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 Family School POP (Preschool Over-activity Program) 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 based on Scottish, Finnish and Argentine models and wrote the Handbooks (Foreword by Dr. Sam Goldstein, world-renowned expert on ADHD).  She wrote the captions for the "Colouring Book for Kids with ADHD, their Siblings and Friends".
On the Board since 2001



Gailyn Strauss
Mortgage Attention 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.
    To be elected at AGM 2018.

Development Chair

Erin Christian
Secretary with  Deptartment of Narural Resources
Erin has a varied background in the hospitality industry.  She grew up in the home of a caterer, which gives her the skills needed for this position.
Returned to the Board 2015

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