Our Staff

Special Olympics Nova Scotia values your opinions. We encourage you to contact the Provincial Office staff at any time to share your ideas, stories and enthusiasm for our organization with us. To allow us to serve you better, and ensure your questions are appropriately answered, please choose one of the following staff members to direct your questions to.

Michael Greek, President & CEO - Special Olympics Nova ScotiaMichael Greek, President & CEO

Phone: (902) 429-2266 x 1
Fax: (902) 425-5606
Email: greekmr@sportnovascotia.ca

Assuming the role of President & CEO in May of 2005, Mike began his involvement with Special Olympics in 1990 while working at Bonny Lea Farm in Chester. His volunteer role as Coach with the Lunenburg Queens Region and coordinator for Special Olympic events at Bonny Lea eventually led to his joining the provincial office as a full time staff member in 1999. Mike brings to Special Olympics a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Bachelor of Science with a background specific to Special Olympic athletes and sports in general. He has attended seven National Games and several World Games where his roles ranged Chef de Mission to Head Coach.

While in his role as Head Coach for Team Canada at the World Games in New Haven Connecticut he successfully coached his team to a silver medal victory. Mike can be reached to discuss matters such as:

  • National/Provincial Partnerships
  • Fiscal Management
  • Provincial Structure / Board of Directors
  • Organizational Effectiveness

Anne Marie Shannon, Director, Events & Communications, Special Olympics Nova ScotiaAnne Marie Shannon, Director, Events & Communications

Phone: (902) 429-2266 x 2
Fax: (902) 425-5606
Email: amshannon@sportnovascotia.ca

Anne Marie joined the SONS staff in January of 2003 bringing with her years of experience in the marketing profession along with previous management experience. She has hosted several large fundraising events throughout Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick and has several national fundraising awards to her credit. In her fund development role with SONS she leads all fundraising campaigns identifying new prospects for growth, fosters and builds sponsor relations both locally and nationally, and works to engage key volunteers and service groups in various tasks as well as acting in a supervisory role for organizational volunteers and students.

As Communications Coordinator she is responsible for communication initiatives such brand integrity, provincial website, and marketing materials. She is also the organizational media spokesperson and ensures and assumes the role of Privacy Officer while also overseeing all donation receipting as per CRA guidelines. In her years of volunteering in her community she has lent her expertise to Girl Guides of Canada, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, The IWK, The Kidney Foundation, and now Special Olympics. Anne Marie can be reached to discuss matters listed below

  • Event management/Fund Development/Sponsorships
  • Administration/Donations/Tax Receipts
  • Communications/Public Awareness/Website / SO Brand

Tom Fahie, Youth Development Coordinator, Special Olympics Nova ScotiaTom Fahie, Youth Development Coordinator

Phone: (902) 429-2266 x 3
Fax: (902) 425-5606
Email: tfahie@sportnovascotia.ca

Special Olympics is pleased to welcome Tom Fahie, Youth Development Coordinator to their Team. Tom is a long-time educator having taught at all grade levels in the discipline of Physical Education for thirty years with the Halifax Regional School Board. For the past 5yrs, he has served as Executive Director of the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation (NSSAF), the governing body of school sport in the province. In the role of Youth Development Coordinator, Tom will seek to partner with School Boards, Health Agencies, Community Groups, and volunteers to develop the Active Start and FUNdamental Programs now being offered by Special Olympics Nova Scotia.

Matt Quinn, Program Director, Special Olympics Nova ScotiaMatt Quinn, Program Director

Phone: (902) 429-2266 x 4
Fax: (902) 425-5606
Email: mquinn@sportnovascotia.ca

Matt joined the staff in the fall of 2010 as the Program Director. He graduated and played hockey at Acadia University where he attained a degree in Kinesiology, a certification in exercise physiology, and NCCP Coaching Level 3. After graduating in 2006, Matt played two years of professional hockey; 2008 he played for the Fresno Falcons of the ECHL and in 2009 played for the Texas Brahmas of the CHL. He continues to play hockey and coach. Matt brings to Special Olympics a background of sport knowledge and leadership. You can contact Matt on sport related items such as:

  • Sport & Program Development
  • Coach Training/Certification/Development
  • Volunteer Opportunities