Board of Directors

2019 MNL Board of Directors

Phone: 709-753-6820

2018 MNL Board of Directors  Learn More

Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
Mayor Sheila Fitzgerald


Sheila Fitzgerald was first elected in a by-election to the position of councilor on the Roddickton-Bide Arm Town Council in 2012 and then later elected Mayor in 2013 and 2017. She is the first female ever to be elected mayor.  Learn More

Town of St. Lawrence
Mayor Paul Pike

Vice President

Paul is a retired educator having been in the profession for 40 years. He has and continues to serve on a number of organizations and committees at the municipal, regional and provincial levels.  Learn More

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 Grand Falls-Windsor
Councillor Amy Coady-Davis

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

Town of Marystown
Councillor Keith Keating

Eastern Director

Town of Pinware
Mayor Didier Naulleau

Labrador Director

Elected Labrador Director for Municipalities of Newfoundland & Labrador (MNL) in October 2016, Didier intends to use his love for Labrador to best represent its interest on the MNL Board of Directors.  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

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

St. John’s Director

Sheilagh was successfully elected Deputy Mayor of St. John's in the 2017 municipal election.  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


Small Towns Director

Town of Dover
Mayor Tony Keats

Past President

Tony is serving his fifth term as Mayor of Dover a small rural community on the North East coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was first elected in 1996 after having been a Town Councillor since 1992.  Learn More


Craig Pollett


Phone: (709) 753-6110

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

Jason Garland

Asset Management Officer