Our Team

At Academica Group, we are driven by the singular mission of moving higher ed forward. Whether your institution is looking to recruit the best and brightest students, launch innovative new programs, optimize its admissions and enrolment processes, or organize its departments and offices for the 21st century, our team will help you to achieve your goals.

Reach out to our team if you would like to talk further about how we can work together.

Senior Leadership

Rod Skinkle
President and CEO

Bruce Thompson
Senior Vice President

Julie Peters
Vice President, Research

Operations & Communications

Karen Lee
Projects Manager

Brittany Ally
Office and Careers Platform Manager

Rachel Janzen
Communications & Marketing Manager

Kristine Abramoff
Assistant Editor

Clare Church
Top Ten Writer

Research & Consulting

The Research Team

Roger Pizarro Milian
Director, Research Insights

Chris Hall
Enrolment Research Manager

Claire Henderson
Research Manager

Radha Paleja
Senior Researcher

Katie Herlick
Research Associate

Lindsay Sommerauer
Research Associate

Kascindra (Kascie) Shewan
Research Consultant

The Consultants

Alison Lewis
Senior Consultant

Alison Pickrell
Senior Consultant

Bonnie Crocker
Senior Consultant, Strategic Enrolment Management

David Veres
Senior Consultant

Joe Danis
Senior Consultant, Student Housing & Wellness

Kristine Smalcel Pederson
Senior Consultant

Laurel Schollen
Senior Consultant

Marilyn Mason
Senior Consultant

Mike Sekulic
Senior Consultant

Sean Williams
Senior Consultant, Brand

Steve Hudson
Senior Consultant


Devant is a subsidiary of Academica Group dedicated to helping international students and graduates Stay. Work. Succeed. in Canada. To learn more, please visit our dedicated Devant website.