Carole Fournier, Executive Director
Carole Fournier is the Executive Director of Dialogue New Brunswick since August of 2000. She holds a Diploma in Business Technology from the New Brunswick Community College in Bathurst. As past Executive Director of Fédération des dames d’Acadie, Carole has worked on various issues such as family violence, dating violence, pay equity, access to advanced education for women, and linguistic duality. Ms. Fournier has close to 20 years of experience in community-based organizations.
Carole has served on various Boards including the Atlantic ECONOMUSÉE Network and the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation. Carole, her husband Eric and son Yiany currently live in New Maryland.
Jolyne Roy, Communications and Outreach Officer
Jolyne Roy is born in Dieppe, NB and grew up in Grande-Digue. She joins the Dialogue NB team after years of experience as a research assistant on local, provincial, and national projects. Jolyne holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology with a focus on discourse and content analysis of mainstream media. She also completed a Master’s of Arts in Sociology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a specialization in leadership and social movements theory. Moreover, Jolyne has completed several undergraduate and graduate level courses in communications and journalism. Her research interests include discourse and content analysis, cultural relations, linguistic communities, ethnic relations, communications and journalism, demography, migration, and the effects of aging populations.
With a background in both quantitative and qualitative research and a passion for cultural and community studies, Jolyne loves working on complex social issues through effective and meaningful communication.
Jolyne is currently completing her doctoral studies in Sociology with a specific focus on demography, migration and ethnic studies in a Canadian context.
Jolyne has given presentations at national and international conferences and published various reports on the topics of mass media and public opinion, cultural studies, and diverse socio-economic issues. As recreation, Jolyne enjoys coaching youth sports, playing hockey, running, and competing in sprint triathlons.