Board Members

The Alumni Association Board of Directors (AALU) is a board of alumni volunteers who work to support the mission and vision of the Alumni Association.
The 2016/2017 Board Members are:

Mark Tilbury
Honours Bachelor of Commerce 1994
Mark Tilbury became Lakehead University’s first Alumni & Community Relations Director on April 29, 2013. Prior to taking on his role at Lakehead, Mark served as Chief Administrative Officer & Deputy Director of the Thunder Bay Museum.Mark began his relationship with Lakehead University in... More information about Mark Tilbury
President and Chairman Michel Beaulieu
Bachelor of Arts 2001
Bachelor of Education 2001
Master of Arts 2003
Michel S. Beaulieu graduated from Lakehead University with and HBA in English and History and a BEd in 2001. He completed an MA in History in 2003, before (reluctantly) leaving Thunder Bay to pursue a Ph.D. at Queen's University (2008).An award winning author and historian, he is currently an... More information about Michel Beaulieu
Vice-President Jennelle Therrien
Bachelor of Administration 2011
Raised in Orillia and now residing in Calgary, Alberta.  Jennelle earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in 2011 at Lakehead University and recently completed a Master in Business Administration in the UK. Jennelle began her career as one of the founding staff members for the... More information about Jennelle Therrien
Vice-President Debra Woods
Honours Bachelor of Commerce 2005
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Debra earned her Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2005 and now resides in Calgary, Alberta.Debra is a client-focused leader with over 10 years of experience in business development, marketing and communications in a professional services environment.She’s... More information about Debra Woods
Secretary and Treasurer Chris Vaillant
Bachelor of Education 2011
Chris graduated in 2011 from the Orillia campus with a BASc/BEd. He now works as a teacher for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board in Sarnia, Ontario. Chris began at Lakehead University in 2006, as part of the Charter Class of Orillia Campus. Throughout his time at Lakehead University,... More information about Chris Vaillant
Past President Lou Pero
Bachelor of Arts 1969
Bachelor of Education 1975
Master of Education 1982
Lou Pero, the new president of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University (AALU), has been part of our history almost from the beginning.  He enrolled at the fledgling campus in 1966, earning his Economics BA in 1969 followed by a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. "With the 50th... More information about Lou Pero
Director Kara Smith
Honours Bachelor of Arts 2006
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Kara earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Lakehead University in 2006 and was awarded the President’s Graduation Award. Kara subsequently attended Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, graduated in 2009 and was the recipient of... More information about Kara Smith
Director Nancy Angus Nancy Angus is a long-time Thunder Bay resident. She is a graduate of Lakehead University and has certificates from Ryerson University (Gerontology) and the University of Victoria (Adult and Continuing Education).  As a recreationist, she specializes in the 60-plus demographic.  She... More information about Nancy Angus
Director Karen Boz
Bachelor of Administration 1992
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario and now residing in Toronto, Karen joined Royal Bank of Canada full-time in 1992 after graduating from Lakehead University's Bachelor of Administration program, where she majored in Personnel & Industrial Relations.  Karen is pleased to have had... More information about Karen Boz
Director Yolanda Wanakamik
Honours Bachelor of Arts 1998
Yolanda graduated from Lakehead University with an HBA in Political Science in 1998.  Deeply committed to lifelong learning she is currently enrolled in Lakehead University Masters of Education Program.  Yolanda is employed with Dilico Anishinabek Family Care as the Integrated Policy... More information about Yolanda Wanakamik
Director Nancy Luckai
Bachelor of Science in Forestry 1981
Dr. Luckai began her career at Lakehead just over 40 years ago when she enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree.As a member of the Faculty of Natural Resources Management, she developed the Forest Resources and Soil Testing laboratory and served as Chair of the Honours Bachelor of... More information about Nancy Luckai
Director Paul Popo-Ola
Honours Bachelor of Commerce 2010
Paul Popo-Ola is originally from London ON, and a proud Alumnus of Lakehead University, who chose Lakehead University to pursue both his academic and athletic career. Paul graduated from the H.B. Commerce Program in 2010, and while attending Lakehead University he played for the Thunderwolves... More information about Paul Popo-Ola
Director Josh McQuay
Honours Bachelor of Commerce 2006
Josh was born and raised in Thunder Bay and graduated from Lakehead University's Honours Bachelor of Commerce program, where he majored in finance and minored in economics. He currently resides in Barrie where he practices as a Financial Planning Advisor. Active community involvement is... More information about Josh McQuay
Director Chris DaSilva
Bachelor of Administration 2000
Born and raised in Thunder Bay and now residing in Ottawa, Chris DaSilva earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 2000 and continued his education in Winnipeg with a Network Engineering Diploma to pursue his career in Information Technology.  Chris worked for a number of... More information about Chris DaSilva
Director Ashleigh Quarrell
Honours Bachelor of Commerce 2009
Ashleigh, an Honours Bachelor of Commerce grad received the 2013 Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for her volunteer work with organizations including Special Olympics Thunder Bay, Habitat for Humanity, and, particularly, Camp Quality.Ashleigh is quick to point out her alma mater’s... More information about Ashleigh Quarrell