Member Spotlight: Leaders on the Rise

Are you a rising leader, 35 years of age and under, interested in being featured? Connect with the Membership team at info@csae.com.


Aina Budrevics, CAE

Aina Budrevics, CAE, is the Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA), where she has worked since 2006 in various roles. Aina finds value in contributing to the CSAE community and is a member of the CSAE Trillium Network Young Professional’s Committee. Continue reading


Alisha McFetridge

Hello CSAE Community! 

My name is Alisha and I am the Manager of Association Relations for MCI Group, which provides strategic event consulting and professional conference organization for Canadian and International Meetings. Continue reading


Allyson Gillett

About six months ago, I joined Girl Guides of Canada - Guides du Canada as Manager of Member Services. As an organization, we are committed to being catalysts for girls empowering girls and creating a safe, all-girl environment that invites girls to challenge themselves, to find their voice, meet new friends, have fun, and make a difference in the world. Continue reading


Brian Gaskell

My name is Brian Gaskell, I am the MLS® and IT Specialist with the Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB). I have been in the world of organized real estate for a little over two years and IT/Support for just shy of a decade. Continue reading


Casey Pope

Welcome to CSAE! I’m Casey and I am currently the Membership Specialist at CSAE. As the Membership Specialist, I work closely with the Young Professionals Task Force and the CSAE team to foster a vibrant community of rising leaders in the association. Continue reading


Daniel García, CAE

My name is Dan García and I am the COO of Principia Assessments, which focuses on independent competency assessment and consultation for the legal sector, associations, not-for-profits, and other professionals. 

I initially joined CSAE for the CAE program. Continue reading


Ed Byers

My name is Ed Byers, small town guy turned city dweller. I am originally from the 1000 islands, and moved to Toronto in 2005 where I attended Ryerson University, earning my Bachelor of Commerce. I have worked for a number of organizations including Vancouver 2010, London 2012, TIFF, Steamwhistle, Special Olympics, The Real Property Association of Canada and now working with an amazing team at The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). Continue reading


Frances LeBlanc

I am the Chief Executive Officer of the New Brunswick Chiropractors Association (NBCA). The New Brunswick Chiropractors Association works to improve the health and wellbeing of New Brunswickers by regulating, supporting and promoting excellence in chiropractic practice and patient care. Continue reading


Igor Minic

I’m currently the Practice Support Services Coordinator at the Canadian Dental Association. I recently joined CSAE in early April 2019 and hope to connect with fellow YPs around Canada as well as learn more about the Association world. Continue reading


John Rich

I am the Communications Specialist for The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB), which represents over 1,800 REALTORS® who serve the communities of Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and the surrounding areas. OMDREB serves its Members through a variety of support and services, including professional development, technology and advocacy. Continue reading


Natalie Wallace, CAE

My name is Natalie Wallace, CAE, and I’m an account manager with Redstone Agency Inc, but you might know me as “That girl with the purple/pink/blue/wacky coloured hair”. I enjoy volunteering locally with the Trillium Network, especially with the Holiday Gala committee and the Young Professionals committee. Continue reading


Shehnaz Jaffar

My name is Shehnaz Jaffar and I work as the social media and communications coordinator at CSAE. I became a member when I was appointed as staff at CSAE in September 2018. Continue reading


Yowali Kabamba

My name is Yowali Kabamba and I am the Network Liaison at CSAE. Originally from Belgium, I have spent a great deal of time trying to learn more about the association and not-for-profit sector in Canada. Continue reading