Current WISEatlantic Team Members


Sally Marchand – Program Coordinator

Sally has been Program Coordinator for WISEatlantic since May 2013. She holds a BSc and BEd from Mount Saint Vincent University. While completing her BSc, Sally worked in Dr. Franz-Odendaal’s Bone Development Lab for several summers. Sally is passionate about making science fun and engaging for students, and enjoys planning and facilitating the Girls Get WISE Science Summer Camps and Retreats. In her spare time Sally enjoys reading, hiking, and playing board games with friends and family.




Jeanette McPherson – Program Assistant

Jeanette has been with WISEatlantic since May 2013. She holds a BBA from Mount Saint Vincent University, a Certificate in Adult Education with St. Francis Xavier University and a Certificate in Local Government Administration through Henson College (Dalhousie University). Jeanette had a fulfilling career in Municipal Government, working in both the Human Resources and Marketing fields.  She retired in 2012 from the Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service with 32 years service. Jeanette has always believed in lifelong learning and expounds the importance of education as the key to a successful future. Jeanette has a variety of interests including photography, hiking, cycling and reading.





Emily Nielsen – Program Assistant

Emily has been working with WISEatlantic since May 2016. She holds a BA with a major in Mathematics, and will graduate with her BEd in 2018 from Mount Saint Vincent University. Emily enjoys working on graphic design projects for WISEatlantic, and loves making fun and interactive activities for the Girls Get WISE Summer Camps and Retreats. She enjoys volunteering, reading, and spending time with family and friends.