The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) manages the affairs of ACADSA in accordance with the decisions of the Student Leadership Council, and with the bylaws of ACADSA. Elections for the Executive Committee are generally held in March of each year. Each member of the Executive Committee is elected for a one-year term.

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Simone Saunders,
Director of Leadership & Governance

The Director of Leadership & Governance acts as the liaison between the student body and the Executive Committee and works closely with ACADSA’s Executive Director to ensure the Association is working towards accomplishing the goals and objectives as set out in the strategic plan.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Management
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Administration
  • Human Resources


Fiona Couillard,
Director of Advocacy & Representation

The Director of Advocacy & Representation serves as the official advocate for student concerns in all areas of institutional academic affairs.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Advocacy
  • Institutional Development
  • Student Voice
  • Governance
  • Campus Engagement


Alena Martin,
Director of Cultural and Community Affairs

The Director of Cultural & Community Affairs develops the culture of the ACAD community by advocating for quality student experience and encourages student engagement with campus programming initiatives.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Communications
  • Internal Relationships
  • Student Experience
  • Event Planning


Kayla Gale,
Director of External Relations

The Director of External Relations serves as the public representative of the Executive Committee and promotes the mandate and objectives of the organization to the external community.

Key Areas of Focus

  • Networking
  • Advocacy
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Fundraising

– Updated May 2, 2018