Board of Directors and Staff

CPA Atlantic School of Business is led by a diverse group of professionals from the Atlantic provinces and Bermuda.

Board of Directors

  • Jackie Poirier, FCPA, FCGA, Chair
  • Steve Lund, FCPA, CA, Vice Chair
  • Karen Wight, CPA, CA, Secretary/Treasurer 
  • ​​Pauline Downer, FCPA, FCA, MBA
  • Joel Forbes, CPA, CA
  • Tim J. Walker, CPA, CA
  • Beth Porter, CPA, CA, CFP
  • Patricia Towler, BA, JD, LLM, CIC
  • Tanya O’Brien, CPA, CA
  • Heather Thomas, CPA, CFE, CGMA
  • Andre Bellefeuille, CPA, CMA, Interim President & CEO


  • Andre Bellefeuille, CPA, CMA, Interim President & CEO
  • ​Nick Westcott, CPA, CA, Director, Program Delivery, and Registrar
  • Matthew Colavecchia, CPA, CA, Director, Corporate Services
  • Kathleen Brown, MGB, RISIA, Director, Student Success and Innovation

Marketing, Business Development and Recruitment

  • Heather Gillis, Marketing Manager
  • Britt Fernandes, Student Recruitment Advisor (Nova Scotia)
  • Lori-Lydia Loveless, Student Recruitment Advisor (Newfoundland & Labrador and Bermuda)
  • Camille Ferland, Student Recruitment Advisor (New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island)

Pre-Certification and Registration

  • Leslie Murphy, M.Ed., Senior Manager, Student Services
  • Carolyn St-AmandM.Ed. Manager, Strategy & Student Achievement
  • Krystyn Casto, Assistant Registrar
  • Wenjing Zhang-Farrell, CPA, Manager, Program Delivery
  • Michelle Johnson, Manager, Examinations

​Practical Experience

  • Lorraine Prenevost, CPA, CMA, Senior Manager, Practical Experience
  • Theresa Theriault, Practical Experience Coordinator

Corporate Services

  • Farhana Rahman, Accounting Assistant
  • Rachel Lindgren, Executive Assistant
  • Markus Samland, Manager, Information Technology 
The CPA designation gives you the set of skills to do anything.
Lindsay Power, CPA, CMA, MBA
Senior Business Analyst - Strategic Projects, StandardAero
You have this massive family of CPAs on which you can lean on and use as much as you can, as often as you can.
Craig Farewell, CPA
Co-owner & Director of Operations, Banished Brewing & Brewdock
The skills you acquire through the CPA program prepare you to lead in any organization and in any industry.
Courtney Burns, CPA
President and CEO, Greater Moncton International Airport Authority Inc.
It’s the differentiator when someone has a stack of resumes. People with a CPA designation will stand out.
Leah Boody, CPA, CMA
President, Pineapple Bytes
The CPA designation first ignited my entrepreneurial spirit. It certainly helped me get to where I am right now.
David Arsenault, CPA
President, Arsenault Properties

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Complete the form below to contact a Student Recruitment Advisor in your region for advice on eligibility for CPA pre-certification programs.

To contact your student recruitment advisor directly ​​for program-path planning and preparing to join CPA as a student/candidate:

Britt Fernandes
t. 902.334.1174

​Camille Ferland
t. 506-800-0725

Lori-Lydia Loveless
t. 709.753.3090

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