Our instructors are qualified professionals with industry-specific expertise, providing knowledge, leadership and mentorship; they bring passion and dedication to the classroom, everyday.
We know you have what it takes – to be a skillful, confident and in-demand employee; these are your future mentors who will prove that you can!
“It is very satisfying for me to teach and help my students achieve their goals. I have a lot of empathy and respect for the incredible struggles our students overcome, as many of them are also working and caring for their families while they are completing their studies.”
Agnes has over 50 years’ experience in nursing, having worked in various hospital and long term care settings, including acute care and mental health. She also owned and ran her own nursing agency for 16 years, employing 170 staff members and servicing nine long term care facilities. Agnes has been a Personal Support Worker instructor for almost 18 years, delivering a comprehensive and relevant learning experience to her upcoming PSW students.
Agnes has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and has completed a variety of post graduate courses, including Gerontology, Psychiatry, Mental Health and Business Administration.
“My favourite thing about teaching is that I get to encourage my students to believe in themselves. Once they have done that, they can start to see the opportunities around them and be successful in their careers.”
Aileen has over 25 years of dental experience, having worked as a dentist in the Philippines before moving to Canada. Dentistry is Aileen’s passion; hence she participates in continuous training, professional development, and education, enabling her to give her best to her students and patients.
Aileen graduated as valedictorian from her Dental Hygiene certificate program, and is a certified Level II Dental Assistant. Aileen has also completed various professional training courses in Canada and the USA.
Amandeep K. S.
“I am passionate about teaching because I believe it gives me the ability to make a difference in someone’s life. I especially enjoy teaching adult students because they are sincere, punctual and responsible. To see my students succeed gives me so much pleasure.”
Amandeep is a highly educated instructor with more than 10 years’ experience teaching Business Management and Accounting to a diverse group of students from all over the world. She has received numerous awards and recognitions in the business and accounting field, and has conducted a series of research programs. She has published 3 books, 25 conference research papers, and 10 research papers in journals, one of which received the “Best Research Paper Award” from the Insurance Institute of India.
Amandeep has a PhD in Management and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance. She is also a certified Payroll Compliance Practitioner.
“I am honored when my students feel that they are being enlightened by the information I give them.
In my teachings, I not only talk about academic subjects, but also about professional experiences. I transfer practical knowledge from my own life experience to enrich their journey.”
Azza is an entrepreneur and project manager with over 20 years’ international experience in Canada and the Middle East. She is the founder of numerous successful businesses in Egypt, Dubai, and Canada, including conference management, wellness, and self-development companies. Azza has a passion for knowledge transfer and has been an independent consultant since 2008. She also organizes workshops and retreats for self-development.
Azza holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Computer Science, and has been a certified Project Management Professional in good standing with the Project Management Institute since 2008. Azza has completed diploma programs in a variety of subjects including Canadian Taxes, and Journalism and Broadcasting.
“I aim to provide a positive learning environment for my students through giving them encouragement, motivation, inspiration, and enthusiasm!”
Barbara’s career in medical office administration has spanned over 25 years. She began her career as an administrator in a private medical office before moving to a hospital environment, where she supported heads of departments, senior leadership and a vice president in two hospitals. Barbara is experienced in medical terminology, office procedures, OHIP billing, medical transcription, and customer service.
Barbara holds a diploma in Office Administration for Medicine and became a certified medical secretary in 1998.
“Teaching is an art, because you have to put your heart and honesty into it; you have to work hard. My passion is teaching. Since receiving my diploma, my priority has been changing students’ lives, preparing them to serve people in need and to lead successful futures.”
Bardhyl has been a college instructor for over a decade, with his teaching practice informed by his practical skills gained working as an Independent Medical Examiner.
Since earning his MLA/T Diploma, Bardhyl has been a member of the Medical Laboratory Professionals' Association of Ontario and the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science. He is also a certified First Aid and CPR Instructor with St. John Ambulance in Mississauga, Ontario.
Program Coordinator, Healthcare
“I have always been fascinated by the idea of sharing knowledge, and I love to see my students succeed in their careers. I am interested in academic management, research, teaching, and sharing my experiences and knowledge with my students.”
