Jason Scarbro, President
St. Thomas University
Jason Scarbro, CPHR, is the Director of Human Resources at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B. Jason has led the HR Department at St. Thomas since 2006, and has previously led HR teams in a variety of manufacturing sectors since entering the Human Resources profession in 1999. Jason completed his undergraduate work at the University of New Brunswick and received an M.A. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University. He is also a graduate of the UNB/NBCC Human Resources Management Certificate Program. Jason has taught part-time since 2007 at both St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick in the areas of psychology, organizational behaviour, human resource management, and performance management.
Pierre Simoneau, Past President
P Simoneau HR Consultant
Pierre Simoneau graduated with BA in Industrial Relations (Université Laval 1979 – 1982) and a diploma in Business Administration in Personnel Management (Algonquin College 1968 – 1971). He has over 35 years of experience in human resources management, primarily as a Superintendent of Human Resources in the forest products industry in northern New Brunswick and the Gaspé Peninsula and as a HR Consultant since 2009. His experiences have enabled him to develop an expertise in coaching, in managing and coordinating programs for the development of employees, training, recruiting and selection and labour relations. He is known for his capacity to observe, detect and summarize, his strategic vision, his human values and his work ethic. Since 2009, he has been working with small and medium sized businesses and organizations to assist them with human resources issues. He has also been an active member of CPHRNB, holds the Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation and has served on the executive of the North East Chapter since its creation and also served as President of CPHRNB’s Provincial Council (2014 – 2015).
Cynthia Freeman-King, Secretary
Anglophone School District – South
Cynthia Freeman King lives in Saint John where she is a School Administrator for Anglophone School District South (formerly School District 8). With 19+ years of experience as a Principal, she is also a certified Emotional Intelligence trainer. She holds a BBA and MBA from the University of New Brunswick Saint John, a Bed from Saint Thomas University, and is a designated CPHR. Cynthia has been a member of CPHRNB since 2007 and is currently the Secretary for both the Saint John Chapter and the provincial Executive Board of CPHRNB.
Peter Hanson, Treasurer and director at large
Peter Hanson joined Organigram Inc. in August 2014 and before his most recent appointment to interim CFO he held the position of Director of Finance & Administration. Prior to his joining Organigram Inc., Peter had 20 years of experience in the field of finance and administration primarily in the manufacturing and services sector. Peter possesses a demonstrated track record in finance, human resource management and strategic planning. Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University. Peter also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation and a Chartered Professional in Human Resource in the Province of New Brunswick.
Nicole Belliveau, Director
Nicole Belliveau is the Human Resources Manager at Assumption Life in Moncton NB where she has been employed for over 34 years. Nicole leads a strong team of HR and Payroll professionals who develop and deliver numerous strategic initiatives on behalf of the corporation from the salary and bonus structure, employee performance and hiring practices, as well as being a key person in corporate surveys and HR reporting at various levels just to name a few. A strong advocate for continuous learning and development, Nicole herself is a Chartered Profession in Human Resources, has obtained her Payroll Management Certificate from CPA and, is a certified Hay Group job evaluator as well as being certified with MBTI Psychometrics. In the past, she has been part of a national review panel for the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) and has also served locally as a proctor for the NKE exams. She currently serves as a Director on the CPHRNB provincial Board, as Treasurer of the CPHRNB Moncton chapter as well as a board member of the SNBIEC-Southeast NB Industry Education Council.
Emile Gallant, Director
Emile Gallant is a seasoned manager and instructor with extensive experience in human resources, payroll and benefits administration and accounting within a unionized environment both in the public and private sectors. Emile recently retired from New Brunswick Community College after fifteen years as the lead instructor in the Human Resources Management program. Prior to NBCC, Emile worked for over twenty years at Marine Atlantic, a federal crown corporation, managing the payroll and benefits department. Emile started his career working for United Maritime Fishermen’s Co-op as an accountant quickly moving on to plant manager in Abram’s Village, PEI. Emile holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from l’Université de Moncton and received the Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation (CPHR) in 2002. Emile has been very active in CPHRNB at both the provincial level and the Moncton Chapter, having served as chapter president for two terms, vice-president, and treasurer and is currently the past president of the Moncton Chapter. Emile received the CPHRNB Award of Excellence – Honorary Life Member award in May, 2016. He has also been recognized for his volunteer work with l’Association des Scouts du Canada; the Canadian Cancer Society; the Kidney Foundation of Canada; and the Knights of Columbus, Dieppe Council. He continues to volunteer in several organizations in both his community of Dieppe and within the province of New Brunswick.
