Kate Rogers is a strategic thinker, relationship-builder and networker who contributes her skills and talents to enhance our community and bring about positive change. She is the Deputy Mayor of Fredericton and City Councillor for Ward 11.
Kate has over ten years experience as a senior administrator in the non-profit and post-secondary sectors and extensive background in creating initiatives that develop programming through sectoral and community partnerships, thereby leveraging the assets of many. She has spent her working life in the community and appreciates the importance of connecting with others to address challenges, uncover solutions and respond to community interests.
A long-standing and active member of the Fredericton arts community, both professionally and as a volunteer, Kate has worked for various arts organizations and served on many Boards of Directors. Kate has a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of New Brunswick.
She is a founding co-chair of the Fredericton Arts Alliance and is a member on the advisory board of the NB Social Policy Research Network, an organization she helped build with the late Honourable Andy Scott.
Ruth Carter, originally from Nova Scotia, has called Fredericton home since 1979 and has worked at the Fredericton Community Foundation since 2005. Her favorite part of working at the FCF is getting to know all of the local charities and the donors that support them.
Over the years, Ruth has volunteered with many local non-profit organizations but her two favorite charities are the Fredericton SPCA and the Fredericton Therapeutic Riding Association. Ruth received a Citation Award from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and the New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists and the Disability Awareness Week Award from the Premiers Council on the Status of Disabled Persons for her work with therapeutic riding in New Brunswick.
Lauren Sieben graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, honours in Sociology, in May 2017. Originally from central Alberta, Lauren is no stranger to being in a new community and is excited to call Fredericton her brand new home.
Throughout her time in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, she was actively engaged in many different extracurricular activities, including rowing with the St.FX Rowing Team, sitting as Vice President of the Sociology Society, working with the student run security X-Patrol and coaching girls’ volleyball for the Antigonish Stóirm Volleyball Club.
Lauren’s previous communications roles include working with both St.FX Athletics and Wilsons Nova Scotia as a Social Media Coordinator, and most recently, she was employed in an international internship in London, England, with a boutique Public Relations agency.
As an active community member, volunteer and lover of the Maritimes, Lauren believes strongly in the use of community initiatives to strengthen and promote the interests of a multitude of people. She looks forward to her role as Communications and Event Coordinator with the Fredericton Community Foundation and is excited to become immersed into all aspects of the city.