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Ruth Boyd - 


Our Executive Director, Ruth Boyd, began working in the field of early intervention in 1981. 

Ruth has a bachelor of Child Study degree with a major in the atypical child. This helped prepare her to work with a wide range of exceptionalities across the developmental continuum.  Over time she paired this with her experience and additional training to enhance the skillset she could offer to families. Advocating for families, sitting on community boards, participating on provincial task forces and collaborating with others are activities she participates in which bring new perspectives to the table.

In her spare time Ruth enjoys reading, walking, kayaking, needle works and getting together with family and friends. 

Paula Gautreau, Reflective Supervisor - 

Paula has been working in the field of family & early childhood education for the past 25 years. Highlights from her academic and professional development journey include completion of an Associate of Education Degree and certification in Reality Therapy. She is currently working toward completion of a certificate in Management Essentials. She has had the privilege of sharing in learning with children and their parents and caregivers across classroom, home and group setting environments. She has had the privilege of collaborating with a wonderful array of community based professionals and leaders over the years and continues to do so via participating in team meetings and serving on committees.  She has been a Reflective Supervisor for our agency since its inception in 2013.  Outside of work she loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, extended family and friends.  She enjoys trying new foods and  can often be found walking the family dog or supporting her daughter’s passion for the sport of all-star cheerleading.

Debbie  Crowley-Leblanc, Reflective Supervisor –


Debbie has been working with the agency since 2013  She holds a Bachelor of Child Study (Elementary Education) and has over 20  years  experience working in the field.   As a Reflective Supervisor some of her  responsibilities include providing ongoing reflective supervision, professional support and feedback to agency staff to assist in their roles and responsibilities. She also oversees the Developmental Child Care Program and Transition to K activities.

Charlotte, EYE-DA / Educator  –


Charlotte is one of 3 educators who oversee, organize and implement the EYE DA and Active Learning Groups that take place in 26 schools in Anglophone East.

Charlotte has a Bachelor of Child Studies from MSVU and has many years of experience in child care, Kindergarten, operating a Preschool, Supply teaching, and Casual Education Assistant.

When not at work, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her family, reading, dancing, and walks in the fresh air and sunshine

Darlene  Pugsley, Educator –

Darlene is an educator who joined Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East in April 2013.  She facilitates the Building Resilience in Young Children parenting groups, provides Modified Interaction Guidance/Attachment programs, and  visits with parents who have concerns regarding the development of their children. Darlene brings experience from years working with Anglophone East School District and autism organizations, and has three sons of her own- along with a dog, a cat, and an ever-expanding garden.  

Isabelle Vienneau, Educator - 

Isabelle is a bilingual family educator. Her role includes providing families with support and/or guidance on child development, parenting, school entry and access to community resources. Isabelle graduated from University of Moncton in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Since then Isabelle has worked in various social work related fields prior to starting her employment with Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East in April 2013. Isabelle enjoys spending time outdoors, scrapbooking and Zumba.

Marina Wright, Accountant  –

Marina has been working with Working in Family and Early Childhood from June 2014.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics -University of Economics and Finance in Saint Petersburg, Russia; Diploma in Accounting Management -Atlantic Business College, Moncton NB, PCP Certification -Canadian Payroll Association and Income Tax – HR Block Canada.

Has wide experience in accounting roles in Russia and Canada. 

Responsible for all financial tasks in different organizations including construction, manufacturing and non-profit.

She loves to spend time with her family and friends, her 2 dogs and 2 cats and enjoys Zumba and traveling!

Cheryl Tunney, Educator -


Cheryl is originally from Ontario where she obtained a college diploma in Human Services Counselling and then obtained her BSW from York University in 2009. Cheryl has a variety of experience ranging from working within the shelter system, correctional facilities as well as in the community and people’s homes as a case manager with a community mental health agency.  Cheryl is also one of our Group Facilitators with the Face 2 Face program. She recently moved to New Brunswick with her husband and two daughters and have been enjoying getting outdoors to explore everything New Brunswick has to offer (especially the beaches!).

Lise  Hudson, Educator –

Lise, a Family and Early Childhood Educator with our agency, co-facilitates Triple P Positive Parenting groups and is also certified in Modified Interactive Guidance with the Infant-Parent Attachment Program.  Lise joined Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East in the spring of 2013, and brings a wide range of experience with families and children.  

