Administration Staff

Corner Brook Campus

Charlene Blake | Employment Coordinator

Charlene is a graduate of Academy Canada’s Office Administration Technology program. Her friendly and professional approach is complimented by past experience working in the retail industry as well as her previous role as Administrative Assistant.

Colin Burridge | Principal

Colin has worked in various roles with Academy Canada for 17 years at both the campus and Head Office levels. He has an IT background, 8 years teaching experience in a post-secondary environment, and is a former Vice Principal. Colin is also a certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention trainer.

Mindy Finlay | Vice Principal

Mindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Allison University, as well as Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) and Master of Education (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies) degrees from Memorial University. Equipped with that knowledge, she primarily taught high school Chemistry and Science in Newfoundland and Labrador, namely in the former Eastern, Labrador and Western School Districts over the past decade.

Rose Hatcher | Acting Registrar

Rose is a former Academy Canada Office Administration graduate and has worked with the college for the past 2 years. During this time she has worked as Administrative Assistant and now as Registrar. Rose is always involved in the planning of and participating in our many successful campus events scheduled throughout the year including the Children’s Halloween, Christmas, and Easter parties.

Suzanne Jordan | Apprenticeship/Employment Coordinator

Suzanne graduated from Academy Canada in 1999 with the Office Administration Technology (Legal, Medical, and Engineering) Diploma. As part of her role, she notifies students/graduates of employment opportunities through the College Alumni Chapter, and manages all student Workterms and Practicums. She works closely with the Division of Industrial Training, Department of Education, Industry, and Apprenticeships across Canada. She also arranges all advanced training classes for both the St. John's and Corner Brook campuses.

Doug Osmond | Facilities Manager

Prior to moving into his role as Facilities Manager, Doug had over 10 years work experience as Computer Lab Demonstrator and Software Applications Instructor with Academy Canada. Doug also holds the position of Occupational Health and Safety Committee Co-Chair, Employer and Certified Trainer. He is also a WHMIS Certified Trainer. Doug holds a Microcomputer Applications Diploma from Academy Canada.

Corinne Slade | Admissions Officer

To be updated.

Gloria Stone | Admissions Assistant

To be updated.

Brittany Trimm | Administrative Assistant (On Leave)

Brittany joined the Academy Canada team in 2012 and brings with her a Diploma of Office Administration, Executive as well as a Certificate in Early Childhood Education. Her skillset is complimented through past experience as an Executive Office Assistant for several different firms as well as an In-Home Child Care Provider and a Teacher’s Assistant.

Kenmount Road Campus, St. John's

Anita Abbott | Principal

Anita joined the Academy Canada Staff in 2007 and as worked as both Student Support Coordinator and Vice Principal. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Diploma in Adult Teacher Education from Memorial University with 5 years teaching experience in an Adult Basic Education program.

Neil Bolt | IT Manager

Neil began working with Academy Canada in 2001 and entered the role of Information Technology Manager in 2010. He has more than a decade of experience in computer/network support and management and has worked in various roles throughout the years. Neil also has several years of experience as a post-secondary Instructor. As the Information Technology Manger Neil is responsible for the overall management of Academy Canada’s technology infrastructure and is presently located at the Kenmount Road campus.

Sarah Browning | Administrative Assistant

Sarah graduated from Academy Canada’s Office Administration Technology (Medical, Dental, Legal, Engineering) program at our Corner Brook Campus in September 2011. Sarah was hired as the Kenmount Road Campus Administrative Assistant in March 2012 and is a great addition to our Administrative Support team.

Amy Burridge | Admissions Officer

To be posted.

Tammy Fry | Business Officer

Tammy joined Academy Canada in 2004 with an Office Administration Technology Diploma with business office experience in the field. She is also a graduate of Academy Canada's Office Administration Technology Program.

Brian Galway | Curriculum Coordinator

Mr. Galway has 30 years experience as an educator within Newfoundland and Labrador. His roles included Classroom Teacher, Principal, Assistant Superintendent and Associate Assistant Director with the Avalon East School Board. Mr. Galway holds the following degrees: Masters of Education, Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts. Mr. Galway also has made significant contributions to post secondary education in his roles as Coordinator Regulatory Compliance, Program Development Coordinator and Academic Administrator for Eastern College.

