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
Allain, Ariane
Boudreau, Maxime
Boudreau, Michelle
Brewster, Mason
Bujold, Emma
Caissie, Avery
Comeau, Brandon
Cormier, Shamus
Côté, Jessie
Couture, Hayley
Cunnison, Elsa
Daley, Jillian
Dalley, Taylor
David, Nicholas
DeGrace, Elyse
Doiron, Marie-Mylène
Doucet, Hailey
Doucet, Jonathan
Duguay, Chloé
Dumaresq, Isabelle
Ellis, Landon
Fongemie, Alyssa
Gauthier, Tarrah
Godbout, Dylan
Godin, Mathieu
Haché, Geneviève
Haché, Renée-Claude
Hannon, Lindsay
Kearney, Michelle
Kenny, Olivia
Lagacé, Noémie
Landry, Zachary
Lapointe, Jillian
Lefrancois, Vincent
Lelievre, Alexander Paul
Lizotte, Theo
MacDonald, Cassidy
Morin, Hannah
Myshrall, Olivia
Pettigrew, Brooke
Pitre, Haley
Richard, Julie-Pierre
Seth, Inayyat
Sinead, Riordon
Sisk, Jaimee
Smith, Jessica
Spragg, Sierra
Stever, Adam
Talbot, Victoria
Van Der Pluijm, Magela
Vandenbrand, Curtis
Vander Pluijm, Ian
Vanoplynus, Tio
Welton, Katrina

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