The New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations has a five member executive board that works to ensure that each of the program pillars are running smoothly.
SHERYL BARTLETT, PhD Chairperson
Sheryl Bartlett earned a doctorate in Statistics at the University of Toronto and spent her career working on health and environment issues, retiring from Health Canada in 2012. She has always had a special feeling about lakes in New Brunswick, taking holidays at Harvey Lake every summer since she was a baby. Fulfilling a lifelong dream of living permanently beside the lake in 2012, she wanted to contribute expertise gained throughout her career to further stewardship initiatives that would help protect Harvey Lake's ecosystem. To that end, she has served as the Chair of the Harvey Lake Association, Inc, since 2013 and of the New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations since 2016.
HAL MERSEREAU, Vice chairperson & IPP Coordinator
Hal is currently the Vice Chair of the New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations and coordinator of the invasive Plant Patrol Program for the NBALA. He is also a member of the Lake George Habitat Preservation Inc., and past president and one of the founding directors of that same lake association. Also he is the coordinator of the LGHPI Invasive Plant Patrol Program.
Hal is a retired teacher having taught in the schools of Charlotte County and currently lives in St. George. He grew up in the railway town of McAdam and has spent all summers of his life at the family property on the shores of Lake George. Five generations of the Burke / Mersereau / Cook family have or are enjoying all that life on a New Brunswick lake has to offer.
His advocacy for lakes and lake associations started at the same time as his involvement in the Lake George Association. He truly believes that we must “preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the environmental, aesthetic, and recreational value of our lakes for present and future generations.”
He has discovered that all folks who live on any lake, either seasonally or permanently, have one thing in common: they have a passion for their lake!
BONNY HOYT-HALLETT - VLMP COORDINATOr
Bonny Hoyt Hallett has been chair of Yoho lake monitoring committee for 7 Years and an active member of NBALA since it’s inception . Her background as deputy minister of environment ind local government has made her keenly aware of the need to preserve our lakes health. Also as a summer resident of Yoho lake and mother of 3 sons who grew up around its shores , she is committed to ensuring the lake is there to enjoy for generations to come.
ARNIE WILKINS - TREASURER
Arnie began his deep connection to Davidson Lake in 1955 when his parents constructed the original family camp, and continues to share that connection with his wife Dianne (who he met at the lake) and their children and grandchildren
Since retiring from a 35 year career with the New Brunswick Civil Service, Arnie divides his time year-round between his home town of Fredericton and Davidson lake. He is the Treasurer of the NBALA and a member of the Board of Directors of the Davidson Lake Association and chair of their water monitoring program.
When not advocating for healthy lakes, Arnie enjoys bird carving, woodworking, canoeing, kayaking and time with family and friends.
THERESA GLANVILLE, PHD - SECRETARY
Originally from Woodstock, NB, Theresa grew up on the shores of Skiff Lake. Since retiring from a career in Health Sciences Education in 2016, she has been living full time at Skiff Lake. Theresa is Secretary of the Skiff Lake Cottage Owners’ Association and she is a Member of the Healthy Lake Committee. Theresa enjoys boating, rug hooking, carpentry, and spending time on the porch.