Sarah Jackson, Director
Service New Brunswick-Health Services
Sarah Jackson started her career in human resources as an occupational health specialist with experience in occupational rehabilitation, disability management, and workplace accommodation. Sarah has 15 years in the private sector with JD Irving, Medavie Blue Cross, and Bell Aliant before moving to the public sector. She has instructed the Occupational Health & Safety undergraduate course at UNB Fredericton and has presented at regional conferences on disability management. She is currently a Labour Relations Specialist with Service New Brunswick. Sarah has a BSc in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick. She also is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources. She has been a member of CPHRNB since 2008 and a member of the Saint John chapter executive since 2012. She is currently the Chair of the Provincial Mentorship Program and the president of the Saint John chapter.
Jodi McMackin, Director
Town of Riverview
Jodi McMackin is the Human Resources Coordinator for the Town of Riverview specializing in the areas of disability management, health and safety, recruitment and staffing, training and development and strategic human resources planning. Jodi holds the Chartered Professional in Human Resources Professional designation, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Brunswick, a Human Resources Management Diploma from the New Brunswick Community College and is continuing her education in the study of occupational health and safety. Jodi is dedicated to the advancement of the human resources profession and pursuit of excellence in professional standards. Jodi is the President of the Moncton Chapter of CPHRNB and serves as a representative on the Provincial Mentorship Committee and Professional Development Committee and has served as the Head Proctor for the National Knowledge Exam for the Moncton region. In addition to her Board position with CPHRNB, Jodi serves on the Board of Directors of the Early Childhood Family Resource Centre of Westmorland-Albert.
Shirley Mitchell, Director
Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd.
Shirley Mitchell is the Past-president of CPHRNB – Saint John Chapter. She also sits as Director on the Board of the Automotive Sector Council in NS. She is the Manager of Human Resources & Quality Systems for Coast Tire & Auto Service Ltd, an organization that operates in NB, NS & PEI. Shirley is a Generalist with 25 years of HR experience. She received her CPHR designation in 2002 and studied Business at UNBSJ. She has been involved with PSSC, Junior Achievement, Rally of Hope and the Business & Professional Women’s Club. She was also Sponsorship Chair for the 2012 CPHRNB Conference. Shirley has obtained a variety of knowledge, skills and experience being actively involved in an HR capacity in the automotive industry for the past 17 years. With operations in multiple provinces, she has worked with various government departments, colleges and non-profit organizations. She has represented Coast Tire on proposed legislative changes to the automotive industry and she has worked on initiatives to increase interest and enrollment in the trades with the NS Automotive Sector Council (ASC), the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), the Automotive Industry Association (AIA) and Apprenticeship & Certification in New Brunswick. She is passionate about the work she does and enjoys being a strategic member of the Coast Tire team.
Elizabeth O’Keefe, Director
AV Group NB Inc.
Elizabeth O’Keefe, CPHR, CHRL, is the Human Resources Manager at AV Group NB Inc. in Atholville, NB. She has over 17 years of experience specializing in unionized mid-size manufacturing organizations providing guidance and leadership to senior managers. Her vast generalist experience includes compensation, benefits, training, employee development, workforce planning, full cycle recruitment, claims management, occupational health & safety, employee engagement and a specialization in labour relations. She has worked in various provinces and industries including automotive, food, pulp & paper and logistics.
Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, certifications in Public Administration and Criminology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She holds post graduate diplomas in Human Resources Management and Occupational Health & Safety from Ryerson University.
She joined CPHRNB in 2012 and has been an active member of the North East executive team since that time. She serves on the Provincial Standards Committee and has served on the National Operations Panel for the construction of the National Knowledge Exam questions. She has been a member of HRPA since 2001 and received her CHRL designation in Ontario in 2006. Elizabeth also volunteers on various local committees such as the Parent School Support Committee with the Anglophone North School District.
