Building a vibrant economy and region requires strong leadership and a collective voice. The Driving Force is that voice. It’s based on the idea that a rising tide benefits everyone, and that you will receive in direct proportion to what you contribute. Your investment will go towards regional marketing and workforce development. It’s about coming together as a united voice for the prosperity of our region.

Eastgate Academy


Magdalena Berger MD, FRCPC
Board Chair and Co-Founder Eastgate Academy

Dr. Magdalena Berger is the Co-Founder and the Board Chair of Eastgate Academy.  She has led the school in developing its governance model to align with international standards for independent schools.  Eastgate Academy’s vision is to become a leader in global education, focusing on student wellness, community development, and leadership in an environment that inspires excellence.

Dr.Berger is also an Allergist and Clinical Immunologist as well as a mother of three young boys.  After moving to Moncton in 2014, she recognized that there was a lack of school choice for local families and decided to commit herself to founding the first private independent school modelled after the International Baccalaureate program for the greater Moncton Community.

She has completed her Bachelor of Science with Distinction and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Manitoba, Internal Medicine Residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax and Clinical Immunology and Allergy Residency at McGill University in Montreal.  She ran a clinical practice for seven years through The Moncton Hospital as an Assistant Professor with the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University before transitioning to independent medical consulting and practice.