Petula Murray- Pollio, Educator –


Petula is one of our Educators. She has been working in this field for over 20 years and joined FECAE in 2015. When not working, she can be found cheering on her children at whichever sports venue they are playing at. (Look for the big clackers, cow bell and whistle as she usually has all 3). Petula loves animals, with several cats and dogs of her own, sports and playing cards but she loves to spend time with her family and friends the most.

Stephanie Crossman, Administrative Assistant  –

In the role of Administrative Assistant, Stephanie coordinates the daily operations of the office by providing support to our team in all aspects, including intake, referral and screening. Stephanie has worked in a variety of professional administrative roles over the last 14 years, and most recently joined our team in October of 2018. 

When she is not working, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, spouse Dave, children Abel & Hannah, and Dalmatian: Douglas. Stephanie loves to cook, read and relax in her spare time.

Amie Sweetland, Educator –


Amie joined our team in 2014 and works in our Salisbury office with rural families in the Salisbury, Petitcodiac and Havelock area.  Amie graduated from St. Thomas University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Criminology and Psychology.  Amie has over 12 years of experience working with families and children in a variety of different settings.

Shelley Garnhum, Educator –

Shelley is one of our educators as well as certified in Modified Interactive Guidance with the Infant-Parent Attachment Program. She also oversees resources. She has worked with this agency since 2013.

Shelley’s lengthy background in Early Childhood Education has for the majority worked with children and their families.  She has two grown children and two grandsons whom she adores!

She loves a challenge, enjoys hiking and loves to de-stress in the garden (both vegetable and flowers).

Susan Stuart, Educator -

Susan is an educator bringing with her 30 years of experience in the field to home visits, EYE-DA's and groups and is a facilitator for our Face 2 Face program. Her educational back ground includes a Bachelor of Child Studies, major in Early Childhood and a minor in psychology. Her degree also includes a B.Ed (elementary education). She has additional university courses in teaching children with developmental delays, learning disabilities and teaching language arts/literacy.

Tabatha Clem, Educator –

Tabatha joined our Team in February 2017 and she works with our rural families in the Salisbury/Petitcodiac areas, as well as facilitates our newest group Handle with Care.. Although new to FECAE, she comes to us with over 15 years experience in this field. 

After Tabatha graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, she moved to Alabama where she worked at an Outdoor Therapeutic Program for at risk youth for several years.Tabatha has also has experience working in group homes, a youth prison and most recently at a Boys and Girls Club.

Tabatha has since moved back home and lives with her 2 young boys and her dog. In her spare time she enjoys cheering on the Green Bay Packers, taking her dogs for a walks, volunteering and spending time with her whole family.

Tracy Ward, Educator  –

Tracy is one of 3 educators who oversee, organize and implement the EYE DA and Active Learning Groups that take place in 26 schools in Anglophone East.

Tracy has a Bachelor of Child Study from MSVU. She joined the team in the fall of 2015.

She has many years’ experience in childcare as an Educator and Program Director and working in schools and kindergartens as an Educational Assistant.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son as well as spending time outside biking, hiking and traveling to new and exciting places

Sheryl Wilson, Educator –

Sheryl is one of our educators as well as a facilitator of the Triple P Positive Parenting Program. After graduating with her Bachelor of Child Studies, Sheryl went directly out into the field. The majority of Sheryl’s work experience comes from two Military Family Resource Centers; 11 years in Shearwater NS and 7 years here in Moncton. She has been an employee of FECAE since 2014.

Peggy Legacy -Cormier, Educator/EYE-DA - 


Peggy is an early educator who has been in  the field for 30 years, and with FECAE since its establishment in 2014.

Recently Peggy has also joined the EYE-DA team, part-time.

Mother of one remarkable young women, lover of dogs, gardening and putting her feet in the sand

Emily Wheaton , Educator 

Emily has just joined our team of educators in 2022. She graduated in early childhood studies in 2016 and has since been working with children in the school system as an educational assistant, in daycares as an educator, and as a coach in dance and gymnastics. She has a passion for learning and is almost done her bachelor of arts degree and hopes to continue her education someday. She has 3 energetic little boys who always keep her on her toes! Enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, especially going for walks, rides on the side by side and spending the weekends at the trailer in the summertime.

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