Jodi McMackin, President
Miller Paving Limited
Jodi McMackin is the Human Resources Business Partner, Atlantic Canada of Miller Paving Limited, specializing in employee relations, talent and culture and strategic planning. Jodi holds the Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Brunswick, a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. Jodi is dedicated to the advancement of the human resources profession and pursuit of excellence in professional standards. Jodi joined CPHRNB in 2008 and has been an active member and representative on the Moncton Chapter, Provincial and National Councils. Jodi is currently serving her second term as the President of CPHR New Brunswick.
Judy Van Tassel, President Elect
Judy has 20+ years of diverse human resources and management experience that spans start-ups and established corporations. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, HRIS implementation, training and development, benefits administration, and Health & Safety compliance. She also has significant experience in managing employee relations and mentorship.
Judy holds a designation as a Chartered Professional in Human Resource (CPHR); a Business Administration Certificate from the University of New Brunswick (UNB); a Certification in Human Resource Management from UNB; and is currently furthering her studies in Emotional Intelligence at Western University. Judy is also certified in EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360 assessments from Emotional Intelligence Training Company (EITC) and MHS.
Judy is passionate about her career and the progression of human resources in her Province and sits on both the local CPHR Saint John Council as well as the Provincial CPHRNB Board of Directors since 2019. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute and play a part in the growth and development of Human Resources in New Brunswick.
Marie Pier Martin, Treasurer
Marie-Pier Martin, CPA, CA, is the Corporate Reporting Manager at Assumption Life in Moncton, NB. Following a Bachelor in Business Administration from Université de Moncton and Certificate in Financial Planning from Université Laurentienne, she completed her accounting designation in 2014. Marie-Pier’s passion for process improvement, ability to adapt rapidly and detailed oriented nature allow her to bring a different perspective to the board of directors as Treasurer.
Rosalynn Alessi, Secretary
Alcool NB Liquor
Rosalynn Alessi is a results-oriented, process-driven, and influential HR leader, who is passionate about people, community and the HR profession. With experience in full-cycle recruitment, policy development and implementation, change management, benefits and HRIS administration, strategic planning, process development, performance management, employee engagement, and relationship-building, she helps organizations achieve success by motivating and empowering teams to reach their full potential. An advocate of life-long learning she is a graduate of the Certificate in Applied Human Resources from the University of New Brunswick and is working to obtain her Master of Business Administration as well as her CPHR Designation. Rosalynn has been involved with the Fredericton chapter of CPHRNB since 2016, and serves her community thorough extensive volunteer work with a variety of local and national organizations. She looks forward to contributing her skills to the development of the HR profession at the Provincial level.
Denis Léger, Director
Denis Léger, CPHR, is the Sr. Director, Residential Contact Centers for Distributel operating out Edmundston NB. With more than 25 years in the Contact Center industry, he’s amassed a wealth of experience in budgeting, resource planning, customer experience and process improvement. A results-oriented individual, Denis strives to create a fun, performance-driven environment for his team members. Denis completed his undergraduate degree at Université de Moncton and he is a graduate of the UNB/CCNB Human Resources Management certificate program.
Elizabeth O’Keefe, Director
AV Group NB Inc.
Elizabeth O’Keefe, SHRM-SCP, CPHR, CHRL, is the Human Resources Manager at AV Group NB Inc. in Atholville, NB. She has over 20 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 as the Chair of 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.
Angela Sturgeon, Director
Imperial Manufacturing Group
Angela Sturgeon is the Human Resources Manager for Imperial Manufacturing Group with over 16 years of experience in manufacturing, contact centre and health care facilities. She has a vast knowledge of employee and labour relations, recruitment, retention, and disability management. Angela has been an active member with CPHRNB Moncton chapter since 2001 and is currently the President of the Moncton Chapter for 2019-2021 term. She holds the Chartered Professional in Human Resources designation, a Double Major in Psychology and Sociology from Crandall University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from the New Brunswick Community College. She has served on the National Standard Setting Committee and currently serves at the National Level as member of the Item Writing Committee and Examination Panel for the National Knowledge Exam. Angela is also the Head Proctor for the National Knowledge Exam for the Moncton region.
