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

  • Steve Lund, FCPA, CA, Chair
  • Karen Wight, CPA, CA, Vice Chair
  • Jason Hillyard, CPA, CGA, Secretary/Treasurer 
  • ​​Pauline Downer, FCPA, FCA, MBA
  • Tim J. Walker, CPA, CA
  • Patricia Towler, BA, JD, LLM, CIC
  • Tanya O’Brien, CPA, CA
  • Heather Thomas, CPA, CFE, CGMA
  • Jackie Poirier, FCPA, FCGA


  • Andre Bellefeuille, CPA, CMA, President & CEO
  • Matthew Colavecchia, CPA, CA, Director, Corporate Services
  • Kathleen Brown, MGB, RISIA, Director, Student Success and Innovation
  • Heather Brewer, MBA, PMP, Director, Marketing and Recruitment

Marketing, Business Development and Recruitment

  • Heather Gillis, Marketing Manager
  • Danielle Wisen, Student Recruitment Advisor (Nova Scotia)
  • Camille Ferland, Student Recruitment Advisor (New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island)
  • Danielle Jackson, M.Ed., Student Recruitment Advisor (Newfoundland & Labrador and Bermuda)

Pre-Certification and Registration

  • Leslie Murphy, M.Ed., Senior Manager, Student Services
  • Carolyn St-AmandM.Ed. Manager, Strategy and Student Achievement
  • Britt Fernandes, Manager, PEP and Prep Delivery
  • Michelle Johnson, Manager, Examinations
  • Krystyn Casto, Assistant Registrar
  • Kylie Connors, Registration & Assessment Coordinator

​Practical Experience

  • Wenjing Zhang-Farrell, CPA, Manager, Practical Experience
  • Theresa Theriault, Senior Practical Experience Advisor

Corporate Services

  • Farhana Rahman, MBA, Accounting Assistant
  • Rachel Lindgren, Executive Assistant
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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