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The Financial Services Department at Algoma University is responsible for providing reliable and relevant financial information and quality financial services.


In support of the academic, research and service objectives of the Algoma University community, the Financial Services Department:

  • Provides excellence in financial management and reporting;
  • Provides quality support, guidance and consultation; and
  • Promotes effective stewardship of funds.
Accountability and Transparency

In order to monitor and examine the on-going financial performance of the university, the department manages growth and resources prudently by maintaining the university’s operating budget. The department provides consultation and support to all budget holders year-round in areas such as accounting, policy and budget administration.

A finance committee composed of internal and external stakeholders provides additional oversight to financial service department activities. Working in conjunction with the committee, the department oversees budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting, creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies, investment activities and financing options for major capital projects, riong other duties.

Office of the VP Finance & Administration

Shannon Brooks, CPA, MBA (She/Her)
VP Finance & Operations
Office: CC2012
Email: [email protected]

Billi Grisdale-Briski
Executive Assistant, Finance and Operations
705-949-2301, ext.4717
Office: CC200A
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services Team

Kramer Rousseau
Associate Vice-President, Finance & Planning
705-949-2301 ext. 4530
Office: CC2009
Email: kramer[email protected]

Aliisa Witty
Payroll Manager
705-949-2301 ext. 4720
Office: CC2015
Email: [email protected]

Anna Stilin
Budget Analyst
705-949-2301 ext. 4710
Office: CC2016
Email: [email protected]

Euphemia Derian
Student Accounts Officer
Email: [email protected]

Feven Mengistu
Student Accounts Officer
905-451-0100 ext. 3501
Email: [email protected]

Gabriella Bauer
Payroll Analyst
705-949-2301 ext. 4722
Email: [email protected]

Heather Zayachkowski
Senior Financial Analyst
705-949-2301 ext. 4725
Email: [email protected]

Jennifer Pattalia
Director Institutional Effectiveness

Jessica Hales
Accounts Receivable Officer
705-949-2301 ext. 4759
Office: NW307
Email:[email protected]

Lauren Nasby
Manager Student Financial Services
705-949-2301 ext. 4728
Office: CC2013
Email:[email protected]

Maxine Smale
Procurement & Accounting Officer
705-949-2301 ext. 3121
Office: CC 2017
Email: [email protected]

Meeka Bruni
Manager of Procurement
Email: [email protected]

Michaela Martella
Accounts Payable Officer
Email: [email protected]

Michelle Dayboll
Accounts Payable Officer
705-949-2301 ext. 3153
Office: CC 2004
Email: [email protected]

Rachel Tatasciore
Director of Special Projects
W. 705-949-2301 ext. 4713
C. 705-989-9270
Email: [email protected] 

Rebecca Harasym
Procurement and Accounting Officer
CC 2017
Email: [email protected] 

Rita Vacirca
Budget Analyst
705-949-2301 ext. 4217
Office: NW307
Email: [email protected]

Ryan Fetterly
Senior Financial Analyst
Email: [email protected]

Swarna Duraiappah
Student Accounts Officer
Email: [email protected]

Tarran Provak
Director, Business Continuity & Change
Email: [email protected]