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In a collaborative spirit, the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board,
and various committees support CMAI in carrying out its mandate.

Members of the Board of Directors 

and the Advisory Council

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors run CMAI by setting goals and priorities, developing partnerships, ensuring sound financial planning, and overseeing the organizational logistics of the Placement SPOT platform. The Board of Directors is made up of seven member directors, including a president, a vice-president, a secretary, and a treasurer. 

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is comprised of well-established professionals from a variety of industries, regional and academic backgrounds who are committed to representing minorities and supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. The Advisory Council supports the Board of Directors with strategic advice and experience. 

Because CMAI is a relatively new organization, the Advisory Council plays a variety of roles.

  • It helps monitor and provides a wide range of points of view from experienced professionals.

  • It fosters innovation by bringing together opinion leaders on Canada's mobility challenges, focusing on skill development and collaboration between post-secondary institutions, government and the industry.

  • It ensures, as an accelerator, that CMAI has all the tools it needs to deliver on its commitment to creating workplace integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in Canada.

  • It contributes to the growth of CMAI's membership and partnerships and the creation of WIL opportunities on the Placement SPOT platform.


Board and Advisory Council members are passionate about skill development, WIL, and strengthening collaboration between postsecondary institutions and the industry.

Houssam Alaouie - CAE (Vice-president and administrator)
Phillip Arthurs – Downsview Aerospace Innovation & Research (DAIR)
Caroline Cloutier - Pratt & Whitney Canada (administrator)
Chantal Boucher - Bell Textron Canada (Administrator)
Linda Preece - MDA (Administrator)
Jesse Vincent-Herscovici - Axelys (Administrator)
Vincent-Pierre Giroux - Alstom  (Administrator)

Sandra Crocker - Carleton University
Patrick Gervais - Lion Electric
Sgt Patrick Boulanger Canadian Armed Forces
Sarah Watts-Rynard - Polytechnics Canada

JR Hammond - Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM)

Chris Howe - Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium

Caroline Healey - Railway Association of Canada

Christopher Kitzan - Canadian Aviation and Space Musueum

Daniel Komesch - H+K

Sylvain Larochelle - Pratt & Whitney Canada (President and Administrator)

Peggy Perrier - MDA (Administrator)

Laurence Lebel- AtkinsRéalis (Administrator)

Serge Samson – MDA

Kenneth Swartz - Vertical Flight Society

Moira Harvey - Ontario Aerospace Council

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