Meet Our Administrative Centre

Our team based in SKIP’s Administrative Centre in Halifax works with our Regional Hubs, Affiliates, and Partners across the country to support, strengthen, and expand SKIP’s national network.

Acting Managing Director

Aimée White

MA, CPHR candidate

Aimée brings 15 years of diverse experience across non-profit, post-secondary, humanitarian, and human resources consulting industries. An intuitive people and project leader, Aimée is passionate about championing children and youth, as well as building equitable and inclusive workplaces and communities. Aimée has a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from St. Thomas University (2004) and Dalhousie University (2008). She is also a mentor with EduNova’s Study & Stay Program and LORAN Scholars. Aimée is continuously learning and researching – about work, travel, kids, or food – and can usually be found outdoors with her family.

Operations Manager

Qaiser Haroon

BBA

Qaiser comes to SKIP with almost 10 years of professional experience with several international organizations in the Financial Services and International Development sectors. He has held a range of positions and handled varied job responsibilities including training, project coordination and management, operations management, grant writing and program development, budgeting, and project reporting. Qaiser is passionate about the wellbeing of children and youth. During his career in International Development, he has been part of multiple USAID programs countering violent extremism in Pakistan. In his most recent role, he supported several projects aiming to address the issue of recruitment and use of children as soldiers. 

Communications Specialist

Sherry Brown

BA (Hons)

Sherry graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus, where she earned a specialist in English Literature and a double minor in Writing and Rhetoric and Book and Media Studies. She previously worked for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, for the Public Policy and Government Relations department of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and, most recently, for the Association of Native Child and Family Services Agencies of Ontario (ANCFSAO). Sherry is passionate about creating connections between diverse groups, and is thrilled to be part of an organization doing just that.

Communications & Engagement Coordinator

Mylène Pinet

BPR

Mylène graduated with a Bachelor of Public Relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. She previously worked at Nova Scotia Health as a Communications Assistant in physician recruitment, through which she deepened her passion for healthcare communications. With her own lived experience with pain, Mylène has a passion for bringing healthcare communities together and advocating for pain patients. Outside of work, you can usually find her on a Nova Scotian hiking trail or drinking coffee with her dog by her side.

Administrative Assistant

Liana Nand

MLIS

Liana graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from Dalhousie University. Liana brings four years of public library and information management experience to SKIP, including programming for children and youth, project coordination and event planning, and outreach services. She is passionate about helping others and working with information professionals to better serve her community and improve the dissemination of information. Liana enjoys frequenting markets on weekend mornings, long walks, and a good cup of coffee.