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Our Board

John Travis

Chair

John L. Travis, a Saint John native, was educated in Rothesay and later received a BBA from UNB Fredericton. He has volunteered actively for various Saint John community associations including the Saint John Board of Trade, The Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative, the Rocmaura Foundation, the New Brunswick and Canadian Curling Associations and sits as Vice Chair of the Community Foundation for the Greater Saint John area. He brings to the board a wealth of experience in the investment and financial sector. He is an Investment Advisor and Branch Manager of CIBC Wood Gundy's Saint John office. John and his son Connolly reside in Rothesay.

John Travis

Mary Butler

Vice-Chair

Mary Butler brings a unique blend of senior management, education and business experience to the Board.  Responsible for Academic Development at NBCC since 2011, Mary is conscience of the economic and social fabric of New Brunswick.  She works with a strong, award-winning team of creative thinkers and educators, as well as the public and private sectors, to provide exceptional learning and training opportunities for students, and to build the research capacity of the College.  Mary is committed to developing a culture of leadershiop and innovation at the College, the Stan Cassidy Foundaiton, and throughout New Brunswick.

Mary is an active volunteer with the Saint John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program and as a mentor with Mentra.  She is also a representative on the following boards and committees:  New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, Springboard Atlantic Network, New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network Adivsory Board, and the NSERC Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee, as well as excellence award committees for Colleges and Institutes Canada and the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.

Mary Butler

Craig McLaughlin

Treasurer

Craig McLaughlin is Controller at the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF).  He received his BBA from UNB, graduating with the third-highest GPA in the Business Faculty.  Prior to NBIF, Craig worked at Grant Thornton in Fredericton for four years, obtaining his Chartered Accountancy (CPA CA) designation in 2012 as a member of the David Hope Honour Roll.  Originally from Pictou, Nova Scotia, Craig has a strong demonstrated sense of community engagement.  As a student at UNB, he participated in the Student Investment Fund; as a young professional at Grant Thornton, he was the volunteer Coordinator for the staff Canadian Blood Services Program.  More recently, Craig has been serving as Treasurer of Meals on Wheels Fredericton.  Craig enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee and is currently training for his first marathon.

Craig McLaughlin

Karen Dickinson

Director

Karen Dickinson is a Senior Occupational Therapist with the Stan Cassidy Centre’s Adult Team and an engaged member of New Brunswick’s rehabilitation community.  She completed a B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta and is certified as an Occupational Therapist in New Brunswick.  Karen has worked at the Stan Cassidy Centre since 1988, with a clinical practice that has included all ages of patients and all programs offered by the Centre. 

Karen has a keen interest in the continual improvement of clinical practice and services for those with disabilities, and in connecting with professionals across the province.  She has been a lifelong learner and leader in the area of neurological disabilities, participating in many opportunities for continuing education including special certificates in Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT) and Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).  Karen has presented at numerous conferences – both regional and national – to community groups, and to university audiences, all with a focus on continual improvement to rehabilitation clinical practice.  Karen supervises occupational therapy students during their clinical placements at the Centre, and serves on the Clinical Practice Committee for the New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists.  Her extensive involvement over the years in numerous governmental, professional and community-based committees has improved services to persons with disabilities across the province.

Karen lives in Fredericton with her husband, Randy.
 

Karen Dickinson

Arthur T. Doyle

Director

Arthur Doyle is a partner at the law firm Cox & Palmer and has an active practice in the area of corporate finance and securities law. Arthur also represents public and private companies in a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, financing transactions and reorganizations. Arthur joined Cox & Palmer in 1995, where he completed his articles of clerkship and practiced law as an associate lawyer until 1998. From 1998 until 2004, Arthur practiced law at Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver & Jacobson, a New York based international law firm. Arthur received a science degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1992 and a law degree from Osgood Hall Law School in 1995. Arthur also completed the Negotiating Complex Business Deals, Program of Negotiation in 2007 at Harvard Law School.  In 2009, Arthur received an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. Arthur completed the Private Equity and Venture Capital Program in 2009 and the Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions Program in 2010 at Harvard Business School. Arthur currently serves on the board of directors of the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (formerly known as the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada) and ALCOOL NB LIQUOR. Arthur has previously served on a number of boards, including the Saint John Port Authority, United Way Campaign, the Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Awards Dinner Organizing Committee and Enterprise Saint John. He has also chaired and co-chaired the Annual Atlantic Canada and North Eastern United States Power Summit for the last six years.

Arthur T. Doyle

Susanne Cassidy Duggan

Director

Susanne’s career path and entrepreneurial enthusiasm was inspired by her grandfather Stan Cassidy, and her father Brian Cassidy.

In 1992, Susanne graduated with a B.Sc. double major in biology-psychology from the University of New Brunswick.  She graduated in 1996 with her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Dalhousie University to become a Speech-Language Pathologist.  While studying for her Master’s, she remained actively involved in figure skating and the Dalhousie figure skating precision team.  In 1997, she became certified with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and worked in New Hampshire for approximately 6 years for Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation in various long-term care settings.

Susanne started her own practice in Halifax in 2008.  She is the founder, owner, and clinical director of “At Home Speech & Language Services Inc.”  Susanne is a member in good standing of Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC) and is currently serving as Member-At-Large and Newsletter Editor for the Speech and Hearing Association of Nova Scotia (SHANS).

Susanne Cassidy Duggan

Bob Gamble

Director

Bob Gamble is a retired public servant with extensive experience in public administration, business planning and organizational development.  Bob received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from McGill University and an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA FCMA).  Bob retired from the New Brunswick public service after having worked in a number of areas including executive positions in Health, Fisheries, and Service New Brunswick. He was President of Service New Brunswick during its formative years and was awarded the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service for that work.  A native of Saint John, Bob lives in Fredericton with his wife Carolyn.  They are avid sailors.

