Shoreham Village is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which meets monthly.
As part of its commitment to the Community, Shoreham Villages' Board of Directors posts the minutes from its meetings:
Meet Shoreham Village's volunteer Board of Directors:
Joseph Green - Board Chair
Having been raised in various communities in the Municipality of the District of Chester, Joe returned home after a number of years living abroad and in Halifax. Having freely received so much from the people and organizations of our area, Joe sought to give back in kind. Joe was educated locally at Saint Mary's University and Acadia University as well as Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Having joined the board in 2018, Joe is passionate about the care and concern given to our elders both in Shoreham and in our neighbourhood. This passion is shared by his spouse Amber who works in elder care contexts. Joe is a local Baptist minister and serves churches in Chester Basin and Western Shore. He is active in our community and serves on local boards. Prior to joining the board Joe volunteered at Shoreham as a spiritual care support to the Recreation Department.
Elizabeth Finney - Vice-Chair
Born and raised in Chester, Liz always knew she was interested in public service. After completing her studies at Mount Allison University, she worked on Parliament Hill as an advisor to Members of Parliament, Cabinet Ministers and two Prime Ministers. Since then she has held senior positions in government relations and communications at the University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, South Shore Health, as well as a number of years with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Liz is currently a mother of three, the Fund Development Director at Bonny Lea Farm, partner in Anchor Public Affairs, and Treasurer of the Dr John M.T. Finney Memorial Fund. She is thrilled to continue her family’s involvement with Shoreham Village. Her father, Tosh, was one of Shoreham’s founders in the early 1970s and her mother, Jean, volunteered here for many years.
Colleen has lived in Chester and surrounding area most of her life. She is a registered nurse of 35 years, and many of those years working with the elderly and she has great respect and concern for their wellbeing.
Colleen is a grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren that she loves to spend quality time with. She enjoys the outdoors, gardening, and walking.
Brian has been a resident of Chester Municipality for the past 13 years and is currently the Regional Lead for Project Planning and Delivery for Develop Nova Scotia where he works with a team that plans and implements placemaking and infrastructure projects in communities across the province. He holds a Bachelor of Public Relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University and has over 15 years experience managing complex stakeholder partnerships, including multiple levels of government and the private sector. Brian’s career prior to joining Develop Nova Scotia included nine years as Executive Director of Cruise Atlantic Canada, serving as the Chair of Cruise Canada New England, as well as six years living in Nunavut serving as Director of Marketing & Communications for the territory’s tourism board. His varied career also includes projects at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, managing communications for a dog sled race in the Yukon, and working in Ottawa with a federal government department. Brian is the father of two teenagers, who keep him active and engaged, and is passionate about helping make Chester a healthy, thriving community for everyone who calls this home.
Andrew Snyder joined the Shoreham Village Board in 2020. He grew up in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and currently works for Sobeys Inc. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Acadia University and completed his Chartered Professional Accountant Designation (CPA) in 2020.
From spending many hours with his loving grandparents, who were residents of long term care facilities on the South Shore, Andrew has a keen interest in the quality of care and well-being of long term care residents.
In addition to volunteering, Andrew enjoys spending time with friends & family, staying active by taking part in various sports, and has a passion for travelling.
Alison Kelland joined the Shoreham Village Board in 2022. She has been a resident of Chester for over 25 years. After studying Science at UBC, she completed her medical degree (MD) at Dalhousie University in Halifax NS. She practiced as a family doctor in Amherst and Kentville before returning to Halifax to complete a specialty residency in Anesthesiology and Chronic Pain Medicine at Dalhousie University, including time at Moose Factory, Ontario and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC. She continues to practice as active staff at QE 2 Health Sciences Centre and Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, NS. Alison has been District Commissioner of the Avon Pony Club, volunteered at many horse shows and the Hants County Exhibition, and received an Advocacy Award from Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Charles N. Teal
Charles is a resident of Shoreham Village.
He has many years of experience in Business, which includes working for 20 years as an Insurance Broker, 10 years at K&W, and at Bookbinding as Vice-President of Sales Management. This company employed and maintained work for handicap people.
Civic activities include being a member of Shriners International, which raises money for the Hospital for Sick Children and other special needs.