Board of Directors

CCO is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which consists of up to 16 elected private career college owners and managers. The composition of the board reflects the diversity in the sector, with owners and managers coming from varied backgrounds and college sizes.

The collective experience and diversity of the board serves to ensure that the needs of the membership are met and each individual college's voice is heard.


CCO Board of Directors 2019/2020

Executive Committee

Adrian Sharma

Board Chair

Cestar College of Business, Health and Technology

400-265 Yorkland Blvd

Toronto, ON M2J 1S5

Phone: (416) 485-8588


Carmen Valero

Vice Board Chair

Canadian College of Educators

1370 Dundas St E, Suite 203

Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G4

Phone: (905) 896-0000

Luisa Tanzi


Trebas Institute

543 Yonge Street, Suite 300

Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5

Phone: (514) 845-4141 

JP Roszell

Past Chair

Anderson College of Health, Business and Technology

180 Bloor Street West, Suite 400

Toronto, ON M5S 2V6

Phone: (416) 466-6107



Aoife Berkery

Greystone College

112 Elizabeth Street

Toronto, ON M5G 1P5

Phone: (416) 323-1770 ext. 1211

Kathy Edge

triOS College of Business, Technology and Healthcare

110 King Street East

Kitchener, ON N2G 0A5

Phone: (519) 578-0838

Frank Gerencser

triOS College Business Technology Healthcare

6755 Mississauga Road, Suite 103

Mississauga, ON L5N 7Y2

Phone: (905) 814-7212

Peter Guerretta

CDI College

4950 Yonge Street

North York, ON M2N 6K1

Phone: (416) 645-9408

George Hood

Herzing College

202-220 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M5B 2H1

Phone: (416) 599-6996



Craig McDonald


MetalWorks Institute

1-3611 Mavis Road

Mississauga, ON L5C 1T7

Phone: (647) 447-2225

Greg Nichol

Toronto Film School

2000 Steeles Avenue West

Concord, ON L4K 4N1

Phone: (905) 669-0544


Rose Elia


Anderson College of Health, Business and Technology

180 Bloor Street West, Suite 400

Toronto, ON M5S 2V6

Phone: (416) 466-6107


Ehsan Safdari


Toronto School of Management

300-22 College Street

Toronto ON, M5G 1K2

Phone: (416) 800-2204

Des Soye

Algonquin Careers Academy

3025 Huron Street, Suite 600

Mississauga, ON L5A 2H1

Phone: (416) 577-9902


Ed Stavnitzky

Edge Academy

109-3228 South Service Road

Burlington, ON L7N 3H8

Phone: (905) 689-9876

External Advisors

Paul Kitchin

Former Executive Director of Career Colleges Ontario

Phone: (519) 717-8967


Edmund Leong


Tator, Rose & Leong

Phone: (416) 924-1404


Dr. Terry Miosi


Quality Assessors International

Phone: (905) 528-2829

Ann Robinson

ARC Advantage

Phone: (905) 537-2829






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