Staff & Commissioners


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, Boyd MacDonald who has retired as a driver, however, he is still an avid owner in the industry.

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





Dawn was appointed to the Commission on April 1st, 2023

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 Canadian Harness Racing. Jacinta vows to do her best to strengthen all relationships in the harness racing sector during her tenure. Jacinta joined the Commission on April 12, 2022.


Keith Gowan
NL Commissioner


Stefan DeCourcey
NB Commissioner


Dr. James Boswall
PEI Commissioner

James was appointed to the Commission on June 28, 2023.

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.