Board of Directors

Brian DarrellBryan Darrell (Vice Chair, Treasurer, HCIF Director) – Bryan is a Professional Engineer. He is a former resident of the community and he does not live very far from it now. His connection to the community dates back to the 60’s. Various members of his extended family have taught school at Alexander, then at St. Pats/Alexander, QEH and St Pats. Bryan has been involved with this project since 2002 and the original design of the treatment plant. Bryan is married and has two sons. He is also known as having started the Provincial Black Basketball Tournament.



Melinda DayeMelinda Daye (HCIF Director) – Melinda’s greatest passion is service, that is a help to others. In her early teen years she worked alongside her father, the late Delmore Buddy Daye and men such as the late Dr. George McCurdy in exposing racism and discrimination in employment and housing. She is a member of many organizations that are focused around education and faith. In April 2014 she was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Education & Citizenship Award. She is a sought after guest speaker within churches, community organizations.



Carl GannonCarl Gannon (HCIF Director) – Carl has extensive experience volunteering in community groups and Non-Profit Organizations within the Inner-City. He was born and raised in the Inner-City of Halifax; therefore, he is very knowledgeable about the area in which the Halifax Community Investment Fund services. Carl Gannon is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with over 27 years experience in the area of Human Resources Management. Carl has significant experience as a Manager prior to going into the field of Human Resources Management and has worked as a Human Rights Investigator with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.



Amy HuntAmy Hunt (HCIF Director and Secretary) – Amy is the Restorative Approach in Schools Coordinator at the Nova Scotia Department of Justice. She is the former Vice Principal at St. Joseph’s A. McKay School (SJAM) in North End Halifax, where she was also a classroom teacher.  Amy lives in the community with her partner and their three children. She is also a part-time university instructor at Mount Saint Vincent University and PhD student at the University of Glasgow. Amy is passionate about community development, restorative approaches and education. She is thrilled to support positive social change through her participation on the HCIF Board and connect community members with opportunities for personal and professional growth.  (Amy also manages our Twitter account!)

Marcus JamesMarcus James (HCIF Director) – Profile forthcoming





linda-m Linda Mantley (HCIF Director) – Profile forthcoming





Craig Walkington Craig Walkington (Chair, HCIF Director) – Craig has served on the HCIF Board since its inception in 2007. He is one of the founding members who, through extensive community consultation, created the HCIF Society. A resident of the community since 1998, Craig is passionate about ensuring that the HCIF becomes a long-term legacy that will help all community residents achieve success.





WE ARE LOOKING FOR TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS! Please complete the following and mail to: Halifax Community Investment Fund Society, PO Box 47001, 2151 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS
B3K 5Y2

HCIF Board of Directors Application 2018

Thank you for your interest!