2020 - 2021

Jonathon Edwards

President and Treasurer

University of New Brunswick

Jonathon Edwards

President and Treasurer

University of New Brunswick

Dr. Jonathon Edwards is a tenured Associate Professor ( in the Faulty of Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton campus. His research focuses include system governance, coaching, coaching education, relationship between non-profit sport organizations and the government, hockey organizations and structures, youth elite level sports, athlete pathways, organizational reputation, institutional work, legitimacy, and sport development systems within the sport organization and management context. Dr. Edwards does engage in consulting with non-profit organizations where he develops strategic plans, marketing plans, sponsorship plans, and provides presentations on board structures to increase efficiency within an organization. Organizations that Dr. Edwards has worked with include: viaSport BC, NBIAA, Swim NB, Coach NB, CFL, the Coaching Association of Canada, and TIDE swimming.

Dr. Edwards is married, Krystal Edwards, and has two beautiful daughters that are heavily involved in competitive basketball and swimming. In addition, Dr. Edwards has two big dogs Ruckus and Widget. In Dr. Edwards spare time he enjoys golf, and hockey.


Jonathon Edwards

Joël Roy


Marriott Hotels of Canada

A lifelong hotel industry professional, Joël has 35 years of experience in strategy, execution and project management, including business evaluation, budgeting, forecasting, revenue generation and sales strategy in the private sector.  He is currently the Market Revenue Management Leader for Marriott’s managed properties in Montréal.


Originally from Montréal, Joël studied Hotel Management at ITHQ (Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec) and University of Guelph (AMPHI - Advanced Management Program for the Hospitality Industry).  He relocated to New Brunswick in 1999 and now calls it home. He has a son and two daughters, and resides in Fredericton.




Michael Fox

Vice President

Mount Allison University

Dr. Michael Fox is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and a founding Research Associate in the Research Partnership for Education and Community Engagement (R-Peace) at Mount Allison. Michael teaches courses in community-engaged learning and development, as well as a wide range of place-based experiential learning courses on sustainability planning and university-community relations. Michael has been involved with university-community relations for 40 years, serving as Dean of Students at Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Vice President (Student Affairs) at the University of Winnipeg and Vice President (Academic & Student Affairs) at Mount Allison University.


Michael was a long-time middle and high school teacher and principal and much of his current research and teaching finds him working with educators and students in schools across New Brunswick, particularly in the areas of community-supported learning (, experiential learning program evaluation ( and Education for Sustainable Development  (




Eric Estabrooks

Board Member

Retired Educator

Eric Estabrooks is a retired New Brunswick Educator with 35 years of experience as a teacher and administrator (Vice Principal and Principal) in a number of schools located in Southern New Brunswick.


Eric has been involved in a number of education and community committees and organizations throughout his career, including The Canadian Association of Principals where he served as President and President Elect in the years 2010 and 2011.


Upon retiring from the teaching profession in 2009, Eric was employed by The Learning Partnership as an independent contractor in the province of New Brunswick. TLP is a not-for-profit entity striving to champion and strengthen the publicly funded education system in Canada through the development of partnerships to that end.   


After serving in this capacity for 11 years, Eric has retired, residing in Fredericton where he begins to engage in a number of interests including: golf, skiing, hiking, photography, the YMCA, reading, family activities, and cabin life on the lake.


Eric has 2 sons, 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.

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Eric Estabrooks