Meet The Team
Roger was born & raised in Nova Scotia and relocated
to Saint John to work for Xerox. He is very passionate
about outdoor photography & loves to do small woodwork
projects and making vintage furniture beautiful again.
Roger is married and has an adorable grand daughter and
Murielle has spent most of her career at ExxonMobil,
but started her work life at Canadian Paraplegic
Association and Canadian Rehabilitation Council for
The Disabled. She has studied Communications,
dabbles in graphic arts & photography, and enjoys
writing and liaising with the media. Murielle has
Born in Fredericton, Cass grew up in the village
of Gagetown with her hard-working dad and
independent mother, along with her twin sister
and a younger sister. She has a niece and nephew
who she loves very much. Cass experienced a
stroke at the age of 22 and became an artist at 26.
Cass is attending New Brunswick
College of Craft & Design.
Kaitlyn lives with Cerebral Palsy, but she does
not let that stop her! She recently completed
the Business Abilities Program offered by
Ability NB, and started her own little keepsake
business. She is a strong self advocate and
has been fighting to change Policy 6.1 from
Social Development. This policy impacts a
person with a disability's right to marry and keep
April is a proud mother of 3 girls and works
part time at the Edmundston public library
since 2013. She is also Provincial Coordinator
for People First of New Brunswick, a non-profit
organization for people with intellectual disabilities.
She believes in NBCPD because she shares
their values and feels they will make of New
Brunswick a place of equity/fairness.
Dr. Mario Levesque, PhD; Associate Professor
Mario Levesque is a professor at Mount Allison University, who does research into changes in public policy and administration related to disability policy (e.g., political participation, labor market agreements, accessible transit) and environmental policy. His interests lie in the areas of political dynamics, namely, intergovernmental relations, institutional analysis, community-based governance, citizen engagement, federalism and power dynamics.
He teaches various related courses in Canadian politics, public policy and administration such as Environmental Conflicts in Canada, Canadian Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations and Canadian Public Policy.
Mario has graciously and enthusiastically decided to be part of the NBCPD team as an Advisor and has lead a team of students into doing some very valuable research for the organization.
Parents & Children with
Mother of two special needs kids, Jakki is a
graduate from Human Services Foundation
& Social Services (2004 & 2007 respectively).
Worked in mental health residential and
community programs, mental health education
and suicide prevention. She has been a resident
of NB since 2014 and has been advocating
for her child. She is also a member of Cannabis
for Sick Children Canada and TS Canada.
Our members come from all over NB, and are not necessarily disabled themselves. We welcome families, allies, businesses, etc. We consider our members to be an important part of our team!