Basanti has more than 7 years’ combined experience in pharmacy and research. Basanti specializes in aseptic technique and intravenous medicines, having started her career as a research scientist with the Princess Margaret Research Institute (the research arm of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) performing research on human ovarian cancer cells. After completing her training as a pharmacy technician, Basanti worked in a community pharmacy environment for over two years before transitioning to a specialized pharmacy setting.
Basanti has a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and a Pharmacy Technician’s diploma. She is a Registered Pharmacy Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
“I love teaching at Anderson College because our students also teach me so much! Our students bring a great deal of diversity and energy into the class; to teach them is a great honour. I look forward to meeting you next!”
Brigitte has 20 years’ experience in early childhood education, working with special needs children and teaching ages 0-14 years in private Montessori Schools and child care centres across the Greater Toronto Area. Her previous roles include Summer School Director, children’s in-home-tutor, and Parent Workshop Leader. She combines her interior design background with the childcare field to ensure children, families, and her students have inspiring educational environments to learn from.
Brigitte holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education, is a Registered Early Childhood Educator (with the College of Early Childhood Educators), and completed her Montessori Casa training in 2015. She is also a qualified Interior Designer.
Carmela C. H.
“My passion is enabling my students to confront their fears and self-imposed limitations so they can find the courage to move beyond them and truly improve their lives. My focus is on helping students understand their personal strengths, passions and goals, then aligning those goals with their career objectives.”
Carmela has two decades of Senior Human Resources experience, leading HR and Talent management teams, and partnering with business clients to provide HR solutions in diverse sectors. She has provided executive coaching and HR consulting for 8 years, with a focus on developing resilient leaders and helping individuals get "unstuck" in their career management. She was a Board Director at the Hamilton Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association from 2011 to 2015.
Carmela has multiple coaching and leadership qualifications from internationally-recognized organizations such as CTI, ICF and Career Partners International, as well as certificates in Human Resource Management and Management Studies from Mohawk College.
Catherine H. M.
“Teaching allows me to share my knowledge and experiences with students, to encourage and guide them to be the best that they can be.”
Catherine has over 20 years’ experience in the dental field, having worked in both clinical and educational positions. She currently assists in various dental clinics throughout the City of Toronto, as well as instructing at Anderson College.
Catherine maintains an active membership role within the Ontario Dental Assistants Association by attending dental conferences, monthly meetings, and participating in continuing education courses, thus ensuring that her knowledge and training remain current. She is a Certified Dental Assistant with the National Dental Assisting Examination Board.
“I’m so proud to see my students pursue their dreams and help others who may be homeless, addicted, or struggle with various other challenges. In their chosen profession, and with the knowledge they receive from Anderson College, they will be vital and compassionate agents for change!”
Cathy Dickson has over 20 years’ experience within several sectors of Social Services and vulnerable populations, working with those dealing with severe and multiple disabilities. Her skills range from implementing physical and mental health management techniques, including efficient strategies for crisis intervention, to individual counselling and workshop facilitation.
Cathy has a bachelor’s degree from McMaster University and is a Sir Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate. She has also completed a number of additional training programs, including Teaching the Adult Learner, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Trainer, Personal Support Worker, American Sign Language, Child & Adult Abuse, Sexual Trafficking and Disability Awareness.
“I love everything about teaching, especially supporting my students to achieve their goals and succeed in their careers.”
Chandra has amassed experience in various areas within the field of dentistry, having worked as a general dentist in India, a manager of a dental office and laboratory in the United States, and as a clinical technician at the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene in Mississauga.
Chandra holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and is certified by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board as a Level II Dental Assistant.
“What I love most about teaching is to share my knowledge and expertise in the immigration industry with my students. It makes me happy to see my students learn from my practical experience and plan to apply it into their own practices. I love that some of my students keep in touch after graduating to gain further mentorship.”
Cynthia has over 10 years’ experience in the immigration industry. She works full-time as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) in her own office. She has successfully completed a multitude of immigration and citizenship applications, as well as representing clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board to appeal cases. As an RCIC, she is continuously upgrading her knowledge with new information from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. She has been teaching the Immigration Consultant program since 2012.
Cynthia is a certified Immigration Consultant.
“It is an honour to teach the new generation of law enforcement professionals. I love being able to share everything that I know and relate my experiences to what they are learning, so they too can be successful.”
David’s career in law enforcement has spanned 30 years in both the public and private sectors. David spent over a decade in various roles from uniform and plainclothes patrols, criminal investigations, youth crime, and gang investigations, coaching, search and rescue, and public order units.
