The 2022-23 Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE)
National Board of Directors

The CACEE National Board of Directors provides strategic and operational oversight of the association. Directors and Officers of CACEE are a group of extremely committed career educators and employers from across the country. They volunteer their knowledge, skills, and expertise to ensure that the association is governed in a manner which reflects the expectations, best interests, and needs of our members.  

Directors are elected by the CACEE membership to represent the diverse constituent groups within the CACEE community. Throughout their term, Directors assume responsibility for a portfolio and may also serve as a liaison to key committees and working groups (e.g. Governance, Member Engagement & Awards) of the association.

Click here to learn more about each portfolio and its core responsibilities. 

Erin Marsden
RBC Ventures

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Erin is a Director at RBC Ventures, leading Partnerships for Prepped and Arrive. Prior to joining Prepped and Arrive she was Head of People Operations & Experience for Dr. Bill (A subsidiary of RBC Ventures). Prior to joining RBC, Erin held a variety of HR managerial positions at Philip Morris International, JYSK, Staples, Brookfield Real Estate Services, Bell Canada and Enterprise Holdings. Erin is a Human Resource Professional and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser 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. 

Frances Humphreys (she/her)
President-Elect & Director, Strategic Partnerships & Alliances
Wilfrid Laurier University

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Frances Humphreys is the Associate Director of Career Development & External Relations responsible for career development and employer relations at Wilfrid Laurier University. Frances facilitates faculty partnerships and the integration of comprehensive career development programs and services throughout Laurier’s campuses in Waterloo, Brantford, Toronto, Kitchener and Milton. Since 2005, Frances has contributed to the career development field as an active member of the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance (MBACSEA), the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) and CERIC. She has a solid reputation for leveraging networks and building strategic relationships and has supported the marketing, communications and research initiatives of these organizations. 

Catherine Stace
Past President
Max Bell School of Public Policy - McGill University

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Catherine Stace in an award-winning expert in the field of post-secondary to career transition at McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy. Catherine has spoken at numerous regional, national, international conferences, recruitment forums, and symposiums. Catherine is a recipient of the McGill University’s Principal Award, the CACEE Moe Ktytor’s Award of Merit, and has been an active member of CACEE for over 15 years. Prior to joining McGill University, Catherine was an executive in the telecommunications industry.

Alice Michaud (she/her)
Director, Programming
Conestoga College

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Alice is the Associate Director, Talent Development and Career Services at Conestoga College. A seasoned relationship builder, Alice’s professional experience spans over 20 years and includes post-secondary education, health care, community services and consulting. Prior to joining Conestoga, Alice worked in advancement where she held several leadership positions in the philanthropic sector. A bibliophile and animal lover, Alice is passionate about youth engagement and community. Alice holds a Master of Arts degree from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University. 

Brooke Campbell (she/her)
Director & Chair of the Ontario Regional Advisory Board
Enterprise Holdings

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Brooke Campbell is a Talent Acquisition Manager for Enterprise Holdings, overseeing recruitment for the Province of Ontario. Brooke has worked as an HR professional for over 6 years and is passionate about hiring top talent. She acts as a strategic business partner with senior management and is responsible for the hiring across all divisions of the company. Brooke holds a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree from Western University. She is an active member of CACEE as the Chair of the Ontario Regional Advisory Board, Co-Chair of the 2021 CACEE National Conference and member of the Recruiter Certificate and Conference Planning Committees.

Carmen Burke (she/her)
Director & Chair of the Atlantic Regional Advisory Board
Saint Mary's University

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Carmen has dedicated the last 18 years of her career to supporting students' career goals through her work in career services. Carmen has extensive experience in providing career coaching to students. More recently her work focuses on creating relationships with recruiters to provide opportunities for meaningful interactions between students and employers. Most recently in 2021, Carmen was promoted to the role of manager where she oversees career coaches, career counsellors, an on-campus employment program, and an employment program for students with disabilities, while still taking the lead in employer engagement. Carmen has been a CACEE member since 2018 and sits on the CACEE Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee to engage with current members and entice new employer partners to join CACEE. She was a member of the social committee for the 2019 CACEE National Conference in Halifax. Carmen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration n Management from Mount Saint Vincent University.

Christine Barnett (she/her)
Director, Member Engagement & Awards
Simon Fraser University

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Christine has over 20 years of experience in recruitment, post-secondary employer relations, and career advising. From 2016 to 2022, she held the role of Associate Director of Employer Engagement, Career Management Centre with the SFU Beedie School of Business. Currently, she is on contract with SFU Beedie’s External Relations as the Manager of Events and Marketing. Her experience includes running large scale in-person and virtual events such as career fairs, CACEE conferences, recruitment info sessions, company office tours, hybrid academic conferences, academic webinars, and industry panels. Christine has been a facilitator for CACEE’s Career Educator Certificate since 2016. She is also the proud recipient of the CACEE National Conference 2021 Cupples Cup. Her main motivation is to bridge engagement between schools, students, alumni, business leaders, and the community in authentic and intentional ways. Christine enjoys cracking mom jokes, dancing, adopting animals, and tending to her garden.

