Conference Planning Team

Joyce PeraltaJoyce Peralta, Grant Director


Joyce has been creating websites and digital content for close to 20 years, including 10+ years’ experience in higher education. Her work history includes strategic positions on communications and web development teams at McGill University, the University of Victoria, Western University and Kings University College.

Emma JamiesonEmma Jamieson, Operations Director


Emma is an experienced marketer with a strong history of working in the higher education industry. She’s a strong marketing professional with an advanced diploma focused in Graphic Design from Georgian College, and is skilled in project management, advertising strategy, graphic design, and event planning.

Glenda McCarthy, Partnerships Director


Glenda is an experienced communications professional with over a decade of experience in Marketing and Communications and Social Media Management. In addition to photography and videography skills, she has extensive experience in event planning, graphic design, and knowledge of website design and management. She has won numerous national and international awards for work in Social Media, Marketing and Communications, and writing.

Joel Goodman

Joel Goodman, Production Partner

Joel is principal at Bravery Media, a US-based digital strategy and design agency focused on higher education. His CV includes running a music festival, selling out concerts via MySpace marketing, redesigning at least a dozen university websites, and baking loads of bread. He also holds a master’s degree in Media Studies from The New School in New York City.

Lee-Ann AkisterLee-Anne Akister, Social Media Director


Lee-Anne hails from Alberta (though also calls Saskatchewan home), where she is the Social Media Advisor at Olds College. Social media is her bread & butter and video is her gravy; she’s happiest when talking or practicing either.  When she’s not gathering lamb and calf content for the College, she is herding three boys into adulthood; and cooking, endlessly.

Sarah KhanSarah Khan, Speakers Director


Sarah is an award-winning digital communicator working in higher education. She manages digital communications at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Arts & Science. When she isn’t working at her 9-5, she is either working on #PSEWEB activities or sharing nature photos from her hikes around Ontario.


Raquel Russell, Blog Editor


Communications coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in story writing, social media managing, podcasting, and more.


Courtney Raybould photoCourtney Raybould, Executive Director


A true communications nerd, Courtney is a strategist based just east of Toronto, Ontario. From 9 – 5, she’s an award-winning communicator who develops a digital community through careful strategy and dynamic storytelling.