Members of the Board of Directors

Mathieu Picard




Monica L. Barley

vice-chair – Moncton

Ms. Barley has been a lawyer for over 15 years. She now handles defence and litigation proceedings in the fields of inheritance law, contractual law, employment law and administrative law.

Her professional experience also enabled her to serve, as Chair and as member, on various boards of directors, such as those of 3 plus Economic Development Corporation, the Crossroads for Women Inc. as well as the Centre de pédiatrie sociale Sud-Est Inc.


Gilles Lanteigne

treasurer – Caraquet

Currently Vice-President, Subsidiaries & Executive Director, Acadia Life, Mr. Lanteigne also used to be acting Vice-President, Communication, Marketing & Community for UNI Financial Cooperation. He also held the positions of Executive Director of the Caisse populaire de Shippagan and Branch Director at the National Bank of Canada.

Mr. Lanteigne is Co-Chair of the fundraising campaign for the Centre des générations, member of the board of directors of Succès Jeunesse and Chair of the board of directors of the Association des Anciens, Anciennes et Ami-e-s de l’Université de Moncton, campus de Shippagan (AAUMCS). He has also been Chair of the board of directors of Acadienor, Chair of the Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité du Nouveau-Brunswick (RDÉE NB), Advisor and Treasurer at the Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick, Vice-Chair of the AAUMCS, Chair of the Finance Committee, member of the Conseil des gouverneurs and of the Comité exécutif of the Université de Moncton, Vice-President of the Commission industrielle de Shippagan, Concillor for the City of Caraquet, member of the Edmundston Regional Hospital Foundation, President of Enterprise Peninsula and President of the Association des directeurs généraux des caisses.

Mr. Lanteigne has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Université de Moncton and several certifications, including financial consulting and management coaching.


J. Roger Clinch


Mr. Clinch is principal for Clinch Consultants. He was Chief of Staff to the New Brunswick Premier, Senior Manager of Xstrata Zinc, Member of Parliament (33rd Parliament), mayor of the City of Bathurst, principal at J.G. Chalmers and principal at Bathurst High School.

Mr. Clinch was Freeman of the City of Bathurst and a board member for NB Power. He is a retired honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, a Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient, a former member of the Chaleur Regional Hospital Board of Directors and a distinguished alumnus of St. Thomas University.


Julie Cyr


Ms. Cyr is Dean of the École de la santé et des services communautaires and Director of the Campbellton campus of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick. Previously, she was Head of the Department of Health Sciences at the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick – Dieppe campus and medical imaging technologist at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

She used to be member and treasurer of the board of directors representing New Brunswick for the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists in addition to being inspector and team leader for accreditation visits with the Canadian Medical Association and is currently active with Accreditation Canada for the evaluation of health education programs.


Joanne Fortin


Ms. Fortin has been retired since 2013 after having worked for 30 years as an administrative assistant for the nursing training school in Edmundston and at the Secteur science infirmière of the Université de Moncton – Edmundston Campus.

She has been involved in her community for several years at various levels in the health care field, namely as Chair of the Comité permanent de la santé for the Town of Saint-Quentin and as spokesperson for the Comité d’Action citoyenne du Restigouche-Ouest. In 2019, she took part in the Community Health Needs Assessment for Vitalité Health Network’s region of Saint-Quentin and Kedgwick.


Janice Goguen


Ms. Goguen has been a manager in global trade for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and then Chair and co-founder of OLIVA Strategies Inc. She has extensive experience in communications, entrepreneurship development and markets.

Ms. Goguen is a board member for Women in Business New Brunswick and used to be a member of the Board of Governors for the New Brunswick Community College and of the Moncton Cultural Board. She has a Bachelor of Arts in social communications from the University of Ottawa.


Norma McGraw

Petit Tracadie

Ms. McGraw used to be Regional Director of the New Brunswick Extra-Mural Program for the Acadie-Bathurst Health Authority and Vice-President of Hospital Operations for the Acadian Peninsula. She has 30 years’ experience in health service management in the community sector and in facilities. She has been a member of the Premier’s Health Quality Council examining health care in New Brunswick, Vice-Chairperson of Vitalité Health Network’s Board of Directors and a municipal councillor for the regional municipality of Tracadie.

