Board & Staff

NERFU operations are conducted primarily by a group of dedicated volunteers. Union members elect individuals to serve on an Executive Committee and a Management Committee. Combined, they’re often referred to as the NERFU Board or E-Board.

The Executive Committee constitutes the organization’s legal Board of Directors and is responsible for the governance of the union in accordance with policies and procedures as outlined in NERFU’s By-Laws, Handbook, and as directed by the Union at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Management Committee is composed of various directors who represent the interests of union members and liaise between them to help facilitate union competition.

Executive Committee / Board of Directors

Brad Dufesne


Jack Flynn


Nora Welsh


Phil Hernandez

Exec. Dir. of Diversity & Inclusion

Kelsey Maguire

Exec. Dir. of Senior Clubs

Dale Russell

Exec. Dir. of Colleges (Interim)

Brian Frampton

Exec. Dir. of Sevens

Management Committee Directors


Training & Development


College Women

Ryan Grant

College Men – Champions


College Men – Challenge


College Men – Development


Senior Women – Division 1

Nikki Plumpton

Senior Women – Division 2/3

Nicholas St. Germain

Senior Men – Division 1/2

Zach Boswell

Senior Men – Division 3

Ely Thayer

Senior Men – Division 4

John Slefinger

College Sevens


Senior Sevens


Jeremy Hammond

Union Administrator