CPA Nova Scotia Recognizes Nine Exceptional CPAs

September 7, 2023 


CPA Nova Scotia is proud to recognize nine exceptional CPAs that make up this year's CPA Nova Scotia Member Recognition Award recipients.  


Of the nine recipients, seven will be awarded the profession's highest mark of distinction, the Fellow (FCPA) designation. The honorary designation is awarded to Chartered Professional Accountants whose achievements in their careers and service to the community earn them distinction and bring honour to the profession.  


Two Nova Scotia CPAs have been awarded the Unsung Hero and Early Achievement awards. 


The Unsung Hero Award is given to a CPA who demonstrates dedication, commitment and outstanding service to individuals or groups within the community through volunteer activities. It is intended to recognize service behind the scenes at the community level, where service often goes unrecognized. 


The Early Achievement Award is given to a CPA who demonstrates achievement and an ongoing commitment to professional excellence or community involvement within the first ten years of becoming a CPA. 


The recipients for the Fellow designation are (in alphabetical order):  


  • David Boyd, FCPA, FCA 

  • Maureen Gillis, FCPA, FCA 

  • Craig MacMullin, FCPA, FCGA 

  • Ruth March, FCPA, FCA 

  • Heath Moore, FCPA, FCA 

  • Stephanie O'Connor, FCPA, FCA 

  • David Wood, FCPA, FCMA 


The recipient of the Unsung Hero Award is:  


  • Jessica Clahane, CPA, CA 


The recipient of the Early Achievement Award is:  


  • James Rockwood, CPA, CA 


"The nine CPAs being recognized this year represent the best of our profession, and they have created a positive impact in both their workplaces and communities," says Patricia Towler, President and CEO and CEO of CPA Nova Scotia. "These individuals are truly deserving of this recognition."