Board of Directors

Student collaborating in a class room.

Richmond County Literacy Network

Board of Directors

Paula Kavanagh

Board Chair

With over 20 years of experience as a psychologist and educator, Paula has always known that literacy is more than just books – it is the foundation of a healthy and successful life. As the board chair, she wants to foster those positive life outcomes by helping to keep these opportunities local and accessible.

Anne Leavitt

Vice Chair

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

Margaret Gracie


Margaret has been an educator for the past 26 years. She believes in the power of knowledge and giving everyone the opportunity to learn and grow. Being a member of the RCLN allows her to give back to her community and assist others in achieving success.

Katie LeBlanc

Board Member

Katie is recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces after dedicating 17 years to Health Services. These days, she is often found volunteering within the community or teaching yoga. She is an advocate for physical and mental wellness, and she believes literacy plays an important role in both of these.

Becky Bournoit

Board Member

Becky, a local musician and dedicated volunteer, has resided on Isle Madame for the majority of her life. Currently, she holds the position of manager at the local TV station, Telile, which serves as a significant asset to the community.


Tara Poan

Board Member

Tara’s dedication to community development is the driving force behind her advocacy for literacy. Her passion for both people and community drives her to work towards a future where education is a catalyst for positive change, creating a more inclusive and empowered society.