Meet The Staff
Diane Webber, Resource Centre Coordinator & Early Childhood Educator
Diane coordinates all the programs and services here at the Resource Centre, as well as develop new ones to meet the many needs of this wonderful, quaint community. She either runs or co-facilitates many of our current programs.
Diane graduated from New Ross Consolidated School in 1978, and attended Nova Scotia Teachers College to receive her Early Childhood Diploma. She is married to her best friend, and has two grown boys. Over the years she taught Preschool, both from her own home, and here in New Ross. Her life experiences has led her back to her home community and this job allows her the opportunity to work in a field that she is highly passionate about – family and children.
Karen Snair, Early Childhood & Parent Educator, and Preschool Director
Karen coordinates our Playgroup Program, the New Ross Baby Group, runs the Preschool Program in the New Ross Consolidated School, and also helps to update the Family Resource Centre and New Ross Community Websites, as well as the Facebook page.
Karen received her degree in Child & Youth from Mount Saint Vincent University in 2005. Since then she has worked in multiple daycare settings in Halifax and here along the South Shore. After starting her own family, she decided to open up her own in-home daycare. She came to the New Ross Family Resource Centre in September 2014 and has been busy learning ever since.
She is also a Certified Car Seat Technician and is able to conduct child safety seat checks, educate, support and guide parents with hands-on assistance for proper use and installation, of child safety seats and safety belts.
Leanne Webb, Nutritionist/Dietitian & Prenatal Coordinator
Leanne coordinates our Food and Nutrition programs at the Centre. This includes running two, four-week cooking groups, with new recipes and engaging nutrition discussions each week. She also works with the school in New Ross and coordinates the New Ross Community Food Project, a project focusing on strengthening our community food system in New Ross. Leanne coordinates a new program at our Centre, the Prenatal Program, which includes prenatal education in small groups, one-on-one or group classes and prenatal and breastfeeding support.
Leanne is a Registered Dietitian, with more than 10 years experience in Community Nutrition and Public Health, with a focus on prenatal/baby nutrition, breastfeeding promotion and nutrition for families and children. She has also taken doula training and has experience teaching prenatal classes and supporting pregnant women.
Leanne loves getting outdoors and being active all year round, especially with her family. She is passionate about her home garden, and is flattered when called a “Farmer”, with her ever-expanding garden!
Janice runs our After School Program, as well as facilitates the Girl Talk program, and the Rainbow Program. She has been with us since September 2009. She was born and raised right here in New Ross, graduating from NRCS and moving on to Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology.
She is married, with two daughters, whom are now young adults. She has always worked with children, from babysitting, to looking after children in her home, to giving horse riding lessons, and now working for the Resource Centre.