Meet the small but mighty team who are committed to building strong, vibrant and diverse communities throughout Nova Scotia by enabling and inspiring effective philanthropy. We are a group of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Daniel Holland


About Daniel

Daniel joined CFNS as CEO in June 2020. A tri-sector leader with experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, this role allows Daniel to combine his passion for community with his business sensibilities so we can do even more good. Recognized as a natural collaborator, convening conversations about how to effectively support others, his profile is one that leverages a mix of consulting, business development, financial markets advisory, and operational roles that support growth for businesses and charitable organizations. Through his facilitation experience and empathetic relationship building, Daniel is trusted to help the organizations he leads to develop, grow and realize important operational and business goals. A lifelong volunteer, Daniel is certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors with the ICD.D designation.

Joanne Elliott

Director of Communications

About Joanne

Joanne joined CFNS in September 2022. A seasoned stakeholder relations and communications professional, she has experience working in the marketing, publishing, telecommunications, insurance and philanthropic sectors. From corporate communications to telling stories of impact, Joanne cares about the details and achieving results through listening and collaboration. Having grown up in a small, rural community where everyone knows your name and helping neighbours is what you do, she recognizes the importance of relationship building, and engaging and empowering people in strengthening their communities and the causes they care about.

Beth McKay


About Beth

Beth joined CFNS in October 2019.  With a career that spans finance, film, marketing and entrepreneurship, accounting has been the common thread throughout her work experience.  A Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, motivational speaker and workshop facilitator, Beth is passionate about inspiring and helping people find their passions and be the best they can be. A lifelong learner, Beth is active in the arts community, expressing her creativity through a variety of mediums, including fabric. A Nova Scotian by choice, her role at CFNS allows her to facilitate charitable giving, supporting donors in making a positive impact on the causes they care about.

Stephanie Clark

Special Liaison

About Stephanie

Stephanie has been working with CFNS since 2019. With over 27 years’ management experience leading organizations from the hospitality, beauty, media/broadcast, sales and finance industries, national and international business consulting to her current role as founder and CEO of The Blue Door Group, Stephanie brings expertise in the development of corporate cultures that generate growth, employee retention and customer service. With extensive experience coaching and mentoring business professionals, Stephanie has a focus on building people-centred, profitable organizations that make a difference in their communities.

Stephanie Clark