His experience led him to the private sector, where he worked in security management, large-scale security auditing, international sports venue management and operations, aviation security operations and control, and teaching.
David has successfully completed various courses and certificates from Federal, State, and City US police agencies on street gang investigations, along with Ontario Police College and other college courses on police management and leadership.
“I absolutely love instructing my students, including the challenges of getting to know my individual students and learning what I can do to help them succeed. I come to work every day knowing that I will be part of the accomplishments of my students and I couldn’t be more excited for that.” – Debbie
Debbie Mayers spent 7 years working as an MLA/T, developing a solid foundation of accuracy and practical experience in the field. She also honed her teaching and learning strategy skills for several years prior to joining the Anderson team, having worked as an Educational Assistant, private tutor, and as an Acquired Brain Injuries Rehabilitation Therapist.
Qualifications: MLPAO MLA/T Certificate, Educational Assistant Diploma – Mohawk College
“I love working with different people and helping them with the challenges they face. Students come to my class struggling with English and feeling discriminated against because they come from different cultures, and I see them go through a complete transformation. I love to see these same students graduate and go on to succeed in their careers.”
Debora has over 15 years’ experience working in esthetics and medical esthetics, including managing medical spas and laser clinics, performing services and sales, as well as hiring and training staff. She also owned and ran her own esthetics and medical esthetics business before going on to share her knowledge as a college instructor.
Debora graduated from one of the most prestigious esthetics colleges in Toronto in Medical Aesthetics with Honors. Debora is a certified IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and laser technologies skin care therapist, and Master of Medical Aesthetics.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to help students achieve their best, and to guide them down a path where they realize how much better their lives are with hard work and confidence.”
Before becoming an instructor, Edward spent many years working as a chef before embarking upon a career in business, working at Bell Canada’s corporate office. He has now amassed over 20 years’ experience in adult education (teaching Business Administration) throughout which he has developed his communication and leadership skills.
Edward is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master and has also completed courses at DeVry and Ryerson Universities.
“What I like most about teaching is the great fulfillment I get in sharing my knowledge with my students. I love mentoring my students and getting to know them, as I believe each student has a different reason to get their education; knowing that helps me to motivate them.”
Eman has several years’ experience both as a dental assistant, and as an instructor in Canada’s private sector. Eman started her dentistry career abroad, gaining several years’ experience in the field in her home country of Yemen. After coming to Canada, she continued her career by achieving her Intra Oral Dental Assisting diploma, working in the field as a Dental Assistant for several years.
Eman is NDAEB, CDA Level II, and HARP-certified and is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.
“I love helping people to achieve their goals in their chosen fields; the urge to share knowledge is one of my driving forces.”
Emmanuel has amassed 56 years of experience in clinical laboratory, with expertise in Hematology and Hemostasis. He has been teaching medical students, medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory technicians for the past 30 years. His work has been published in medical journals 30 times and he has also written a book on pregnancy. Emmanuel was involved in the research and approval of much of the Hematology and Hemostasis equipment currently used in laboratories.
A member of the OSMT and CSMLT since 1970 and the CMLTO since 1993, he has also received an Associate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (AIMLS-UK), a master’s degree in Molecular Biology (MIBiol-1988 UK), a Fellowship in Hematology (F.I.M.L.S-1988), and is a Clinical Specialist in Hemostasis CLSp(H) -1992 and an A.R.T (Advanced Registered Technologist-CAN. 1973).
“I love instructing because it gives me the opportunity to inspire, support, and mentor my students. I get to share my knowledge with others, as well as to discover and share some of the best parts of being human. Every day I’m hopeful to make a difference in some individual’s life which goes beyond knowledge.”
Fran O’Reilly has over two decades’ experience in nursing, having worked in both the mental health and community sectors. Throughout her career she has developed leadership, collaboration, and communication abilities, all of which apply equally to nursing and instructing. Her skills range from developing and implementing treatment and care plans, to providing a safe and confidential environment in which to administer care.
Fran completed a 2 year Diploma program in Social Service Work and has been a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) since 1998.
“Teaching others is one of the most rewarding of all tasks I have experienced in my career. I especially enjoy helping students who have made large sacrifices in their life and are now trying to improve their quality of life. In many cases, the challenges our students have faced and overcome has inspired me to help make sure they succeed in life.”
