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 serve to ensure that the needs of the membership are met and each individual college’s voice is heard.


Shennel Lobrick

Anderson College

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CCO Board of Directors 2023/2024

Executive Committee

Adrian Sharma
Board Chair

Cestar College of Business, Health and Technology

400-265 Yorkland Boulevard
Toronto, ON M2J 1S5

Phone: (416) 485-8588

Craig McDonald
Vice Board Chair

Metalworks Institute

1-3611 Mavis Road
Mississauga, ON L5C 1T7

Phone: (647) 447-2225

Luisa Tanzi

Bryan College

1200 Lawrence Avenue West
North York, ON M6A 1E3

Phone: (514) 845-4141

Don Thibert
Past Board Chair

Anderson College

39 King George Road
Brantford, ON N3R 5K2

Phone: (519) 752-4859


Nadine Baladi

Greystone College

443 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 2H6

Phone: (415) 806-9961

Glyn Buck

Great Lakes Technical Training

2977 St Etienne Boulevard
Windsor, ON N8W 5B1

Phone: (519) 944-4555

Carlos Carvalho

CTS Canadian Career College

8-1495 Seymour Street
North Bay, ON P1A 0C5

Phone: (705) 495-1200

Jill Desjardins

C J Health Care College

1371 Neilson Road
Scarborough, ON M1B 4Z8

Phone: (416) 283-8252

George Hood

Herzing College

11 Kodiak Crescent
Toronto, ON, M3J 3E5

Phone: (416) 599-6996

Sonia Kaushal

Herzing College

11 Kodiak Crescent
Toronto, ON, M3J 3E5

Phone: (416) 599-6996

Nakia Myers

Lighthouse Labs

101-662 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1M7

Phone: (416) 988-4852

Greg Nichol

Toronto Film School

2000 Steeles Avenue West
Concord, ON L4K 4N1

Phone: (905) 669-0544

Ehsan Safdari

Toronto School of Management

300-22 College Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1K2

Phone: (416) 800-2204

Ed Stavnitzky

Edge Academy

109-3228 South Service Road
Burlington, ON L7N 3H8

Phone: (905) 689-9876

Dean Tremain

Canadian Business College

2 Bloor Street West, 22nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 3E2

Phone: (519) 940-1886

Carmen Valero

Canadian College of Educators

203-1370 Dundas Street East
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G4

Phone: (905) 896-0000

External Advisors

Paul Kitchin
External Advisor

Former Executive Director, CCO

Phone: (519) 717-8967

Ann Robinson
External Advisor

Arc Advantage Limited

Phone: (905) 537-2829

Dr. Terry Miosi
External Advisor

Quality Assessors International, Partner

Phone: (905) 528-2829

Edmund Leong, CPA, CA
External Advisor

Tator, Rose & Leong, Chartered Professional Accountants

Phone: (416) 924-1404 


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