The 2023-24 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.

Explore and learn more about about each portfolio and its core responsibilities. 

Frances Humphreys (she/her)
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. 

Erin Marsden
Marquest Recruiting

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Erin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Marquest Recruiting. Prior to founding her HR and Talent Management consultancy, Erin held a variety of HR managerial positions at RBC, 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 re-engaged as a member the CACEE National Board of Directors as Director Employer, focusing on Strategic Partnerships and Business Development beginning in 2019 and went on to serve as President in 2022-23.

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.

Catherine Stace
Director, Strategic Partnerships & Alliances
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.

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 the Associate Director, Student Engagement & Transition Programs for Simon Fraser University. 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
CPA Atlantic School of Business

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Danielle is a Student Recruitment Advisor at CPA Atlantic. Passionate about career education, Danielle and her team foster career exploration, engagement and ultimately the recruitment of the next generation of accountants in Atlantic Canada. Danielle has been a member of CACEE since 2013. Prior to Danielle’s experience at CPA Atlantic, she held managerial and frontline roles at Memorial University and 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.

Jamie Noakes (she/her)
Director, Programming & Member, Canada West Regional Advisory Board
Thompson Rivers University

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Jamie Noakes is an experienced BC post-secondary faculty member specializing in Career Education, Co-operative Education, Experiential Learning, and Tourism Management. With over a decade of teaching experience, Jamie has been actively engaged in the post-Secondary field since 2009. Currently, serving as a Tourism Co-op faculty member in the Career and Experiential Learning Department at Thompson Rivers University. Jamie is most proud of editing an open education career textbook titled “From University to Career – Creating a Successful transition”, which can be accessed here: . Additionally, Jamie holds volunteer positions in the professional community, serving as the Chair of CPHR BC/Yukon Central Interior Advisory Council and as the Interior, Regional Director on the ACE-WIL BC/Yukon Board and Co-chair of ACE-WIL’s External Partnerships and Events Committee.

Nayelli Perez (she/her)
Director, CACEE Competencies

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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, Northeastern University and now NJIT). Nayelli was a member of and now co-chairs the CACEE Competencies Committee, and was a part of the initial task force that created the competencies. Over her years in the field, she has presented at Cannexus, the Alberta Career Development Conference, CACEE National Conference, and Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers Conference.

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.