Our Board

Fusion Annapolis Valley Board of Directors

President: James Schofield

James is a founding member of this organization and works in the non-profit sector providing a variety of supports to local businesses in the Annapolis Valley.  With a background in Human Resources, James assists businesses primarily with recruitment, selection and retention issues.  Having grown up in the Valley he is passionate about supporting our community to grow and create meaningful opportunities for young professionals.  James holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources/Labour Relations from Athabasca University and a Human Services diploma from Nova Scotia Community College.  James is experienced working with government, labour unions and non-profit organizations and believes that helping local businesses build capacity will lead to sustained opportunities for the Valley’s young professionals.

Find James on LinkedIn – http://ca.linkedin.com/in/jamespschofield/

CONTACT – james.schofield@fusionav.ca


Vice President: W. Coby Milne

Coby is a founding member of this organization and an innovative educator, with a Master’s degree in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University. He specializes in Workforce and Cognitive skill development, his focus is to help people “Think Harder and Work Smarter “. He was born and raised in the Valley and is committed to finding ways to make it thrive. He works in the community sector and has a passion for creating project and services that maximize people’s potential. He is constantly researching government funding streams and is skilled in project development and management. He publishes articles on LinkedIn to help people with career goals and aspirations. His articles can be found on our Articles page.

Find Coby on LinkedIn – http://ca.linkedin.com/in/wcobymilne/

CONTACT – coby.milne@fusionav.ca


Director/ Events Committee Chair: Richelle Brown Redden

Richelle has recently graduated with honours from NSCC’s Addictions Community Outreach advanced diploma program. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia University where she majored in sociology. Richelle is a self-described lifelong learner, which is why she chose to return to school to further her education after being in the workforce for several years and is always seeking the next learning opportunity. She has a diverse employment background including; hospitality, manufacturing, sales, and property management. These combined experiences bring insight and knowledge to her current role as a Job Developer with Nova Scotia Works. Having served on the board of the former Hants Regional Development Authority as a young person, she sees the value young professionals bring to our communities and is eager to see the many ways in which young professionals can strengthen our communities and foster economic development. As a solutions focused person that chooses optimism, she agrees with Gloria Steinem’s philosophy that hope is a form of planning.

Find Richelle on LinkedIn – https://ca.linkedin.com/in/richelle-brown-redden

CONTACT – richelle.nova@gmail.com


Director: Brody Mossman

Brody is a chartered chemist who operates an office for Pario Engineering and Environmental Sciences in Coldbrook. He is an Acadia graduate who returned to the valley to raise his family. As the former financial chair for the Atlantic Chapter of ECO Canada, he has been an advocate for the recognition of registered Environmental Professionals since 2009. He proudly holds an EP designation in Site Assessment and Reclamation. Brody understands first hand the difficulty that new graduates with degrees in pure and applied sciences have finding a career in Nova Scotia. Having overcome these challenges, he hopes to share his experience and develop a network to help keep Nova Scotia’s talented youth from leaving the province.

Find Brody on LinkedIn – http://ca.linkedin.com/in/brodymossman/