Team

Olusegun Osunrinde, Online Animator

Olu is a social innovator, ready to discover and initiate effective solutions. He has focused a lot of his energy on community development. Olu’s passion for community development began at the age of 16 when he recognized that some of the displaced people arriving in Abuja, Nigeria where he then lived were being judged and ostracized. The injustice of this bothered him and he decided to use soccer as a medium to integrate the less privileged teens he saw with those who were better off.

Olu has a first degree in Computer Science (Technology) and completed his master’s in Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation in January 2020. He loves technology and design and finds great satisfaction when they come together to create a great experience.

Olu is excited to join the inspiring communities’ team as an Online Animator. He supports Inspiring Communities and the nested initiatives with communications and provides technical support to Wayside, our online learning community.

Olu can be reached at olu@inspiringcommunities.ca

Charlene Boyce, Content Curator

Charlene Boyce is Inspiring Communities’ Content Curator. She will be responsible for storytelling, and communicating the learnings, stories and experiences of those engaged in social change across the Atlantic Provinces and beyond. Her toolkit includes writing for many purposes and media, graphic design / illustration, oral history skills and social media community building. Most recently she was the communications lead with the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, sharing their stories and managing their brand. Prior to that, Charlene worked with the credit union system, environmental not for profits, and the teachers’ union. She writes short fiction, knits and crochets, waits on cats, and is pursuing a Master of Arts, Atlantic Canada Studies looking at the late twentieth century in Halifax, in particular the history of Misty Moon Showbar.

Charlene Boyce, Content Curator, cboyce@inspiringcommunities.ca

Miranda Cobb, Research & Evaluation

Miranda supports evaluation and learning for Inspiring Communities as a whole, WeavEast and Between the Bridges. She works closely with the teams to create a culture of reflection and adaptation through developmental evaluation and process facilitation. Miranda brings curiosity and a sense of exploration to her goal of amplifying innovation in complex systems change work. She has 15 years of experience in research, evaluation and community development including a Master’s in Political Economy and a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation and Systems Thinking. After journeying to many parts of the world, Miranda feels most at home here in Nova Scotia and is dedicated to collective efforts that help it shine even brighter!.

Miranda can be reached at mcobb@inspiringcommunities.ca.