Conference Organizers and Committee Members


Central Conference Planning Committee

Amanda Demsey (co-chair)
Freshwater Dentistry, NL

Jennifer Llewellyn (co-chair)
Viscount Bennett
Schulich School of Law
Dalhousie University

Hugh Kirkegaard
Regional Chaplain
Atlantic Region of the Correctional Service of Canada

Stephanie MacInnis-Langley
Executive Director
Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Melissa MacKay
Associate Director, Student Life
Dalhousie University, Student Services

Debora Matthews
Professor and Assistant Dean (Research), Faculty of Dentistry
Dalhousie University

Don Spicer
Director, Crime Prevention
Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Workshop Sub-Committee
Professions & Workplace

Kim Turner (co-chair)
Lawyer, Pink Larkin

Kevin Reade (co-chair)
Acting Division Commander
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency

Bruce Archibald
Professor, Schulich School of Law

Elaine Cumming
Professional Responsibility Counsel
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

Emma Halpern
Equity Officer
Nova Scotia Barristers Society

Mary Ivec
Researcher & Social Worker
RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance

David R. Karp
Professor of Sociology
Skidmore College

Frankie Mackey
Dentist - Private Practice, Newfoundland

Mary McNally
Professor, Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine
Senior Research Scholar, Healthy Populations Institute (HPI), Dalhousie University

Lisa Teryl
Teryl Scott Lawyers, Inc., Halifax

The Honourable Vernon White
Parliament of Canada

Workshop Sub-Committee Education
"From discipline to climate and culture – a restorative approach to Education"

Jake MacIsaac (co-chair)
Community Safety Coordinator
Security Services, Dalhousie University

Joanne Syms (co-chair)
Coordinator, Anti-Bullying
Student Equity and Support Services
Halifax Regional School Board

Richard Derible
Supervisory, School Administration
Atlantic Region of the Correctional Service of Canada

Scott Milner
Director of Education Services
Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
Truro, Nova Scotia

Tracey Thomas
Manager, Race Relations, Equity and Inclusion
Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Shakira Weatherdon
Education Advisor
Office of Human Rights, Equity & Harassment Prevention 

Changing Culture
Sexism, Sexual Harassment and Rape Culture

Jill Dorian (co-chair)
Dental Officer, Canadian Forces, BC

Melissa MacKay (co-chair)
Associate Director, Student Life
Dalhousie University, Student Services

Grace Campbell
Policing Servicing Consultant
Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Margaret Denike
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Dalhousie University

Pat Gorham
Director, Policy, Planning and Strategic Initiatives
Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Pamela Harrison
Community Member, Halifax, NS 

Tod Augusta-Scott
Clinical Phycologist
Bridges, NS

Kaaren M. Williamsen
Title IX Coordinator
Swarthmore College, PA

International Learning Community Workshop & Visit Committee

Tanya Bain (co-chair)
Director, Tri County Restorative Justice 

Jennifer Furlong (co-chair)
Executive Director,
Cumberland Restorative Justice Society

Janis Aitken
Provincial Program Officer
Correctional Services, NS Department of Justice

Janet Briggs
Manager, Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program

Richard Derible
Supervisory, School Administration
Halifax Regional School Board

Scott Milner
Director of Education Services
Chignecto-Central Regional School Board

Don Spicer
Director, Crime Prevention
Nova Scotia Department of Justice

Jocelyn Yerxa
A/Director of Programs and Community Development Coordinator
Department of Seniors


Hosted by

Dalhousie University Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry • Dalhousie Schulich School of Law • Nova Scotia Dental Association • Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women • Crime Prevention Unit of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice • Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association • The Restorative Approach International Learning Community

Conference Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors: The Donald R. Sobey Foundation • Wagners Law Firm

Dalhousie University Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University School of Dentistry NS Advisory Council on The Status of Women
Nova Scotia Department of  Justice NS Criminal Justice Association Wagners Law Firm