Jackie was born in Scotland and moved to Canada in 1972. Jackie started working at Safety Services NS in the 80’s as an Administrative Assistant, since then she has worked her way up to President and CEO. She studied Business Administration at Mount Saint Vincent University as well as received her CAE (Canadian Association Executive) Designation.
Jackie has been involved on various board of directors over the years including the National Chair of CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives); Atlantic Collaborative for Injury Prevention; and Safety Services Canada. In her free time, Jackie enjoys boating and volunteering on the Events Committee for Dartmouth Yacht Club; reading; organizing group exercise challenges for colleagues; traveling and spending time with friends and family.