The CACEE National Board of Directors is a dedicated group of career educators and employers who strive to govern the Association in a manner that best reflects the expectations and interests of our members. Directors are elected by the general membership for a two-year term to represent the diverse constituent groups of CACEE.
A Call for Nominations is issued each January, we encourage all members to consider nominating a colleague or standing for nomination.
If you would like to contact any member of the Board of Directors individually, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Shanahan is the Director of Talent Attraction at SSENSE, a luxury fashion retailer based in Montreal. Prior to joining SSENSE she was the Director of Career Services at the University of Toronto which followed a 15 year career heading Campus Recruiting functions internationally in Toronto, Canada, London England and The Hague in Holland. Her experience spans across the Higher Education, Financial Services, Management Consulting and Retail industries.
Jeffrey is a human resources and campus recruitment professional with RBC as the Senior Manager of Early Talent Acquisition. Joining RBC in June 2016, Jeff leads a national team of Campus Recruiters recruiting “the face of the bank” into retail branch, commercial banking, and National Office roles. Previously, Jeff was at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON where he first held the position of Manager, Corporate Development for the DeGroote School of Business in support of commerce and MBA students. In 2013, Jeff moved to the position of Manager, Engineering Co-op and Career Services for the Faculty of Engineering where he managed two co-op programs and supported over 4000 students in engineering and technology. During his time at McMaster University Jeff was an active CACEE member attending regional and national conferences. Prior to joining McMaster University, Jeff held several positions at Enterprise Holdings, most recently as Area Manager for the Niagara Region where he recruited dozens of new graduates into Trainee programs. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and was a 4-Year Letterman on the Varsity Golf Team.
Director of Finance
George Brown College
Dan Kennedy is the Manager of the George Brown College Career Services program where he oversees the career coaching and professional development for over 30,000 GBC students. Before coming to GBC, Dan worked with the Ted Rogers School of management, the Youth Employment Services and the Canadian Paraplegic Association providing career coaching and workplace accommodation and accessibility support.
Dan received his MBA in the Management of Innovation and Technology from the Ted Rogers School of Management in 2015. His work and research centered on the impact of technology and social media in today’s workplace, with a focus on job search and recruitment. Dan is a strong supporter of youth employment and works to ensure that Canadian students have the best opportunity to leverage their education and skills in today's rapidly changing labour market.
Director of Certificate Programs
University of Toronto
Lily is an educator, student affairs practitioner, and leader with 16 years of experience within post-secondary education. She currently leads a team of career professionals in recruiting and engaging thousands of employers to promote the career success of U of T students and recent graduates: employers advertise more than 1,000 new jobs each month and engage as "career co-educators" to expand student learning about career options and strategies. Previously, Lily held the position of Assistant Director, Student Life – Experiential Learning & Leadership, at Rotman Commerce, and Manager, Alumni and Events, at Rotman School of Management. Throughout her professional experiences, Lily has demonstrated her ability to develop collaborative partnerships with students, staff, alumni, faculty, recruiters, community partners, and vendors, and successfully leveraged these relationships in designing, delivering, and evaluating learning opportunities that have delved deeper into the curriculum, allowed additional practice of new knowledge and skills, and linked theory to professional practices. Lily is dedicated to fostering young professionals’ talent development and supporting their contributions to society.
Director of Marketing & Communications
University of Calgary
Jenny Cruickshank, Associate Director, Student Services, Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary has worked in the post-secondary education world since 2012, first as an HR Business Partner progressing to HR Manager and since December 2015 in the Engineering Career Centre. Jenny completed her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and her Human Resources diploma from Fanshawe College, obtaining her Certified Professional Human Resources certificate in 2009. Experienced in public sector, retail, manufacturing, agriculture, recruitment and labour relations, Jenny understands the importance of student work integrated learning. Jenny has worked to build strategic business partnerships to find solutions and have positive impact on the students within the Schulich School. Passionate about education, Jenny worked as a Continuing Education Instructor for Mount Royal University for 6 years (ending 2016) and received the HRIA Award of Excellence for her work in human resources in 2010.
Director of Programming
Ann Garrett joins the board with over 10 years of experience in Career Development, Employment Services and Employer Relations using her expertise to help students and employers with career planning and recruitment. In her role as a Career Educator she works with students and alumni helping them navigate their career path and works with clients in Career Catalysts, her private practice. Her business development plan won “The Red Challenge”, a Dragons’ Den style entrepreneurial contest in 2014. Ann’s accomplishments include developing and delivering career development curriculum. She translated her vision to help students successfully take the next step from the classroom to the workplace into a comprehensive one day learning experience in developing Red Deer College's Backpacks to Briefcases Student Professional Development Conference.
Ann serves as a liaison to industry building connections and networks that facilitate better understanding, communication, planning and connection the between Red Deer College and employers. Her commitment and passion are seen in her development of her award winning private company she developed in response to a gap in services in the community. Ann is an active member and volunteer for CACEE and CDAA (Career Development Association of Alberta) and we are excited to have her experience and passion on the Board.
