Board of Directors

NFU-NB Board of Directors

NFU-NB Board members were elected in April 2019 at the AGM, all positions are for a one-year term.

Executive

President – Rébeka Frazer-Chiasson

Farmer at La Terre Partagée in Rogersville.  Feminist, environmentalist and concerned about food sovereignty.  Graduate of St. Thomas University.

La Ferme Terre Partagée, Rogersville, Northumberland County, NB
(506) 626-0057


Youth President – Philippe Gervais

Philippe is a young enthusiastic potential farmer who seeks to mobilize not only youth but all farmers of Region 1. He is particularly interested in rural community development and the interactions of rural areas with urban centres. When he is not working with Collaboration Agri-Food New Brunswick or making ferments, he allocates his time to strengthening the ties between food producers and their consumers. He is highly passionate about whole healthy food systems and the strong community they foster.

Moncton, NB


 Women’s President – Eva Rehak

Bio Coming Soon

Ferme Alva Farm, Saint-Maurice, Kent County NB.


Secretary – Claire May

 Having grown up in Fredericton, Claire has a long-standing love for the city, and a deep commitment to New Brunswick’s prosperity and future. After achieving her diploma in Equine Business Management at Olds College, Claire was an integral part of the Real Food Connections (RFC) team between 2012 and 2016. She has first-hand experience on the front lines of independent small business, and in-depth knowledge of food sovereignty initiatives and issues in New Brunswick. Claire has been involved with the Hayes Urban Teaching Farm project since 2016, which will be launching the pilot of its Regenerative Farming Certificate program in Fredericton this spring. Claire loves to grow, make, and share food, and has an avid interest in permaculture and bee-keeping practices.

Hayes Urban Teaching Farm, York County, NB


Treasurer – Riley Côté-DeMerchant

Riley operates a small farm with his wife, Chantal, in Summerfield New Brunswick, just outside Florenceville. They started with a small flock of sheep in 2010 and for 5 years lived in Keswick Ridge outside of Fredericton. In 2015 they moved to Summerfield and have expanded the operation since. Currently they raise sheep and supply a loyal following of customers with fresh eggs. In 2016 a small herd of cows were added to help utilize the available farm ground. Riley and Chantal both have diploma’s in Forest Technology from the Maritime College of Forest Technology and have off-farm jobs in the forest sector. Riley believes in the importance of organizations to represent the interests of producers of all sizes and to ensure healthy and sustainable rural communities.

Summerfield, Carleton County, NB.

Directors-at-large


Pierre-Olivier Brassard 

Peasant and founding member of the cooperative farm “Terre partagée” (Share Land) in Rogersville, he is the North-American Region Young People’s Coordinator for Via Campesina, and also member of the North-American Region’ Political Committee. His modus operandi, working on an agricultural model that promotes peasant agroecology, food sovereignty, agriculture’s social responsibility, and especially protecting food as a common good and not a commodity exchanged for cash.

La Ferme Terre Partagée, Rogersville, Northumberland County, NB


Kirsten Livingstone

Bio coming soon

Strawberry Hill Farm, Pembroke, Carleton County, NB


NB Representation at the National Level

(NB – Region 1, District 2)

Philippe Gervais – District Director

International Programs Committee

Jean-Eudes Chiasson

  • La ferme terre partagée, Rogersville, Northumberland County
  • (506) 506-775-6033