Meet the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

This year’s judging panel includes some of last year’s winners:

  • Matthew Corcoran, director of global compensation and human resource business partners, SSENSE
  • Jeff Finley, total rewards manager, 3M Canada
  • Crystal Arnold, manager, retirement and benefits, LifeLabs
  • Merlyn Sequeira, director, total rewards, payroll, recognition, wellness and human resources systems, Samsung in Canada
  • Kelly Dawson, global disability and leaves specialist, Shopify
  • Frederic Bessette, director, total rewards, Canfor


The panel also includes:

  • Jean-Guy Gauthier, expert in risk and benefits management, CQFD Actuariat
  • Katharine Coons, national workplace mental-health specialist, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Wendy Cukier, founder of the Diversity Institute, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Jordan Fremont, partner, pensions and benefits team, Bennett Jones LLP
  • Julie Holden, principal, Holden & Associates
  • Jennifer Paterson, editor, Benefits Canada
  • Lizann Reitmeier, associate director, Willis Towers Watson
  • Jennifer Schmidt, partner, Mercer
  • Blake Wolfe, managing editor, Benefits Canada