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.


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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
Fax: (416) 485-3505

Carmen Valero
Vice Board Chair

Canadian College of Educators

1370 Dundas St E, Suite 203
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4G4

Phone: (416) 485-8588
Fax: (416) 485-3505

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
Fax: (416) 645-9409

George Hood

Herzing College

202-220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1

Phone: (416) 599-6996
Fax: (416) 599-0192

Craig McDonald

MetalWorks Institute

1-3611 Mavis Road
Mississauga, ON L5C 1T7

Phone: (647) 447-2225

Greg Nichol

RCC Institute of Technology

2000 Steeles Avenue West, Concord, ON L4K 4N1

Phone: (905) 669-0544
Fax: (905) 669-0551

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
Fax: (905) 361-0603

Ed Stavnitzky

Edge Academy

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

Phone: (905) 689-9876

Jill Desjardins

C J Health Care College

1371 Neilson Road
Scarborough, ON M1B 4Z8

Phone: (416) 283-8252

External Advisors

Paul Kitchin
Former Executive Director of Career Colleges Ontario
Edmund Leong
Tator, Rose & Leong
Dr. Terry Miosi
Quality Assessors International
Ann Robinson
ARC Advantage

CCO Affiliates