Director of Programming
Wilfrid Laurier University
Frances Humphreys is a career development professional who manages career services and employer relations for the Laurier School of Business & Economics Graduate Programs in Waterloo and Toronto. Bridging with the career consulting unit at the central Laurier Career Centre, she facilitates faculty partnerships and the integration of comprehensive career development programs and services throughout the campus for students and alumni. An active member of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBACSEA) and CACEE since 2005, Frances has a solid reputation for leveraging networks and building strategic relationships. She has contributed to the marketing, communications and research initiatives of CACEE, is chair of the Ontario Regional Advisory Board (2014 – present) and currently Director Educator, CACEE National Board.
Director of Business Development & Partnerships
Philip Morris International/RBH Canada
Erin is Head of Talent Acquisition, Performance & Talent Management at Rothman’s Benson & Hedges, the Affiliate of Philip Morris International in Canada. Joining RBH in 2018, Erin brings in with her 20 years of experience in Human Resource Management. Prior to joining RBH, Erin held a variety of HR Managerial positions in JYSK, Staples, Brookfield Real Estate Services, Bell and Enterprise Holdings. Erin is a Human Resource Professional and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Frasier University and is certified in Strategic Workforce Planning. She has been a CACEE member since 2001 and rejoins the CACEE Board of Directors as Director Employer, focusing on Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, in 2019.
Director of Membership & Volunteer Engagement
Karen McCrank is the Director of Career Services in the Bissett Student Success Centre at Dalhousie University. Prior to arriving at Dalhousie in late 2018, Karen worked for 14 years at the University of Toronto St. George in careers, graduate professional development, and service-learning. A member of CACEE since 2014, Karen recently joined the board of directors as Director of Membership and Volunteer Engagement. She is eager to work with new and returning members to get involved with the wide range of opportunities offered by CACEE!
Director of HR & Competencies
Tara Mollett is the Director of Student Services at the BCIT Student Association where she oversees a variety of student services programming, including Career Services. Tara has been working in the field of Career Development for the past 10 years, spending 5 years managing government employment programs and working with a very diverse group of clientele. In 2014 Tara was hired by BCIT Student Association to develop their Career Services department from the ground up and thus began working in the post-secondary arena. Her current portfolio includes Career Services, Entrepreneurial Services, Wellness Services, and leadership and mentorship programming. Tara has been involved with CACEE since 2017 and sat on the CACEE Competencies task force. She continues to co-lead the CACEE Competencies project forward. Tara holds an MA from University of Toronto and a Masters of Professional Communication from Royal Roads University.
Director of Regional Advisory Boards
Erin Mullaly is the Talent Acquisition Manager for Enterprise Holdings in Atlantic Canada and has almost 15 years of professional recruitment experience. She specializes in hiring and onboarding university graduates in a multimillion-dollar business environment. She is responsible for the direction and administration of internal and external recruitment and acts as a strategic business partner across all lines of business. Her passion focuses on connecting future leaders with hands on training in a collaborative and competitive environment where hard work is recognized and rewarded. Erin has been a member of CACEE since 2008 and has been an active member on the Atlantic board since that time, most recently as the 2016/2017 chair. Erin has also been recognized for her contributions to CACEE receiving the New Member Recognition award in 2009 and the Atlantic Regional Recognition Award in 2011 and 2017.
Director of Business Development & Partnerships
Catherine Stace in an expert in the school to work transition. Over 15 years at McGill University, she works closely with students helping them find meaningful careers, and equally closely with employers to find solutions to their talent acquisition needs. Catherine has presented and emceed numerous regional and national conferences, and has been a guest speaker at recruitment forums and symposiums. Catherine is a recipient of the McGill University Principal’s Award, and CACEE’s Moe Ktytor’s Award of Merit.
Trevor Buttrum is an award-winning leader in the campus recruitment and career education space. He leverages 15+ years of frontline and supervisory experience to lead the Career Connections program at the Insurance Institute of Canada which empowers career seekers to find their place in the property & casualty insurance industry.
Some of Trevor’s previous engagement with CACEE includes Director, Affiliate on the CACEE National Board of Directors (2015-17), a National Conference Co-Chair (2015), an Ontario Regional Conference Co-Chair (2016), and he currently co-leads the CACEE Competency Ambassador Team (2016-Present).
In 2018, he was recognized as Campus Recruiter of the Year at the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and the Career Connections team was the recipient of the Excellence in Innovation – Campus Recruitment and Employer Branding Awards from the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers.
His passion is anchored by post-graduate studies in both Career Development and Adult Education. He is a self-proclaimed history and culture nerd, travels whenever the opportunity presents itself, and enjoys feeding others with his culinary creations.
Kelly Zatorski is the Manager, Careers and Experiential Learning at Trent University. Kelly has worked in the post-secondary education sector for 6 years and is also a proud alumnus of Trent University having completed her Master of Education in 2017. A major focus of her studies centered around theories of experiential learning and the transformational impact it can have on an individual’s outcomes. Using this knowledge she has been contributing to the development of a centralized team that focuses on developing and standardizing policy and process as it relates to career education and experiential learning. Kelly also serves as a member of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Board of Directors, and the Trent University Board of Governors. As a relative newcomer to this field, she joined CACEE in 2018 and is eager to take on her new role as Director of Research and use her growing knowledge of experiential learning and career education to contribute in a meaningful way to CACEE.