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 2018/2019 Board Members are:

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Director of the Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement Mark Tilbury
Honours Bachelor of Commerce 1994
Mark Tilbury believes that you get out of something what you put into it. Following this philosophy has made him an exceptional Lakehead supporter for 27 years.From the moment he set foot on the Thunder Bay campus, Mark has epitomized the spirit of volunteerism.“Lakehead was my first choice,” he... More information about Mark Tilbury
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President and Chairman 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
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Vice-President 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
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Vice-President 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
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Secretary and Treasurer 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
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Past President Michel Beaulieu
Honours 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 PhD at Queen's University. An award winning author and historian, he is currently a Professor of... More information about Michel Beaulieu
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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
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Director Michael Michaud
Master of Science 1998
Michael graduated from Lakehead University with an M.Sc. in Geology in 1998. Michael is a Professional Geologist with over 30 years of experience in domestic and international gold exploration and mining that includes a broad range of deposit types within North and South America, Africa, Asia and... More information about Michael Michaud
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Director Chris DaSilva
Bachelor of Administration 2000
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, 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 years in IT consulting and... More information about Chris DaSilva
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Director Linda Henderson
Honours Bachelor Phys & Health Educ 1982
Master of Science 1985
Bachelor of Education 1985
Linda was born in the city of Toronto and grew up in Mississauga.  After high school graduation from Clarkson Secondary School, Linda chose to attend Lakehead University because of its renowned Physical and Health Education Program.  She also went on to complete a Master of Science Degree... More information about Linda Henderson
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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
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Director 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
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Director Kevin Ford
Bachelor of Engineering 1978
Kevin Ford grew up in Hamilton ON, working in the steel industry before going to Lakehead, eventually becoming a formidable entrepreneur in the high-tech world.As a college graduate in 1976, Kevin discovered that Lakehead was the only university that would give him advanced standing to enable him... More information about Kevin Ford
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Director Laara Losier
Bachelor of Arts 2013
Born and raised just outside of Barrie Ontario, Laara found a new home in Thunder Bay while entering her first year at Lakehead in 2006. Originally in the Con-Ed program, Laara transitioned to part-time studies while working at a local charity office providing her the opportunity to serve and... More information about Laara Losier
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Director Peter Lau
Bachelor of Administration 1986
As we look at Peter Lau’s many achievements over the years, a clear theme begins to emerge. Running like an unbroken thread through his education, his professional career as a businessman and entrepreneur and his personal life, is a love of art and culture – and a passion for sharing it with Hong... More information about Peter Lau
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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
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Director Mike Walton
Honours Bachelor Outdoor Recreation 1983
Landing in Thunder Bay from Toronto to start at LU in 1979, Mike fell in love with the idea of wilderness and Lake Superior.  He has spent his life hiking, paddling and camping in some of the most beautiful places in Canada, including the north shore of Lake Superior.  Working... More information about Mike Walton