2022-2023 SDHHNS Board Members
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.
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.
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 enjoys sports. His favorite sports are hockey, baseball, and football. Bryan is currently serving as Chair of the Society’s provincial body.
Suzanne MacDonald is from Coxheath. She graduated from University of Prince Edward Island with her Bachelor of Education degree. She then continued to on to receive a Masters Degree in teaching students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Mount Saint Vincent. She worked for the past 5 years with the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing. She is currently a grade 3/4 teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching hockey and furthering her education.