Louise Newell -
Louise has many years of experience, both working and volunteering, with groups at the community level. She has worked as the Executive Director of the FRC and the previous Literacy Centre since 2004. With a strong sense of community and family, Louise likes to dedicate time to the three organizations she volunteers with and spend time with her husband, Felix, and their two dogs, Koda and Yuki at their home in Charleston.
Maidena Welsh -
Maidena has been working and volunteering with young children for over 25 years. She lives in Come By Chance, where she grew up, with her husband, Roger, and two children, Brendan and Bethany. Maidena has done Early Childhood Education through the College of the North Atlantic Distance Program and has owned and operated her own preschool/playgroup for 14 years. Maidena enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and trying to keep up with her two grown children.
Cassandra Guy -
Cassandra grew up in the small community of Plate Cove West but now lives in Clarenville. She has been working with children since she was 11 years old including babysitting, two summer camps, daycares and has been with us since October 2015. She also volunteers in and around her community whenever the opportunity arrises. She is currently working towards her Early Childhood Education at the College of the North Atlantic through distance. Cassandra enjoys camping with her family, travelling and reading.
Gwen Hiscock -
Gwen grew up in St. John's, but resides in Clarenville. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Memorial University (Political Science, Canadian Studies). She brings with her a background in community development and working with women and families. Since moving to the community, she has been involved with various volunteer groups and enjoys facilitating Lifesaving courses. She likes to spend time with her husband, son and daughter.
Arlene Hounsell -
Arlene resides in the community of Musgravetown where she grew up. She has volunteered in her community for the past 13 years with children and various groups. Arlene enjoys various outdoor activites such as camping and hiking with her two boys, Mason and Spencer. In her spare time she enjoys crafting and quilting.