Lori Orchard, Director
St. Thomas University
As a graduate of the University of New Brunswick’s Bachelor of Office Management program, Lori Orchard began her career in 1998. For Lori Orchard, people always come first. Throughout her career, whether she was working in customer service, accounting or human resources, Lori understands that people are at the true heart of any organization. With 18 years’ experience in progressively responsible positions her passion for Human Resources still rings true today! Lori is currently the Human Resources Officer at St. Thomas University where she manages her time in several areas of HR. Lori began volunteering with the Fredericton Chapter of HRNB as a Director-at-Large in January 2010. She became Chapter President in January 2016, a position that has created a vast opportunity for her to network and connect with an array of HR professionals from across the province.
Barbara Russell, Director
Brunswick Smelter – A Glencore Company
Barb Russell has worked as the Labour Relations Coordinator for the Brunswick Smelter for approximately ten years. Before this, she worked in various areas across Canada and in Germany while following her husband who served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Barb’s work experience is varied, from working as a legal secretary/assistant in law firms in New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia; to administrative roles working for the Canadian Armed Forces in New Brunswick and Germany; to office administrator for the United Church of Canada in Ontario. Throughout her career, working in both union and non-unionized environments, Barb has enjoyed working in the human resources field and all the various aspects of it. Barb spends her spare time on continuing education within the field of HR as well as giving back to her community through her involvement with various local committees and charities. She is currently the President of the North-East Chapter of the CPHRNB, having served on this Executive for the past 10 years.
Marc Thériault, Director
Marc Thériault has worked as a Human Resources Coordinator for the City of Edmundston for over 10 years. As a general practitioner, he is often called upon to participate in collective agreement negotiations, labour relations, staffing as well as compensation and benefits. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration as well as a Masters in Management Sciences (human resources), from HEC Montréal. His involvement with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources New Brunswick goes all the way back to the founding of the North-West Chapter in 2007, of which he is currently president.
Fran White, Director
Fran does Corporate Privacy for Service New Brunswick, a crown corporation of the Government of New Brunswick.
She is an active member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources New Brunswick, having been the President of the Provincial Executive from 2008- 2012. Presently, Fran sits on the Provincial Board as a Director-at-Large, and Chairs the Professional Standards Committee. She is also the past-President of the Fredericton Chapter of Human Resources.
As the NB President, Fran represented the interests of the NB membership and the profession sat on the National Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Human Resources. During her five years on the National board, she was Chair of the Government Relations Committee; Vice-Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee; a member of the Standards Advisory Committee under the CCHRA; and, chaired a national task force established to look at the creation of a non-degreed designation in Human Resources.
She also sat on the Board of Advisors of MedRunner Health Solutions, Inc., a health solutions company based out of Saint John, and was retained as their Chief Privacy Officer from 2010 until 2013.
She has worked for the Government of New Brunswick since 1982 in a variety of non-bargaining and management capacities. Fran is retiring from the Government of New Brunswick in March of 2017, after 35 years in the public sector, and will pursue part-time privacy consulting.
Fran holds an undergraduate Arts degree from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Masters degree in Education from UNB. She has held her CPHR designation since 2002, and received her certification in Human Resource Management from UNB in 2005. In 2011, she graduated from the Information Access and Protection of Privacy Program (IAPP), out of the University of Alberta. In 2015, she was granted the designation of CIAPP- Master Level, by the Canadian Institute of Access and Privacy Professionals.
Luc Page, Executive Director
Luc Page was born and raised in Grand Falls, New Brunswick but has been living in Dieppe with his wife Monique and his two children Gabrielle & Samuel for more than ten years. Luc has over a decade of experience in a variety of areas, including marketing, member recruitment, business development, program management, and office management. He also has extensive professional and volunteer experience working with association boards and committees, including over four years with the Certified General Accountants Association of New Brunswick. Luc holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma of Public Administration and a Master of Public Administration from the Université de Moncton. During his spare time, Luc likes to spend time with his family, read and play golf.
Solange Gagnon, Executive Administrator
Solange Gagnon is a bilingual administrative resource who has been working in this field for the past ten years. She a few clients with whom she works. Prior to this, Solange had been employed with NBTel / Aliant for ten years. During that time, she had been in the following roles: account management, management and planning. Solange holds a Business Administration bachelor’s degree from l’Université de Moncton and is very active in her community. She has and continues to volunteer at the schools her children attend, teaches catechism and is always willing to lend a helping hand.
