Meet our Team

Meet the small but mighty team that’s committed to building strong, vibrant and diverse communities throughout Nova Scotia by enabling and inspiring effective philanthropy. We are a group of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Daniel Holland


Daniel joined CFNS as CEO in June of 2020. He is a tri-sector leader with experiences that span the fabric of our communities: collaborating with leaders in business, non-for-profit, and the public service. In this role, he combines his passion for work in the charitable and not-for-profit sector with his business sensibilities to activate his network of relationships across various levels of the public sector so that as a community, we can do more good, locally and across Nova Scotia.

Daniel’s passion for community has been an obvious driving force since his earliest days of volunteering as a child. He is recognized as a natural collaborator, convening conversations about how to effectively support others through dedicated effort with important causes, by leading boards in the not-for-profit sector, and volunteering when it is just another set of hands that is needed.

His profile is one that leverages a mix of consulting, business development, financial markets advisory, and accountable operational roles that support growth for regional businesses and charitable organizations. Through his finance expertise, facilitation experiences, and empathetic relationship building, Daniel is trusted to help the organizations he leads to develop, grow, and realize important operational and business goals.

He has a BA in Political Science (McGill), and an MBA with a focus on Change Management and Organizational Behaviour (INSEAD). Daniel is certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D designation.

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Emma Cruddas

Program Manager

With a dedicated past in volunteerism, not-for-profit work, research, and activism, Emma joined the CFNS team in April of 2019. Emma has a Master’s degree in Sociology from Dalhousie University and has worked with Halifax Public Libraries, World University Service of Canada, Dalhousie University, and the Indigenous Health Interest Group. Emma is passionate about human rights, reconciliation, immigration, community development, and education.

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Stephanie Clark

Special Liaison

With over 27 years of management experience leading organizations from the hospitality industry, distributorship sales, beauty industry, media/broadcast, finance industry, national and international business consulting to her current role as Founder and CEO of The Blue Door Group, Stephanie Clark brings extensive expertise in the development of corporate cultures that generate growth, employee retention and customer service in organizations. With years of experience in coaching and mentoring business professionals, Stephanie has a focus on building organizations that are profitable while being people-centered and making a difference in their communities.

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Beth McKay


Accounting has been the common thread throughout Beth’s career. As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a motivational speaker, and workshop facilitator, Beth has been coaching one-on-one and working with groups for more than 10 years. She’s been successful in finance, film, and entrepreneurship.

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Stacey McCarthy

Communications Director

As a freelance writer, communicator and marketer, Stacey has over 26 years’ experience working for businesses of all sizes across Canada and internationally, including government and not-for-profit. Stacey has developed expertise in developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies and initiatives, story-telling, event planning, and stakeholder communications and partnership development. She is fueled by her family, a love of travel, meeting new people, and supporting causes that benefit the things that matter most in life.

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Tina Hennigar

Population Growth Coordinator, NOW Lunenburg County

Tina has been an advocate for Lunenburg County her entire life. She spends her days promoting Lunenburg County as an incredible place to live, work and raise a family. She is focused on building a sustainable community through population growth. Tina’s enthusiasm and affection for the area is hard to ignore, and she’s certain people will take notice. In fact, they already have. After a Canadian recruitment tour in the summer of 2017, people from across the country, and even as far away as Germany and Colombia, have reached out wanting to learn why they need to pay attention to Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Tina has already helped people move back home here.

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Phone: 902-523-5725

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