our alumni advisory board is an integral part of the nipissing university community. alumni represent the continuity of traditions; their collective experience has shaped the university as it is today and their achievements are one of the criteria by which nipissing university is valued.
nipissing university's alumni advisory board has many ways for alumni to be active members of the nipissing university community and never leave home. all graduates of nipissing university are members of nipissing university's alumni association and there are no membership fees.
nipissing's alumni advisory board provides support for alumni programs, communications, events, branch and chapter outreach, scholarships and other initiatives. when alumni participate in the special programs offered by our service providers, the alumni board benefits and we are able to increase what we offer you - our alumni.
nuaab member biographies for 2020-2021:
mitchell crown, bba '11 – vice president
lisa snider, bba ' 12
Lisa Snider grew up in North Bay and completed the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Program at Nipissing in 2012 in the Organizational Studies stream. After graduating from Nipissing, Lisa furthered her education and completed a Masters of Industrial Relations & Human Resources degree at the University of Toronto. Lisa began her career in Toronto as a Human resources Coordinator at The Mark Anthony Group - a Canadian-owned Beverage Alcohol producer and distributor. Lisa has had a progressive career in human resources, and is now the Director of people Operations for the Canadian Commercial division supporting over 200 employees across Canada. In this role, Lisa is responsible for talent acquisition and development, organizational design and succession planning.
alyssa doyle, ba, bed '13
alyssa is a graduate of the physical and health education program with a bachelor of education in the primary, junior and intermediate divisions. alyssa has also completed additional qualifications for f.s.l part 1 and special education part 1. originally from alliston, she moved here in 2008 to attend nipissing university. during her years at nipissing alyssa was an active member of the school culture, participating in intramurals and various school events. some of her strengths include planning and performing various lessons, coordinating events and activities for all ages and working with children of all abilities. alyssa played a key role in planning and leading the nipissing university school health fair. after graduation she moved to toronto to get some work experience, where she worked at a preschool, a school for elite athletes and lastly for the york region district school board before eventually returning to north bay. alyssa works as an elementary teacher with the near north district school board but is currently on maternity leave raising her newborn son.
nathan snider, ba hons ‘09
Nathan Snider is the Manager of research & Stakeholder Engagement for the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Nathan has taught in the School of Business and Management at Canadore College and the school of business and Information Technology at Cambrian College. He sits on nipissing university’s alumni Association Board, the Board of Directors for the Near North Mobile Media Lab (providing those in Northern communities the means to produce and present media art) and is co-founder of Codesign, North Bay's design and technology meet-up network. Through his work, Nathan has been a committed advocate for tech accessibility in Northern Canadian communities. Nathan’s previous research has focused on social and economic barriers to the ICT field facing indigenous communities in Canada as well as tech-equity in the form of educational technologies and accessibility.
laurel muldoon, ba hons ’15, mesc ‘19
laurel graduated in 2015 with a bachelor of art’s honours specialization in environmental geography. she also obtained two certificates from nipissing in geomatics and environmental planning. laurel's love for the environment, and nipissing university, led her to pursue a master’s in environmental science and she graduated in 2019. laurel has lived in north bay for almost 13 years and has made it her home. laurel decided to join the nipissing university alumni advisory board (nuaab) to be an advocate for nipissing's graduate programs and the opportunities that arise when attending a small school. she hopes to provide a voice for our students and assist nuaab to make positive steps forward with outreach and involvement for and with students. she is honoured to be an active member of the nipissing university community and to be a part of the nuaab. she looks forward to continuing to work closely with administration, faculty, staff, students and graduates to highlight what nuaab can offer.
darcy mcmeekin, ba, bed '02
brittany fisher, ba, bed '15
hugh mcdermid, bba ‘10
dawn lamothe, ba hons ‘13
dawn is a mother, partner, sister, aunty and ininew iskwew (cree woman) raised in north bay, ontario. her family is from constance lake fn and the western coast of james bay. dawn completed her honours bachelor of arts at nipissing university in 2013. for dawn’s fourth year honours seminar, she began her indigenous research journey by authoring a thesis entitled, “the intergenerational effects of indian residential schools on foster care today: a personal narrative.” in her burning desire and passion to make systematic changes for children and youth in child welfare, dawn participated in provincial youth advisory panels affecting policy for the ontario association of children's aid societies and the provincial advocate of children and youth. in june 2012, dawn was one of thirty youth leaders worldwide selected to attend the international summit of youth in care. dawn worked as an associate researcher for the urban aboriginal communities thrive research project for the north bay indigenous friendship centre which published walking the red road: our community’s journey to help each person live a good life. from 2014-2017, dawn oversaw the urban aboriginal strategy in north bay that acted on community needs for urban indigenous people in north bay. in 2017, she successfully applied for a grant from the local poverty reduction fund for two indigenous homeless navigators named suswin (home) navigators. this project was granted $543, 700 and has since assisted hundreds of indigenous people residing in north bay. currently, she works as a child protection worker for niijaansinaanik child and family services. she is also a masters of education candidate at nipissing university. in her spare time, dawn and her partner deverick enjoy living a healthy lifestyle raising their daughter, delayna waashtepakun (leaves changing colour) and being on the land. dawn is also an old-style jingle dress dancer.
ryan hehn - ba '12 - representative on the university board of governors
hannah mackie - student representative from nusu
vacant - student representative from nusa
manager, advancement - coordination, implementation and oversight of advancement fundraising, stewardship, alumni and donor engagement.
phone: (705) 474-3450 ext. 4404
bridgette perron, ba '06
alumni relations coordinator - alumni communications, programs and events, homecoming, degree frames, and administrative support for the nipissing university alumni advisory board
phone: (705) 474-3450 ext. 4184