Paula Kavanagh, Chair

“With over 20 years of experience as a psychologist and educator, I have always known that literacy is more than just books- it is the foundation of a healthy and successful life.  As board chair, I want to foster those positive life outcomes by helping to keep these opportunities local and accessible.”

Anne Leavitt, Vice Chair

“A retired university professor and senior academic administrator who is committed to the promotion of life-long learning and community literacy.“

Margaret Gracie, Secretary

“I have been an educator for the past 26 years.  I believe in the power of knowledge and giving everyone the opportunity to learn and grow.  By being a member of the RCLN, I am able to give back to my community and help others succeed.”

Ciarán Llachlan Leavitt, Treasurer

A life long learner, Mathematician, and Novelist, is now supporting students across the Strait Regional schools. Ciaran Llachlan has been involved with Richmond County Literacy either as Staff or Board member for several years.

Tara Paon

“On the Literacy Network’s Board, my dedication to community development is the driving force behind my advocacy for literacy. My passion for both people and community drives me to work towards a future where education is a catalyst for positive change, creating a more inclusive and empowered society.”

Katie LeBlanc

“I am recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces after dedicating 17 years to Health Services. These days you’ll often find me volunteering within our community or teaching yoga. I am an advocate for physical and mental wellness, and believe literacy plays an important roll in both of these.”