Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Board of Governors

Palladino, Linda

Ms. Linda Palladino was the Vice President of Human Resources Business Support with Enbridge Inc. She is the former board chair and director at MindFuel and a past director with the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council. Ms. Palladino is a Certified Practitioner of Human Resources and a member of the Society of Human Resources Management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a certificate in Personnel Administration from the University of Alberta.


Competencies required for members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology include the core competencies of leadership and governance, and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Ms. Palladino was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Brown, Daniel

Mr. Daniel Brown is a retired professional engineer, including a 25-year career with Syncrude Canada. He has served on several boards, including six years as a member of the University of Alberta Senate and former corporate secretary and Governance Committee chair of the Aboriginal Human Resource Council. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, and a trade certificate with an interprovincial endorsement in the Instrument Mechanic Technician trade from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Competencies required for members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology include the core competencies of leadership and governance, and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Brown was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Laderoute, Priti

Ms. Priti Laderoute has been on the board since May 2018 and is a member of the Audit/Finance Committee. She is a senior manager of technical training and development with EPCOR Utilities Inc. Ms. Laderoute has worked in the tourism/hospitality industry, the oil and gas industry, the provincial government, and has been a small business owner. Ms. Laderoute is a certified management accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alberta and a Hospitality Business Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Prévost, Jean-Paul

Dr. Jean-Paul Prévost is an Instructor in Electrical Engineering Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He holds a PhD in Physics, a Master of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.

Pincock, Jason

Mr. Jason Pincock is the Chief Executive Officer of DynaLIFE Medical Labs. He participates in various bio-tech related industry groups, works with Economic Development, and participates on various community committees and boards including Little Warriors and the Bissell Centre. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a graduate of the Queen's Executive Program, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Competencies required for members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology include the core competencies of leadership and governance and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Pincock was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Mauthe, Kris

Mr. Kris Mauthe is the Founder of One Team Strategies and the Director of Access Point of Care Diagnostics. Prior to, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Argus Machine Co. Ltd. Mr. Mauthe has provided business expertise for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s accounting program advisory committee. He was the recipient of the 2015 Alumni Award of Distinction from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, where he graduated in accounting. He is a Certified Professional Accountant and is completing the ICD.D program with the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Competencies required for members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology include the core competencies of leadership and governance, and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Mauthe was directly appointed in August 2019 on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above. August 2022

Verhesen, Paul

Mr. Paul Verhesen is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Clark Builders Group of Companies, a commercial, industrial, and institutional builder operating throughout western and northern Canada. He is an alumnus of the University of Alberta, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a major in construction.


Competencies required for members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology include the core competencies of leadership and governance, and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Verhesen was directly appointed in August 2019 on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above. August 2022

Williams, Kristina

Ms. Kristina Williams is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Enterprise Corporation and is the Honorary Consul for Sweden in North America. She is a member of the North American Construction Group and Alcanna Board of Directors, and she also serves on the Alberta Securities Commission New Economy Advisory Committee. She holds an MBA from the University of Alberta, a Master of Laws degree from Uppsala University in Sweden, an accreditation for the Venture Capital Executive Program from the University of California, as well as an ICD.D from the ICD-Rotman Director Education Program.


Competencies required for members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology include the core competencies of leadership and governance, and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Ms. Williams was directly appointed in August 2019 on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above. August 2022

Cameron, Don

Mr. Don Cameron has been with Dow Chemicals since 1992 and is currently the Alberta Operations Site Director and Vice President of Dow Canada. He represents Dow Chemical on the University of Houston Chemical Engineering Department Industry Advisory Board and is the University Team Captain for Dow’s recruiting team at the University of Houston. He holds Master of Business Administration degree from Northwood University in Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering/Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.


Competencies required for members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology include the core competencies of leadership and governance and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Cameron was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Jivraj, Yasmin

Ms. Yasmin Jivraj has served on the Board of Governors since March 2017 and is a member of the Executive Committee. She served as Vice Chair of the board, Chair of the Governance Committee, and member of the Finance and Audit Committee. She is the co-owner of Dexcent, an industrial automation engineering consulting company. She co-founded the company Atlas Systems Group, which then merged with CompCanada to become Acrodex, where she assumed the role of President. She is a board member on numerous boards, including Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Alberta Blue Cross. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science from the University of Alberta and an Honorary Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She is a certified Information Systems Professional, a certified Management Consultant, and is a Fellow in the Canadian Information Processing Society. She is also the recipient of a University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award.

Royer, Lorraine

Ms. Lorraine Royer is General Manager, Policy & Governments with Inter Pipeline Ltd. Prior to joining Inter Pipeline, she was Manager, Government and Stakeholder Relations for Williams Energy Canada and previously led the Calgary office of a national government relations consulting firm, namely Global Public Affairs. Ms. Royer worked as Manager, Government Relations at Enbridge Inc, and also served in the federal government as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Honourable Ralph Goodale. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.


Competencies required for members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology include the core competencies of leadership and governance and the preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Ms. Royer was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Neigel, Andrew

Mr. Andrew Neigel is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CAREERS: The Next Generation Foundation and Principal of the Boreal Management Group. He currently sits on the Skills for Jobs Task Force and is a member of the Alberta Education Curriculum Review Panel. He also is a member of the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta and former member of the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Athabasca University Governing Council, Alberta Pacific Forest Industries and Portage College Board of Governors. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Alberta.

Competencies required for members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology include the core competencies of leadership, and governance as well as preferred competencies of finance, human resources, legal, risk management, and/or strategic planning. Mr. Neigel was directly appointed on the basis of meeting the competencies, skills, and attributes as described above.

Gulash, Greggory

Mr. Greggory Gulash is a Program Specialist at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Business Information Centre. He previously served as a board member of Global Shapers Edmonton. He has coached volleyball at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Aspire Volleyball for several years. He holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and a Personal Fitness Training Diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Bruno, Marina

Ms. Marina Bruno is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program majoring in Human Resources Management at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She is the elected Vice-President Academic of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Students’ Association (NAITSA) for the 2023/24 academic year, and previously served as a Service Hub Assistant and Peer Supporter for NAITSA. She holds a Personal Fitness Trainer diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Lacoursiere, Solomon

Mr. Solomon Lacoursiere is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program majoring in Finance at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has served on NAITSA’s Senate and was recently elected as the NAITSA representative on the Board of Governors for the 2023/24 academic year.

Daniel, Maya

Dr. Maya Daniel is an Instructor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (NAIT) JR Shaw School of Business. She has formerly served as a Program Advisory Council Member and on several of NAIT’s Hiring Committees for instructors. In 2023, Dr. Daniel received an Outstanding Dissertation in Action Research Award from the Canadian Association of Action Research in Education, and previously has been awarded the Instructional Excellence Award from NAIT. Dr. Daniel holds a Doctor of Education degree in Adult Learning from the University of Calgary, a Master of Arts degree in Tourism Management from Royal Roads University, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Toronto Metropolitan University.

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