board of directors

Dennis Sisco

Dennis has served in communities in New Brunswick and Ontario for twenty five years, with roles in the non-profit sector and faith community.  Dennis relocated from rural New Brunswick in 2014 with his wife Pam and family to make the West Side of Saint John their home.  He now serves as a Provincial Coordinator with Justice & Public Safety NB, and co-pastors at St. Martins & Fairfield Baptist Churches.


Dennis has always worked closely with community to create strategies for success.  He aims to share his skills and experience while continuing to be a lifelong learner committed to seeing the development and enriched quality of life for citizens. 


Brian Boyle

Brian is a retired bookkeeper and he still enjoys sharing his skills and experience when needed. In the past, he coached a variety of sports including baseball, soccer, and football. He coached peewee football in the Fundy Minor Football League for ten years. As a retired citizen of the west side, he is interested in becoming involved as a board member and sharing his accounting knowledge. Brian enjoys working on projects and takes great pride when things come together to meet expectations.


Brian values his family time and enjoys riding with friends in the warmer months.

Vice Chair

Margaret McDevitt

Margaret was born and raised in Saint John. She earned her Business degree from UNBSJ with a major in Human Resource Management and serves as a Human Resources Generalist with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. Prior to her current position, Margaret spent many years working in a management role in the service industry. She is focused on demonstrating her love and admiration for the community she grew up in, while helping people succeed in life.  She has fond childhood memories attending the Friday night dances at the Carleton Community Centre.


Lori Lambert

Lori has worked for the City of Saint John for fourteen years, with roles in tourism, community development and corporate communications.  As a Community Liaison in the Neighbourhood Improvement Service of Parks and Recreation, Lori worked closely with the community to develop the non-profit, community-led model for the Carleton Community Centre. Now a Communications Officer for the City, she remains an ex-officio on the board of directors.  She aims to share her skills and experience while learning from residents, volunteers and professionals dedicated to community development and enhanced quality of life for citizens.  

Lori grew up in West Saint John where she continues to live with her family.


Michel Boudreau

Michel is a lawyer, specializing in insurance and litigation matters in Saint John. He enjoys a good challenge and the spirit of competition. Michel takes advantage of any opportunity where he can get involved with the community and meet new people. He is an avid runner and has completed several half marathons and one full marathon and is currently training for a full-length triathlon. Michel likes to travel to new places with his wife and friends and enjoys spending time at his cottage, in the summer months.


Roy Walker

Roy is a retired 2nd class Power Engineer who has also held other positions in the Oil, Gas, and Manufacturing Industry where he focused on safety & environment efficiencies. He strives to maintain local interests and control, as well as involvement in the community. Roy is inspired when people help others and he is a great demonstrator of this by serving more than 20 years in Emergency Measures Organization, Search and Rescue, and Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and by being a Emergency Response Technician. In his spare time, Roy likes to volunteer at the food bank, help with fundraisers, garden, and oil paint.


Dianne Thomas

Dianne is a Retired Medical Laboratory Technologist.  She served on numerous organizing committees and professional conferences during her career. She has been an active community volunteer over the years, particularly for people with special needs.  Dianne is currently a senior resident of the West Side and is a volunteer leader with Zoomers, a senior’s fitness program. Dianne has a true passion for her community and feels it is imperative that daily programs are accessible, run by the community and are free or at minimal cost to benefit all users. Dianne embraces positive change at the Carleton with particular focus on strengthening existing partnerships and opening the doors to new partners.


Mike Jacquard

Mike has spent most of his life working and living on the West Side of Saint John. Earlier in his career path, Mike taught physical education in British Columbia. He feels that youth need positive role models and believes in promoting healthy living through athletics.  Today, Mike is retired from a nursing career. He served as local President of the Nurses Union for many years.  He is a husband, father, grandfather, volunteer and Pickle ball enthusiast.  As a senior in the west side community, Mike feels it is critical to be involved.  Mike looks forward to the transitional and developmental stages ahead to ensure the Carleton Community Centre continues to serve the community.


Julie Baribault

Currently studying for her BA in Community Studies Degree, Julie served as the President of the West Side PACT and she is heavily involved within her community. She has had various roles within the Saint John area, having worked in technical and customer support for several years. Living on the West Side of Saint John with her two boys, Julie is very passionate about the community and has a vision that sees the Lower West Side growing and becoming revitalized.


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