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Marie Accettola

Marie Accettola, OCT

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Marie Accettola has worked in education for nearly 20 years and is an English and French as a second language (FSL) high school teacher for the Simcoe County District School Board. As an FSL teacher, she devotes time to advocate for the implementation of new courses.

Marie has also had the opportunity to teach special education at various times throughout her career with the Simcoe County District School Board. She has also taught French as a second language at the elementary level and was a Grade 6 teacher for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

She has been involved in numerous board activities including the Curriculum Leads for the Languages Department, the mentoring of teacher candidates, and the coordination of an international student exchange program. She is also the mental health team teacher adviser and was the equity and inclusion teacher adviser for LGBTQ2s+.

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Scott Barker

Scott Barker, OCT

Russell, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Scott Barker has been working in education for more than 20 years. He is a high school teacher with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

As a former high school department head, he was responsible for managing departmental funds and resources. In this capacity, he oversaw various committees including the school learning plan and literacy committees.

Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a manager in fire safety and security at Chedoke Hospital in Hamilton, Ont.

Scott is a former captain and air cadet squadron commander with the Canadian Armed Forces and headed projects related to summer camps, as well as scholarship and award selection. He was also responsible for creating criteria for nomination and selection of various staffing positions.

Scott is trained in human rights, abuse prevention, crisis intervention and conflict resolution.

Brian Brophey

Brian Brophey

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Brian was the registrar of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, where he liaised with the government; oversaw the membership process; worked with planning institutes to update and centralize the certification process; amended bylaws and policies; updated the complaints and discipline process; and drafted legislation. He also answered queries from both members of the institute and members of the public, focusing on potential complaints and ethical dilemmas in planning.

Prior to this, he was the discipline case coordinator for the Ontario College of Pharmacists. Brian has also held legal assignments with CP Hotels, Mackenzie Financial Corporation, Canada Life Assurance Company and small litigation boutiques.

He holds a bachelor of laws from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor of arts (honours) from the University of Toronto – Trinity College.

Maria Lourdes Bueno-Marcial

Maria Lourdes Bueno-Marcial, OCT

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Maria is a secondary school vice-principal with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. She was recently a regional administrator in the board’s alternative education site. Maria is currently part of the board’s leadership committee in providing mentorship opportunities for new administrators.

Maria has spearheaded system-wide Ministry of Education initiatives as an academic coordinator, including leading the board implementation of Steps to English Proficiency to support services for English Language Learners. She also facilitated professional development sessions and assisted with securing Ministry funding for early years and French as a Second Language programming.

Maria has also worked in the areas of research and youth recreational programming with various organizations including the Catholic Children’s Aid Society and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Maria holds a master of arts in child study and education and an honours bachelor of arts in health studies and sociology from the University of Toronto.

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Michel Champagne

Michel Champagne, OCT

Peterborough, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Michel is a teacher with the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board. Michel has worked in various positions with the board, including French teacher, classroom teacher, literacy coach, and student work study teacher. In his classes, he emphasizes STEAM education and experiential education. He was nominated for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2016–17.

He has also been a part-time faculty member at Trent University Since 2009, where he works in the School of Education & Professional Learning, and Trent International Program. Some of his classes include The Role of STEAM Education, Science & Technology, Indigenous & Environmental Sustainability Education, Intermediate Learners, and Creating a Positive Learning Environment.

Michel also teaches with the Queen’s University’s ITEP Indigenous Teacher Education Program and Technological Education Multi-Session program, where he prepared and presented course content for several courses including Visual Arts, Language and Literacy, Assessment and Evaluation, and Educational Technology as a Teaching and Learning Tool.

He holds a bachelor of science (Honours), Trent University and a master of science in education, Medaille College, New York.

Sarah Choudhury

Sarah Choudhury

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Sarah Choudhury, a bilingual communications specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the regulatory sector, is the director of communications for the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. In her role, Sarah is responsible for the planning, development , and implementation of the College’s communication strategy, including content management across multiple platforms, a public awareness marketing campaign and overall issues management.

She has had a wide array of experience overseeing communications strategy and developing communications both at the strategic and operational level.

Sarah has worked in communications for a number of regulatory bodies, including the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, the Ontario College of Trades and the College of Early Childhood Educators. She is truly passionate for the important work that regulators do to protect the public interest.

Sarah volunteers with Parkinson’s Canada where she acts as a communications and French-language services adviser.

Lileath Claire

Lileath Claire

Oakville, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Lileath Claire is an appointed member of the College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) council, where she has served since 2019. She has also sat on several CDO committees, including Fitness to Practise, Qualifying Examination Appeals, as well as Inquires, Complaints and Reports as chair.

Prior to joining the CDO, she was Director, Information Systems Business Partner, Global Supply Chain Planning and Inventory Performance in the Paris headquarters of Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company where she worked in several roles in Toronto and Paris from 1996 until her retirement in 2017.

Lileath has also sat on the Mississauga Furniture Bank board of directors as secretary and the PORTICO Community Church board of directors as vice-chair.

She holds a bachelor of arts from York University, a master of science from the University of Liverpool, U.K., and a certificate in adjudication for administrative agencies, boards and tribunals from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Rachelle	Coleman

Rachelle Coleman

London, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Rachelle is an employee of Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology as professor and faculty adviser in the Child and Youth Care Program and has taught Introduction to Community Mental Health. She is the community services field developer and coordinator of the campus student mental health initiative as well as appointed to the Research Ethics board and the Mental Health Advisory committee.

Most recently, Rachelle served on the Ontario College of Teachers’ transitional roster, supporting Discipline/Fitness to Practise.

Prior to this, she’s worked within several different youth-serving organizations including executive director with Northwest London Resource Centre and youth program supervisor for the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.

Rachelle is a certified child and youth care practitioner, trauma and resilience practitioner and holds a master of education in adult education from Yorkville University.

Kimberley D Westfall-Connor

Kimberley D Westfall-Connor

Barrie, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Kimberley has more than 15 years of experience as a regulated professional and more than 10 years of adjudicative experience. She is the president of council with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), where she is responsible for strategic planning, financial oversight and ensuring the CMTO meets its mandate. She has also served as their vice-president, executive officer, chair of both the Discipline and Fitness to Practice committees and is a pre-hearing conference chair.

She has also served on the Ontario College of Teachers’ transitional roster, supporting Discipline/Fitness to Practise.

Her experience also includes serving as a previous trustee/board member for the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Care Access Centre.

A small business owner, Kimberly has her own massage therapy practice.

She holds a massage therapy diploma from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and a masters in health law from Osgoode Hall Law School, alongside a bachelor of arts (honours) from York University.

Bob Cooper

Bob Cooper, OCT

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Bob Cooper is returning to the Ontario College of Teachers after serving as an appointed member of Council. He has sat on the Investigation Committee, the Accreditation Appeal Committee as Chair, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Private Schools as Vice-Chair.

He has also served on the Toronto Centre for the Arts as vice-chair of the board of directors and chair of strategic planning, the Holy Blossom Temple board of directors, and the North York Committee on Community Race & Ethnic Relations.

