Dalhousie University. As the Swim to Survive/HR Coordinator, Grace oversees the delivery of Swim to Survive and First Aid programming in Nova Scotia, as well as human resources for the Nova Scotia branch.

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Volunteer Board of Directors

Kayla Leary-Pinch President
Julian Zou Vice President
Morgan McWade Treasurer
Michael Moore Legal Advisor
Ahmed Abdel-Hameid Director
Emily Blacklock Director
Samantha Graham Director
Katarina Hakansson Director
Chris Hanlon Director
Chris Lukeman Director
Rod Nicholson Director
Scott Preston Director
Melanie Taylor Director
Michael Thompson Director