2022 Board of Directors:
Marley MacDonald, Chair
Marley is currently leading the NSLC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team as Manager, Social Responsibility & Community Relations. In her role, she leads CSR efforts to help deliver on the NSLC’s legislated mandate including community investment, responsible consumption education and awareness, and the corporation’s environmental sustainability strategy. She has over a decade of experience with strategic communications, community relations, stakeholder engagement, research, policy analysis, and project management.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Marley moved to Nova Scotia in 2009 to pursue a Master of Arts in Criminology from Saint Mary’s University. She has two young children and has been a proud community member of the Prospect and area communities since 2014.
Derek Minney, Vice Chair
Derek is a physician who grew up in Pictou County and moved to Halifax to study at Dalhousie University. He works as a pathologist and laboratory medical director for the Nova Scotia Health Authority. He lives in Hatchet Lake with his wife and children. Derek joined the board of the ROC in January of 2022 with a desire to support the work of the ROC in the community, and to help respond to and meet the needs of the community for the future. He hopes to utilize the management skills and experience he has gained in his training and career, to ensure that the ROC provides high-quality community services.
Brad Knight, Treasurer
Brad has spent most of his life in the Prospect area and stays connected through family and friends. He graduated from St. Mary’s University in January 2016, having majored in accounting. In February 2022, he received his CPA designation. He first joined the ROC board in December 2015 as a member and later became treasurer.
Allison Lawlor, Secretary
Allison lives in Prospect with her husband and two daughters. For close to 20 years, she has been involved in local community organizations. She is chair of the Prospect Peninsula Residents’ Association, on the School Advisory Council at Brookside Junior High, CBC Radio community contact for the Prospect Road area, and a founding member of Route 333 Refugee Sponsorship Association.
She spends as much time as possible outdoors; one of her favorite places is the High Head trail in Prospect. When she’s not volunteering or outside hiking, she’s working as a freelance writer and journalism writing coach.
Zachary De Guerre
Zac has lived in the Brookside community for around 10 years. He loves the community and wants to be part of making it an even better place to live. For the past 15 years, he has primarily worked in finance and accounting and brings strong financial skills to the ROC board.
Kelly grew up in the community, moved away after she graduated, and returned in 2014. Kelly runs her own accounting business where she provides bookkeeping and controller support to small business’ and Not-For-Profit organizations. Kelly’s passions are her work and her family.
Lynn has lived in Whites Lake, on Prospect Bay for the past 35 years with her husband John and their three children. During her career in education, she has worked at five schools in the HRCE, including Brookside Junior High as a teacher, coach and administrator. She has also volunteered on many committees over the years including being the past secretary at Martock Ski Race Club, volunteering at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and serving as a long-term board member on Alpine Ski Nova Scotia.
Lynn is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and spends leisure time in a variety of outdoor activities and sports.