Bob is a teacher at Upper Canada College Preparatory School. Prior to joining his current faculty, he was a teacher, supervisor and middle school coordinator at the Atkinson and Holy Blossom campuses for Leo Baeck Day School.

He holds a certification in advanced concepts in regulatory governance from the Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation.

William Cornet

William Cornet

Ottawa, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

William is a roster panellist for the Ontario College of Teachers’ Investigation Committee.

He was a member of council for the Ontario College of Pharmacists and was a member on its Discipline, Registration, Patient Relations, and Inquiries, Complaints and Reports committees. He was also the chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Group.

William is a chartered mediator and lecturer in the theory and practice of dispute resolution especially, mediation, conciliation, negotiations, and meeting facilitation (“ADR”). He has an extensive background in investigation, ADR training and delivers conflict management system design. he provides ADR advisory services and workshops in three languages (English, French, Italian).

William has conducted thousands of mediations, facilitations and other ADR events for governments, the private sector, NGOs, and individuals. His expertise includes family mediation, workplace conflict, personal injury, human rights, and community relations. He holds several academic degrees including a Master of Arts (Intercultural Mediation) from Sherbrooke University (Québec) and a Master of Laws (Alternative Dispute Resolution) from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto) in addition to several ADR certificates.  He is a lecturer, teaching alternative dispute resolution courses at St. Paul University, School of Conflict Studies in Ottawa, Canada where he has lectured for several years. He is a member of Family Mediation Canada (FMC), the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) as well as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRIC). He is an accredited family mediator and is on the mediator roster for the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Wendy Crocker

Wendy Crocker, OCT

St. Thomas, Ont.
Serves On: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Wendy Crocker is an associate teaching professor in the Graduate School of Education at Northeastern University, Boston. She recently held roles at Western University which included instructor in pre-service teacher education (kindergarten and early literacy) and assistant professor – both in the Professional Master’s Program (early childhood education specialization), and at King’s College in the Child and Social Institutions Program. Wendy was also the curriculum specialist for Western’s ASPIRE (Advanced Studies in Professional Education) to ensure that Additional Qualification courses met both accreditation standards and the needs of Ontario teachers.

Wendy served as principal, vice-principal, and learning coordinator in the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB), where she was lead for TVDSB’s Early Years’ new teacher induction program and occasional teacher workshops. She also holds supervisory officer qualifications.

She holds a bachelor of physical education from Brock University, alongside a trio of education degrees from Western University culminating in a PhD in educational studies.

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Marylin Dawson, OCT

Marylin Dawson, OCT

Waterloo, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Marylin is a principal at an elementary school with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WDCSB) with numerous responsibilities including development of practices that promote equity and inclusion with an eye to supporting all learners through culturally responsive pedagogical practices and aligning goals with community partners to help create an even better place to work and live. She has also served as a vice-principal with the board.

Prior to this, Marylin was a student achievement consultant K–12: religion and family life, where she worked with provincial and ministry partners to implement large-scale curriculum resources. She was also an elementary school teacher and received the Bette Stephenson Award for EQAO achievement for her school’s stellar results.

She holds a bachelor of education from Western University and a bachelor of arts in English literature/ French business communication from Lake Superior State University in Michigan.

Adam	Dharsee

Adam Dharsee, OCT

Mississauga, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Adam has taught mostly in the primary-junior divisions, most recently teaching Grades 2 and 3 in-person.

Adam uses several innovative tools to support creating a learning space that is safe, inclusive, and equitable for all learners and their individual learning needs.

Adam uses a variety of strategies to engage his students including virtual tools, video conferencing, "work-from-anywhere" assignments, differentiated instruction, and high impact instructional strategies.

Prior to teaching elementary students, Adam completed his undergraduate research understanding the brain differences in children's mathematical competencies which he currently incorporates into his teaching practice.

Adam holds a bachelor of education from York University and a bachelor of arts in developmental cognitive neuroscience from Western University.

Jeff Donnelly

Jeff Donnelly

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Registration Appeals Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Jeff is the vice-president, regulatory affairs and compliance and also the chief privacy officer for the Summitt Energy and its group of companies, where they play a key role in operationalizing the company’s strategic vision and direction.

A licensed paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario, Jeff also has extensive regulatory experience in roles with different regulators. They currently serve as the chair of the Discipline Committee with the Home Construction Regulatory Authority; chair of the Discipline Committee, Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario; and, a member of the Discipline and Capacity committees for the Human Resources Professional Association. Jeff is also a member of Humber College’s Paralegal Advisory Committee.

Their past experiences also includes serving as regional policy chair, National Energy Marketers Association; council member, College of Dental Technologists of Ontario; a member of the Discipline and Appeals committees, Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council; and, manager, investigations and complaints, Certified Management Accountants.

Erin	Durant

Erin Durant

Cumberland, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Erin is the founder of Durant Barristers, a law firm that specializes in professional liability, insurance, investigations and sports disputes. She regularly adjudicates discipline complaints for national and provincial sports organizations involving harassment and abuse in sport.

Prior to founding her own firm, Erin was a litigation partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She has acted on cases at all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario and applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Erin has appeared regularly at specialized tribunals including the Ontario Energy Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario , and the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

Erin has also been a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa faculty of law, where she taught legal students about court procedure and insurance law.

She holds a juris doctor from Queen’s University and a bachelor of arts [honours] from the University of Ottawa.

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Pascale Evans-Paulen

Pascale Evans-Paulen, OCT

Ottawa, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Involved in education for more than 20 years in Ontario in both Catholic and public boards, and in francophone and French immersion schools, Pascale Evans-Paulen is a school vice-principal with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

She started her career as an elementary school teacher and had various teaching positions in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. Prior to her current role, Pascale was a learning support teacher for her current board where she managed special education programs, including providing guidance and special education leadership to teachers, developed individual education plans (IEPS) and transition plans, coordinated with the school Multi-Disciplinary Committee, board special education staff, and supported all students with special education needs.

Pascale also serves as a naval reserve officer for the Canadian Armed Forces as part of its Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (COATS).

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Beverley Freedman

Beverley Freedman, OCT

Vaughan, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Beverley, throughout her multiple engagements with the Ontario Ministry of Education worked on numerous provincial initiatives. She was the former superintendent of programs with the Durham District School Board. Currently, Beverley consults, providing training, facilitation, sharing expertise in system reviews, leadership, strategic planning, and educational system improvement. She has worked with multiple cross-jurisdictional and international district school boards, conducted school effectiveness and pedagogic program reviews. Beverley designed and delivered adult-focused learner-centered graduate and post-graduate courses, for the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute Studies in Education (OISE), University of Ontario Institute of Technology, , York University, and Western University.

She also serves as a senior mentor on the OISE mentor/mentee program. Recently, Beverley co-presented papers at national and international conferences. She continues works with some First Nations’ on-reserve schools/school systems. Beverley serves as the alumni representative on Ontario Public Supervisory Officials Association’s Equity Committee.

She has also served as an Accreditation Roster panellist for the Ontario College of Teachers from March through Dec. 2021. In 2013, Beverley co-authored a text with Raf Di Cecco on Collaborative School Reviews.

