Board of Directors

It all comes down to leadership.

We are so grateful for our Board of Directors and all the hard work they put in to help guide the Chamber and to maximize its impact in the business community.

Dave Halliday


Halliday MediaWorks
Since graduating from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Dave has been working with enterprises of all sizes to help them achieve their marketing goals.

With over nine years of experience as a marketing consultant, his expertise in customer success, sales, and marketing has allowed him to develop a keen eye for creative and innovative views towards marketing strategy.

While he enjoys volunteering with associations, he is passionate about, Dave also enjoys being an active musician and music educator.

Jillian Hewitt

Vice President

Practising Lawyer
Jillian is a NL lawyer practicing as in-house labour and employment counsel. Jillian obtained her International Bachelor of Business Administration from Memorial University in 2010 and graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Juris Doctor in 2014. She was called to the NL bar in 2015.

Jillian grew up in Mount Pearl and is pleased to have the opportunity to be a continued part of the warm and growing business community through the Mount Pearl-Paradise Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Brad Bragg


Royal LePage Vision
Having been an MPPCC member since 2015, Brad is eager to contribute as a Board member to improve his professional and leadership skills. A Mount Pearl native, Brad provides full real estate services across the Greater St. John’s area. Clients appreciate his honesty, patience, and conscientious attitude towards the tasks at hand.

His professional development has continued long after graduating with an Information Systems degree from St. Francis Xavier University. Brad believes strongly about being a participating member and promoting a prosperous business community in Mount Pearl and Paradise.

Colleen Glynn


Easy Safety Training System
Colleen’s career started as a Software Developer and Business Analyst within the IT industry, working for various companies throughout Canada and the US. In late 2017 Colleen decided on a career change and began working alongside her Husband, Scott in the Safety field, starting their own company called EASY Safety Training & Services, located in Mount Pearl.

Colleen is a firm believer in what the Chamber of Commerce stands for and how it brings the business communities together. She welcomes the opportunity to develop and expand her own business knowledge while drawing on the experiences and support of other members who have such diverse business backgrounds.

Darlene Careen


Branch Out Consulting
Darlene Careen is a proud Mount Pearl resident and volunteer. She has always been connected to her community through volunteering and mentoring. Darlene believes in our community and volunteers to build both a strong family-based community and diverse business community for its residents.

Darlene studied Business at Memorial University and has spent most of her career working in our Oil and Gas Industry.

Donna Peet


Donna Peet works as a Commercial Account Manager at RBC. With more than 13 years working in the financial industry, she has demonstrated her ability to provide exceptional service and advice to her clients to achieve their goals. She graduated with a Business and Economics degree in 2006 and obtained her CPA/CMA designation in 2015. She also sits on the board of the CPA Education Foundation of NL.

Donna was born and raised in Mt. Pearl is passionate about the continued growth and success of this community. She is focused on contributing as Treasurer of the Chamber.

Ian Clark


East Coast Mortgage Brokers
Ian is a Mount Pearl native who grew up in Powers Pond. From his early school days at Newtown Elementary to graduation at Mount Pearl Senior High before attending University, he has constantly been involved in either soccer, swimming, or his many years with Scouts.

Last April Ian joined the Chamber and has become an active member to his community. As a mortgage professional developing relationships and educating clients, he can still be spotted on our trails and parks with his dog, Cohen.

Scott Hillyer


Coffee Matters
Scott is a proud father, volunteer, and businessman who likes to give back to the community. During his time in the hospitality & restaurant industry, Scott has learned what matters most – great customer service, top-notch quality food & a clean and friendly environment.

With 4 locations in and around St. John’s, and 1 in Halifax, Scott has poured his heart and soul into Coffee Matters and enjoys taking a leadership role past vice chair of both the Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador and the Restaurant Association of Newfoundland Labrador and helping out in many local charities.

Michele O’Rielly

MOR Financial
Michele started her career in the insurance/investment industry more than 20 years ago as an Executive Assistant/Branch Manager for a local Wealth Management Firm before starting her own independent Financial Planning and Employee Benefits Firm, MOR Financial in 2007. Michele holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Health Insurance Specialist (CHS) designations.

Michele is committed to continuing education and providing her clients with unbiased advice with integrity. Michele has held several volunteer positions with Advocis NL Chapter, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, including four years as President. Michele presently serves as Secretary with MPPCC Board.

Wanda Palmer

Executive Director

Mount Pearl Paradise Chamber of Commerce
Wanda is a resident of Mount Pearl and very happy to have raised her family in Mount Pearl and now watch her grandchildren grow up here also. She came to the Chamber with 9 years experience from the St. John’s Board of Trade as an Account Executive.

Wanda is deeply passionate about her job and dealing with the Business’s to promote positive community and economic growth in our area. Her goal is to be there to provide support and guidance to all members. Please feel free to swing by the office to say hello.

Interested in joining our board?

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