Mr. Denis Jolette has more than 32 years of experience with the federal government and concluded his career in 2017 as Vice-Chair of the Appeal Division at the Parole Board of Canada.  For many years, he was involved in training members of an administrative tribunal and in decision-making linked to mental health, addictions, social reintegration, behavioral risk assessment, and applicable laws and regulations. He chaired various committees, including those focused on quality decision-writing and on establishing and respecting professional standards. Mr. Jolette holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Ottawa (1983), and since then he has worked in various ministerial offices and government organizations such as Environment Canada and Consulting and Audit Canada.  Over time, he developed an expertise in public governance, resource management, risk and performance management, strategic planning and communications. He intends to continue supporting the needs of minorities in the community, such as in Orleans, where he has lived for the past 30 years.