Danielle Jackson (she/her)
Director, Member Engagement & Awards
Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador

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Danielle is the Acting Manager of Career Development (Student Life) at Memorial University. Passionate about career education, Danielle leads a great team of career professionals to foster career exploration, engagement and ultimately the recruitment of Memorial graduates. Danielle has been a member of CACEE since 2013. Prior to Danielle’s experience at Memorial University, she was an Intermediate/ Secondary Teacher in Northern Saskatchewan. Danielle has over 12 years’ experience in the areas of student engagement, employer outreach and career advising. Danielle holds a Master of Education, Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University.

Emily Wyatt (she/her)
Director, Programming
Schulich School of Engineering - University of Calgary

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Emily is the Senior Manager of Careers and Student Experience in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. Emily has over 10 years of experience in higher education and during the course of her career has developed an expertise in student professional development and supporting career-ready graduates. Her current role oversees work integrated learning (internship and practicum), leadership development, entrepreneurship, and student engagement for engineering students. Emily holds a Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Development.

Larry Iles
Director & Co-Chair of the Canada West Regional Advisory Board
Thompson Rivers University

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Larry is an award-winning Career Jedi. He has an extensive education and leadership portfolio that he has applied throughout his 25 years at Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC) all within Career and Experiential Learning. Larry works one-on-one with students and alumni, providing valuable career knowledge, career development support and experiential experiences Larry has said “My favourite moment working with students is when they have an experience and really connect it to their personal career development-and as a result, have this fantastic clarity about themselves and next steps. This happens so often when working with students in the career counselling model.” Outside of his professional role, Larry enjoys all that Supernatural BC offers and is a passionate Alpine skier, hiker and has recently taken up fishing (not catching). He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Carleton), Bachelor of Education (UBC), and a Master of Adult Education specializing in Career Development (U of C).

Nayelli Perez (she/her)
Director, CACEE Competencies
Northeastern University

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Nayelli has over 10 years of experience in coordinating career programming, career coaching/counselling, and conducting employer relations in the higher education setting. In her career, Nayelli has worked in higher education institutions in the States and Canada (including Hofstra University, Toronto Metropolitan University, McMaster University ,University of British Columbia, and now Northeastern University). Nayelli was a member of and now co-chairs the CACEE Competencies Committee, and was a part of the task force that created the competencies. Over her years in the field, she has presented at Cannexus, the AlbertaCareer Development Conference, CACEE Conference, and Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers Conference.

Nayo Gariepy (he/him)
Director, Digital Engagement & Chair of the Quebec Regional Advisory Board
Amilia Technologies Inc.

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Career & Transition Advisor at McGill’s School of Continuing Studies turned recruiter. Nayo has succeeded in leveraging extensive management experience in the education, retail and construction industry to shifting his focus from helping businesses grow to helping people grow professionally. Devoted to increasing collaboration between educators, recruiters and organizations while increasing the inclusion of minorities. he has a natural affinity for people, their professional and personal development, and is always searching for new ways to connect them with the right opportunities. Transparency, innovation and fun are key in everything he does. Combining a Bachelor of Business Administration from UQAM with CACEE’s Career Educator Certificate program along with multiple other timely trainings, he is equipped and eager to help professionals achieve their career objectives. Enjoying the unknown because of the potential it offers and knowing that he can positively impact lives is his key driver on a daily basis. He is loving the new digital world and all that it brings!

Nikki Simone (she/her)
Director, Programming
BMO Financial Group

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Nikki Simone is the Senior Manager of Early Talent and Campus Recruitment at Bank of Montreal. Throughout her 16 year career in Campus, she has held various positions within recruitment, programs and most recently in student experience. In her current role, Nikki and her team are responsible for the planning and execution of Campus Recruitment strategies, processes and activities while supporting recent graduate and co-op/internships within Personal and Business Banking across North America. Nikki’s passion is to continue to build new initiatives and programs targeted at developing BMO’s relationships with partnering schools and students to ensure that their unique story is heard. When not on campus, you can usually find her at a rink or the field either coaching or watching her 3 children play hockey or lacrosse.

Valerie Ndiweni (she/her/elle)
Director, Marketing & Communications
School of Continuing Studies - McGill University

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Valerie is currently the Manager of CATS (Career Advising & Transition Services), at the McGill School of Continuing Studies. She is a multi-passionate career and business strategist who harnesses her love for career and professional development to empower and equip learners in continuing studies with the tools they need to reinvent, pivot, upskill, and advance their careers. She thrives on using her marketing, operations management, and business development skillset to innovate and build sustainable client-focused services. In addition to, a diverse work portfolio in higher education, retail, and consulting sectors; she holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Bachelor of Laws, and Postgraduate Diplomas in Business Administration, and Management (Public Relations).

If you would like to connect with a member of the Board of Directors, please reach out to the CACEE National Office at  and we will put you in touch with them.