Jodi McMackin, President
The Miller Group
Jodi McMackin is the Human Resources Business Partner for Eastern Canada with Miller Paving Limited, a division of the Miller Group, specializing in employee relations, talent and culture and strategic planning. Prior to this, Jodi was the Human Resources Coordinator with the Town of Riverview for over 9 years. Jodi holds the Chartered Professional in Human Resources Professional designation, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Brunswick with a double major in Sociology and International Development Studies, a Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management from the New Brunswick Community College and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from UNB’s College of Extended Learning. 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 Council and Provincial Council since that time. Jodi is currently expanding her service to the Association as the President of CPHRNB and will begin her service on the Board of Directors of CPHR Canada in 2019.
Jason Scarbro, Past 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.
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.
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.
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
Lori is currently employed as a Classification and Compensation Consultant with the Government of New Brunswick’s Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer. As a graduate of the University of New Brunswick’s Bachelor of Office Management program, Lori Orchard began her career in 1998 in the area of Finance. In 2010, Lori went back to school to achieve her Human Resources Management Certificate. With 22 years’ experience in progressively responsible positions in Finance and Human Resources, Lori has always believed that people are at the heart of the organization. Lori began volunteering for CPHR New Brunswick (was HRANB ) in January 2010 on the Fredericton Chapter as a Director-at-Large. Lori was the Fredericton Chapter President from 2015 to 2019. As Chapter President, Lori was required to sit on the Provincial Board of Directors where she became Chair of Provincial Professional Development. Lori continues to sit as a Director on the CPHR Provincial board. In September 2020, Lori was elected to sit on the CPHR National Board of Canada as the New Brunswick representative. This volunteer opportunity has provided a vast opportunity for her to network and connect with an array of HR professionals from across the province as well as nation wide.
Pierre Simoneau, Director
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).
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.
Judy Van Tassel, Director
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.
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.
Past-President, Barbara Russell, Brunswick Smelter – A Glencore Company
Vice-President, Veronique Bourque, Province of NB
Director, Conrad Boissonnault, Department of Social Development
Director, Véronique Bourque, City of Bathurst
Director, Kim Glendenning, Fornebu Lumber Company
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, GM Rioux
Director, Marc Thériault, Ville d’Edmundston
Director, Isabelle Doucette, Grey Rock Casino
Director, Stephanie O’Donnell, Groupe Savoie
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, Hubert Pickard, H. Pickard & Associates Safety Consultants
Director, Julie Scovil, Government of New Brunswick
Director, Shaun McBride, The Learning Bar
Director, Patricia O’Neil, EXP Services Inc.
Director, Elizabeth Morrison, NBCC
Director, Jennie Jacobson
Director, Oyekunbi Mary Fakunle, Government of New Brunswick
Student Representative, Sergei Roy, University of New Brunswick
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
Treasurer, Jana Green, OrganiGram
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
Interim President, Judy van Tassel, Base Engineering
Past-President, Sarah Jackson, Synoptek
Secretary, Morag Duncan, CAA (Atlantic)
Treasurer, Patricia Muir, HCL
Director, Professional Development, Mary Stack, OPTIONS Employment Outreach Inc.
Director, Jeff Sparks, Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Director, Judy van Tassel, Base Engineering
Director, Ashley Brown, Huntsman Marine Science Centre
Director, Ashley Burchell, Town of Rothesay
Director, Kelly Thompson, Canadian Health Solutions
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