The Executive Director of the SCIWC is a contracted position funded jointly by the Province of New Brunswick and the State of Maine to carry out the duties of the Commission.

Heather Almeda was appointed Executive Director in November of 2015. Heather grew up in St. Stephen and developed a passion for the local environment at a young age. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Dalhousie University and returned to the St. Stephen area put her skills and knowledge to work protecting and promoting the St. Croix Waterway.