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Board of Directors

President/At-large Director
Denise Goodyear
Phone: 709.770.4299
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Denise Goodyear is president of Intuitive Media, a company which takes a more imaginative and accountable approach to digital marketing and media buying. She’s happiest when meeting new people, building relationships, and helping small businesses grow through marketing management, digital strategy, advertising, and training.

An award-winning marketer, Denise began her career in media sales, but developed a deeper passion for marketing and communications strategy, spending nearly a decade as a partner in a successful agency before branching out completely on her own. To build on her marketing education, Denise successfully completed the Digital & Social Media Program at Memorial University in 2019 and has nearly 20 years sales and marketing experience with various organizations and businesses throughout the province.

She’s an active speaker on entrepreneurship and marketing, bridging the gap between education and industry, and working to provide the tools and knowledge owners and managers can put to work in their businesses.

When she’s not working, Denise is an active volunteer and mentor, lending her time and skills to organizations such as Futurpreneur Canada, CHBA-NL, NLCA, and others, in addition of course to NLOWE.

Vice-President/At-large Director
Caroline Watton
Phone: 709.724.8251

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Caroline Watton is a leading business lawyer with McInnes Cooper in St. John’s. She provides strategic legal advice to start-ups, SMEs, and large corporations, assisting business owners, partnerships, and corporations on a wide range of corporate matters, including incorporation, corporate structuring, reorganization, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, asset and share purchases, commercial leasing, and corporate governance and shareholder matters.

Labrador Director/Executive Member
Shelley Hodge
Phone: 709.280.1993
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For over 10 years Shelley Hodge Interiors Inc. have been offering professional design services including Wedding Planning, Event Design and Interior Design to clients from Labrador, Newfoundland and Atlantic Canada.

Shelley completed her diploma of Interior Design from Sheridan College and started her company in 2004, offering Interior Design Services as a home based business. The business quickly grew into a brick and mortar home decor and giftware store in 2009. Shortly after the company began to offer wedding and event design under the umbrella of Inspired Events, which has become the main focus of Shelley Hodge Interiors Inc today! Some of Shelley's achievements include: Certified wedding planning with Wedding Planners Institute of Canada, accredited event designer with IWed Global, 2017 finalist for Wedding Floral Designer of the Year and WPIC Wedding Awards. 

Central Director
Peggy Bartlett

Phone: 709.786.2400 

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Peggy Bartlett is president of Bartlett Enterprises Inc., a private consulting and business investment Company in Grand Falls–Windsor. Peggy was the franchisee of McDonalds Family Restaurants in Grand Falls- Windsor, Gander and Lewisporte from 1991 to 2012. 

Peggy has served on and continues to serve on numerous Business and not for profit Boards.  She is a long time Community volunteer and advocate.  Peggy currently serves on the Boards of The Status of Women Central, Gander International Airport Authority, Grand Falls House Foundation, The Innovation and Business Investment Corporation (Gov’t NL);  and The Independent Appointments Commission (Gov’t NL). 


Peggy is passionate in working to advance issues of female equality, women in business and sustainable business growth.  She believes that mentorship, community engagement and sound business practices lay a strong foundation for growth and success.

Peggy is a graduate of the General Hospital School of Nursing and Memorial University Community Health Nursing program as well as the Small Business Management Program at the college of Trades and Technology.

Eastern Director
Luanne Dominix
Phone: 709.786.2400
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Luanne Dominix is the assistant director of Canadian Training   Institute, located in Bay Roberts. Canadian Training Institute is a certified training college that provides residents of Newfoundland and Labrador necessary training to enter the commercial driver and heavy equipment fields since 1993. They also offer safety seminars to the public including Power Line Hazards, Traffic Control Person, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Trenching, Air Brakes, and WHMIS.

Luanne graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (Architecture) in 2013 and received her Master of Business Administration from Memorial University in 2017. She has been volunteering with Junior Achievement since 2016 and has won several awards throughout her academic career, including Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies in 2017 and the Dr. Robert W. Scholarship for Social Responsibility in 2017.

Western Director
Sharon Evans
Phone: 709.686.2832
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Sharon Evans, Owner and Operator of Seva Meditation  is an energetic, dynamic all-inclusive type of person who passionately believes in equality for all human beings.  Blessed to have been born a woman, and surrounded by other woman supporting and encouraging them to embrace their greatness!

A  team player who continues to draw women closer to each other by educating, inspiring, supporting and motivating women towards their personal best. Attributes developed through education, training and genetics enable a style of  work life, personal life and social life that spreads encouragement, understanding and the necessary splash of humor to all! A diverse portfolio enriched in education and experience and equipped with many work and volunteer involvements that greatly benefit NLOWE and the community at large.

A Graduate from College the North Atlantic, Business Administration. Graduate, Community Health, Safe and Practice  and Environment, UNB, UFR. Trained in Transcendental Meditation, The Global Country of World Peace, Maharishi Institute. Primoridal Sound Meditation Instructor Certification with The Chopra Center University, CCU Carlsbad, California. Selected for 2018 Canada's Wise 50 over 50. 

Avalon Director

Charlene Brophy

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Charlene Brophy is President and CEO of FONEMED, an international tele-medicine company, offering a patient-centered platform that incorporates technology and disease-specific algorithms as well as tele-medicine support and remote bio-metric monitoring to over 2300 client groups and 25 million individuals globally. Charlene has brought her hands-on knowledge of our health care system into developing countries and communities which otherwise would not have access to medical care. Today, FONEMED has more than 250 employees in NL alone with many more in the US and several international health contact centers. 

Charlene was awarded NLOWE’s Entrepreneurial  Excellence Award in November 2020.  She has also been the recipient of four Business Excellence Awards from The St. John's Board of Trade. She was awarded the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Innovator of the Year by Atlantic Business Magazine in 2017 and recognized in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 as one of the Top 50 CEO’s in Atlantic Canada. 

At-large Director

Jacqui Winter
Phone: 709.280.1993

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My passion has always been to help other people and to represent my company and myself professionally. I want others to trust and rely on us when they need help. Those are qualities that are important to me personally and to my company. My philosophy and a common thread throughout my whole career has been to help others. Being in business is not just about making money; to me it’s about helping candidates find meaningful employment and helping Clients hire qualified employees. I love to make that call that tells a candidate that they have been the one selected for the job.

As Owner and Principal Consultant with HR Project Partners, I am a dedicated senior professional with over 20 years’ experience in various fields, including: Human Resources Management, Project Coordination, Communications, Public Relations, Training, Labour Relations, Industrial/Provincial Benefits Agreements, Employee Assistance Programs, Community Development, Stakeholder Engagement, Non-Profit Organizations and Socio-Economic impacts. My experience includes working within heavy industrial environments, construction, oil and gas, mining and non-profit organizations. I have worked on both EPCM projects and within a corporate environment and I know the resources needed to work in both.

My unique experiences working with a wide range of individuals and organizations, from small to large, both private and public sectors has served me well in supporting the requirements of corporate and project initiatives, especially in challenging times. I have a reputation for resolving issues, getting results and supporting relationship building through knowledge, experience, common sense, honesty, trust and integrity.

My formal education includes obtaining a Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. I have also completed my Masters Certificate in Project Management and have my certification as a Project Management Professional. I am currently a member in the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources in Newfoundland and Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers and member of the Project Management Institute.

I have been in business for four years and through hard work, determination and dedication my business has grown to be very successful with my revenues tripling from 2016 to 2017 with similar results for 2018-year end. I firmly believe that women can do anything that they set their minds to and that success is attainable for all of us.

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