Board of Directors

Town of Grand Falls-Windsor
Councillor Amy Coady


Elected in 2009, re-elected in 2013, 2017, and 2021 Councillor Amy Coady was born and raised in Grand Falls-Windsor.   Learn More

Town of Marystown
Mayor Brian Keating

Vice President

Brian Keating is a proud resident and the Mayor of Marystown. To date, he has served with Council for about two years and while that may seem like a short time, the Town Council has had many accomplishments since September 2021. Keating is currently a member of the Burin Peninsula Joint Council and also Chair of the Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board (waste management) Technical Committee.  Learn More

Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
Councillor Tina Neary

Avalon Director

Tina has a Master’s from what is now known as Toronto Metropolitan University and brings to the table a background in mental health wellness, education, inclusion, and accessibility for all children, youth, and families. Tina is a strong advocate for mental health and addictions services, and support for children, and families. She is Chair of the Mental Health Task Force and past president of the Child and Youth Care Education Accreditation Board of Canada.  Learn More

Town of Marystown
Councillor Keith Keating

Eastern Director

Keith Keating has been involved in municipal politics for 33 years. He has served as both a Councillor and a Deputy Mayor for the Town of Marystown.  Learn More

Town of Gander
Mayor Percy Farwell

Central Director

Percy Farwell's municipal involvement includes 16 years as an elected representative in Gander, including 6 years as Deputy Mayor and the past 4 years as Mayor. He is a firm believer in informed, evidence-based decision making and tries to be a strong, well-researched, respectful voice in advocating on behalf of issues affecting his community and region on any stage, at any level.  Learn More

Town of Cartwright
Deputy Mayor Robert Boudreau

Labrador Director

Robert Boudreau was elected to council for the Town of Cartwright in 2013 and became a member of the Combined Council of Labrador in 2020 where he is currently serving as treasurer.  Learn More

Town of St. Lunaire-Griquet
Mayor Dale Colbourne

Northern Director

Dale Colbourne 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
Deputy 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. He is currently the Deputy Mayor.  Learn More

Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm
Deputy Mayor Lynn Decker-Ellsworth

Small Towns Director

Town of Torbay
Mayor Craig Scott

Urban Municipalities Director

First elected to council in 2013, and elected Mayor in 2017 and again in 2021, Craig Scott is a lifelong resident of Torbay where his family roots run deep. Craig was elected as the Urban Municipalities Committee Chair in 2018 and 2020 and is currently serving his second term as member of the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Directors.  Learn More

City of St. John's
Mayor Danny Breen

St. John's Director

Danny Breen was first elected to the St. John’s City Council in the Fall of 2009 and was re-elected by acclamation in 2013, representing Ward 1, in the east end of St. John’s. He was elected as Mayor of the City of St. John’s in September of 2017 and acclaimed in 2021.  Learn More


Rob Nolan


Rob Nolan is passionate about municipal affairs and governance, serving on the Board of Directors for Happy City St. John’s 2015-2020 (including two years as Chair), co-founding the municipal advocacy group Citizens’ Assembly for Stronger Elections in 2017, and managing and advising on multiple municipal campaigns.  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

Bradley Power is a well-known community leader who has served as 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

Tobias Romaniuk

Communications and Marketing Officer

Phone: 725-1440

Renee Sharpe

Administration and Finance Officer

Phone: (709) 753-6820

Wendolyn Schlamp

Engagement Officer

Phone: 709 697 5244