meet the team
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team is the backbone of the EFNEA. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our movement as it continues to develop.
We’re very proud of the diversity of our team, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success.
Find out more about some of our leaders below.
Director / Superintendent
Ivan is a true testament to the meaning of giving back. From the beginning of our school system, Ivan has been dedicating countless hours helping our youth acquire the knowledge they need to achieve their goals.
His time and contributions are truly valuable and appreciated.
Assistant Director / Student Services Coordinator
Jennifer is our newly appointed Assistant Director and the liaison for school administration, teachers, and special services staff to ensure our students have access to necessary services.
She is integral in ensuring the diagnosis and recommendations are implemented from Eastern Door, our neurodevelopmental diagnostic clinic, to and for our students.
Jennifer develops and writes funding proposals for areas such as High-Cost Special Education Program to secure funding for our students.
MBA, CAFM, PCP
Catherine has held varied senior level management positions in Finance and Administration. She has orchestrated and created the finance department and procedures to support our audit, colleagues and funding partners.
Catherine brings both national and North American financial reporting and statement preparation experience with her. Life-long learning is what Catherine attributes her success to throughout her career and is proud and happy to serve the Education Authority as Financial Officer.
Payroll and Accounts Payable
Carla is a knowledge keeper for Education. She earned her business diploma after receiving her highschool diploma. She has worked with the First Nation starting with the Health Centre part-time. As the years went by, Carla joined us at Education and has been with us for over 20 years.
So often we come across a skill set that is both valuable and appreciated. Carla has proven to be one the founding members of the newly created Education Authority and has been appointed a directorship. Our knowledge keeper is the go to person for most things current and historical from her years of dedication and has recently attained her PCP designation Payroll Compliance Practitioner.
Human Resources Officer
My Name is Darby, and I am the Human Resources Officer for the Elsipogtog Education Authority. I am originally from Miramichi, but now call St. Charles home.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from St. Thomas University and a postgraduate degree in Human Resources Management from NSCC. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, cooking, reading, and spending time with my loved ones.
Being an experienced indigenous educational leader from the LGBTQ2+ community, Melissa has strong educational background with 2 Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degrees focused in education leadership as well as a 21st Century Teaching and Learning from Crandall University and University of PEI.
We're honored to have Melissa as a member of our team.