Joanna Nickerson

Social Innovation Manager, B4C

With a strong background in both business and non-profit organizations, Joanna is motivated to enable social entrepreneurship in the region.  As Social Innovation Manager, Joanna manages the B4 Change Accelerator – a program which facilitates and nurtures high-impact ventures and is the first social enterprise accelerator in the region. Joanna graduated from the University of New Brunswick with her Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

During her studies, she worked closely with several local startups in developing business plans and acquiring funding.  Joanna is passionate about supporting social change through collaboration and innovation and is dedicated to encouraging changemakers around her. Joanna previously worked for Brilliant Labs, where she played an active role in helping to proliferate entrepreneurial skills in the public schools through Brilliant Projects and Makerspaces.

Community involvement is important to Joanna, and she currently serves on the board of directors for the Nashwaak Watershed Association, protecting the natural habitat and watershed.

You can reach Joanna:
By telephone: (506) 206-0415
By e-mail:
In person: Suite 135 NRC Building, UNBF campus