Meet our local chapter

Stephen Aftanas, B.A., LL.B., ICD.D
Corporate Secretary, Emera Inc.
Chair since: 2018

Stephen Aftanas is Chair of the Maritime Chapter. He is Corporate Secretary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, gas transmission and distribution, and utility energy services with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. It has investments throughout North America, and in four Caribbean countries. Emera’s common and preferred shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and it has depositary receipts representing common shares of Emera listed on the Barbados Stock Exchange and on The Bahamas International Securities Exchange.
Stephen joined Emera in August 2002 and provided legal services to the Emera group of companies before being appointed Corporate Secretary of Emera in 2008. Prior to joining Emera in 2002, Stephen practiced corporate, commercial, estate administration, intellectual property and aboriginal law, first in Winnipeg, and then in Halifax. 

  • Emera Brunswick Pipeline Company Ltd. 

Administrative Contact

Michelle LaVigne

Chapter Executive

 New Brunswick Committee

PEI Commitee

Stephen Aftanas, ICD.D (Chair)
David Nunn, ICD.D (Past Chair)

Jennifer Berry 

Janice Brown
Andrea Forbes Hurley
Margaret McKee, ICD.D
Robert Patzelt, ICD.D
Maria Sanderson
Leah White
Rachelle Gagnon, NB Chair
Maria Sanderson, PEI Chair

Bernard LeBlanc, ICD.D 
Andrée Savoie, ICD.D
Linda Schofield, ICD.D
Nancy Whipp


Lea Bryden  

Alex MacBeath ICD. D
Amy MacFarlane


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