Stephanie Deschenes is a communications professional with expertise in public relations, marketing, fundraising, advocacy, and leadership. She has been with Science North for 18 years working in marketing, communications and organizational development. During her tenure with Science North, she took on a secondment as Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Science Centres, a national organization with 50-member science centres, science museums, planetariums, aquariums and science outreach organizations. Stephanie has a Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph. She is a wife and proud mother of two teenage girls that are active in competitive sports.