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Appointee Biographies

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology - Board of Governors


Rodney Wilson is a Chief Technologist of External Research for Ciena Canada, and a former Director of Emerging Technologies for Nortel Networks. Rodney’s community involvement includes serving as former Chair of the Algonquin College Foundation Board.


is a former Chief Executive Officer at The Medfall Group, and a former Partner at IBM Business Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Stephen holds an MBA from University of Western Ontario-Richard Ivey School of Business.


Gabrielle Berard is a public policy and government affairs professional. She is currently employed by Novo Nordisk, a global life sciences company specializing in diabetes care. Gabrielle manages the company’s engagement with the Canadian federal government. Prior to joining Novo Nordisk, Gabrielle served in a variety of political roles, including senior advisor to two federal finance ministers. She has also held public policy roles with Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Gabrielle holds a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts (History and Political Science) from McGill University.