Board of Directors

2019 MNL Board of Directors

Phone: 709-753-6820

MNL Board of Directors  Learn More

Town of Grand Falls-Windsor
Councillor Amy Coady-Davis

Interim Chair and Central Director

Elected in 2009, re-elected in 2013 and 2017, Councillor Amy Coady-Davis was born and raised in Grand Falls-Windsor.  Learn More


Vice President

Town of Torbay
Deputy Mayor Trina Appleby

Avalon Director

Trina grew up in Burin and has been around municipal politics all of her life.  Learn More

Town of Marystown
Councillor Keith Keating

Eastern Director

City of St. John’s
Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary

St. John’s Director

Sheilagh O'Leary is currently on a leave of absence from the Board.  Learn More

Town of St. Lunaire-Griquet
Mayor Dale Colbourne

Northern Director

Dale became a member of the St. Lunaire-Griquet municipal council during a by election in 2006 and was then elected to the position of Mayor in the 2013 general municipal election.  Learn More

Town of Reidville
Mayor Roger Barrett

Western Director

Roger Barrett has served on council in the Town of Reidville for the past ten years and the last six as Mayor.  Learn More

Town of Torbay
Mayor Craig Scott

Urban Municipalities Director

During his time on Council, Craig has become known for his commitment to openness, transparency, and a collaborative approach to governance. Qualities which he will bring to his role with the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Directors and the Urban Municipalities Committee.   Learn More


Labrador Director


Small Towns Director


Craig Pollett


Craig has been with MNL for 18 years. Prior to that spent more than 10 years working in economic development and policy analysis; first with the Atlantic Entrepreneurial Institute at Memorial University and then moving to the Provincial Government as a Senior Policy Analyst.  Learn More

Deatra Walsh, Ph.D.

Director of Advocacy and Communications

Deatra holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Memorial University in St. John’s, a Master of Rural Development from Brandon University in Manitoba and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Concordia University in Montreal. She began her studies at Carleton University in Ottawa as a journalist.  Learn More

Bradley Power

Director of Programs

Phone: (709) 753-6820

A well-known community leader who has served as Town Councillor in Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove for the last 10 years, Brad Power is a champion of local government and organizations that are committed to building stronger communities and preserving the traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Learn More

Kathleen Parewick, Ph.D.

Community Collaboration and Development Coordinator

Phone: (709) 753-6820

Renee Sharpe

Administrative Assistant

Phone: (709) 753-6820

Christine Carter

Administration and Event Management

Phone: 800-6430

Gail Woodfine

Communications and Public Relations Coordinator

Phone: (709) 753-6820 ext 107