Gary has worked in many different roles and fields throughout his career, including more than 25 years as a computer programmer, systems analyst, and business analyst. Gary spent 12 years running his own consulting and contracting business, where he was able to work with some of Canada’s largest companies. Working with such varied entities has provided Gary with a wealth of experience in not only computer systems, but continuous improvement and better business practices.
Gary’s education includes diplomas in computer programming and systems analysis, and a certificate in coaching.
“Teaching is my “calling”. I love sharing my knowledge with others, as well as the feeling of accomplishment seeing my students grow in knowledge, confidence and skills. Every single day we make a difference in someone's life which goes far beyond knowledge.” - Genelyn
Genelyn has over 10 years’ experience in accountancy and customer service. In her role as an instructor, she identifies and selects different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs, establishing and communicating clear objectives for all learning activities. She believes that a positive attitude, commitment, and hard work are the keys to success.
Qualifications: BSc in Accountancy; Accounting and Payroll (Diploma); Tax Fundamentals (Diploma)
Accreditation: Member of Canadian Payroll Association, Member of Association of Filipino Accountants
“My favourite thing about teaching is the students; their energy and willingness to learn. I love helping people find a new career.”
Gina’s experience in medical administration spans over 25 years, having worked in a variety of roles, including Medical Office Administrator, Senior Medical Secretary and Medical Transcriptionist.
Gina is a graduate of the Medical Office Administrator program at the Toronto School of Business.
Program Chair, Healthcare
“As a teacher, I know that students often haven’t yet found the right direction for their future. I feel that my mission is to put a dream in their heads and to show them that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Heather has over 25 years’ experience in different aspects of Diagnostic Cardiology Services, particularly in managing, testing, training, and development. She has extensive experience managing, developing, and training clinical staff, allied professionals, and students. Heather is an expert clinician with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational capabilities.
Heather has completed diplomas in Cardiology and Echocardiography and also holds a certificate in Program Management.
“I enjoy teaching because my students and I get to have fun while we learn. It is amazing to help a student get their RCIC license so that they can help immigrants start a new life in a new country.”
Howard has a decade’s experience working in Canadian immigration. He is passionate about teaching and working in the immigration field.
Howard received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Montreal and is also a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.
“I love teaching because I believe the best way to educate my students is by engaging them. Through teaching, I get to show my students how important health care providers are to the community, and how they can use what they learn in my classroom to succeed in their future careers.”
Iam has over 10 years’ experience working in various medical settings, which has enabled her to adapt and respond appropriately to any emergency situations, while ensuring she provides quality client-centered care. Throughout her career, she has gained extensive experience in a variety of roles and working in numerous medical settings, including long term care, home care, emergency and psychiatric nursing, hospitals, and clinics.
Iam is a Registered Practical Nurse who is certified in IV Therapies, and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care. She is a certified Psychiatric Nurse and has also received a Certificate of Professional Development from the National Association of Career Colleges.
“I want to use my knowledge for the benefit of society, so I love helping students succeed and become ethical Immigration Consultants. I look forward to seeing my students grow in the field.”
Imtiaz is a licensed Paralegal and Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant. He is skilled in legal research, information analysis and writing. He previously worked at a law firm before going on to manage an immigration practice.
Imtiaz has completed Paralegal and Immigration Consultant Diplomas, and holds an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science. He is a member of good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. He is also a member of the Ontario Paralegal Association and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants.
“Every day I have the opportunity to witness Anderson students bloom, developing the self-confidence to face the real world after just two months of a computer course. It is an amazing feeling to have the chance to make a humble difference in someone’s life. It is not what you teach, but how you teach that makes a difference.”
Isaac has over 15 years’ experience in IT, having worked in multiple roles, including computer hardware technician and web developer. His skills range from system administration to software development (for which he has a particular passion). Isaac’s belief that knowledge is empowering has led him to teach, which allows him to both share knowledge with others, and to further his own learning.
Isaac has a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as certifications in Computer Hardware and Networking, and Multimedia.
“I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others, and I find it particularly gratifying when I see that enthusiasm shared and embraced by the students in my class.”
Jack Langhorn served as a police officer in Ontario for 30 years before retiring from active duty in 2015. Throughout his career Jack gained vast and varied experience in policing, investigating a diverse range of cases and reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant, in which he supervised a team with over 30 members. As a supervisor in the Support Services Branch he oversaw collision reconstruction investigations, the emergency response team, and marine and public order units.
