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GenNext Cabinet


Melissa Gottschall

A native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia Melissa moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick after receiving her undergraduate degree in Finance from St.F.X. University. She went on to do her MBA at the University of New Brunswick. Upon graduating from UNB, Melissa accepted a position with Opportunities New Brunswick where she is a Business Development Executive with the Strategy and Stakeholder Relations team. She is proud to contribute to her new community and does so through coaching girls minor basketball on Fredericton’s northside.


Andie McDonald

Andie’s always up for a challenge. She completed a four-year university degree in three years, conquered an international internship in Vietnam, successfully pitched her skill set to 100 of New Brunswick’s top business professionals, worked on a television show and owns a 100 pound “puppy”.

Currently, a Campaign Manager at the New Brunswick Medical Society, Andie has always thrived on being part of a creative, dynamic environment. She gained her degree from UNB’s Renaissance College, worked for two full service marketing agencies in the province and volunteers with a number of organizations in Fredericton.

Andie understands the importance of playing an active role in her local and global community and is excited to join the United Way as a member of the GenNext committee to educate and inspire the next generation of changer-makers


Natasha Goguen

Natasha grew up in Dieppe, NB and graduated from the Université de Moncton with a bachelors in Recreation. She initially moved to Fredericton for a position at Special Olympics but stayed to complete a Master's of Art in Sport and Recreation and start a career with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), where she has been for 8 years.

As an animal lover (she has 2 dogs and 1 cat), a fitness enthusiast (all the gains!) and a volunteer extraordinaire, Natasha is always looking for her next opportunity to be involved in her adopted city's growth. As the gold standard for positive community impact, she feels lucky to be a part of the United Way of Central, NB GenNext committee.


Samantha Seymour

My passion has always been for others. Whether it's forming strong relationships with my family, friends and fellow church members. Or reaching out to those in need of extra love and support. In the end I am all about forming relationships that matter. That's who I am.