Board of Directors

Gildard Chiasson, Chair

Shippagan, NB

Mr. Chiasson served in the RCAF from 1956 to 1976.  He was a Businessperson from 1976 to 2008.  In 1992, he moved to Bertrand where he bought a business and was Mayor of Bertrand from 1998 to 2008. Mr. Chiasson has been very involved in non-profit organizations.  Now retired, he moved back to Shippagan in 2017.


Erik Matchett, Vice-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

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.

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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