President & CEO
Daryl manages and monitors the operations and overall sustainability of Springboard Atlantic. Sitting in our central office,he builds partnerships on behalf of the network that strengthen Atlantic Canada’s innovation ecosystem and cultivates new opportunities for our post-secondary research community.
In conjunction with Springboard’s Board of Directors, members, central office staff, and government partners, Daryl leads the development and execution of Springboard’s organizational strategy.
Prior to his role at springboard, Daryl held Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister (acting) positions with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development where he championed public-private investment strategies to drive the development and growth of innovative industries, and played a leadership role in international trade and foreign direct investment attraction.
Manager of Finance & Corporate Operations
Based at UNB in Fredericton, Tania is the backbone of Springboards’ finances, looking after operational funding aspects and Springboard’s Member Innovation Mobilization Program disbursements. In addition, Tania collects and consolidates the valuable metrics that are crucial to our planning and reporting processes.
Having worked with Springboard since 2008, Tania is extremely knowledgeable about the organization's financial structure, including what counts as an eligible expense and what must be included in our reports.
Previously, Tania fine-tuned her financial expertise working for ten years in the private sector as senior accountant for a commercial real estate business who owned development properties as well as restaurants and eight subsidiary companies.
Manager of Special Projects
Maha oversees the Springboard 360 initiative. She is leading the Innovation Advisory Committees (IAC) focused on key development areas for Atlantic Canada within CleanTech, MedTech and AgroTech.
She also manages our Innovation Mobilization (IM) Fund, which is utilized by Springboard’s members to engage with industry and support post-secondary researchers in the commercialization of their innovations throughout Atlantic Canada.
Maha has more than 15 years of experience in business and economic development. She spent most of her career developing and managing innovative projects in the EdTech sector working with multinational corporations and post-secondary institutions. She also served the Government of New Brunswick as an outreach Consultant and has helped designing many projects with provincial and federal governments. Maha is fluently bilingual and will be working remotely from Moncton.
Our newest addition to the Central Office team, Theresa MacLeod, is our office administrator.
Theresa joins the Springboard team with over a decade of board administrative experience, having worked for the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board and Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental. Reporting to our President and CEO, Theresa is responsible for the efficient administration of Springboard’s central office, overseeing office administration including receptionist duties, meeting coordination, and member support.
Outside of the office, Theresa enjoys any off time during the summer at her home away from home in Pictou County, spending time with her husband, four children, two dogs, and her new grandbaby.