Past-President, Barbara Russell, Brunswick Smelter – A Glencore Company
Vice-President, Marie-José LeBlanc, Arbec Forest Products
Director, Conrad Boissonnault, Department of Social Development
Front Row Left to Right: Cathie Boucher, Barbara Russell, Marie-José LeBlanc
Back Row Left to Right: Pierre Simoneau, Conrad Boissonnault, Rino Maltais, Gary Willett, Jamie DeGrace
Missing from photo: Devan Corrigan, Rico Levesque, Elizabeth O’Keefe
Secretary, Annick Lajoie, Enseignes Pattison Sign Group
Treasurer, Denis Leger, Primus Canada
Director, Francois Boutot, Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick
Left to Right: Denis Léger, Tania Gagnon, Caroline Michaud, Annick Lajoie, Marc Thériault
Missing from photo: François Boutot, Diane Levesque, Stephanie O’Donnell
President, Lori Orchard, St. Thomas University
Past President, Jason Scarbro, St. Thomas University
Treasurer, Dave Barna, NBCC
Information Officer, Tracy Stairs, Province of New Brunswick
Director, Rosalynn Alessi, University of Fredericton
Director, Amy Beswarick, Department of Human Resources, Province of New Brunswick
Director, Wendy Donovan, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Province of New Brunswick
Director, Colleen Fitzgerald, The Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Director, Karen Johnston, Province of New Brunswick
Director, Hubert Pickard, H. Pickard & Associates Safety Consultants
Director, Julie Scovil, Department of Natural Resources, Province of New Brunswick
Director, Ann Smith, University of New Brunswick – College of Extended Learning
Director, Shawn Stacey, Department of National Defence
Director, Chelsey Standing, Skillsoft
Director, Debra Ward, University of New Brunswick – Fredericton campus
Left to Right: Shawn Stacey, Tracy Stairs, Ann Smith, Julie Scovil, Wendy Donovan, Rosalynn Alessi, Debra Ward, Karen Johnston, Lori Orchard
Missing from photo: Dave Barna, Amy Beswarick, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Hubert Pickard, Chelsey Standing
President, Jodi McMackin, Town of Riverview
Past President, Emile Gallant, EGM Consulting
Vice-President, Adam Thibodeau, Université de Moncton
Secretary, Kyle Mason
Treasurer, April LeClaire, Assomption Vie
Director, Amy-Lise Arseneault, Assomption Vie
Director, Nicole Belliveau, Assomption Vie
Director, Michelle Duffie, Lounsbury Group of Companies
Director, René Ephestion, Réseau de santé Vitalié
Director, Christine Hallihan, NBCC Moncton
Director, Dan Martin, Priority Personnel
Director, Vanessa Parent, Crandall Engineering Ltd.
Director, Aidan Proulx, Horizon Health Network
Director, Angela Sturgeon, Horizon Health Network
Director, Angela Vautour, Atlantic Human Services Inc.
Director, Amanda Winchcombe, Midland Transport Ltd.
Student representative, Kyle Mason
Front Row Left to Right: Emile Gallant, Nicole Belliveau, Vanessa Parent, Julee Wortman
Middle Row Left to Right: Adam Thibodeau, Jodi McMackin, Angela Vautour, Christine Hallihan, Dan Martin
Back Row Left to Right: Aidan Proulx, Angela Sturgeon, Bev Somers
Missing from photo: Amy-Lise Arseneault, Michelle Duffie, René Ephestion, Jodi Mattatall, Amanda Winchcombe
Secretary, Cynthia Freeman-King, Anglophone School District – South
Treasurer, Patricia Muir, Xerox
Left to Right: Mary Stack, Sarah Jackson, Jeff Sparks, Shirley Mitchell, Kathleen Irwin, Cynthia Freeman King
Missing from photo: Shauna Cole, Ashley Dooks, Morag Duncan, Patricia Muir
I’m tremendously honoured to have been elected the President of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources New Brunswick. I thank the membership for the trust that has been placed in me and look forward to working with our Provincial and Chapter Executives as well as our staff in our ongoing effort to exceed your expectations.
2016 represents the 20-year anniversary of CPHRNB and our Association has come a long way since our humble beginnings in 1996. As we embark on several exciting initiatives this year, not the least of which is the hiring of our first Executive Director, your continued participation and feedback will be crucial.
The overarching goal of the CPHRNB Provincial Board is to meet the needs of our members. The results of the 2015 Member Survey have greatly helped the Board set priorities. I do want to note, however, that the Board is always open to feedback. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or a Provincial Board member directly with any concerns or questions you may have.
Jason Scarbro, CPHR