Board of Directors

2017 Board of Directors

Please find below the list of the NBEA Board Members. For general inquiries, please contact the office at (506) 454-2353 or [email protected]



President Deanna Phelan             
Vice-President, Recreation/Breeds/Zones        Heather Findlay         
Vice-President, Sport/Coaching Kem Shears   
Treasurer Vacant   
Secretary Donna McInnis   


Board Members

Director at Large   Reba Stewart  
Director at Large   Heather Touchie-Blakely  
English Coaching Coordinator   Nicole Beaulieu  
Western Coaching Coordinator   Cyndy Toner  
Disciplines Representative (Dressage)      
Disciplines Representative (Hunter/Jumper)    Megan Touchie  
Zone Representative   Debbie Thomas  
Zone Representative   Carolyn Wanamaker  


What does the Board do?

The Executive and Board of Directors, elected by the general membership, of any association are responsible for the day-to-day administration of the organization. At the top of that list of responsibilities is "trusteeship" - taking care of the association's programs, public image and assets.

They are responsible for all funds and spending the money on programs that represent the group's priorities within financial controls to protect the assets and limit the liabilities.

The Board sets goals to reflect the needs of the group, defines obligations and develops plans to reach the goals within the available budget.

The Board also is responsible for communications - within the organization's membership and with the rest of the community - media, potential members, community leaders, other organizations, businesses and government bodies. This is critical to developing and enhancing the organization's public image.