2020-21 SDHHNS Board Members
Bryan was born and raised in Glace Bay. He is Hard of Hearing. He is currently a teacher. He graduated from Cape Breton University and University of Maine Fort Kent. He is currently the Chair of Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians – Cape Breton affiliate. He enjoys sports. His favorite sports are hockey, baseball, and football.
Dianne MacLean graduated from Cape Breton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Dianne is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist with over 30 years experience in the hearing health industry. She is owner/operator of MacLean Hearing Centre in Sydney. Dianne is also a member of Girl Guides of Canada as a unit Leader with Two Rivers Rangers and Deputy District Commissioner for Two Rivers District Girl Guides.
Allen graduated from the former NS Agricultural College with technology diplomas in plant science and landscape horticulture. After working on farms and in the landscape business he was hired as manager of Resurrection Cemetery in Sydney Forks, a position he held for over 30 years. Using backhoes, jackhammers, chainsaws and tractors led to substantial hearing loss which is why he decided to join the Board. During his tenure as manager, Allen offered positions to those performing community service work. He was the volunteer manager of Holy Cross Cemetery for 25 years and currently helps deliver food for Meals on Wheels in the Sydney area.
Moragh Ferguson-MacDonald works for Nova Scotia Works in North Sydney as a Job Developer/Employment Support Practitioner. She enjoys working in her community with many organizations helping people as well as keeping active and practicing Yoga! She identifies with a disability of significant hearing loss but considers her abilities she contributes to her community and as a new board member of the Society Of Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Nova Scotians to be what motivates her to continue to be passionate about helping others.