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Robyn LeBlanc (She/Her/Elle)
President

Robyn is an Improvement Advisor with the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. She has a sociology background, with ample non-profit and community experience. She brings many skills in the area of critical thinking, diversity and inclusion, governance, collaborative partnership, community services, housing security, and mental health and addictions.

Josephine Nhongo-Simbanegavi (She/Her/Elle)
Vice President

Josephine is a historian, researcher and published author on women and development issues. She holds a Doctorate degree from University of Oxford, and she specializes on Africa and the Developing World. Her keen interest in issues affecting immigrant women and girls has seen her involved with several community initiatives aimed at raising effective supports for better social and economic livelihoods for new Canadians. She has been on the local YWCA Board since 2016.

Natacha Riopel (She/Her/Elle)
Secretary

Natacha holds an MBA from University of Alaska - Fairbanks and is bilingual. As the Assistant Vice President of Sales & Account Management for Homewood Health in Eastern Canada, she brings experience working with the Atlantic business community, knowledge in HR and benefits as well as Marketing skills.

Caitlin Mahoney (She/Her/Elle)
Treasurer

Caitlin is a Senior Manager at Grant Thornton and brings many skills relating to corporate finance, accounting, and investment management.

Lindsay Meekins (She/Her/Elle)
Board Member

Lindsay is a communications consultant for Atlantic Lottery and brings her expertise in communications and public relations to the board. She holds a certification in crisis communication management and has a strong commitment to community engagement and diversity and inclusion. Lindsay was recognized for her work with the YWCA of Moncton in Future of Good's 2019 list of 21 young people reshaping governance in Canada.

Molly Hall
Board Member

Molly is an associate at the law firm Murphy Collette Murphy. She joined the Board of Directors in 2020. Molly has previously used her advocacy skills in various organizations on behalf of women and marginalized communities and is excited to continue this work with the YWCA Board of Directors.

Michelle Tupy (She/Her/Elle)
Board Member

Michelle Tupy was born in Australia and considers herself a citizen of the world. She enjoys meeting people and visiting new places and is currently the Manager of The Hospice Shoppe in Moncton.

Jenny Haché (She/Her/Elle)
Board Member

Jenny has been a Psychiatric Patient Advocate since 2016. She is also a member on different committees with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers. She joined the Board of Directors for YWCA Moncton in 2020.

Lannie Porter (She/Her/Elle)
Board Member

Lannie is a Human Services Counsellor for Moncton Community Residences Inc. She is a Mi’kmaw First Nation woman living in Moncton. Lannie graduated from Oulton College with a diploma for Policing and Corrections.

Renee Chiasson (She/Her/Elle)
Board Member

Renee is a Commercial Account Manager for business clients with RBC. Born and raised in Dalhousie, a small town in Northern New Brunswick. Renee graduated with a degree in Public Relations & Communications and has been residing in Moncton since 2011. Volunteering has become a big part of her life in order to give back to her community and set an example for her children and their future.

Heather Fraser (She/Her/Elle)
Board Member

Now retired, Heather managed Natural Resources for over 40 years, 30 of those being with the City of Moncton. Her passions include being in nature every day if possible, making a difference in women’s lives, and volunteering in the community, which began over 25 years ago when she chaired (and wrote the newsletter for) the Friends of TNB theatre group. She has also organized International Women’s Day events, urban forestry conferences, and outdoor recreational workshops.

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