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.
Nicole Brocklebank has over eight years of corporate talent acquisition experience. In her current role at TEKsystems, she is responsible for outlining hiring requirements, recruitment strategy and plan budget for the entire Canada region. Her network stretches to regional vice presidents, directors and managers, with whom she works closely to ensure the best hiring practices are in place.
Work aside, Nicole has a passion for self-improvement. She is a certified life coach, and is actively completing education modules in mindful living. Nicole enjoys helping others find their potential, both personally and professionally.
University of Toronto, Rotman Commerce
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.
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Lisa Russell has been immersed in the field of career development and experienced based learning at the post-secondary level for 15 years. In that time she has worked in front line service delivery, management and senior leadership. This has provided her with an outstanding opportunity to see first-hand how the academic issues of career development at the post-secondary level play out in individual lives and stories. This has fueled her passion for excellence, commitment to students, and her relentless drive for enhancement and innovation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (honours) at Memorial University, a Master of Arts from Dalhousie University. She has presented on issues of career development locally and nationally and served as the Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Career Development from 2002 until 2010.
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.
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.
Erin Mullaly is the Talent Acquisition Manager for Enterprise Holdings in Atlantic Canada and has over 10 years of experience of hiring university graduates in a multimillion-dollar business environment. She is responsible for the direction and administration of internal and external hiring strategies in addition to the assessment of training and development needs. 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.
Wilfrid Laurier Universrity
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.
University of Calgary
Jenny Cruickshank, Manager Engineering Career Centre, 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.
Red Deer College
Ann Garrett, Career and Employment Coordinator, Red Deer College 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 - Educator
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.