President Melindria Tavoularis Melindria arrived in Restigouche from the state of Maine in 2003. Originally from NYC, she was granted a permit to work as a fine artist in 2006 by the Canadian government and became a Canadian citizen in 2020. Melindria is an accomplished artist/painter who has exhibited in the USA and NB. She also had a professional career as a psychotherapist for over 30 years in the USA, and sat on multiple non-profit boards and councils as an advisor, member and chairperson. She has a B.A. degree in art history from the University of Wisconsin, and a M.A. in clinical counseling from Columbia University.
Vice-President Melvin Ferguson Melvin, a retired college trades teacher, has been a counselor for the town of Dalhousie since 2015, where he has been a part of the development of their cultural policy. He serves as a member of the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick and served on the board of The Most Beautiful Bay committee. Melvin represents the town of Dalhousie at various provincial meetings, committees, and events. He has been the vice-President of the Restigouche Multicultural Association since February 2018.
Treasurer Nancy Nicol Lavoie Nancy worked in the healthcare field for over 36 years. She is a past President and current board member of the New Brunswick Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries, and a past Chair of Friends of Healthcare Foundation. Nancy is also the secretary for the Restigouche Pastoral Charge and volunteers regularly with multiple community organizations such as meals on wheels. You can often find Nancy participating in the various activities around the community. Nancy has served as the treasurer of the Restigouche Multicultural Association since September 2018.
Board Member Dr. Wei Wang Dr Wang is a physician and practicing pathologist for the Vitalité Health Network at the Campbellton Regional Hospital. He is involved in numerous community initiatives. He has been a part of the Restigouche Multicultural Association for over 10 years and is very proud to be a board member. After pursuing a medical and master’s degree in Shandong, China, he went to Canada, Japan and the USA for his residency and research training in oncology, pathology and transfusion medicine. Dr. Wang is well respected by his colleagues, who feel they can go to him for medical or personal advice at any time. He is the proud recipient of the 2020 Dr. Morgan Award for his outstanding contribution in education, research in health promotion, wellness and humanitarian service.
Board Member Dennis Three Feathers Gedeon Dennis has extensive board experience including being a past board president of the New Brunswick Multicultural Council, past president of the Multicultural Association Chaleur Region and a past president of the Bathurst Farmers Market. Dennis is a past President/Chief of the New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council. During his political career Dennis sat on many provincial and national boards as a First Nations Chief/representative. Dennis studied at Saint-Thomas University and UNB.
Board Member Shesta Obin Shesta, who resides in the eastern region of Restigouche, is a dedicated mother of three children. She has worked in the financial field for over 10 years. She is deeply passionate about health and fitness and likes to help others reach their goals. During her time in Ontario, Shesta was always volunteering in various organization helping the less fortunate and marginalized populations such as serving food for the homeless and in organizations that assist women with various needs.
Board Member Carole Tremblay Carole has always worked in the community service sector, most often as a volunteer. She is currently employed as the Community Development agent for the rural community of Kedgwick where she is also responsible for sports and leisure. Carole started her volunteer work as the president of the student council in the 80's and has sat on various committees since. She has been president of the Kedgwick Chamber of Commerce and a President of the Kedgwick Fall Festival in which she is now the coordinator. Carole has been the treasurer of the Restigouche-West minor hockey club and has put a significant amount of time and effort into the reopening of Camp Canuk, a provincial camp dedicated to people with special needs. Carole represents the community of Kedgwick in various regional and provincial committees.
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