Qualifications: BA Economics (McMaster University), BA Sociology (in progress)
“I am passionate about teaching and molding students to become the best that they can be. I want to inspire my students to gain meaningful careers in the healthcare field. My goal is to transfer knowledge while assisting students in achieving their academic goals.”
Jelena brings over 15 years’ experience in the medical field to Anderson College, having worked in various disciplines and environments. She has worked extensively in a primary care environment, as well as in acute care in a hospital.
Prior to coming to Canada, Jelena gained her Doctor of Medicine qualification from the University of Sarajevo, and later completed the Residents as Teachers program at the University of Ottawa.
“I am eager to share my passion for dental assisting and strive to motivate my students to aspire to provide proficient and professional quality dental care. I am devoted to guiding her students towards successful futures in the dental profession.”
Jessica is a Level II certified dental assistant with extensive knowledge pertaining to dental procedures, terminology, hygiene coordination and preventative care. Her personal support worker and social service worker diplomas have proven assets in her previous dental assistant field experience and exemplify her dedication to professional and continuous learning.
“I have always wanted to be a teacher so I can share the knowledge I have acquired over the years, but I also gain knowledge and experience from my students. I love interacting with them and seeing how far they have come by the end of the program. It’s amazing! In life, we are always students; always learning. Our possibilities are infinite!”
Joanne has been in the dental field for 21 years. She has worked in many areas of the industry, including General Practice, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, and now, Teaching. Articles she has written have been published in the Ontario Dental Assisting Association Journal, and her work has taken her across Canada as far Nunavut.
She has her Level II Dental certificate and has also completed further training in Orthodontics.
John P. J. M.
"I have been proud and honored to be part of the law enforcement community and to serve my country; I am just as proud and honored to help prepare a new generation to take on that role."
John is a retired military policeman with 25 years’ police experience, having worked in multiple roles and eventually becoming a Platoon Sergeant-Major and Warrant Officer. Upon retiring, John opened a private investigation business and later became the Security Manager of St
Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. John has taught at various Ontario colleges, as well as at the Canadian Forces School of Intelligence and Security (now the Canadian Forces Military Police Academy).
John has completed numerous professional training courses with the armed forces and RCMP, as well as courses from Leiden University in The Hague in topics such as Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Operational Preparedness.
“I am passionate about teaching and hope to inspire my students toward successful careers in the legal industry.”
Jonathan was called to the Bar of Ontario in September, 2013. During his nearly six years as a licensed lawyer, he owned and operated a private law practice. He has worked as in-house counsel in both the private sector and with the government in the areas of corporate law and child protection, respectively.
Prior to attending law school, Jonathan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the American College of Thessaloniki, Greece. Jonathan received his law degree from Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School.
“It is amazing to see the students grow from when they start the program to when they are ready to find employment. It is a very rewarding experience.”
Judy has 30 years’ experience in the dental field, both in clinical and administrative areas. She worked as an RDA (expanded functions assistant) in BC and Alberta, as well as in other support, management and training roles. Judy attributes her professional success to the support she has received from her teams throughout the years, which she is now paying forward through teaching. She has now been an instructor for 7 years, where she enjoys mentoring, training and preparing up-and-coming dental assistants for their own successful careers.
She is a registered ODAA member.
“I enjoy engaging and motivating Anderson students to learn and understand difficult concepts, obtain new skills, techniques and grow professionally. It is my goal to continue to combine my range of scientific experience with my ability to be passionate, enthusiastic and most importantly a Great Teacher!”
Julio C. Lara has many years of clinical practice as a registered medical laboratory technologist in both the public and private healthcare sectors. Previously, he was actively involved in the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) accreditation process.
Julio is a medical laboratory technologist registered with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologist of Ontario (CMLTO), the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS), and the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO). He completed the medical laboratory sciences program at the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto, Ontario.
“I am proud to say I teach from the heart and give my all to each and every student. It is truly a privilege to be a part of their success. The most rewarding part of being instructing is seeing students’ journeys over the months and the confidence they develop. To be at graduation and hear a shout from the crowd saying, “You did it, mom!” brings a tear to my eye. My students have given me so many “wow” moments.”
