Robert Belliveau

Founder and President

Leading NeonTrain down the track is Founder and President Rob Belliveau. With a background in human resources, Rob has experience working on all aspects of business and process improvement with a specialty in training and communications. 

Rob is a former Training Officer with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, where he led the project to bring online learning to the Halifax Regional Municipality. Rob understands the challenges with large organizational change and put those lessons to work when he was able to quickly upscale Halifax's learning management system and provide COVID workplace training to over 4000 employees. He is now using these years of experience to help organizations just like yours implement online learning solutions. 

Jill Simpson

Vice President - Creative Services

Jill is a learning development and communications professional with over 15 years of experience working within various levels of government and private sector organizations. She specializes in helping clients bridge the gap between traditional learning approaches by embracing technological learning solutions. With a background as an educator and an Instructional Systems Designer, Jill is passionate about building courses that help clients maximize time and efficiencies and solve problems. Having Jill onboard NeonTrain team keeps energy levels high and creativity soaring. 

Bob Huish

Academic Innovation Advisor

Bob is an Associate Professor in International Development Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax who brings a depth of Brightspace experience and innovation to the train. Bob believes that research, teaching and action can all be connected.  As a teacher, he pursued teaching innovations that connect students to the issues in which they are passionate about. In their “Our Time to Lead” Series, the Globe and Mail called Bob one of Canada’s most innovative educators. 

His global health work focuses on South-South Cooperation, solidarity, and global health equity. His current works explores how COVID-19 ordinances produce stigma, and its consequences. Dr. Huish is an Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney University, and he held the Ron Lister Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2016, was a Visiting Fellow at McGill University’s Centre for Health and Social Policy in 2017, was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leipzig in Germany in 2018, and was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria in 2020. Dr. Huish holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Simon Fraser University. 

Jennifer McNeil

Operations Manager

Jennifer brings with her over 15 years of experience working in the not-for-profit sector with a background in training, teambuilding, and International Development with a high degree of experience engaging with diverse communities.

In her previous position with the “Dallaire Institute for Children Peace and Security”, her work regularly took her to Africa and the Middle East, where she led teams of facilitators to train military and police contingents on how to better protect children during wartime.

Prior to that she provided small business training to landmine survivors in Uganda, spent time as an English Teacher in Taiwan, and led a variety of programs with the Canadian Red Cross. For Jennifer, the pandemic has especially highlighted the need for eLearning solutions for training, and believes that everyone deserves access to education. Jennifer values inclusivity, teamwork, and continuous learning. She is excited to have joined the NeonTrain team!