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, Chief Executive Officer
Luc Page is originally from 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 executive 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. Luc likes to spend time with his family, read and play golf.
Front Row Left to Right: Veronique Bourque, Kim Glendenning, MJ Leblanc, Elizabeth O’Keefe, Pierre Simoneau and Conrad Boissonnault
Missing from photo: Rico Levesque, Rino Maltais and Barbara Russell
Treasurer, François Boutot, Ville d’Edmundston
Secretary, Stéphanie Bard, Diversis inc.
Director, Marc Thériault, Ville d’Edmundston
Director, Isabelle Doucette, Grey Rock Casino
Director, Mylène Roy, Gestion Rino Cyr
Director, Alain Parent, Northern Group of Companies
Director, Tania Gagnon, CBDC Madawaska
Director, Annick Lajoie, Enseignes Pattison Sign Group
Left to Right: François Boutot, Tania Gagnon, Annick Lajoie and Marc Thériault
Missing from photo: Denis Léger, Stéphanie O’Donnell and Mylène Violette
Chapter President, Rosalynn Alessi, Alcool NB Liquor
Past President Lori Orchard, St. Thomas University
Treasurer, Ann Smith, University of New Brunswick – College of Extended Learning
Information Officer, Pascale Routhier-LeBlanc, Alcool NB Liquor
Director, Julie Scovil, Government of New Brunswick
Director, Shaun McBride, The Learning Bar
Director, Patricia O’Neil, EXP Services Inc.
Director, Jennie Jacobson
Back Row Left to Right: Patricia O’Neil, Jennie Jacobson, Julie Scovil
Middle Row Left to Right: Ann Smith, Lori Orchard, Shaun McBride
Front Row Left to Right: Mary Fakunle, Pascale Routhier-LeBlanc, Rosalynn Alessi
Missing from photo: Hubert Pickard, Sergei Roy, Elizabeth Morrison
President, Angela Sturgeon, Imperial Manufacturing Group
Past President, Jodi McMackin, The Miller Group
Secretary, Kyle Mason, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Director, Jessica Bartol, BioScript Solutions
Director, Kathie Hickey, Home Depot of Canada Inc.
Director, Mostafa Ksiouar, The Co-Operators Insurance
Director, Shelley Manderville-Murphy, Anglophone East School District
Director, Jackie Perry, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance
Director, Melissa Thornton, Capital Foodservice Ltd.
Director, Adam Thibodeau, Universite de Moncton
Director, Amy-Lise Arseneault, Assomption Vie
Director, Vanessa Landry, Crandall Engineering Ltd.
Director, Dan Martin, Opportunities NB
Front Row: Dan Martin
Middle Row Left to Right: Kathie Hickey, Amy Lise Arsenault, Shelley Manderville Murphy, Jackie Perry, Melissa Thornton, Jessica Bartol, Vanessa Landry
Back Row Left to Right: Angela Sturgeon, Mostafa Ksiouar, Kyle Mason, Jodi McMackin
Missing from photo: Wayne Mallet, Adam Thibodeau
Left to Right – Front Row: Jeff Sparks
Left to Right – Back Row: Sarah Jackson, Patricia Muir, Ashley Brown, Mary Stack, Judy van Tassel, Renata Monteiro, Morag Duncan, Ashley Burchell and Kelly Thompson
Missing from photo: Alice McGovern
As President of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of New Brunswick, I am honoured to serve our membership and work in partnership with the CPHRNB staff, Provincial and Chapter Councils in the advancement of the human resources profession. Human Resources Professionals play a crucial role in the economic and demographic sustainability of our province through people and business leadership. CPHRNB will continue to represent New Brunswick’s HR professionals as leaders in talent, culture and business; foster positive relationships to share expertise; and provide opportunities for continuous learning and growth. The CPHRNB Board of Directors and staff thrive on the participation and feedback of our members and welcome you to reach out with ideas for improvement.
Jodi McMackin CPHR