Lois Figg

Lois Figg

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

 
Kamal Fodil

Kamal Fodil, OCT

Thorold, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Over the past 25 years, Kamal Fodil has worked in education in Ontario and internationally, cultivating a sensitivity to the diverse needs, interests, and mandates of school boards and education stakeholders. He has developed and implemented various higher education and elementary/secondary system initiatives in the public and private education sectors.

Positions he has held in Ontario include assistant superintendent of education, director of school effectiveness framework, principal, and counsellor, as well as several years of teaching.

Internationally, Kamal worked as the executive director of student affairs at the Canadian University Dubai, as well as the superintendent of Dubai’s Oasis School.

Kamal hods a master of education from Ottawa University, as well as bachelor of education and bachelor of arts in psychology from Laurentian University.

Stefano Fornazzari

Stefano Fornazzari, OCT

Sarsfield, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Involved in education for more than 20 years as an administrator and as a history, French and Spanish teacher, Stefano Fornazzari San Martín had various roles during his career including secondary school teacher, history department head, coach, and literacy consultant. He worked on four education publications in Canada and the United States, participated in a variety of different educational initiatives and has presented lectures and workshops on various topics to students and educators across Canada, and in the United States and France.

He is a high school vice-principal for the Upper Canada District School Board and was previously a vice-principal for the York Region District School Board.

Prior to these roles, Stefano was a teaching assistant and lecturer for the department of history at the University of Connecticut and was a Spanish-language monitor at Trent University. He was also an associate teacher where he mentored teacher candidates from a number of faculties of education including OISE/UT, Niagara University, York University, and the Trent/Queen’s program.  Stefano was also part of the team that wrote the Specialist High Skills Major (Sport) curriculum for the Ministry of Education.

Stefano was a national judge of the Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History and a recipient of said award in 2012.  He has also delivered a number of training presentations to teaching staff on the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession, the Education Act and professional misconduct.

Diane Freeman

Diane Freeman

Waterloo, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Diane Freeman is currently serving in her fourth term as an elected city councillor in Waterloo, Ont. She is involved in strategic planning, financial oversight of the City budget and human resources management, including labour union negotiations. She is a member and council liaison on the Waterloo Committee on Active Transportation, Waterloo Library Board, and is chair of the Designated Dog Appeal Committee.

An engineer for 29 years, Diane is a strategic leader. She served as a director and president of Professional Engineers Ontario and was involved in the regulation of the province’s licensed engineers and engineering firms. She has been a director of Engineers Canada, Grand River Hospital Corporation, and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, where she also chaired the accreditation committee.

Diane is a fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada, and is a Companion of the Professional Engineers Ontario Order of Honour.

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Claudine Rollande Gauthier

Claudine Rollande Gauthier, OCT

L'Orignal, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Claudine Gauthier has been a part-time faculty member in the professional development program at the University of Ottawa’s faculty of education since 2008.

Claudine taught elementary school for the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien for almost 30 years. The subjects she taught include, dance, physical education , and drama.

Her accomplishments include training and supervising a student leadership committee, coaching numerous sports teams for extracurricular competition, and teaching in the Programme axé sur la réussite de l’élève (PARÉ), a student success program developed for francophone students.

Claudine also designed and took part in course accreditations for the Ontario College of Teachers.

Andrew Glenny

Andrew Glenny

Minden, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

For six years , Andrew has served on several committees for the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, including chair of the Complaints committee, a member of the Discipline and Registration committees, and a member of the Accreditation Models Task Force.

He has also served as a public member on the Ontario College of Teachers’ transitional roster, supporting the Discipline/Fitness to Practise Committee.

For 28 years, Andrew worked as a technology professional at the Canadian Press, Canada’s national news agency. As director of information technology, he managed all aspects of the IT department, including technical services, help desk and project development. He has also served as an IT executive/communications executive, senior software specialist and software specialist.

Andrew holds a bachelor of mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Barbara Gough

Barbara Gough

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

For more than 20 years, Barbara was a senior policy adviser with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (now the Ministry of Colleges and Universities) responsible for funding policy for teacher education, nursing and French-language college programs. She successfully introduced the two-year teacher education program and the college-university collaborative nursing degree programs, and oversaw the startup of Collège Boréal and Collège des Grands Lacs. which brought French-language college education to northern and central southwestern Ontario.

Barbara is currently secretary of the University-Rosedale NDP Provincial Riding Association Executive. She has been the secretary and a board member of the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO), a union representing 14,000 civil servants, where she chaired numerous committees including diversity and health and safety and sat on the Executive and Workplace Relations committees.

She has a PhD (ABD) from Western University and a master of arts from the Université de Montréal.

John Graham

John Graham, OCT

Gravenhurst, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

John is an experienced educator and has held numerous roles within the sector. He is an educator with the Trillium Lakeheads District School Board, working full time as an e-learning business studies teacher with the Virtual Learning Centre. He has written numerous course content curriculums for online delivery.

He is also the owner of Graham Consulting Group, which offers business and education consulting services, and an instructor at Queen’s University’s faculty of education, where he teaches business courses through e-learning and adult education Additional Qualifications courses.

John’s experience also includes being a course writer for the Ministry of Education, a course writer and tutor for TVOntario, and a business studies teacher with the Near North District School Board.

He holds a master in education in information technology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a bachelor of education from the University of Toronto and a bachelor of commerce from Ryerson University.

Larysa Grant

Larysa Grant

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Larysa Grant is an employer engagement consultant and mentoring coach with The Neighbourhood Organization in Toronto. Her responsibilities include matching job seekers with professional mentors ; coaching mentees and mentors to create and achieve professional goals; and creating partnership with employers and post-secondary institutions.

She is also a leadership and career coach for Intelligence Connect, a career coaching company.

Prior to this, Larysa was a recruiter for the CDI Corporation, a professional services firm that places qualified information technology professionals with government, banking, and transit agencies.

She has also served as a director of the board for the United Nations Association in Canada and was a board member with the North York Women’s Centre.

Larysa holds a certificate in human resources management from Centennial College, a bachelors degree in psychology from York University and a bachelor’s degree in education from the Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University in Ukraine.

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Chris Hachkowski

Chris Hachkowski, OCT

North Bay, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Chris Hachkowski is the Principal, Indigenous Education Programs with the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University and a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. In addition to administrative duties, he is the faculty advisor for teacher candidates in the Indigenous Teacher Education Program and teaches in the Schulich School of Education’s Bachelor of Education program. He is on the Schulich School of Education’s Dean’s Executive Committee and acts as a resource for Nipissing University’s Indigenous Council on Education.

Prior to his post-secondary career, he was a secondary school science teacher and the principal of a First Nation administered school in northeastern Ontario. He was Chair of the Nipissing University’s Council on Education and was a member of the university’s Board of Governors. As well, he has worked as a senior policy adviser at the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (Indigenous Education Office).

Chris Hachkowski is a lecturer and presenter of workshops and seminars focused on Indigenous education and cross-cultural understandings and assisted in the Ontario College of Teachers’ Indigenous Writing Collective in 2020. He is currently completing his PhD in Education at the University of Toronto.

