The Maritime College of Forest Technology, formerly the Maritime Forest Ranger School, was established in 1946 as a cooperative effort between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and the wood-using industries of both provinces.  Oversight and direction for the institution is provided by a 12-member Board of Governors.  Day-to-day operations of the College, and its campuses, are directed by the institutions’s Chief Executive Officer.


BOARD of GOVERNORS (Last updated: May 17, 2023)

  • Heather Boyd, MCFT Board Chair, Executive Director, Forestry Sector Council
  • Peter Robichaud, MCFT Board Secretary, Executive Director, Canadian Woodlands Forum
  • Jason Limongelli, Vice President, Woodlands, J.D. Irving, Limited
  • Glenn O’Connor,  Northern Pulp & Paper
  • Tom MacFarlane, Deputy Minister, Energy & Resource Development
  • Karen Gatien, Deputy Minister, N.S. Dept. of Natural Resources and Renewables
  • Kate MacQuarrie, P.E.I. Director of Forests, Fish & Wildlife
  • Peter Fullarton, Director General, Canadian Forest Service
  • Paul Mazerolle, President, University Of New Brunswick
  • Van Lantz, Dean, Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management, University Of New Brunswick
  • Tim Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, Maritime College Of Forest Technology

The MCFT Board of Governors also includes representatives from the NB & NS Forest Technicians Associations as non-voting members.

  • Representing the New Brunswick Association: Allie DeGrace, Team Lead, Health & Safety Officers, WorkSafe NB
  • Representing the Nova Scotia Association: Kirsten Campbell, Forestry Research Manager, Research Nova Scotia