Johanne Perron has been the Executive Director of the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity since 2001. She is interested in social justice, in particular women’s equality. She has a B.A. in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University and a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from the Université de Moncton. In her paid and volunteer work, she has been involved with various organizations such as the Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada World Youth, Oxfam, the Common Front for Social Justice and the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation. She sits on the New Brunswick Women's Council on behalf of the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity. In 2018, she received the Leadership Legacy Award at YWCA Moncton’s Women of Distinction Awards, and in 2010, was names Community Champion at the the inaugural Minister's Award for Excellence in Championing Gender Equality – VIVE Awards.