Bob Gamble

Kenny Kyle

Director

Kenny Kyle is a partner at the accounting firm of Teed Saunders Doyle & Co.  He received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2002 and immediately began working at Teed Saunders Doyle & Co.  In 2005, he obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation (CPA CA) and in 2011 was admitted to partnership at the firm.  Kenny works very closely with his clients, colleagues and the community, providing them with financial, business advisory and taxation advice.  Kenny also serves as Treasurer of the Miramichi Salmon Association and Chair of the Fredericton International Airport Authority’s Audit Committee.  He is very actively involved in coaching minor hockey; enjoys salmon fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Kenny Kyle

Joanne McLeod

Director

Joanne McLeod is recognized internationally as a pioneering leader in accessibility for the physically disabled.  She is a Queen’s Counsel and a member of the Order of Canada.  Joanne became a paraplegic in 1954 when there were no services available in New Brunswick for people with physical disabilities.  She has dedicated her considerable energies and determination to raising awareness of the need for such services, and then founding and improving them.

Joanne was the first paraplegic to attend the University of New Brunswick and received both arts and law degrees. She holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws in Social Services from the Université de Moncton.

Joanne was the first Executive Director of the New Brunswick Division of the Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA), as well as the first woman in Canada to hold the position of ED of a CPA division.  Through these years she worked closely with Dr. L.E. Bashow, the first medical director of the Forest Hill Rehabilitation Centre (the precursor to the Stan Cassidy Centre and Foundation), locating people with spinal cord injuries and other debilitating conditions.  Joanne then served as a volunteer Board Director of the NB CPA and the National CPA.  She was elected National President, again the first woman to hold this position.

Joanne was a founding member of the New Brunswick Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons.

Joanne has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada as the Legal Counsel for the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission. She was part of the Canadian delegation to the United Nations to report on Canada’s implementation of the International Covenant on Social and Cultural Rights.

Joanne has served on numerous federal and provincial boards and commissions, often in a pioneering role, including:
- the RCMP External Review Committee
- the National Research Council (Canada) on Research and Development for Disabled Persons
- the Advisory Committee to the Federal President of Treasury Board on Employment of Disabled Persons and
- the Canadian Organizing Committee for the International Year of Disabled Persons. 

Joanne lives in Fredericton with her husband Gordon.

Joanne McLeod

Beth Webster

Director

Beth Webster, Vice President of Operations with Populus Global Solutions Inc., has over 25 years of senior management experience in business development and administration management within the knowledge industry. With her firsthand experience of start-up companies and turn arounds, Beth is well-equipped to grow organizations to their next level. Beth has extensive experience in the e-health and e-learning sectors of information and communications technologies in both domestic and international markets. Her specific areas of expertise are strategic focus, corporate planning, client management and administration, all with a strong customer-service focus. Beth possesses a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick. Beth was recognized by her peers and colleagues in 2003 with the KIRA Industry Person of the Year Award for her efforts and commitment to the New Brunswick knowledge industry. She also serves, or has served, on a number of other provincial and regional boards in economic development, and the knowledge and health industries.

Beth Webster

Jennifer Whitehead

Director

Jennifer Whitehead, native of Fredericton, brings over 15 years of communications and public relations experience in various sectors including: federal and provincial government; private and not-for-profit organizations such as the Nurses Association of New Brunswick where she is currently employed as Manager of Communications and Government Relations. With seven years of post-secondary education studying both liberal arts and public relations at Saint Thomas University and Mount Saint Vincent University, Jennifer brings a unique perspective to the Board providing expertise in marketing and promotions, event planning, brand awareness and community outreach. Jennifer has volunteered for various community groups including: the New Brunswick Association of Community Living as well as the NB Adoption Foundation; was former co-Chair of Dialogue New Brunswick and current Board Director with Women in Transition House Fredericton.

Jennifer Whitehead

Gillian Hoyt-Hallett

Director (ex officio)

Gillian Hoyt-Hallett is the Administrative Director of the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. Her role is to lead the overall operations and day to day administration of the Stan Cassidy and to oversee the planning and development of the adult, paediatric and assistive technology service areas. Gillian is a licensed occupational therapist and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Queen’s University and a Master’s of Science degree from Dalhousie University.

Gillian Hoyt-Hallett

Dr. Rob Leckey

Director (ex officio)

Dr. Rob Leckey is Medical Director of the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. His role is to lead the interdisciplinary healthcare team at the centre as they serve inpatients and outpatients, and act as an expert resource for practitioners across New Brunswick. Rob is the chair of the Centre of Expertise for Restorative and Reconstructive Surgery in New Brunswick, clinical chief of the New Brunswick Limb Deficiency Clinic and a board member of UNB’s Biomedical Engineering Program. Rob holds a B.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick and a specialty medical degree in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Dalhousie University.

Dr. Rob Leckey

Alissa Lee

Director (ex officio)

Alissa Lee is Executive Director of the Stan Cassidy Foundation. She brings 30 years of strategic communications, marketing, design, fundraising and friend raising expertise to this position. Alissa holds a B.A. in Politics with a Special Emphasis in Communications from Trent University. In recent years Alissa has served as Director of Communications, H1N1 Pandemic for the Government of New Brunswick – serving as part of a team that achieved one of the highest rates of H1N1 immunization in the world – and Acting Regional Director of Communications & Marketing for Horizon Health Network, Atlantic Canada’s largest health authority. Prior to returning to the Maritimes, Alissa owned and managed a Toronto-based marketing communications firm specializing in healthcare, and served as Director of Philanthropy and Communications for two large national non-profits, successfully leading multi-million dollar campaigns.

Alissa Lee