 

Myke Healy

Myke Healy, OCT

Douro-Dummer, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Myke Healy serves the students and faculty of Trinity College School (TCS) as director of teaching and learning. Founded in 1865, TCS is a co-ed, independent boarding school located in Port Hope. Myke completed concurrent education at Queen’s University and later returned for a professional master of education in assessment and evaluation.

Myke joined the TCS faculty in 2004 and later served as Social Sciences Department Head. In his current academic director position, he is responsible for faculty professional development and curriculum, hiring and supervising faculty associates, facilitating Ministry inspections, serving as summer academy principal, teaching in the advanced placement capstone diploma, running the school’s online program, and myriad other responsibilities that educational leaders face in busy schools.

In his volunteer life, Myke serves as chair of the board of Camp Kawartha and chair of the board of eLearning Consortium Canada.

Audrey Hensen

Audrey Hensen, OCT

Dundas, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Audrey has been a teacher, vice-principal, and principal in all three elementary divisions, working across four school boards over 38 years. She has taught AQ courses for Brock University and ETFO.

Recently an Education Officer on secondment to the Ministry of Education, Audrey engaged in a process to determine what effective teaching looks like in the 21st century. Her roles included providing stakeholders with information about education policy, collaborating with and supporting faculty of education members, and working with ministry branches to support student achievement, equity and well-being.

Audrey has been a member of the Cross Ministry Planning Committee, spearheaded and co-developed the Rotman I-Think initiative, was a member of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s School Improvement Planning Steering Committee, and co-developed teams in collaborative problem solving and restorative justice to increase student well-being.

Audrey has a B. Ed from McGill University and an M.Ed from the University of Toronto.

Allison Holmes

Allison Holmes, OCT

Ottawa, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

A teacher for 23 years, Allison is currently teaching a variety of subjects, including English language arts, French, math, and science to elementary students at Elmwood School, an independent school in Ottawa.

Prior to this she was director of the Middle School at Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramps School, where she developed and implemented its transition to middle school program and was responsible for admissions.

Allison is a member of the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and serves on the Canadian Museum of Nature’s teacher advisory board.

Allison has a bachelor of education from McGill University and is completing a master of science, psychology & neuroscience of mental health, from King’s College London in England.

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Sony Jabouin

Sony Jabouin, OCT

Orleans, Ont.
Serves On: Registration Appeals Roster
Term: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Sony Jabouin, OCT, is a teacher at École élémentaire catholique L’Étoile-de-l’Est in Orléans and has more than 10 years of experience working in education.

He was a Catholic church administrator for three years and worked in a high school as a pastoral animator for seven years. In this capacity, he participated in several professional discipline meetings.

Passionate about the world of education, Mr. Jabouin occasionally offers his services as an educational content expert for Télévision française de l’Ontario (TFO).

His interests include adult education, transformation of the learning experience and the professional integration of teachers, particularly those with immigrant backgrounds.

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa, an M.A. in interfaith dialogue from Saint Paul University and a B.Ed. from the University of Ottawa. He has also taken numerous courses related to inclusion and professional ethics.

Anthony Jeethan

Anthony Jeethan, OCT

Thunder Bay, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Anthony Jeethan is a seasoned lecturer specializing in professional advancement for teachers, creating equitable and inclusive environments, educational marketing, and policy development.

Anthony is a program specialist with the Department of Professional Development at Lakehead University, where they create new program offerings, oversee training of instructional staff, and liaises between different educational stakeholders including the Ministry of Education and the Ontario College of Teachers.

Anthony is also a lecturer at Lakehead University, providing instruction on different courses offered by the faculty of education, including inclusive education 1 and 2, professional practice, effective intermediate instruction, literacy and learning in the I/S curriculum, and media, education, and gender.

Anthony is also the director of a private consulting business where they develop and implement training programs, review texts, and provide equity audits for alignment with provincial procedures and policies.

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Enselme Kengne

Enselme Kengne, OCT

Brampton, Ont.
Serves on: Registration Appeals Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Enselme Kengne has taught secondary school for many years and currently teaches for the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir. In addition, as facilitator of the Grade 7-12 mathematics department, he organizes collaborative learning teams, mentors, coaches new teachers, and coordinates and manages teaching and learning materials.

Enselme has introduced and led a number of education leadership projects, including organizing professional learning within his school community, planning the new mathematics curriculum, and improving the success and collective efficacy of collaborative work teams.

He holds a master of science in chemistry and began his career in education as a teacher of mathematics (science and technology) for the Ministère des Enseignements Secondaires (Ministry of Secondary Education) in Cameroon.

Yasir Khalid

Yasir Khalid

Mississauga, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Yasir Khalid is the manager of patient safety at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. Prior to joining CAMH, he held several roles with Trillium Health Partners including senior data quality advisor and quality improvement and patient safety consultant.

Yasir is a member of the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO), where he sits on the finance and audit committee, the inquiries, complaints and reports committee, and the nominating committee as chair.

He is also a member of the Links2Care board of directors, where he serves as board secretary and sits on the executive committee, as well as the quality and risk committee as chair.

Yasir holds a bachelor of science in applied health sciences from the University of Waterloo, a bachelor of science in medication radiation sciences from the Michener Institute of Education, and a master of science in eHealth from McMaster University.

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Richard Lamb

Richard Lamb, OCT

London, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Richard Lamb is returning to the College after serving on the serving on the roster of panellists for Registration Appeals and Investigation. He was previously an appointed member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers Council, where he also served on several committees including Discipline, Fitness to Practise, Executive, as well as the Registration Appeals Committee as chair.

He is currently an education consultant with Children’s Aid Society London and Middlesex after retiring from the Thames Valley District School Board as a principal. He has also previously taught at Fanshawe College’s human services and continuing education departments.

Richard holds a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of education from Western University, as well as a child and youth worker diploma from Fanshawe College in London, Ont.

Larry Lanctot

Larry Lanctot, OCT

North Bay, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Larry Lanctot is currently a system level principal with the Near North District School Board, where he has also worked as a school principal and vice-principal in both the elementary and secondary panels. He has also taught for the Upper Canada District School Board, and the Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education.

Larry also served as a faculty member at Nipissing University, where he was a guest lecturer for the Principal’s Qualification Program and previously taught as an adjunct professor with the university’s Schulich School of Education.

Larry holds a bachelor of arts from Trent University, a bachelor of education from Queen’s University and a master of education from Western University.

Josée Landriault

Josée Landriault, OCT

Georgetown, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Josée Landriault has acquired significant senior experience throughout her 25-year career in education and is currently a principal with the Conseil scolaire Viamonde. In addition, Josée has served as a roster panellist for the Discipline and Fitness to Practise committees of the Ontario College of Teachers and has been a vice-principal at several schools. She taught history and French and was the student success teacher with a program for struggling students. She has sat on numerous committees for both English and French language school boards.

She is an executive member of the Milton Special Olympics and of Autism Ontario, North Halton. She is also part of the planning team for Wilfrid Laurier University’s Educator and Leadership Institute in Haiti (ELI Haiti).

Josée holds a master of education degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is currently completing a supervisory officer’s certificate from the Ontario Public Supervisory Officers’ Association.

