Our Team


The Cape Breton Partnership team is comprised of professionals dedicated to the economic growth of Cape Breton.

Core Staff

Carla Arsenault President & Chief Executive Officer

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Colleen Wheeliker Executive Assistant

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Blayr Billard Office Manager

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Ashton Bishop Administration

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REN Staff

Omar Tag El-Din Labour Market Development & Immigration Officer

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Erin Flynn Creative Economy Development Officer

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Shannon McNeil Business Planning Advisor

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Tyler Mattheis Economic Development Officer – Cape Breton Regional Municipality

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Megan Tonet Communications Coordinator

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Lynne MacLennan Economic Development Officer – Inverness County

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Patrick Austin Economic Development Officer – Victoria County

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Jeremy Martell Communications Coordinator

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Project Staff

Jenna Lahey Inclusive Innovation Officer

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Lan Zheng Export Consultant

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Kelly MacKinnon Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Coordinator

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Mickey Freeman Entrepreneurship & Innovation Officer

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Jessica MacDonald Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Coordinator

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Robyn Lee Seale Connector Program Coordinator

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Kailea Pedley Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership Program Manager

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Keith LeLievre Program Coordinator

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