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Darren Feltham

Executive Director

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 Darren is currently the Executive Director with Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador. In this role, he is responsible for leading and developing strong partnerships and funding relationships with government departments, corporations, agencies and community organizations. Darren holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Acadia University and has over 20 years experience working in the environmental sector, including work with such groups as Parks Canada, Environment Canada and the Western Newfoundland Model Forest. Darren has held the positions of Regional Supervisor, Project Officer and Program Manager, and Director of Programs with Conservation Corps. In his current role as Executive Director, Darren is able to combine his diverse skills as a professional manager, leader, biologist, trainer/facilitator, and program developer, as well as advocate our province's youth, environmental, and cultural resources.

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Megan Stuckless

Programs Manager

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Megan Stuckless began working with CCNL in 2007 and her appreciation for the cultural and environmental well-being of our beautiful province, as well as the as the not for profit sector, has grown with each passing year. As the current Programs Manager she finds great value in being able to support and advance the goals of the organization. Being a mother and working with youth inspires her to continue working toward sustainability and cultural and environmental integrity for those to come.

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Heather Boland

Finance & Office Manager

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With a genuine passion for budgets, financials and reconciliations, Heather Boland embraces the role of Finance and Office Manager with Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL). Heather ensures financial reporting compliance on all funding, maintains quarterly budgeting for all projects, processes payroll and accounts payable/receivable and maintains all financial records throughout the year in preparation for the annual year-end audit. Heather has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and has over 9 years’ experience working in the accounting industry. Prior to joining the CCNL Team in 2015 she gained diverse and exceptional experience working in public accounting firms serving clients in manufacturing, construction, retail and charities/non-profits. When Heather doesn’t have her head in the books, she is likely found enjoying time with her two children, Nathan and Sadie. Heather loves to embrace the outdoors in every season through ice fishing, kayaking, hiking, swimming in the pond and berry picking

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Natalie Dignam

Communications & Education Outreach Coordinator

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Natalie has a background in communications, heritage and radio. She loves getting out from behind the screen to connect with people and communities about CCNL's programs and projects, from climate change education to trail work. Natalie graduated with her M.A. in Folklore from Memorial University, and has worked with Heritage NL, CHMR 93.5 FM, and Memorial University on various community-based cultural projects. She is a Massachusetts native who earned her B.A. at St. Lawrence University in Upstate New York before moving to NL. In her free time, she enjoys hiking.

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Meghan Hollett

Programs Coordinator

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Dynamic. Energized. Informed – some of the reasons why Meghan fits well with CCNL. Having worked with community organizations both provincially and nationally Meghan is back to work with Conservation Corps NL once again. She has worked with the Green Team program in multiple capacities as well as the Climate Change Education Centre.

With a passion for working with youth and a keen interest in community and culture, Meghan is at home with CCNL!

Beyond her work with CCNL, Meghan is an enthusiastic patron of the arts & enjoys being active outdoors.

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Piers Evans

Municipal Sustainability Coordinator

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Piers works with small and rural municipalities to develop asset management programs to improve organisational efficiency and sustainability. This work brings climate change related risks to municipal infrastructure, current and projected landscape hazards, and green infrastructure benefits into the asset management planning process in order to build capacity in small communities to withstand future challenges. Piers has a keen interest in local and regional sustainability, and the ways in which climate change will shape Newfoundland and Labrador’s communities, economy, and ecology.

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Willem Peters

Watershed Conservation Coordinator

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Willem Peters works with the municipalities, residents, and other interest groups along the Waterford river on the creation of a watershed management plan. With a BSc in Geography at Memorial University and a MSc in Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Willem has a keen passion for sustainably managing environmental resources for its myriad of uses, from ecosystem services to recreational opportunities. 

Outside of his work with CCNL, Willem enjoys writing, hiking, and playing frisbee golf.

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Susan Higdon

Assistant Education & Outreach Coordinator

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Susan joined the CCNL team in February 2021 and is excited to contribute to the efforts of the Climate Change Education Centre. She completed a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University in 2005 and has worked as a teacher to students of all ages. She appreciates the importance of educating our youth about the impact of climate change on our environment and the changes we can make to move toward a more sustainable future. She is passionate about helping people connect with nature and each other. She believes in creating a happier, healthier global community that celebrates cultural diversity and cooperation. She fosters these values in her own family by hiking and camping together, gardening, supporting local businesses and organizations and through travel. Yoga, music and art are a few of her favorite things.