Staff & Commissioners

Staff

Michael Wilson
Director of Racing

 

Cindy Doucette
Administrative Assistant/Financial Officer

Cindy joined the Commission as an Administrative Assistant/Financial Officer on May 11, 2020. Prior to joining the Commission, Cindy was employed with Scotiabank in Crapaud and Kensington locations.

Cindy is no stranger to the Harness Racing Industry. She travelled to most Maritime racetracks with her father, who has retired as a driver, however, he is still an avid owner in the industry.

Cindy lives in Kensington with her husband who is also an avid breeder, trainer and owner in the industry.

Commissioners

Frank Balcom
Chairman

Mr. Balcom resides in Amherst, NS where he retired as principal of Amherst Regional High School. He has been involved with harness racing since 1970 and is still currently involved in the industry as an owner. He previously served on the Commission from 2001 to 2003 as Commissioner for the Province of Nova Scotia and was subsequently appointed Chairman from 2003 to 2011. He was reappointed to the APHRC in August of 2014 and appointed Chairman in July of 2016.

He remains active in the education, training and development of race track officials throughout the Atlantic Provinces. He also serves on the Finance Committee. Mr. Balcom continues to have a positive outlook for harness racing and looks forward to assisting the industry in any way that he can.

Jacinta Campbell
PEI Commissioner

Jacinta Campbell grew up on a family farm in P.E.I. where she learned the value of education and hard work. A graduate of UPEI with a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Jacinta was employed in various positions in the provincial and federal governments in a career spanning 35 years. Her work involved dealing with rural and urban communities, training institutions and partners, including the agriculture and harness racing industries. Jacinta is a proud Standardbred Canada Member as an owner. Integrity, accountability and honesty is what Jacinta brings to the table as she strives to make the best decisions for the future of Atlantic Candian Harness Racing. Jacinta vows to do her best to strengthen all relationships in the harness racing sector during her tenure.

 

Keith Gowan
NL Commissioner

Bio coming soon.

Stefan DeCourcey
NB Commissioner

Bio and photo coming soon.

William Roloson
PEI Commissioner

Mr. Roloson was appointed to the Commission on July 31, 2019.

Lowell Crowe
NS Commissioner

Lowell was appointed to the Commission on April 7, 2020. Lowell Crowe was born and raised in Sydney NS. He was one of six children and became involved in harness racing in his teenage years. He remained in Sydney working for Canada Bread Company as a Franchisee before retiring in 2012.

He has remained involved in harness racing throughout the years as an owner and as an avid fan of the sport. Lowell has also been deeply involved in local sports and the Royal Canadian Legion as the longest-serving President of Branch #138 in Sydney and more recently as Deputy Zone Commander for the Nova Scotia Nunavut Command.

Dr Mitchell Downey D.V.M.
NB Commissioner

Dr Downey is a third generation horse person originally from New Brunswick. Dr Downey is an active breeder, owner, trainer, driver and a long time Veterinarian. Dr Downey has served as past president of Horse Racing New Brunswick, past chair of the Breeders Committee of Standardbred Canada and past chair of Standardbred Canada. Dr Downey is keenly aware of the issues affecting all aspects of harness racing in the Atlantic region as well as North America. Dr Downey is a strong advocate for what is right in our industry and wants to see a common sense approach taken to all aspects of harness Racing.