Supporting Mental Health in Greater Moncton

Our Team

Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, ARA, as a not-for-profit organization, has continued to grow and now has over 35 full-time members of staff and over 10 on a part-time and casual basis.

Alan Pendergast

Executive Director
Alan joined our ARA team in July, 2023. Alan comes to ARA with over 30 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams, he has a proven track record of process improvement, managing complex projects, business innovation and improving service delivery for clients and stakeholders. Alan is an engineer by trade, he has held several senior leadership roles in technology and business transformation. His recent experience supporting a local not-for-profit, Horizon Achievement, with a multi-year strategy for a new facility in Sydney, Cape Breton, made him a great fit for ARA.

Luc Bellefleur

Community Resource Manager
Luc has been with the company since 2001. He initially began as a relief staff, then moved on to a permanent part-time position, followed by full-time rotation. Following this, he became Interim 4-12 Supervisor then held the position of House Coordinator at Cameron, Halls and First from 2007 to 2018. As of June 2018, Luc was successful for the role of Community Resource Manager. Luc has recently graduated and obtained his Certificate in Human Resources Management through UNB Extended Learning in December 2018. Congratulations Luc!

Trudy Jones

Office Administrator
Trudy joined our team in September of 2021 and is a NBCC honors graduate of Administrative Professional: Health Services. Born and raised in Clarendon, Jamaica, Trudy took a leap of faith, migrating to Moncton, NB, in 2017. Trudy has been a teacher’s assistant, tutored English virtually to Asian Students and has served as Treasurer and VP for the Canaan Heights Police Youth Club in Jamaica. Trudy also has experience as a personal care aide at a nursing home in New Brunswick. She believes that through hard work and dedication nothing is impossible to achieve, living by the motto: “If it is to be, it is up to me”. She is passionate about professionalism in administration, cultural inclusion, and equal access to healthcare and necessities for all.

Tina Davidson

Marketing & Funding Specialist
Tina has joined us with 29+ years of graphic design background with local ad agencies, Times & Transcript and freelancing. She also has 10+ years helping with marketing and fundraising for AquaSouls Synchro Club in our very own community. She holds a diploma in Communications Arts-Graphics from NBCC and a diploma in Web Design from Center For Distance Education. Being a lifetime member with Shaw Academy, she has completed several courses including: Photography, Web Design and Social Media Marketing. Being very passionate about learning and with a can do attitude, Tina looks forward to bringing awareness and funding to ARA to carry out their mission and vision.

Susan McLure

Accounting Officer
Susan holds a contract position of Accounting Officer and is responsible for all financial aspects of the company.

Nancy MacKinnon

Residential Coordinator: Transition
Nancy began with the company in July 1995 as a relief staff and has continued to progress within the organization, through the 4-12 Supervisor role and then on to Residential Coordinator since January 2002.

Abbie Contois

Residential Coordinator: Church
Abbie has been with the company since August 2016. She initially began as a relief staff, then moved on to full-time rotation in November 2016. As of September 2018, Abbie became the new permanent Residential Coordinator at First. Today, she is overseeing our Church Street residence.

Jay Poirier

Residential Coordinator: First
Jay began with the company in 1999 as relief staff and then held the position of 12-8 Supervisor at Transition House before moving to Church Street as 4-12 Supervisor. He became our Residential Coordinator of Church Street in 2008 and Amirault for 2021. Today, he is the Residential Coordinator at First Residence.

Alysha Clements

Residential Coordinator: Amirault
Alysha has been with the company since July 2016. She initially began as a relief staff, then moved on to full-time rotation in April 2017. On August 2018, Alysha became the new permanent Residential Coordinator at Cameron. Today, she is a residential coordinator at Amirault Street.

Jim Griffin

Residential Coordinator: Crisis Intervention Centre
Jim has been working at our Crisis Intervention Centre for many years and now acts as our Residential Coordinator.

Brooke Oulton

Community Support Coordinator
A graduate from Oultons in February 2023, Brooke brings diverse experience, having completed work terms at the Alzheimer's Society and a group home for youth. Her passion for helping people and experience working with vulnerable populations in our community are an asset for this important role.

Brooke has taken on the role of Community Support Coordinator leading the project implementation in the community and collecting valuable information to demonstrate how important this program is in supporting the wellbeing of ARA's independent living residents who live in our shared housing and affordable apartments in the Greater Moncton area