Damienne	Lebrun-Reid

Damienne Lebrun-Reid

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Damienne is the executive director, standards & certification and head of the FP Canada Standards Council, a division of FP Canada (formerly the Financial Planning Standards Council). She is responsible for the development, maintenance, and enforcement of FP Canada's professional standards, in the public interest, for professional financial planners in Canada. She has also served as the director, standards and enforcement.

Damienne currently serves as the chair of the Review Committee for the Human Resources Professionals Association, previously serving as a panel member. She has also held numerous roles with the Advocates' Society Practice Group, committee membership and leadership and is the current chair of the Regulatory & Administrative Law Practice Group.

Prior to her regulatory work, Damienne was investigation counsel at the Law Society of Ontario (previously the Law Society of Upper Canada).

She began her career in private practice at Bennett Jones LLP, gaining extensive experiences in civil fraud, securities litigation, health law and corporate commercial litigation.

Jennifer Leclerc

Jennifer Leclerc, OCT

Whitby, Ont.
Serves On: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan. 1, 2022–Dec. 31, 2023

For more than 30 years Jennifer has been a leader in the elementary, secondary, and senior administration levels of education, known for her planning, development, innovation, and operational expertise of educational programs, as well as her political acumen. Most recently, she was director of education for the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Prior to that, she was the board’s superintendent of teaching and learning. She has focused on equity and inclusion, specifically in the area of Indigenous education.

Jennifer has been the chair and supervisor of the executive committee of the Superintendents of Education, a member of the steering committees for the Barrie regional math leadership and learning modules in partnership with Lakehead University, and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association’s provincial negotiating committee. She was also a committee member for the Ontario College of Teachers accreditation process for the Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program.

Jennifer received both her masters and PhD from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Élaine Legault

Élaine Legault

Whitby, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

 
Yasser Leheta

Yasser Leheta, OCT

Niagara Falls, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Yasser is a roster panellist for the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees of the Ontario College of Teachers.

He has been an educator, including a vice-principal and division leader, for the past 15 years. Yasser, who is fluent in English, French, and Arabic, is an elementary school teacher for the Niagara Catholic District School Board. He has been a lead teacher representative of various subjects including French as a second language, first aid, health and safety, and technology.

Prior to his career in education, he was a sales specialist for the Canadian Tire Financial Services (now Canadian Tire Bank), an executive director for CLCH Solutions where he oversaw and facilitated all human resources and training efforts, and a human resources manager for Carquest Canada. He was also an associate professor in adult learning for Niagara College and a call centre operations leader for ClientLogic.

Christian Lortie

Christian Lortie, OCT

Orléans, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

With nearly 30 years of experience in education, Christian is a school principal for the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario. Previously, he was a vice-principal for the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est. He also taught for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Renfrew County District School Board.

Over the course of his career, he has taught many subjects, including French as a second language, history , and geography. Christian has also taught at the University of Ottawa’s secondment program in 2013.

As a member of the Association des directions et directions-adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes, Christian gives a course as part of the Principal’s Qualification Program.

Andrea Lowes

Andrea Lowes

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Andrea Lowes is in private practice as a workplace investigator specializing in investigations of institutional harassment and misconduct.

Prior to her work in private practice, Andrea was director of professional conduct for the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. She has also previously served as an investigator for The Office of The Ombudsman of Ontario (now Ombudsman Ontario), and manager, investigations and resolutions for the College of Occupational Therapists.

She holds a bachelor of arts from Western University, a bachelor of laws from the University of Ottawa, and has been certified as an investigator by the Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation.

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Shannon Marcus

Shannon Marcus, OCT

Bowmanville, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Shannon is currently principal and chief operating officer at Durham Christian High School, where she has also worked as a classroom teacher. She has also taught French instructional methods at Redeemer University College (now Redeemer University) and worked as French teacher for the American International School in Egypt. She is also a former chair of Edifide, a Christian school teachers association (now Vocate, a Christian school employees association).

Shannon is currently Principal and Chief Operating Officer at Durham Christian High School, where she has also worked as a classroom teacher. She has also taught French instructional methods at Redeemer University College (now Redeemer University) and worked as French teacher for the American International School in Egypt. She is also a former chair of Edifide, a Christian school teachers association (now Vocate, a Christian School Employees Association).

She holds a bachelor of education in French from Calvin College (now Calvin University) in Michigan and a master of education, curriculum, teaching and learning from OISE/UT.

Alain Martel

Alain Martel, OCT

Embrun, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

As an educational consultant, Alain was superintendent of education at the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien for 10 years. He is involved in the advancement of the Francophonie and has served on a number of committees, including the provincial education strategy for francophone adults.

A member of the Association des gestionnaires de l’éducation franco-ontarienne, he gives a course in the Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program.

Alain was president of the Réseau des surintendances de l’éducation and leader of Ontario’s Aménagement Linguistique Policy.

He started his career in education as a science, mathematics , and computer science teacher, and later worked as a curriculum consultant and school principal.

He has been a member of several associations, including the Human Resources Professionals Association and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Marlène Marwah

Marlène Marwah

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

A former Council member for the Ontario College of Teachers, Marlène Marwah is a roster panellist on the Discipline and Fitness to Practise committees.

She also served on the College's Editorial Board, as well as its Human Resources and Quality Assurance Committees.

Marlène has dedicated her career to advancing the French language at post-secondary levels, government, and various corporations in Ontario. She has been a French-language instructor for more than 20 years at a number of institutions including the University of Toronto, Alliance Française, both the federal (Superior Court judges) and provincial governments, as well as the Ontario Bar Association.

Prior to becoming a private instructor, Marwah was a professional translator, completing various texts for clients including the University of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum and North American Life Assurance Company.

Douglas McDougall

Douglas McDougall, OCT

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Douglas is a tenured professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, where he has spent almost 25 years teaching and leading in a variety of roles. Currently a professor of mathematics education, he has been the associate dean, chair and graduate chair, and coordinator of graduate and teacher education programs in OISE’s Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. Early in his career, he taught in the Waterloo County Board of Education and at Upper Canada College in Toronto as a secondary and elementary school teacher.

Douglas has also been chair, president , and a member of committees for associations and organizations. He was the president and chair of the Program Committee of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, and president of the Independent Schools of Ontario Mathematics Association.

Douglas has written extensively on mathematics education and has been a presenter at conferences and workshops. He is the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.

Veronica McGuire

Veronica McGuire

Whitby, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Veronica is a licensed paralegal and notary public. She is a professor within the paralegal licensing program at Durham College’s School of Justice and Emergency Services and Centennial College’s Business School, Centre for Legal and Administrative Studies, where she has been teaching courses on various subjects including mediation/negotiation, tribunal practice and procedure, and evidence.

She was also a faculty supervisor as part of a joint initiative between Durham College, the Region of Durham, and Durham Community Legal Clinic to offer paralegal students the opportunity to help in providing legal assistance related to provincial offences for individuals underserved within the community.

Veronica was a provincial (Crown) prosecutor for the Province of Ontario for 20 years where she prosecuted charges and provided advice to investigators as to a reasonable prospect of conviction. She conducted hearings and trials on charges under the Criminal Code of Canada, Provincial Offences Act and federal statutes.