Katrina brings over 20 years of experience in the field of Medical Office Administration to Anderson College, having worked in both hospital and private office settings in the areas of psychiatry, radiology, family practice and cardiology. The positions she has held range from receptionist, booking clerk, film library clerk, transcriptionist, phlebotomist, triage clerk and office administrator.
Katrina holds a Diploma in Office Administration – Medical from George Brown College.
“Taking a student, who may have no prior medical knowledge, through the Medical Laboratory Assistants/Technician program and watching them develop the skills required to collect blood and perform other laboratory tests is extremely rewarding. As an instructor I have the privilege of assisting students in attaining their career goals.”
Lorraine has spent over three decades working as a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist, including over 10 years managing an active medical laboratory. Most recently, she has spent 13 years instructing and training Medical Laboratory Assistants/Technicians at the college level.
Lorraine’s qualifications include those as a Registered Technologist, an Advanced Medical Technologist, Microbiology. She successfully completed Mohawk College’s Management Certificate Program and is an active member of the College of Medical Technologists of Ontario, the Medical Laboratory Professional Association of Ontario, and the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science.
“As an instructor at Anderson College I feel honored to have the opportunity to watch shy, new students evolve into competent health care professionals who are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the field.”
Lynn’s career as a Medical Laboratory Technologist has seen her work in both hospital-based settings and blood banks. She spent over 25 years working with the Red Cross (then Canadian Blood Services), where she gained a wealth of experience in the sector, including implementing changes to blood collection and processing through staff training and supervision, and later overseeing the manufacture of blood components.
Lynn graduated from the Medical Laboratory Technologist program at Mohawk College. She is a CMLTO registered MLT in good standing, and her other current memberships include CSMLS, MLPAO (formerly OSMT) and CAMLE. She holds certificates in Business Computers Application and Standard First Aid with Level C CPR & AED.
“I teach because it allows me to inspire, support and mentor. Sharing my knowledge means I can make a difference in someone else’s life. I love the diversity we have at Anderson College.”
Maggie has more than 19 years of experience in the esthetics industry, having started her career in England before working as an esthetician onboard cruise ships, where she gained extensive practical expertise in the field. Living and working in Canada for the past 13 years has given her the opportunity to manage some of the top spas in Canada, where she honed her leadership and coaching skills.
Maggie has internationally-recognized diplomas from both ITEC and CIDESCO, which allow her to work around the globe.
“I sincerely enjoy passing on the knowledge and experience I have gained throughout my career. I have a keen desire to see others achieve their dreams”
Mark has amassed over 35 years’ experience in logistics, with a comprehensive background in transportation services, warehouse and supply chain management, operations management, financial management, and administration. His skills include leading teams in manufacturing, third-party logistics, food retail, and finance. Mark’s skills include optimizing operational efficiency and reducing costs via creative solutions to practical problems, while utilizing exceptional negotiating and team building skills.
Mark has a BSc (Hons) from University of Toronto, Mississauga, and has taken professional advancement courses in a multitude of topics, including ISO 9000 Standards, Business Case Analysis, Team Leader Training, Effective Negotiating Skills, and Sustainable Profit Improvement. He is also a Six Sigma Yellow Belt and a Canadian International Freight Forwards Association-certified instructor.
“I believe in sharing knowledge with others, and I love seeing my students apply their newly-developed skills in order to improve their lives and succeed in the workplace. I am happiest when I see my students finally overcome the obstacles they have faced to wear their graduation gown and hold their diploma.”
Marta has worked as a dental assistant for over five years. Throughout this time, she has developed her practical skills, assisting during complex dental procedures. She particularly enjoys working with young patients, providing them with positive dental experiences by creating a safe environment.
Marta has a diploma in Intra Oral Dental Assisting Level II, is certified by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board, and is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. She constantly upgrades her skills and knowledge through participation in continuing education courses.
Matthew has been specializing in the field of Logistics for over 5 years and owns and operate his own company. He operates in Canada and has trading alliances with organizations in Mexico, Spain and Greece.
Matthew is also an experienced Trader and he brings this expertise to his classroom. He holds a Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Diploma in International Business Administration Advanced Diploma.
