The Board


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Excalibur Board of Directors

President/Chair of the Board

Maya Warnock, B.A. (Hon), M.B.A.
Facilitator for both Parenting courses 2009-present, Facilitator for several Support Groups 2011-present, Working Memory Coach 2012-present. A paraprofessional mental health worker specializing in ADHD Maya has been part of Excalibur since its inception. She has been its President during that time. She has a background in school-age care (St. Lawrence College), child development and psychology (Mount Saint Vincent University). She has a B.A. (Hon) and an M.B.A., both from Saint Mary's University. She ran the After School Program (2002-2007) for Excalibur. She is a trained Literacy Tutor. She developed the Family School POP (Preschool Over-activity Program) based on Scottish, Finnish and Argentine models and wrote the Handbook (Foreword by Dr. Sam Goldstein, world-renowned expert on ADHD).  She modified the program for Positive Strategies for Parents of 6-12 year-olds.  She wrote the captions for the "Colouring Book for Kids with ADHD, their Siblings and Friends".
On the Board since 2001


Secretary of the Board

         Erin Christian
        Secretary with  Deptartment of Justice
        As a Secretary she has the skills to take the minutes by keying them in on a computer at the Board Meetings.  Erin has a varied background in the hospitality industry. 
        She does cooking for both the Scandinavian BBQ & Russian Dinner.
        Returned to the Board 2015



 Gailyn Strauss
Mortgage Retention Specialist-Manulife
       Gailyn's zest for life is an inspiration to the rest of the Board.  She is young and full of ideas.
On the Board since 2016


Child and Youth Chair

        Deborah Odell, B.C.S.
Early Childhood Educator and social skills coach.
        Deborah has a wealth of experience in the daycare and school systems.
        On the Board since 2018.


Client Representative

         Lee Hiltz
Lee has spent many years in sales.  He has a very pleasant demeanour, which makes it easy to talk to him.  He represents all of you,
          if you have a question or complaint.
        On the Board since 2018


 Policy Advisor

Colin Madden, B.Mgmt.
CF Resource NCO, Department of Defence
Colin's background will assist him in overhauling and maintaining our policies.
On the Board since 2015


Support Chair

         Pat Morrison
         Business Owner
          Pat has facilitated our Halifax Adult Group for several years.  He has a keen knowledge of the Support Group challenges and rewards.
         On the Board since 2017



This is a volunteer Board.