She worked for the Law Society of Ontario preparing candidates for the Law Society paralegal licensing examinations with respect to ethics, the law, and the process in criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings. She was also a criminal court clerk/court reporter for the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Cathy McCann-Kyte

Cathy McCann-Kyte, OCT

Pembroke, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Recently appointed to the Ontario College of Teachers Accreditation panel, over her 25-year career Cathy has been an educator, administrator, and assistant superintendent with the Renfrew County District School Board, as well as a lawyer in private practice. Known for her leadership and administration, she has been a principal of numerous elementary and secondary schools and has been an instructor at the master of education level at St. Francis Xavier University and Acadia University, both in Nova Scotia.

Cathy has served on numerous community boards, including the Bernadette McCann House for Women and The Boys and Girls Club. She has also been a member of the Algonquin College advisory board.

Cathy is bilingual and received her bachelor of science in physical education from St. Francis Xavier University. She has a law degree from the Université de Moncton, a master of education from Charles Sturt University and a doctorate of educational leadership from Western University.

Sylvia Moustacalis

Sylvia Moustacalis

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Registration Appeals Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Sylvia is a director/consultant of GVS Management Consultants, offering consultation to health care providers and organizations.

She has deep knowledge of and direct experience with regulatory/adjudicative organizations responsible for overseeing the conduct of licensed professionals. Sylvia has served as an appointee on the Ontario College of Teachers’ transitional roster, supporting the Investigation and Registration Appeals Committees, and a public member of council and member on different committees, including Registration, Quality Assurance, Investigations, Inquiries, Complaints and Reports for the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Her professional experience includes serving as director and senior manager, System Policy and Strategy Branch, with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, assistant director, Workplace Insurance Health and Safety Policy Branch, Ministry of Labour; chief of staff, Deputy Minister’s Office, Ministry of Children and Youth Services; chief of staff, Office of Secretary, Management Board Secretariat; and team leader/program supervisor/policy analyst at the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

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Michael Nasello

Michael Nasello, OCT

Peterborough, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Michael Nasello was most recently director of education with the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland & Clarington Catholic District School Board (PVNCCDSB) until his retirement in 2021.

Prior to his role with the PVNCCDSB, he was superintendent of education with the York Catholic District School Board, where also worked as a principal and vice-principal at several YCDSB schools.

Michael has sat on many boards, including the Fleming College Board of Governors, the Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers’ Association, the Georgina Trades Training Inc. steering committee, and the Centre for Leadership and Peace as chair.

He holds a bachelor of education from the University of Toronto, as well as a bachelor of arts and a master of religious education from the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto.

 

Ramona Nazareth

Ramona Nazareth, OCT

Caledon, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Ramona Nazareth is returning to the Ontario College of Teachers after serving on the Transitional Investigation Roster for the 2021 term.

Ramona is a guidance counsellor and co-operative and technical education teacher at Chinguacousy Secondary School with the Peel District School Board. She is also the school’s curriculum department head — technology, where she oversees facilitation of the Specialist High Skills Major and Explore High Skills programs.

Prior to her career in education, she was an avionics technician at Air Canada and a lab technician and supply instructor at Centennial College.

Ramona holds a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of education from the University of Toronto.

Ryan Neepin

Ryan Neepin, OCT

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Ryan is a roster panellist for the Ontario College of Teachers’ Accreditation Committee and has contributed to an Indigenous writing project with the College.

He is a sessional instructor, Indigenous education for OISE/UT. He is also OISE’s project manager, Indigenous educational research, and lead research assistant, Iethi’nihsténha Ohwentsia’kékha (Land), Resurgence, Reconciliation and the Politics of Education Research Projects, department of curriculum, teaching and learning.

As part of his work, he co-designed, co-developed and co-taught a 12-week Indigenous graduate level course focusing on the trauma-informed classroom in K–12 schools.

He also designed academic programs for English as a second language and Indigenous classes, and taught various courses including literacy, social studies, mathematics , and drama as an occasional teacher for the Toronto District School Board.

As part of a partnership between two Toronto school boards, he was involved as an Indigenous educator in summer camps in Muskoka that connect to Indigenous cultures and the land.

Eleanor Newman

Eleanor Newman, OCT

Brockville, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Eleanor, known for her innovative approaches to professional learning, has extensive experience in educational organizations and government connecting education, research, policy, and practice that enables teachers and administrators to be effective in K–12 classrooms. For 30 years she contributed to the work of the Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network, a regional network across nine school districts, becoming its executive director from 2012 to 2020.

Her provincial government experience includes working as senior executive officer in the Student Achievement Division of the Ministry of Education and a stint as the acting assistant deputy minister.

Eleanor served as director of education and CEO of the Renfrew County District School Board, and superintendent of education for the Upper Canada District School Board.

When Eleanor was chair of the Ontario Institute for Education Leadership, the institute developed the Ontario Leadership Framework, a tool now used in training principals and supervisory officers.

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Adam	Patola

Adam Patola, OCT

Mississauga, Ont.
Serves on: Registration Appeals Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Adam is employed with municipal government, working in regulatory and legal affairs. He is frequently engaged with various provincial and federal ministries and departments, and he has taken part in numerous criminal and administrative hearings.

Adam has also worked as a full-time elementary and then occasional teacher with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

With 10 years of education experience, Adam is also active in his community. He is a member of a parent council and has served three years as co-chair. He also coached for the Mississauga Majors Baseball Association.

Adam holds a bachelor of arts in criminology and international relations from the University of Toronto and completed his teacher education program at D’Youville College in New York.

Wanda Percival

Wanda Percival, OCT

Lindsay, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Wanda Percival is returning to the Discipline/Fitness to Practise Roster after first being appointed to the position for the 2021 term. She has previously served on the College's Discipline/Fitness to Practise Committee and Standards of Practice & Education Committee.

She was appointed chair of the Ross Memorial Hospital board of governors in 2020 serving terms in several other roles, including the Quality/Governance & Planning Committee, the Resources Committee, and the CEO Selection Committee. She is also the current vice-chair of the Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board, as well as chairperson of the Cambridge Street United Church Fundraising Committee.

She has previously served on the boards of VCCS Employment Services and the Kawartha Lakes Public Library.

Prior to her retirement, Wanda was a principal with the Trillium Lakelands District School Board and an education officer with the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Krista Tucker Petrick

Krista Tucker Petrick, OCT

Kitchener, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Krista Tucker Petrick is a secondary school principal with the Near North District School Board. Prior to this, she was vice-principal, alternative and continuing education with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). She was also was vice-principal of Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute where she helped lead development and implementation of the Indigenous Education Circle.

Prior to joining the WRDSB, Krista held several roles with the Peel District School Board, including acting coordinator of equity and inclusive education and First Nations, Métis and Inuit equity resource teacher. She has also worked as teacher with the Rainbow District School Board, and as a probation officer with the Ministry of Children and Youth Service (now Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services).

Krista has been a member of several committees and panels, including the Ontario Principals’ Council’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Roster and as vice-principal representative for the Parent Involvement Committee.

She is currently a PhD. candidate with York University with a focus on teaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit courses.