“I try to create a caring environment for my students as I believe a positive environment is conducive to learning. I gain satisfaction from teaching, motivating and mentoring my students. As Yeats said, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”
Monica has been a Registered Nurse since 2004 and has since worked in both hospital and community settings. Throughout her nursing career she has provided health education and nursing care, engaged in research activities, and delivered supportive counselling and life skills programming. She has been a Personal Support Worker program instructor since 2006, incorporating a variety of teaching and learning strategies into her methodology in order to meet students’ needs.
Monica received her RN Diploma from Durham College before going on to achieve a BSc in Nursing from York University. She also holds a BA in Sociology from York University.
“I get great pleasure in watching my adult learners develop and succeed, but my passion for teaching and mentoring extends way beyond the classroom. I am happiest while I teach and develop my students’ curriculum, applying the latest trends and technology. To me, making this impact in my students’ lives is a great honour.”
Naila has been an instructor for over 18 years, teaching business-related programs at reputed universities and colleges in Canada and overseas. She is a certified adult educator, curriculum designer, and business management instructor, with a focus on blended learning. Her skills include teaching adult students and new immigrants to navigate Canadian business needs.
Naila holds an MBA and a PhD in Business Management and Economics. She is a business researcher, case writer for academic books, and book author. She received the “Service Excellence Award” at her previous university employment.
“I love developing the personal care skills of my students so they can contribute as members of the healthcare team.”
Nasreen joins Anderson College with 6 years’ practical experience as Cardiology Technologist. She has a positive attitude and demeanor that has been greatly appreciated by the patients of the various clinics she has worked with.
Nasreen holds a diploma in Cardiovascular Technology and has been a member of the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists since September 2012.
Nusrat Fatima S.
“I am passionate about being a part of the positive change that my students are making to better their lives. I love mentoring Anderson College students because I am contributing to their successful careers.”
Nusrat has worked in various dental offices around the city for several years, developing a wealth of knowledge through her work as a chairside assistant and office administrator. As an internationally-trained medical professional, Nusrat has transitioned to chairside dental assisting with ease, performing a variety of duties, including sterilization of instruments, dental impressions of teeth for models, exposing and developing dental x-rays, fluoride and sealant application, and showing empathy and providing support to patients.
As a graduate of the Intra Oral Dental Assistant Level I and Level II program, Nusrat is certified with the National Dental Assisting Examination Board, and is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistant Association.
“Teaching is my passion because it means I get to spend my career cultivating a love of learning in my students. As an instructor you are leaving a lasting legacy on the world by providing love and support to your students, giving them the tools they need to live happy and productive lives.”
Orlando has been working as an instructor for the MLAT program for more than 5 years, prior to which he worked in the field as a Research Laboratory Technician. He is also a Phlebotomy and ECG Workshop Facilitator.
Orlando graduated as valedictorian from his Medical Laboratory Technician Diploma program and is registered with the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO).
“Learning is humbling, and education makes us noble. Our students are tomorrow’s leaders.”
Peter’s experience in policing spans four decades and uniform, administrative and undercover roles. During his career he served as a Detective/Sergeant assigned to various teams in the Major Crimes Unit, including Major Fraud, Homicide, Child Abuse, Labour Relations, Traditional Organized Crime and Gang Units, and was also a member of the Employee Assistance Program counselling team. Later, he was appointed to Officer in Charge of the Regional Police Coroners’ Office, a role he occupied for 12 years. Peter has been involved in multiple community initiatives, serving as Board Chair of the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton, and a cabinet member for the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton.
Peter has completed numerous policing related academic programs, including certificates from Harvard Law School and McMaster University, as well as attending FBI seminars on numerous topics.
Program Chair, Healthcare
“My teaching is focused on empowering our students with three sets of fundamentals: competency, integrity and respect. I am proud to go the extra mile to ensure my students receive the education they need to succeed as future Medical Laboratory Professionals.”
Dr. Ragheb has been practicing medical laboratory sciences for more than 25 years, and is conducting diagnostic research that links inflammation with diabetes and other metabolic disorders. He has received a number of national and international awards for his work. Dr. Ragheb has played a critical role in the development of Anderson College’s annual Scientific Day, an educational and networking industry event for Anderson students.
Dr. Rafik Ragheb served as a Council Member for the CMLTO’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC). He also holds his status with the Ministry of Health as a Medical Laboratory Director (Ontario Regulation 682, section 6 (1) class of Biochemistry) and is a member of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
“My passion for teaching stems from an innate desire to change the lives of my students for the better. I do this by igniting in them a love for life-long learning, and inspiring them to maximize their potential to succeed in life.”
