BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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John Buchanan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

John joined the Saint John Community Food Basket as Executive Director in May 2018. After retiring in 2017, he found himself missing work and the daily challenges of management. So, he decided to use his lifetime of experience in management from his diverse career background to benefit the Saint John Community Food Basket. Though the work can be challenging, John enjoys meeting and helping clients, and admires the dedication of the many volunteers for the organization. He looks forward to continuing and building upon the great work of his predecessors.

Jack butler

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

After studying Sociology at UNBSJ, Jack began working in the television business. He has been in the media business for 30 years now. As a photo journalist he has written, shot, and produced a great many pieces about the subject of poverty. He spent his career trying to depict the story of those in difficult circumstances. With the help of a dedicated team of volunteers and board members, Jack hopes to move the Community Food Basket forward in an innovative way.

david nickerson

VICE CHAIR, CHAIR OF FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

David is a lifelong resident of the region, born in Saint John, and currently residing in Quispamsis with his wife Elspeth and two children, Joey and Sophie. David is a long-time member (and board member) of Grace Presbyterian Church. David is the past president of the Saint Andrews Society, and has worked for many years in media and marketing professional services. David currently serves Greater Saint John Community as a pre-planning counsellor with the Select Program at Brennan's Funeral Home.  

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sTEVEN HILDEBRAND

TREASURE, FINANCE COMMITTEE

Steven came to the SJ Food Basket as a summer student in 2015 shortly after moving to Saint John from Alberta. He has since graduated from UNBSJ with a degree in accounting and is pursuing his CPA designation while working at Irving Oil. Steven has been a board member at the Food Basket since 2017. 

andrew moase

SECRETARY, CHAIR OF GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Andrew has been on the board of directors since AprIl 2016. He currently holds the roles of secretary and the chair of the organization's governance committee. Andrew moved to Saint John in 2012 from Prince Edward Island, and currently resides in Fundy Heights. Andrew had over 10 years of experience in contract and procurement management. He currently holds a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation, and is in the process of attaining his Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation. 

mary doiron

MEMBER OF QUALITY CONTROL COMMITTEE

Mary work at the Salvation Army in Saint John. She has been on the board for the SJ Food Basket for the last 3 years. She also volunteers on the Board of Directors for the Crescent Valley Resource Center and the Crescent Valley Community Tennent Association. Mary loves to volunteer, as her passion in life is finding ways to help others. 

Rosella Mullin

MEMBER OF PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Rosella graduated from the University of New Brunswick with Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Communications and Sociology. She then went on to achieve her Master's Degree in Communications and New Media from McMaster University. She relocated back to Saint John in 2020 and joined the Public Relations committee for the Food Basket. She excited to become part of such an engaging community organization. 

Michelle moase

MEMBER OF GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Michelle has been volunteering at the Food Basket for a number of years. She coordinates and supervises the Summer Student Program, a brand new initiative for the Food Basket. Prior to returning to University, Michelle worked in the oil and gas industry, in both Eastern and Western Canada. Outside of the Food Basket, Michelle attends the University of New Brunswick, and is currently pursuing an Bachelor of Arts. 

JIM GRASS

CHAIR OF BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

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rOBERT ENGLAND

BOARD MEMBER

Rob England was born in Ontario, and raised in the Maritimes. He is a husband, and father of two beautiful children. He graduated from Kingswood University with a Bachelor degree in Pastoral Ministries, and has an Associate Degree in Compassion and Evangelism. He served 8 years in the Canadian Military, as well as working in the commercial fishing industry. He currently works as the Community & Family Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army in Saint John.  

SARAH LUNNEY

BOARD MEMBER