 

Sandra Pizzuti

Sandra Pizzuti, OCT

Stoney Creek, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Sandra Pizzuti is a retired educator who has spent more than 30 years in education. She was superintendent of education for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board where she implemented several ministry and system initiatives in both the elementary and secondary panels.

She provided leadership for the development of the board improvement plan for student achievement, and she provided coaching to principals and teachers. In her years in senior leadership, Sandra chaired the board’s Math Task, supported the implementation of the Full-Day Kindergarten Program and the Together for Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons model. Recently, Sandra coordinated the hybrid learning model in secondary schools and was responsible for St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education Centre, which included day credit school, night school and summer school.

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Jessica Saffran Reimers

Jessica Saffran Reimers, OCT

Windsor, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

A longtime educator, Jessica has experience in Canada and the United States. She has also served on the Ontario College of Teachers' transitional roster, supporting Discipline/Fitness to Practise.

Most recently, she was director of professional development at a school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she was a communications coach, leader, and mentor to staff.

Prior to this, Jessica was a principal with the Greater Essex County District School Board, where she managed several elementary and middle schools, including serving as head administrator for pilot transition years program. She also helped to grow thousands of students, faculty, community agencies and educational stakeholders, including working on several system/provincial committees. She has also served as an assistant principal and occasional teacher with the board.

Jessica holds a master of education and bachelor of education from the University of Windsor, and a bachelor of arts from Western University.

Douglas Reynolds

Douglas Reynolds

Mississauga, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Douglas is a roster panellist on the Ontario College of Teachers’ Accreditation Committee.

Retired from the Toronto Police Service after a 35-year career, he held a variety of roles including unit commander/superintendent of parking enforcement and the training, education and development unit. He was also unit commander/inspector — central courts. He oversaw operating budgets, managed audits and reviews, and led training and education initiatives.

Douglas is currently a council member of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association and has served on Ontario College of Trades Board of Governors, the Committee of Adjustment — City of Mississauga, and was the hearing lead for the Ontario Parole Board.

Douglas’s many degrees, diplomas and certificates include an MBA from Syracuse University, a master of science from the University of Alabama, certificates from Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, and a national academy diploma from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.

Emma	Rhodes

Emma Rhodes

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Emma is a barrister and solicitor focusing on child and youth law. She has represented clients for all criminal matters in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.

Her board and committee experience include her current roles as chair of the board of directors for Frankland Day Care, board member for KIP, a non-profit organization that assists children of incarcerated parents, and, board member, head of the fundraising committee, member of the governance committee for Justice for Children and Youth, and, executive member, child and youth law section, for the Ontario Bar Association.

She is also a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, Justice for Children and Youth, Family Lawyers Association, Ontario Bar Association and the Toronto Lawyers Association.

She was previously an assistant Crown attorney for the Ministry of the Attorney General, project director for Justice for Children and Youth and duty counsel for the City of Toronto.

David Roy

David Roy

Paris, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

With 20 years of experience, David has been coordinating, developing and leading learning approaches, strategies and outreach initiatives for the public sector. He is currently project manager for learning modernization within Statistics Canada. He previously worked as supervisor/senior adviser in training and development for the Communications Security Establishment, where he led learning and training needs assessments and managed projects from initiation to post-implementation and follow up.

Prior roles include senior learning adviser/corporate affairs and trade policy analyst for Global Affairs Canada, supervisor, learning and development for the Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division of the City of Toronto, and assistant director, Learning Programs Branch for Canada School of Public Service. He is a member of the Institute of Performance and Learning.

David holds a bachelor of arts and bachelor of education from Concordia University in Montréal, and has received professional development in the essentials of supervising in the public service and program management e-learning.

Suzanne Ruttan

Suzanne Ruttan

South Frontenac, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Suzanne is currently the chair and former vice-chair for the Limestone District School Board and has been a publicly elected trustee for 11 years. She served as a director with the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and was the former chair of the Limestone Advisory for Child Care Programs.

She worked in human resources for the Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, where she administered collective agreements and addressed grievances in labor/management forums. For more than 10 years, she was the regional coordinator of Nutrition 4 Kids where she distributed equitable funding to 50 schools and community agencies.

Suzanne has a bachelor of science from Trent University, certification in non-profit management and leadership from York University, and is a Certified Human Resources Professional with the Human Resources Professionals Association.

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Bernadette	Santiago

Bernadette Santiago

Ajax, Ont.
Serves on: Registration Appeals Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Bernadette is an investigator with deep regulatory experience. She is currently at the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, where she conducts investigations of both complaints and reports, drafts investigation reports and makes recommendations on whether to proceed with the investigative process.

She previously served as an advisory member – Diversity and Community Engagement Advisory Committee – for the Town of Ajax, where she provided advice on policy and practices relating to inclusion and community building.

She currently holds an individual private investigator licence in the Province of Ontario. She has also worked as an investigator with the College of Nurses of Ontario, the Office of the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, and the Legal Aid Ontario provincial office. Prior to this, Bernadette was disbursement analyst/compliance analyst — lawyer services and payments, Legal Aid Ontario provincial office; court clerk, City of Toronto — Court Services; administrator — intake department, Law Society of Ontario (formerly the Law Society of Upper Canada); and, bilingual support assistant, City of Toronto — Court Services.

Brian Serafini

Brian Serafini, OCT

Guelph, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Brian is a lifelong educator and has held different roles within the education system. He is currently an invigilator with Paragon Testing Enterprises, and an instructor/practicum adviser with the Brock University faculty of education.

Recently he was a consultant with the Ontario College of Teachers, where he provided expertise regarding a disciplinary case and how education law, the Ontario College of Teachers Act, and the role and responsibilities of the educator apply.

Brian was also a principal with the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB). As principal of Care and Treatment and their Expulsion/Suspension school, he was responsible for ensuring academic/therapeutic aspects were represented in curriculum delivery, community relations management, conflict resolution, and inclusion and equity.

Prior to this, he served as president of the Ontario Principals Council and Executive member.

He holds a bachelor of education from the University of Toronto, as well as a bachelor and master of arts from Guelph University.

Jane Silva

Jane Silva, OCT

Toronto, Ont.
Serves On: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

With a master of education and specialist certifications in science, math and reading, Jane spent five years as an instructional leader in mathematics and numeracy for Grades K–9 with the Toronto District School Board. She later joined TVO, Ontario’s partner in digital learning, in leading and coordinating teams of educators to develop curriculum and create learning opportunities and services. Currently the director of online learning, her focus is on developing accessible digital learning resources for educators and students.

Since 2019, Jane has been a director of the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education. She chaired committees at the association’s annual conferences and for its board of directors. She was also a member of the Ontario College of Teachers accreditation panel.

Jane was a lecturer and course writer at Niagara University and York University and went on to be a content and pedagogy writer and consultant for educational publishers.

Jasminie Singh

Jasminie Singh, OCT

Markham, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Jasminie is a principal with the Toronto District School  Board. She has worked as a teacher and administrator in Toronto, York Region and Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Boards for 27 years. Professional leadership has been a focus of her work, including mentoring teachers both locally and internationally.  Her passion is around equity, diversity &inclusion and mental health. Her work with mental health includes issues related to suicide prevention and maintaining well-being in our schools and communities.  Jasminie’s work is founded in inclusion, highlighting LGBTQ2S+ youth and Indigenous Ways of Knowing, and she continues to learn and growth as a teacher and administrator in these areas.

