Michel Guitard has been the Executive Director at the Restigouche CBDC since 1997. Along with his duties at the CBDC, Michel continues to serve on numerous boards and committees to promote economic development and growth in both the local and provincial business communities. Michel has gained a reputation for being an avant-garde manager. He is dynamic and always open to new trends and ideas. Michel encourages and motivates CBDC employees to become involved in the development of the region.
Georges Bourdages has been part of the Restigouche CBDC team since 2011. In all, Georges has more than 40 years of experience and expertise acquired through a wide variety of professional mandates and community initiatives. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Université du Sacré-Cœur in Bathurst and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation from the University of Ottawa.
Georges is passionate and always ready to take on new challenges. His perfectionism and excellent organizational skills ensure that any project he works on is delivered in a professional, precise and complete manner. Georges’ research capabilities make him the ideal person for the development of new projects. With a great ability to work in a team, Georges is often tasked with bringing together key people to implement these projects with the objective of achieving both concrete and measurable goals. Georges is a very important resource within the Restigouche CBDC, its community and the regional economy.
Senior Information Technology Specialist
Simon-Pierre Tremblay has been part of the Restigouche CBDC team since July 2017. He holds a college diploma in Computer Science from Cégep Limoilou and has over 15 years of experience as a computer consultant and programmer. He has advanced expertise in the field of IT solutions development and has also acted as a team leader on many occasions during various IT development projects.
Simon-Pierre is an asset to his team as he possesses a great sense of initiative, professionalism and exceptional organizational skills. In addition, he is innovative and brings a sense of depth to his team through his extended experiences.
Alexandra Jones has worked at the Restigouche CBDC for the past 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Education from York University and a Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies) from the University of Toronto. While at the CBDC, she has helped design, launch and coordinate numerous projects, through federally and provincially funded programs.
Alexandra has worked in different management roles for over 25 years, in the private and non-profit sectors. She has extensive experience in designing programs, working with government partners, building relationships among program stakeholders, planning communication strategies, writing reports, and overseeing budgets.
Alexandra brings numerous assets to the Restigouche CBDC, including her professionalism and her inclusive leadership style.
Emily Good joined the Restigouche CBDC team in July 2017. Emily has a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick, a Certificate in Visuals Arts and a Diploma in Graphic Design from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She designs various types of print material, branding and social media on numerous projects at the CBDC. It is with her open-mind, creativity and attention to detail that she is able to deliver attractive designs and always meet her deadlines. When she is assigned a task, she uses all the information provided to execute her team members thoughts into visual elements.
Technical Support Agent
Paul Cormier joined the Restigouche CBDC team in August 2017. Paul studied broadcasting as well as media and communications at Algonquin College in Nepean, Ontario. With more than 25 years of experience in broadcasting, he has worked for various television stations including Global, CBC/SRC and CTV. His versatility and ability to adapt easily to various situations has allowed him to fit in quickly with the CBDC team.
Along with providing video and audio expertise, his analytical skills and attention to detail have helped him organize press conferences, write press releases and create media advisories. With his background in journalism, Paul has the ability to master layout and editing softwares. He enjoys sharing his expertise with his project team as well as the rest of the CBDC family.
Mélanie Nazair has been a translator at the Restigouche CBDC since August 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in translation from the Université de Moncton. Mélanie translates documents for national projects, administrative documents, press releases and more.
Mélanie is able to do extensive research on a given topic and is excellent at editing and proofreading. In addition to having excellent language skills in both French and English, Mélanie has intermediate skills in Spanish and took an introductory class in Quebec sign language.
With her language skills, her autonomy and her time management skills, Mélanie quickly became an important part of the team during her co-op internship and the CBDC is very glad that she decided to stay.