Board of Governors

Board of Governors
Catherine McLaughlin

Catherine McLaughlin


Cathy McLaughlin has been a director of the foundation since her return to Bathurst in 1979 after completing an honors degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. She is currently President of Catherine & Company, a gift shop and ladies wear boutique which she founded in 1991. She is also President of W.J. Kent & Co. Ltd.

Cathy is actively involved in her community, having assumed leadership roles on the Downtown Bathurst Revitalization Corporation, and Gloucester Chapter IODE. She resides in Bathurst, New Brunswick with her husband.

Jack Nielsen

Jack Nielsen

Vice President

Jack Nielsen has been involved with the Foundation for over 35 years, and currently serves as Vice President. Until his retirement Jack was a Vice-President and Senior Investment Advisor for TD Waterhouse,Private Investment Advice in Saint John, NB. He has been involved in the Financial Services Industry since 1964. He also has been involved with numerous local charities and organizations over the past 30 years.

Jack and his wife Bette live in Saint John and their daughter Angela and Granddaughters, Madeline and Olivia live nearby.

Mauryah McLaughlin

Mauryah McLaughlin


Mauryah McLaughlin is a senior associate lawyer with Dentons Canada LLP. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from St. Francis Xavier University in 2012, and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick in 2015. She has been called to the Bar in New Brunswick and in Alberta, and remains an active member in both jurisdictions.

In addition to her involvement with the J. Harper Kent Charitable Foundation, Mauryah has also served as a committee member for the Chaleur Regional Hospital Foundation and as a council member for the Canadian Bar Assocation - New Brunswick Division.

While currently residing in Calgary, Mauryah is proud to call Bathurst home and maintains a strong connection to the area.

Nancy Boucher

Nancy Boucher


Born in Toronto Ontario, Nancy has been a life-long resident of Bathurst. Nancy is a graduate of Bathurst High School and the University of New Brunswick with a Masters Degree in Education.

Nancy has had a wonderfully fulfilling career in education in New Brunswick as a classroom teacher, principal of an elementary school, educational supervisor, Director of Education, Superintendent of Schools and Assistant Deputy Minister of Education. Currently, Nancy is a lead supporting priority areas of the NB 10 Year Education Plan.

In her spare time, Nancy is an avid reader and loves to travel.

Scholarship Recipients Scholarship Recipients
Adams, Kathryn
Auclair, Gabrielle
Belanger, Amber Sky
Boudreau, Isabelle
Caissie, Gavin
Caron, Véronique
Charest, Olivia
Comeau, Rachel
Couture, Hayley
Culligan, Cassidy
Cyr, Vanessa
Degrâce, Danika
Doiron, Marie-Mylène
Dorkhom, Ibrahim
Ellis, Bryar
Frenette, Carolyne
Frenette, Mélissa
Gauthier, Isabelle
Gauthier, Tarrah
Haché, Pierre-Luc
Hachey, Shawn
Lapointe, Chelsey
Lapointe, Jillian
LeBouthillier, Justin
Legacy, Jared
Lizotte, Theo
Losier, Alex
MacCallum, Zane
MacDermaid, Molly
MacDonald, Benjamin
Mercier, Jenna
Morais, Melody
Morrison, Jenny
Pitre, Jayde
Potvin, Jérémie-Pierre
Robertson, Brett
Rogers, Katherine
Roy, Émilie
Savoie, Pierre-Luc
Scott, Adrianna
Sirois, Madison
Smith, Riley
St-Onge, Roxanne
Valley, Erin
Van der Pluijm, Brody
Vandenbrand, Curtis
Vanoplynus, Teo
White, Haley
White, Megan

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