Our Executive Director/Registrar, Alec Stratford, welcomed his daughter to the world on June 30, 2018. Alec will be taking 6 months away from the NSCSW to take on a full-time parenting role from July 2 to December 31.
Council has appointed current Treasurer Lynn Brogan as Acting Executive Director/ Registrar.
For those who don’t know Lynn, she brings more than three decades of experience in the public sector that has spanned working in various fields of social work practice including disability, social services, child welfare, mental health and justice.
Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology) from the University of New Brunswick, a Bachelor of Social Work from Saint Thomas University, and a Master of Social Work from Dalhousie University.
A native of Nova Scotia, Lynn has held various social work positions such as mental health clinician, frontline child protection social worker, supervisor, manager, program consultant, child welfare specialist, regional administrator and executive director. As regional administrator of community services for the central region, Lynn led a staffing complement of over 400 staff in the delivery of a range of programs and services that included: Employment Support and Income Assistance; Child, Youth and Family Services; and Housing and Disability Support. Lynn also held the executive director position with the Disabled Persons Commission, where she played a leadership role in the design, development and implementation of the Provinces’ first Accessibility Legislation.
During Lynn’s career in the public sector she has continuously been a strong advocate in advancing and promoting the profession of social work and for the changes required to enhance the lives of vulnerable children, youth and families in Nova Scotia.