OEA Board Director
Juanita Spencer joined the OEA in May 2015 representing the Spring Garden Area Business Association (SGABA). Spencer has an extensive background in helping individuals and small businesses navigate the government labyrinth. Spencer is currently the Executive Director of the SGABA representing the interests of the many businesses in the Spring Garden Area through advocacy and marketing. She also spent time with the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies as Manager of Research and Operations and with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business as policy analyst/business counsellor. Her policy research and business counselling experience give her exceptional insight into how business responds to government activities.
Spencer has delivered talks to future policy leaders on the small business-government interface, and has had numerous leadership roles in organizations bridging the gap between government and community.
Spencer has a BA from Saint Mary's University and an MPA from Dalhousie University. She is also a graduate of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation Leadership Academy.