Meet Our Team

Each Director brings to the table unique and diverse experiences, insights and ideas and shares our vision of making Saint John the premier community to work, live and play! The board of directors sets the strategic direction to guide and direct the activities of the FUSION organization. The board of directors provides the leadership to ensure that the organization delivers results which reflect the vision, mission, and values of FUSION.

Ross Horgan

Ross Horgan

Chair

Ross Bio
 Aloha!  I’m Ross Horgan chair of Fusion Saint John.  I joined the board in July of 2014 and love living in the port city.  When I’m not wearing my Fusion hat, I’m also the Canadian Communications Chair for the North American Young Generation in Nuclear and the Maintenance Support Supervisor at NB Power.  I’ve lived in Saint John all my life, but for the last ten years have been a proud resident of Saint John’s South End.  I graduated Electrical Engineering Technology from NBCC Saint John in 2007 and have a compulsion to continuously learn and travel.  I joined Fusion to meet other young professionals in the city that were ambitious and career-oriented.  Over the last few years, I’ve met some great friends and contacts to continue improving Saint John.

Jane Bardsley

Jane Bardsley

Vice Chair
Jane Bio
Caroline McAvity

Caroline McAvity

Secretary
Caroline Bio
John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick

Past Chair
John Bio
 My name is John Fitzpatrick and I’ve been involved with Fusion over the past 4 years. While wearing many hats I have enjoyed seeing Fusion Saint John grow and have enjoyed the relationships that I have made through such an amazing organization. Having a place to mingle with like-minded people helps foster a thriving city and I am happy to be a part of this great organization. I live with my wife Becca and dog Piper in Rothesay but still thoroughly enjoy working and participating in everything Uptown SJ has to offer. At work, I am an Investment Advisor, together with my dad we have formed Fitzpatrick Wealth Management under the TD banner.
Jen Brown

Jen Brown

Director of Events
Jen Bio
My name is Jen Brown and I am the Community Schools Coordinator at Hazen White St. Francis school. I currently live on the most beautiful street in Saint John, Germain street with quick access to my favorite place – Uptown Saint John.

I graduated from UNB Saint John in 2015 with a Science degree. This is my second year as a director with Fusion and I’m excited to continue to with the momentum we’ve created. I joined Fusion because I wanted to continue being involved with my community and our the targeted age demographic. I love Saint John! Message us to get involved!!  

Anthony Enman

Anthony Enman

Director of Sponsorship
Anthony Bio
Mathieu Savidant

Mathieu Savidant

Director of Online Content
Mathieu Bio
Hey! I’m Mathieu Savidant, I work part-time at Bonshaw Media as a Digital Content Creator.

Born and raised in Hampton, NB but spend a lot of time Uptown Saint John hanging with friends, working and studying.

I wanted to join Fusion to help make a difference and promote the Saint John area as a great place to live, work and play.

I’m a 4th year Co-op student at UNB Saint John majoring in Marketing. I have a passion for digital marketing, website design, and graphic design!

Jess Buck

Jess Buck

Director of Social Media

Jess Bio
My name is Jess Buck and I am a Student Response Assistant with UNB Saint John. I currently live in Quispamsis, N.B, however, I grew up and lived in the City of Saint John for the majority of my life.

My biggest motivation to join Fusion was to be a part of a group of young professionals who make our city so special and unique, and to also utilize my experience in event planning to help grow our community.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of New Brunswick, Saint John, with a major in French and a minor in Linguistics.  Language and communication have always been my forté, and something I thoroughly enjoy.

I look forward to using my skills within this wonderful organization!

 

Arfan Hajizadeh

Arfan Hajizadeh

Board Member
Arfan Bio
Hey! I’m Arfan and I live in Rothesay N.B and I am currently in my 4th year of the Bachelor of Science program at UNB Saint John majoring in Biopsychology with a minor in Chemistry. I love to play tennis, watch basketball (Go Heat), and regardless of my brutal handicap, play golf.   Last year I was awarded the “Intrepreneur” award at the Faces of Fusion event, and since then I’ve been hooked! Getting involved with an organization seeking the betterment of Saint John is rewarding, and an honour to be part of. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Saint John and its future! 
Alexander Bates

Alexander Bates

Treasurer
Alexander Bio
 I’m Alex, and I work in the Audit and Assurance practice at Grant Thornton LLP in uptown Saint John. A resident of the uptown core, you can find me training for my next marathon or in Decimal 81 trying to set a new Tapper record requesting Off The Wall from the DJ. A newcomer to the city in 2015, I joined Fusion in order to be more involved with the young professional community. I have a B. Comm. from Mount Allison University and am a 2017 CPA CFE Candidate. 
Danielle Bourque

Danielle Bourque

Board Member

Danielle Bio
I am an HR Generalist at Source Atlantic Limited and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (UNB).  I live in Rothesay, NB and spend most of my free time with my friends and family.  As a Director with Fusion, I get to play an active role in the engagement of our young professionals and in the betterment of our community.  I am excited for the opportunity to be part of such a great organization alongside an even better team. 

Hilari MacLeod

Hilari MacLeod

Board Member
Hilari Bio
I’m Hilari MacLeod! I am a second-year medical student at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick living in Uptown Saint John. I studied Early Modern philosophy and German at the University of King’s College for two years before moving back to Saint John to do my BSC. (Hon.) in biology-psychology. I joined fusion because I love Saint John and want to do my part to help make it the best it can be.