Board of Directors

Catherine Hamilton


Catherine (she/her) is a PhD Nurse Educator, researcher and administrator with the University of New Brunswick (Saint John), where she is currently the Chair of the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is also an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Nurse-midwifery, US), with advanced clinical knowledge and skills in Women’s Health and research in adolescent mental health. She has lived and practiced internationally and within Indigenous and underserved communities. She is a firm believer in the therapeutic value of art on the well-being of the individual and the community and its defining role in the culture. She has been a Board of Trustees member for 4 years and is a long-time supporter and participant in Sunbury Shores program offerings.

Ambre Francesca Devolpi

Vice President

Ambre (she/her) has a background in culinary education, restaurant kitchen management and entrepreneurship. After time in Fredericton and Montreal, she chose to make St. Andrews home and currently manages The Spice Box on Water street. Ambre carries a passion for community and aims to offer quality wholesome foods to nourish those surrounding her. With strong family ties to the arts, Ambre is deeply invested in ensuring that Sunbury Shores will continue to offer inclusive, multigenerational activities that stimulate creativity. Joining the Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre Board was an easy decision for Ambre as the organization ties together community, nature and art—while offering a regional forum for the creative interests she loves to see thrive in her town.

Sharon E. McGladdery

Board Secretary

Sharon (she/her) is a marine biology scientist who retired in 2015 after 30 years working for Fisheries and Oceans Canada in St Andrews, Moncton and Ottawa. She joined the Sunbury Shores Board shortly after her return to St Andrews in 2009, as Director of the St Andrews Biological Station. She loves the juxtaposition of art and nature, as well as Sunbury Shore’s role as an inclusive centre for all levels of artistic creativity and appreciation. In 2016, she stepped down from her second Board term to take on the Executive Director role at the Centre in an interim capacity for a year. Her other, local, Board experience includes the Fundy Community Foundation, Huntsman Marine Science Centre and Charlotte Dial-A-Ride. She is also involved with the St Andrews Nature Club, the Kiwanis Club of St Andrews, and the Garden-by-the-Sea Club (as a proponent of gardening-by-neglect).

Angelique Commins

Board Member

Sara Brinkhurst

Board Member