Board of Directors

Anne Bard-Lavigne

Beresford, NB

Anne is retired after spending 15 years as a tourism business operator. She resides in Beresford and has been serving on town council since 2016. After attending the University of Ottawa in the Bachelor of Sociology Program, Anne obtained a diploma in the Conservation Enforcement Officers’ Honours Program.

Erik Matchett, Chair

Fredericton, NB

Erik is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black belt with over 15 years of board experience in the not for profit sector.

Serving in various capacities with the United Way and the NB Association for Community Living, Erik is community focused while balancing the needs of his young family and career as a continuous improvement professional.


Emil Olsen, Vice-chair

Quispamsis, NB

Emil Olsen is retired after a 41 year career in the Petro-Chemical Industry as a Mechanical Technologist.

He has served 28 years on the Quispamsis Town Council first as Mayor for 12 years and presently serving his 16th year as a Councillor.

Shane Steeves

Shediac Cape, NB

Shane is a Professional Engineer with 25 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, and a strong background in materials, process improvement and product development. He is a long-time volunteer and supporter of conservation organizations for the protection of wildlife and natural habitats in New Brunswick.

Jacqueline Carrier

Edmundston, NB

Jacqueline earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Social Work from the Université de Moncton, Edmundston. She spent 28 years as a social worker before retiring in 2002. She also taught a course in Social Work at UdeM. Jacqueline took a special interest in recycling and the environment after the first of her four grandchildren was born in 1999.

Christelle L├ęger

Dieppe, NB

Christelle has worked for 20 years in the Provincial civil service, including 10 years in the Department of Environment. One of her files was Extended Producer Responsibility, and she represented the Department on various national committees on EPR. She has also long been active in the environmental movement, namely on climate change.

Richard Gaudet

Dieppe, NB

Richard is a Qualified Associate Financial Planner with UNI Wealth Management and lives in Dieppe, NB.  He also spent 22 years as a manufacturer’s sales representative in the golf industry in southern Alberta and in Atlantic Canada.  He has volunteered in different organizations over the years and is currently the chair of Dieppe’s Planning Advisory Committee.

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