The board members are made up of volunteers from the community and Needham parents whose duty is to guide and assist in management of the Preschool by working closely with the staff and attend monthly meetings. The Director of the Day Care acts as a liaison between the Board and the staff and reports to the board on regular basis.

Are you interested in serving on our Board of Directors? We are currently recruiting. Please download our Recruitement Form in PDF format here.

Joe Archibald- Chair


RYAN Conrod – Vice Chair

Ryan has been part of the board since June of 2012. Ryan is legal counsel and the manager of loss control and risk for a locally owned national trucking company. He has served on a number of boards in the past, including the East Coast Music Association board of directors and the board of governors of Acadia University. He lives within a few minutes walk of Needham Preschool and Daycare and is happy to contribute to such an important element of the local community.

Christopher Veach- treasurer


Erin Kennedy- Secretary




Meghan Rushton – MEmber at LArge


CAtherine Allen- Member at Large


Alan Farquhar – Member at Large

Alan Farquhar is a practicing lawyer in Halifax. His son, Allister went   to Needham Preschool and Daycare from 2010-2016 and Alan has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2012. Alan is an active member of the 2014 Lease Committee and has filled various positions on the board including Secretary , Chair, Vice-Chair and currently a Member At Large . Alan and his partner, Andrea also have a daughter, Anika who attended the Preschool from 2013-2016.