President and CEO
Sue is a strategic leader who enables positive social change by realizing opportunities, leveraging partnerships, and creating spaces for innovation. She has a deep understanding of the interaction between complex systems and the related social, economic, and technological impacts. Her adaptive leadership is evident through her ability to create dynamic, agile teams which are strengthened through her mentorship and mission-oriented approach. She is skilled at securing financial investments by identifying and aligning partners’ resources and values to create meaningful impact.
National Board of Directors
As the governing body of Pathways to Education Canada, the National Board of Directors oversees our policy development, sets our strategic direction, and monitors our performance against our goals.
Vincent Mercier, Chair
Partner, Davies LLP
Lori Pearson, Vice-Chair
Sr. Managing Partner & COO, Brookfield Asset Management
Katherine Gibson, Treasurer
SVP Finance & Controller, RBC
Managing Partner, Egon Zehnder
The Honourable Gloria J. Epstein
Reviewer, Independent Civilian Review into Missing Person Investigations
Director of Education, Membertou First Nation
Executive Chairman & Founder, Kingsdale Advisors
NCO, RCMP (Retired)
Educator, B.Ed, M.Ed, D.E.A.
CEO, Plus Company
EVP, Canadian Operations, Canada Life
Chair & CEO, EY Canada
VP, Chief Technology & Operations Support Officer, McDonalds
Dean, Faculty of Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University
Nisita Tappata (Pathways Canada Alum)
Integrations Ecosystem, POAP inc.
Sue Gillespie, Ex-Officio
President & CEO, Pathways to Education Canada
National Campaign Cabinet
The National Campaign Cabinet is a group of volunteer leaders who use their networks to support our fundraising initiatives, help plan our major campaigns, and direct our funding.
Jay Mehr, Co-Chair
President, Shaw Communications Inc.
Founder, Pathways to Education
Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Shaw Communications Inc.
Principal, B+H Architects
Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Managing Director, Aluminum – Atlantic, Rio Tinto
Managing Director, Citigroup Global Markets Canada
President and Co-Founder, Hollywood Suite Inc.
Central Leader, EY
Investment Counsellor, Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
President and CEO, Northbridge Financial Corp.
Research Advisory Council
The Research Advisory Council is an advisory body of accomplished Canadian researchers from diverse fields who share research and feedback and provide us with critical evidence-based insights.
Royal Canadian Air Cadets Program, Pathways to Education Program Alumna
Law Student, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Pathways to Education Program Alumna
Isabelle Archambault, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
Véronique Dupéré, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
Konrad Glogowski, Ph.D.
Director, Research and Evaluation, Pathways to Education Canada
Carl James, Ph.D. FRSC
Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, York University
Director, Centre for Human Capital Policy, Canada West Foundation
Vice President of Growth and Development, Youth Employment Services
Kate Tilleczek, Ph.D. (Council Chair)
Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1)
Alumni Advisory Committee
The Alumni Advisory Committee is a group of Pathways alumni who guide our decision-making and facilitate our alumni engagement.
Pathways Halifax, 2015
Pathways Regent Park, 2010
Pathways Regent Park, 2014
Pathways Hamilton, 2019
Pathways Shawinigan, 2016
Pathways Regent Park, 2008
Pathways Kingston, 2014
Pathways Regent Park, 2009
Pathways Scarborough Village, 2014
Pathways Regent Park, 2005
Pathways Scarborough Village, 2013
Pathways Hamilton, 2013
National Indigenous Advisory Circle
The members of the National Indigenous Advisory Circle are Indigenous leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs from across the country. Their role is to lend their knowledge and expertise that helps to build awareness and understanding of the cultures and histories of Indigenous peoples with the goal of increasing Indigenous graduation rates across Canada.
Dale D. Awasis
ThunderChild First Nation, Saskatchewan
Director of Education, Tallcree Tribal Government, Tallcree Alberta
Elder Mae Louise Campbell
Elder in Residence, University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Social Work and Red River College
Dr. Marie Delorme
Métis Nation of Alberta
CEO, The Imagination Group
Director of Education, Membertou Mi’kmaq First Nation
Council Chair, CEA/EdCan Network
Dauphin River First Nation
Director, Indigenous Inclusion Directorate, Ministry of Education
We are grateful for and acknowledge the past participation of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Sunburst Consulting, and we are actively seeking further Inuit representation and guidance on our National Indigenous Advisory Circle.