Rianne McGrath | Admissions Officer

To be posted.

Jackie Morry | Adult Basic Education Instructor and ABE Curriculum Coordinator

Jackie began teaching the Adult Basic Education program in 1996. She has a degree in Biology, and a degree in Education, both received from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Rodney Oliver | Network Administrator and Computer Technician

Rodney graduated in 2008 from Academy Canada's Computer Support Specialist program. Rodney joined the Academy Canada Staff in October 2012 as the IT Support person.

Stephanie Nash Pearce | Vice Principal

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, and Master of Education in Educational Leadership Studies from Memorial University. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position.

Colleen Power | Registrar

Colleen joined Academy Canada in 2004, and has held various positions at the Kenmount Road and Harding Road campuses. She is a graduate from Academy Canada's Office Administration Technology program.

Angela Powers | Student Financial Officer

Angela has a Business Administration Diploma and Marketing Certificate from College of the North Atlantic. Angela has several years experience in the retail industry.

Patricia Trahey | Admissions Assistant

Patricia first came to Academy Canada in 2004 as a student in our Business Technology program. She joined our Administrative Team in 2008, and brings her wealth of administrative, management, and business owner experience.

Julie Yetman | Student Support Coordinator

Julie joined our instructional staff as a Criminology Instructor in 1997, and our Administrative staff as a Student Support Coordinator in 2006. She has completed over 6 years at Memorial University of Newfoundland obtaining a BA with a major in Women's Studies, completed several courses in the areas of Psychology, Education, and Social Work. She possesses a BA in Sociology, a Certificate in Criminology, as well as a Certificate in Adult Education.

Harding Road Campus, St. John's

Steven Browne | Principal

Steve joined the Academy Canada staff in 2009 and held the position of Campus Program Coordinator before the Vice Principal role. Steve has a Bachelor of Education degree with a strong teaching background and 23 years of management experience.

Paul Henderson | Facilities Manager

Paul has been with Academy Canada since 2008. He started as a Related Training instructor but in 2009 became the campus Facilities Manager. Paul has over 12 years managerial experience in various capacities, and over 15 years experience in computer technology as well as A+ Certification.

Kayla Isaacs | Administrative Assistant

To be updated.

Suzanne Jordan - Apprenticeship/Employment Coordinator

Suzanne graduated from Academy Canada in 1999 with the Office Administration Technology (Legal, Medical, and Engineering) Diploma. As part of her role, she notifies students/graduates of employment opportunities through the College Alumni Chapter and manages all student Workterms and Practicums. She works closely with the Division of Industrial Training, Department of Education, Industry, and Apprenticeships across Canada. She also arranges all advanced training classes for both the St. John's and Corner Brook campuses.

James Loder | Director of Admissions and Community Relations Director

Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources), Counsellor Training, and 11 years experience as college administrator with 3 years experience as Career Counsellor. Past Vice-President of the Clarenville and Mount Pearl Chambers of Commerce as well as a current member of the Executive Committee for the National Association of Career Colleges, and the NL Association of Career Colleges.

Lisa Lovelady | Curriculum Manager

Lisa started with Academy Canada in 2005. She has a Bachelor of Science (Honours), a Bachelor of Education and is working towards her Master of Education Degree. She has 5 years teaching experience at the secondary level and 4 years administrative experience at the post-secondary level.

Heather Nugent | Registrar

Graduating from Academy Canada¹s Business Administration program in 2006, Heather has worked with Academy Canada since July 2010 as Administrative Assistant and in the Business office before accepting a position as registrar in March 2011. Heather loves the great outdoors and enjoys walking, camping, and fishing with her puppy Boo.

Barry Roberts | Consultant

To be updated.

Andrea Walsh | Student Financial Officer

Andrea first joined Academy Canada in 1997 as part of the Business Office Staff. She has over 10 years experience as an Office Administrator in a College setting. Since she began, Andrea has worked at both the Kenmount Road and Harding Road Campuses.

Natalie Whalen | Vice Principial

To be updated.

Wayne A. Young | Maintenance Manager

Wayne graduated from Academy Canada’s Carpentry program in 2006 and started working with Academy Canada in 2007.He has 30 years experience in business, management, purchasing and sales.

 

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