Ms. McGraw holds a master’s degree in public administration, a diploma in health service management as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a diploma in nursing unit management. She also has a certificate in negotiation and conflict resolution from the Dalhousie University.


Denis M. Pelletier


Denis M. Pelletier has worked in the information technology sector for over 25 years and is currently manager of the computer network of the Université de Moncton – campus d’Edmundston.

Mr. Pelletier is both interested in his work and very attached to his community. He was an Edmundston municipal councillor for two terms, i.e. in from 2008 to 2016, and has chaired a number of organizations, including the Corporation au bénéfice du développement communautaire (Madawaska) and the New Brunswick Chamber of Commerce.

In addition, he has served on a number of committees and boards of directors, including those responsible for managing the Palais des congrès and the Commission d’urbanisme du Madawaska, and the organizing committee for the activities of the Congrès mondial acadien in 2014. Mr. Pelletier also received the Rising Star Award from the New Brunswick Knowledge Industry in 2006.

In the course of his training, he has acquired skills in a number of areas, including the art of motivating employees, the management of cutting-edge technology equipment, the analysis of financial plans of small- and medium-sized businesses, and the role of boards of directors.


Chief Terry Richardson

Pabineau First Nation

Chief Terry Richardson heads the Pabineau First Nation. He was elected to this position in 2020 and is now in his first year of a four-year term.  Before this, Chief Richardson was a Pabineau First Nation Councillor for eight years. 

Chief Richardson was in the Canadian Forces for 25 years, working primarily in the administration and finance fields. Upon his retirement from the Forces in 1998, he became the Pabineau First Nation Capital Construction Director. He also worked for Trevali Mining as the Mi’kmaq Benefits Manager in charge of hiring and training First Nation miners and mill operators. 


Liza A. Robichaud


Ms. Robichaud is an experienced lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in her field. Her extensive legal expertise enabled her to open her own law office that she has been managing for three years now. She serves on several boards of directors, including that of the Chaleur Chamber of Commerce.


Dr Louis-Marie Simard


Dr Simard has been Vice-President, Education and Research and Medical Director for Vitalité Health Network’s Beauséjour Zone, Assistant-Director of Professional and Hospital Services at the McGill University Health Centre, Lachine Hospital, Director of Professional and Hospital Services at the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur-de-Montréal, acting CEO and Vice-President of Medical Services for the Beauséjour Health Authority, Medical Director at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton, Medical Director of the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst and family physician in Lamèque and Grand Falls. He was one of the cofounders and CEO of the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute. He has also been a surveyor for Accreditation Canada.

Dr. Simard obtained his Doctor of Medicine diploma from Université Laval in Quebec City. He also took several additional training courses in medicine, management and economics (Phases I through IV of the Physician Manager Institute, surveyor training from the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, Canadian College of Health Service Executives exam for the CHE designation, Economic Evaluation in Health Care program at the McMaster University in Hamilton (Ontario), Emergency Health Service Planning program in Arnprior (Ontario) and anesthesia courses for general practitioners at McGill University in Montreal.


Krista Toner

Grand Falls

With a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Laws Juris Doctor from Université de Moncton, Ms. Toner has her own law practice: Krista Toner P.C. Inc.

She also sits on various boards of directors.


Clément Tremblay


Mr. Tremblay has been mayor and city councillor for the Town of Dalhousie. He has also worked as an evaluator and as a member of the Regional Evaluation Council.

He was Chair of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, Canada Day Chair for New Brunswick and Chair of the Dalhousie Lions Club. He was also awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Mr. Tremblay has a certificate in Principles and Practice Co-operation of Municipal Affairs from the Dalhousie University.



Ex-officio Members

Dr. France Desrosiers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Board Secretary

Dr. Nicole LeBlanc, Chief of Staff and Chairperson of the Regional Medical Advisory Committee

Justin Morris, Chairperson of the Professional Advisory Committee