Board of Directors

Our organization is governed by esteemed industry leaders representing our eight founding member groups. Their commitment to safety excellence guides our organization towards a vision of zero time-loss incidents in the construction industry of Nova Scotia.

Introducing our new board member: Brittany Colburn

Brittany Colburn has been a proud member of LiUNA since 2008. She currently holds the title of Indigenous Relations Representative with Local 615 in Halifax, but has held many roles throughout her career. Ms. Colburn began as a labourer in the field and took a keen interest in safety in the workplace. Working mainly on Industrial Turnaround projects in Northern Alberta, she has seen firsthand the importance of a safety mindset on the job. Working up to foreperson, Brittany focused further to instill safety as a value in her crew and work incident free. While in the field she worked to gain her safety designation, first obtaining CSS, followed by NCSO and ultimately CHSEP.

Brittany is a long standing member of the Mainland Building Trades’ BuildTogether Committee, Women of the Building Trades Nova Scotia Chapter, sits on the LiUNA Women’s Caucus Steering Committee, and is a member of the Advisory Committee for Bridging Community and Industry. She is also actively involved in the Connection to Communities Initiative with the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council, the YWCA Women in Trades initiatives, as well as the Nova Scotia Inclusive Employment Collaborator Network. Brittany very much looks forward to taking on this new role with Construction Safety Nova Scotia – “Only through collaboration can we advance safety for all workers in construction.” Welcome Brittany!

2022-2023 Board of Directors


Milton Howley, Chair
Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Andrew Holley, Past Chair
Canadian Home Builders’ Association Nova Scotia
Don Maillett, Treasurer
Department of Public Works
Duncan Williams, Vice-Chair
Construction Association of Nova Scotia


Heather Cruickshanks
Construction Association of Nova Scotia
Dan Monk
Canadian Home Builders’ Association Nova Scotia
Kent Nickerson
Atlantic Concrete Association
Brittany Colburn
Mainland Nova Scotia Building & Construction Trades Council
Dan O’Connor
Nova Scotia Road Builders Association
Ernie Dalton
Cape Breton Island Building and Construction Trades Council

Members at large

Jacqueline Hatt
The Stevens Group of Companies
Jo Ann Ortega
Nova Construction Co. Ltd.