Jasminie received a master of education from York University, as well as a bachelors of arts in public policy & administration and a bachelor of education.

Recently, Jasminie served on the Ontario College of Teachers’ transitional roster, supporting Investigations and will continue to serve in this capacity.

Terrence Singh

Terrence Singh, OCT

Toronto, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Terrence has served as an educator for 25 years, including 16 years as a principal. He has also been a vice-principal, elementary teacher, and secondary teacher. He is currently a principal with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and has served as a member of the joint Lieutenant-Governor’s/school board Indigenous Twinning Initiative and the TDSB Equity Task Force. He has presented at parent conferences and to cultural community groups about school improvement, equity, and accessibility.

Terrence has received several awards and honours throughout his career, including the Trustee Award for Exemplary Service, the TDSB South Asian Heritage Award for Leadership, and the Urban Hero Award in Education from Metroland Newspapers. He is also a two-time nominee for Canada’s Outstanding Principal Award.

He holds a bachelor of arts, a bachelor of education, and a master of science in urban planning from the University of Toronto, as well as a supervisory officer’s certificate.

Joy Sommerfreund

Joy Sommerfreund

London, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Joy Sommerfreund is returning to the Investigation Roster after first being appointed in 2021.

Joy is a retired occupational therapist (OT) with several decades of clinical, teaching and managerial experience working with children with special needs and their families. Prior to retiring from her career as an OT, Joy was the director of a range of Specialties Services at Thames Valley Children's Centre, a regional pediatric rehabilitation centre in London, Ontario.

Joy was appointed to the Transitional Council of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and then elected to its Council, serving three terms. While on Council she served as Council President, chair of the Registration Committee and a member of Fitness to Practice, Complaints, Quality Assurance and the Executive committees.

She later joined the Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists as a public member for ten years where she served on several committees including Registration, Discipline, Quality Assurance, Accreditation, Executive, and Investigations, Complaints and Resolution. She also served as chair of the Patient Relations and Communications Committees.

Joy has a Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from McGill University and a master’s degree in education from Western University.

Linda Staudt

Linda Staudt, OCT

Windsor, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Linda is a longtime educator and has held numerous roles within education, including serving on the Ontario College of Teachers' transitional roster supporting Discipline/Fitness to Practise.

Most recently, she was the director of education with the London District Catholic School Board, where she led, worked closely with, and supported the board of trustees, built system capacity with respect to board and school improvement planning to improve student achievement and well-being, and nurtured productive and strong working relationships with board staff, students, parents, and key stakeholders.

Linda has served on two Accommodation Review Committees for the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board. She was a member of the Council of Directors of Education Advisory Committee for School Mental Health Ontario and served on King's University College's Board of Governors. She was also a manager with the Ministry of Education's Student Achievement Division — Student Success Policy Branch.

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Lisa	Tucker

Lisa Tucker

Whitby, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Lisa is a registered massage therapist with more than 10 years of regulatory experience. She is a council member for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO ) and served as president and chair for the board. Her duties included governance training for public and professional council members; mentoring all newly appointed council members; acting as media spokesperson; monitoring the performance of the registrar and providing fiscal oversight for CMTO’s budget.

She has been a part of numerous CMTO’s statutory committees, including Discipline, Quality Assurance, ICRC, Registration, Executive, Governance Ad Hoc and Fitness to Practise. Lisa has extensive experience chairing panels for a large Discipline Committee, including many contested complex cases. She was also an inspector for the CMTO.

Lisa is a small business owner and has had her own massage therapy practice since 2014.

She holds a massage therapy diploma from Centennial College.

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Benedicta Ubani

Benedicta Ubani

Tottenham, Ont.
Serves on: Registration Appeals Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Benedicta is the principal lawyer with Benny Ubani Law, primarily focusing on civil litigation cases regarding family law and administrative law.

She was an appointee on the College’s transitional roster serving Registration Appeals from March to December 2021. As an adjudicator, she analyzed, reviewed and deliberated applicant appeals for the College. Benedicta also provided written and oral decisions to applicants.

She was a volunteer lawyer with Annie O’Dell law office in Toronto, where she provided counsel regarding the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Benedicta’s career began in Ghana, West Africa. She has served as senior, in-house legal counsel for Enterprise Group Limited, where she provided legal advice on insurance and pension laws and company policy. Prior to this, she was an associate with Integrated Legal Consultants.

She completed a master’s degree in Canadian common law and also received certification in adjudication for administrative agencies, boards and tribunals from Osgoode Professional Development, York University.

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Patrick Vardy

Patrick Vardy, OCT

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
Serves on: Registration Appeals Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Patrick Vardy’s history of commitment to teacher engagement began with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association at both the provincial and local levels, as well as the Ontario Teachers’ Federation’s Curriculum Forum and OTF/CTF/CIDA’s Education for a Global Perspective program.

Patrick retired from education to pursue a second career with the Canadian Armed Forces, but the critical shortage of occasional teachers caused by during the COVID-19 pandemic called him back to the classroom to support teachers and students where he has benefitted from membership in both EFTO and OSSTF.

Patrick was fortunate to have been mentored by some of Ontario’s outstanding educators and he brings that same passion and commitment with him in his involvement with the Ontario College of Teachers.

Ravil Veli

Ravil Veli

North Bay, Ont.
Serves on: Investigation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

 
Sébastien Villeneuve

Sébastien Villeneuve, OCT

Kapuskasing, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

 

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Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker

Ottawa, Ont.
Serves on: Accreditation Roster
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Lauren is a roster panellist for the Ontario College of Teachers’ Accreditation panel.

Lauren received her juris doctor at the University of Ottawa and will complete her articles at Barnes Sammon LLP in Spring 2022. She is excited to join their practice after her call to the bar. As a student-at-law, Lauren drafts pleadings, domestic contracts, and wills. Currently, her main practice areas are civil litigation, family law, and estates.

While completing her bachelor of arts at Glendon College (York University), Lauren chaired the Peer Review Board and volunteered as a University Tribunal member. Her interest in mental health and disability rights motivated her to create an on-campus advocacy and peer support club for students with disabilities.

Lauren enjoys spending time outdoors when it is above -10C. When indoors, she likes to improve her skills in website design, sewing, or painting.

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Rebecca Zaretsky

Rebecca Zaretsky

Thornhill, Ont.
Serves on: Discipline/Fitness to Practise Rosters
Term: Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Rebecca Zaretsky is a lawyer, workplace investigator, professional regulation consultant and investigator. As a lawyer, she drafts statutory committee decisions for regulatory bodies and conducts workplace harassment investigations and offers recommendations.

Rebecca has served as an Order in Council appointee to the board of directors of the Human Resources Professionals Association.

She was manager of professional conduct for the College of Early Childhood Educators, an investigator for the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, an associate with Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, and worked for the Ministry of the Attorney General.

She is a publication contributing editor for Carswell, a Thomson Reuters business.

She has been a volunteer for a number of organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Ontario Bar Association and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, where she is a current alternate member of the Research Ethics Board.

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