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.
Max Bell School of Policy
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.
Dr. Bill/RBC Ventures
Erin is 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.
Jeff is a human resources and campus recruitment professional with SOTI Inc. as the Senior Manager of Campus Recruitment. Joining SOTI Inc. in January 2021, Jeff leads an international team of Campus Recruiters engaging students in support of work-integrated learning opportunities and new graduate recruitment. Previously, Jeff held senior campus recruitment leadership roles at RBC in Toronto, ON and at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. Jeff has been an active CACEE member in each role 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
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 Membership and Volunteer Engagement
Brooke Campbell is a Talent Acquisition Manager for Enterprise Holdings in Canada. Brooke has worked as an HR and recruitment professional for over 5 years and is passionate about hiring top talent. She acts as a strategic business partner with senior management and is responsible for the hiring and recruitment process across all divisions of the company. Brooke holds a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree from Western University and is an active member on the Ontario Regional Advisory Board.
University of Victoria
John Fagan has been a Career Educator (CCDP) with The University of Victoria’s Engineering & Computer Science Co-op & Career Services Team since 2008. His background includes mechanical project management work in Southern Africa, industrial manufacturing marketing/management in Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba, and most recently career development curriculum building with UVic Engineering. John takes a student-centred approach, and has worked with 10 000+ students and alumni over the past 13 years. A CACEE member since 2009, John has attended and presented at a number of CACEE Conferences. John also works as a Career Consultant with a Cyber Security Masters Program (MTIS), and a Data Science Masters Program (MADS) at UVic, coaching students and graduates with leveraging their education into career launch success. John is excited to be part of the CACEE National Board and looks forward to engaging with other CACEE members.
Career and Transition Advisor
McGill’s School of Continuing Studies
Nayo Gariepy is a Career and Transition Advisor for McGill’s School of Continuing Studies who succeeded to leverage his extensive management experience in the construction, sales and retail industry, reputed for showing businesses their true colors.
Devoted to increase collaboration between French and English professionals and organizations while increasing the inclusion of minorities. He has a natural affinity for people, their professional and personal development, and he’s always searching for new ways to connect students with the right opportunities.
Combining his bachelor's degree in business administration from UQAM with CACEE’s Career Educator certification program, he’s equipped to help students achieve their objectives. Enjoying the unknown because of the potential it offers and knowing that he can positively impact lives drives him on a daily basis.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Lisa Higashi is currently Director, Student Success at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She brings 10 years of experience in higher education and student affairs and services with a background in career development, orientation, leadership development, and advising at both community college and universities in British Columbia. As a sessional instructor, she also enjoys engaging with students in the classroom by teaching Organizational Behavior for undergraduate students in the Management and Organizational Studies at Simon Fraser University. Lisa is keen on creating developmental learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom to foster student success.
Director of Programming
Careers: The Next Generation
Ann Garrett brings over 10 years experience in Career Development/Employment Services and Employer Relations using her expertise to help clients with career planning, development and recruitment.
Ann is a Director of Programming and CACEE West member. She owns and operates Career Catalysts of Central Alberta, a private practice that operates as a catalyst to help people create change in their lives. Her business development plan won "The Red Challenge", a Dragons' Den style entrepreneurial contest in 2014. Ann previously worked at Red Deer College for over 17 years as the Career Services Coordinator and a Business and Leadership Operations Specialist in the School of Continuing Education.
Ann serves as a liaison to post secondary and industry building connections and networks helping her clients with career planning and to find meaningful employment. She is an active member and volunteer for CACEE and the CDAA (Career Development Association of Alberta).
Director of Advocacy & Strategic Alliances
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 Certificate Program
Thompson Rivers University
Larry is an award-winning Career Jedi. He has an extensive education and leadership portfolio that he has applied throughout his 22 years at TRU, all within Career and Experiential Learning. Larry works one-on-one with students and alumni, providing valuable career knowledge and career development support. 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 1000’s of students in the career counseling model."
Director of Business Development & Partnerships
Careers: The Next Generation
Janis Lawrence-Harper is the Director Research & Development for CAREERS: The Next Generation, an Albertan nonprofit foundation that facilitates work-integrated learning internships and career exploration programming for youth. Previously, as Vice President Operations Janis lead the CAREERS team in working with high schools to recruit over 800 employers and 1500 students each year for internships. For the ten years prior to joining CAREERS, Janis worked at Keyano College in Fort McMurray, AB, and led work-integrated learning programs for new Canadians, Indigenous community members, as well as adults rejoining the workforce. Designing programming that assists adults and youth to enter and increase their success in the workforce has been a rewarding focus for these eighteen years.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Amy McEvoy is a Student Success Advisor at Dalhousie University's Bissett Student Success Centre. With a career in higher education of nearly 20 years, Amy has worked across several areas including student transitions and leadership, communications, academic advising and career education. Amy earned her Masters of Education from the University of Calgary where she pursued her interests in workplace learning and gender equity in academia. Amy is passionate about empowering students to meet their academic and career goals while preparing for success in the workplace. A member of CACEE since 2018, Amy co-chaired the 2019 CACEE National Conference in Halifax and currently chairs the Atlantic Regional Advisory Board. Amy received the 2020 Atlantic Regional Recognition Award for her contributions to CACEE and has joined the national board as the Director of Marketing and Communications. She is looking forward to connecting and collaborating with more of her CACEE colleagues this year so feel free to reach out!
Kerri Zold brings more than 15 years of experience in post-secondary career centres, with the last five as manager of the University of Windsor’s Career Development & Experiential Learning department. Prior to taking in this leadership role, she worked directly with students, employers, and community partners in multiple roles related to experiential learning and career services. She has a BComm from the University of Guelph, an MBA from the University of Windsor, and started her career in the industry as a human resources professional while earning a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation. As a long time member of CACEE, she is eager to contribute in a new way by joining the board and chairing the Ontario Regional Advisory Board.