Foundation Chair – Arthur Bull

Arthur Bull lives on Digby Neck. His past positions include Chairperson of the Coastal Communities Network, Co-Director of the Rural Communities Impacting Policy Project, Executive Director of the Bay of Fundy Marine Resource Centre, Executive Director of Saltwater Network, Coordinator of the Fundy Fixed Gear Council, President of the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association,[…]

Vice Chair – Greg Levy

Greg was born and raised in the rural community of Gaspereau. He grew up involved in the family lumber mill and aware of the daily tasks of running a business in a small town. Later, Greg moved to Toronto where he worked as a senior account manager; gaining experience managing accounts such as Time Warner[…]

Treasurer – Chris Atwood

Chris Atwood grew up in Pictou County on the family sheep and vegetable farm. In 1990 he graduated from the Nova Scotia Agriculture College with a BSc. (Agr). He spent most of the 1990’s working internationally on projects in Swaziland, the former Czechoslovakia, Nigeria and Thailand. Living in Yarmouth since 1999, Chris is the Executive[…]

Secretary – Kathryn Gamache

Kathryn Gamache is the Executive Director of the Aspotogan Heritage Trust, which is located in Hubbards along the beautiful South Shore. She has long-standing family roots in rural and coastal Nova Scotia and throughout her career has been active in community development at both local and provincial levels. She is invested in organizations that support[…]

Director – Brenda Wallace-Allen

Brenda Wallace-Allen has worked for more than twenty-five years in the fields of non-profit management and community development. During that time she was actively involved with health service restructuring at the provincial level. This called for full use of her significant negotiating, collaborating, and capacity-building skills. Currently, Brenda is a member of the Faculty of[…]

Director- Maureen Coady

Maureen is an Associate Professor & Chair with the Department of Adult Education, St Francis Xavier University. Her primary area of interest in adult education has been community health and development. She brings critical adult education and adult learning focus to conversations about development and social change. Maureen has always lived and worked in rural[…]

Director – Jean Ward

Jean is involved in rural leadership through employment in Agriculture as a producer on her family farm. She also has experience as an ARC (Agriculture Resource Coordinator) and an ALC (Agriculture Leadership Coordinator) with the NS Department of Agriculture. Past community involvement includes 4-H NS as a Specialist for the organization. Jean is interested in[…]

Resource to the Board – Jayne Hunter

Jayne works for Literacy Nova Scotia with a mandate to ensure equal access to quality literacy education. Literacy Nova Scotia was one of the founding organizations of the Foundation. She believes we need to invest in the people and communities of rural Nova Scotia. “People are our greatest resource; I am passionate about the potential[…]

Resource to the Board – Anna Roch

Anna is the coordinator of RCF’s Senior’s Navigator Project which will create and evalute ways to improve rural seniors’ access to services.