Board of Directors

Michael Molloy

President

Michael Molloy is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., and received his M.Mus in Organ Performance of Music, from Westminster Choir College, and an M.Phil. in Liturgical Studies from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

Michael’s choirs have toured through Canada and the United States as well as Austria, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, France, and the Czech Republic, and have participated in choral festivals in Ottawa, Niagara, Vienna, Salzburg and Italy. Michael has given recitals across Canada and the United States and in Germany.

Michael was a music specialist in the Saint John School district for 35 years, and was organist and choir director at Centenary-Queen Square United Church, Saint John and our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rothesay. From 2000-2012 Michael was also the Fine Arts Consultant for School District 8 in Saint John.

In May 2011, he received the NBTA Centennial Award, the highest award bestowed by the New Brunswick Teachers Association, which is awarded annually to an individual in recognition of having made a significant contribution to education in New Brunswick. He has also received a New Brunswick Day Merit Award, and most recently was one of 30 teachers from across Canada nominated by the Canadian Teachers Federation to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Michael retired from teaching in June 2013, and has now become active again as an organ recitalist.

Eleanor Austin

Member

Eleanor is a graduate of the University of King’s College with an Honours Degree in Journalism. She has held a number of senior positions in media and marketing with organizations such as CBC, Bell Aliant and Atlantic Lottery. She is the owner of a content marketing agency serving professionals and corporations in establishing their reputation and brand presence online, using competitive market research analysis, strategic business writing and executive training.

 Eleanor has been actively involved in music most of her life, studying flute and voice privately, and as a past member of both the choir and orchestra with Symphony New Brunswick. She is an executive member of the New Brunswick Chapter of Canadian Women in Communications and Technology (WCT).

Patrick Dunn

Secretary

Patrick Dunn is an associate in the Saint John office of Cox and Palmer. He was called to the Bar in June 2012. Patrick has a general legal practice, with a focus on assisting clients in the areas of litigation and administrative law.

Patrick majored in political science with a minor in history while studying at Carleton University.  While earning his law degree from Dalhousie University, he received the Alistair Fraser Scholarship and prizes in Legislation, Conflict of Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Judicial Remedies. He gave his time and knowledge for Pro Bono Students Canada through the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Equity Office and as a member of the Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies Reading Group.  Patrick has appeared before the Provincial Court, Court of Queen's Bench, and Court of Appeal of New Brunswick, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and before administrative tribunals in New Brunswick.

Patrick enjoys reading, classical music, and choral singing.

Davin Sooley

Treasurer

 Davin works as an Indirect Tax Analyst with Irving Oil Limited, Saint John. Davin holds a diploma in Accounting from the New Brunswick Community College and is currently pursuing his business degree at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John.

Davin had been very involved in the music scene for quite some time. He plays and instructs both the saxaphone and clarinet. He has been heavily involved in the St. Mary's Band serving currently as President and past Treasurer. 

 

Matthew Letson

Member

Matthew Letson is a litigation lawyer, practicing at Lawson Creamer, in Saint John. Matthew graduated from Mount Allison University and obtained his law degree from the University of New Brunswick, where he received the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick Silver Medal. Matthew has instructed for both the CBA and APTLA, and has taught Bar Admissions sessions for the New Brunswick Law Society. Matt is currently a member of the Saint John Law Society Council.

Matthew has been actively involved in the arts community in Saint John for many years. He has sung in choirs, including Keynotes, the Mount Allison Jazz Choir, Saint John Men’s Chorus and the Symphony Chorus. Matt was also a member of the Chorus for Opera New Brunswick’s productions of Tosca and La Traviata.

Matthew has performed extensively on stage with KV Players and the Saint John Theatre Company. His performances have included roles in Jesus Christ Superstar, The Crucible, To Kill A Mockingbird, Chicago, Marco Polo: The Musical, Copenhagen and Sweeney Todd.

Matthew has experience with community and arts organizations, being a former President and Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John, former Treasurer and Board Member of Opera New Brunswick and a current Board Member of the Saint John Theatre Company.