Governance

Governance of Open Sky Co-operative Ltd.: At the Annual General Meeting, the members of Open Sky Co-operative elect a Board of Directors to manage the organization on their behalf. Here are the Directors for 2014-2015: Eric Tusz-King, Chair of the Board Eric worked for 28 years as a Minister with the United Church of Canada, and has been Manager of EnerGreen Builder’s Co-IMG_1766operative Ltd. for 7 years. He is vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Worker’s Co-operative Federation, and is currently studying to be a Co-operative Developer consultant. Eric also has a Masters Degree in Adult Education, and a Masters Degree in Theological Studies. In his decades of employment, his work has focused on community economic development and environmental sustainability. He is the step-father of 2 adult autistic sons.

Craig Evans, Treasurer of the Board Grew up in Markham, Ontario before moving to Michigan to attend General Motors Institute where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for General Motors, and then Honda, before moving to Halifax to pursue an MBA at Dalhousie University. Since graduation, Craig has worked with Symphony Nova Scotia, the SGC Advertising agency in Sackville, and Pizza Delight. He is currently Vice-President, Marketing, at PolyCello in Amherst NS. Craig has been active in recreational sports and running, has been a member of the Sackville Chamber of Commerce, long-standing board member for Debut Atlantic, and handled various duties at his church including bookkeeping. He now has three children, and is delighted to call Sackville home.

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Christian Watts, Board Member at Large Chris has been a program participant and volunteer at Open Sky Co-operative since the summer of 2012. Chris is a graduate of Tantramar Regional High School (2009), has a Food Handling Certificate (2010) and completed the CEA program in Moncton (2010). Chris likes writing, and is currently working on a next-generation science fiction book. Chris also works at the Aulac Big Stop Bakery, since spring 2012.

daYOhHN5lj9AgmUXJ5jwLDuiGFhnnQzW5qqKtnjkTd0Nancy Burgess-Graham, Board Member at Large Nancy lives in Pugwash NS and is no stranger to Open Sky Co-operative. She has visited here many times, especially providing energy and skills as a volunteer for projects and on work days. Most recently, Nancy worked for 10 years with the NS Department of Economic Rural Development and Tourism, Marketing Division. She has particular skills in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of programs, while leading projects and work teams. She also has extensive background in media, including print and film production for broadcast and video for on-line. She has managed budgets of approximately $1.6 million, including writing RFP’s and tender specs.

David Milton, Board Member at Large

Marie-Ève McGraw, Board Member at Large