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 Director of Finance and Administration

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Ashton Bishop Bookkeeper/Administration

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Kate Collinet Digital Marketing Specialist

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REN Staff

Erica Holgate Economic Development Officer, Victoria County

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Omar Tag El-Din Labour Market Development & Immigration Officer

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Tyler Mattheis Economic Development Officer – Cape Breton Regional Municipality

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Shannon McNeil Business Planning Advisor

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Mickey Freeman Business Development Officer


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Lynne MacLennan Economic Development Officer – Inverness County

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Megan Watt Economic Development Officer – Richmond County & Town of Port Hawkesbury

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Carly Appleton 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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Norma Jean MacPhee Cape Breton Welcome Network Coordinator

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Jeremy Martell Community Engagement Manager

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Jessica MacDonald Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program Coordinator

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Connector Program Connector Program Coordinator

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Kailea Pedley Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership Program Manager

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Morgan Murray Innovation Director


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