Meet The Staff

Karen Jodrey, Executive Director

We would like to welcome Karen Jodrey back to New Ross as our new Executive Director! You may remember her from working with us previously as our Early Childhood/Parent Educator & Preschool Director.

Karen lives in Chester Basin with her two children and two cats. She loves to travel, enjoys food and music, and a good mystery book.

She has a degree in Child & Youth Studies from Mount Saint Vincent University, and 17 years of experience working with children and families. She is looking forward to reconnecting and making new connections with the families here in New Ross and surrounding areas.

Laura Broome, Office Administrator

Laura joined our team in October 2021 in this new position, tackling some of the heavier monthly duties, such as Blood Collection, The Flyer and the Food Box Program.

She was born and raised here in New Ross area, and resides here with her 4 children.

She has her Office Information Technology course through NSCC. 

She enjoys helping people down on their luck, her new passion arm wrestling and going on walks with her dog.

Janice Cornelius, Family/Youth & After School Program Coordinator

Janice coordinates some of our Resource Centre Programs, as well as the New Ross After School 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, who are now young adults. She has always worked with children in many capacities from babysitting, to looking after children in her home, to giving horse riding lessons, and now working for the Resource Centre


Jackie Keddy, After School Program Support Staff 

Selina Tanner, After School Program Support Staff