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Brenda J. Picard, Q.C., Executive Director

Brenda Picard Q.C. has been the Executive Director at the Commission since August 2013.

After graduating from Kensington Intermediate Senior High School(1979), Ms. Picard attended Dalhousie University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts (1982) and Bachelor of Laws (1985) degrees.  She was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barrister's Society (1986) and practiced in Stellarton. 

Returning to PEI in 1990, Ms. Picard was the first co-ordinator of Transition and Support Services in Summerside.  She was admitted to the Law Society of PEI in 1992.  She was a partner at The Law Offices of Craig and Picard prior to her lengthy career at PEI Legal Aid, which preceded her current position.  Ms. Picard was appointed Queens Counsel in 2007.

She has been a regular volunteer with her church and with many provincial and national organizations relating to family violence prevention, restorative justice and conflict resolution.  Ms. Picard resides in Charlottetown with her partner Rick and her son Micah.

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