Rajeev’s career in healthcare spans more than two decades and many roles within the field. Having trained and practiced as a medical professional in India, Rajeev later used his wealth of skills and experience to provide consultancy services to healthcare companies abroad and in Canada. He has been teaching medical office administration at career colleges in Ontario since 2012.
Rajeev has a postgraduate diploma in Hospital and Health Management, as well as certificates in phlebotomy and Business Management (the latter from the Toronto Business Development Centre). In 2015 he received an Excellence-in-Teaching Award from Career Colleges Ontario, and in his spare time volunteers with multiple community health organizations.
“My passion for esthetics, combined with my love of teaching brought me to Anderson College, where I continue to motivate and support students in achieving their professional goals.”
Ramona has over 12 years’ experience working in the beauty industry. Throughout her career in esthetics she has worked in a variety of different roles, from spa therapist and medical esthetician, to clinic coordinator and assistant manager. She enjoys guiding and inspiring students from different cultural backgrounds.
Ramona has a Diploma in Esthetics and Spa Therapy from Blanche Macdonald Centre, Vancouver, as well as multiple certificates in Medical Esthetics and a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.
“I enjoy giving my students a strong foundation of knowledge in healthcare, and instilling them with confidence. I emphasize a positive work ethic, and love encouraging students to be passionate about their Personal Support Worker careers.”
Rani has over 25 years’ experience as a registered nurse, including 17 in hospital settings. Her clinical work encompassed acute care, medicine, surgery, and ER, as well as managing outpatient services. During her career she has excelled in patient care, medical rounds, and discharge planning, coordinating care conferences and collaborating with community agencies and pharmacies to provide home care services. During her time at Lakeshore General Hospital in Quebec she was a member of the Council of Nurses committee, and also taught the preceptorship program for student nurses.
Rani earned her BSc in Nursing with Honours from the University of Ottawa. She is CPR certified, and an active member of both the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
Program Chair, Healthcare
“My favourite thing about teaching is that I can prepare my students to overcome any challenges they may encounter. My students come to Anderson to change their lives for the better, and I enjoy working with them towards achieving their goals, which then enables them to succeed in their careers.”
Raymond is a dental educator with 25 years’ experience in Adult Learning. During his time in the industry, Raymond has developed his managerial and leadership skills, occupying roles such as Department Head, Teaching Chair, and Program Director in various educational institutions.
Raymond started his dentistry career in the Philippines, before becoming a certified dental assistant in Canada. He has been a Clinical Practical Evaluator for the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) for over 10 years, and in 2013 he was appointed as the Dental Assisting Educators of Canada’s representative to the NDAEB for Non-Accredited Dental Assisting Programs. Raymond now serves as President of the NDAEB, making him the first Filipino and international candidate to hold a position on their Board of Directors.
“As a former immigrant, I know how hard starting a new career can be. My main career goal is to help my students be successful and independent. I am passionate about teaching because I’m rich with experience in my field and I want to share my knowledge with other people.”
Rita has two decades’ experience working as a Medical Laboratory Technologist, starting her career in the United Arab Emirates, where she also began her teaching career. After moving to Canada, Rita spent more than 10 years working as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in a hospital setting.
Rita gained her Medical Laboratory Technology Diploma from the Michener Institute of Technology, and is also a member of multiple professional associations, including the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science, the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (formerly OSMT), and the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario.
“I consistently try to provide hope and positivity by sorting out convoluted legal situations. I love that I can share my knowledge through teaching, and that my students will one day use that knowledge to help others, too.”
Rodrigo, better known as Jun, has almost a decade’s experience in the immigration field. He enjoys interacting with people as a freelance interpreter and translation revisionist, and has recently been accredited as a Freelance Court Interpreter by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. In the past, Rodrigo worked as a corporate lawyer and secretary for both private and publicly-listed companies in a wide variety of industries, acting as advisor to the board in terms of compliance with regulatory bodies.
Rodrigo graduated with honours from his Immigration Consultant Diploma, and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines.
“Everything I do in the classroom is geared towards helping my students develop the competencies that are required to become an effective police officer. I am passionate about helping my students’ development and advancing their career planning.”
Roger’s experience in general policing spans more than two decades and a variety of assignments, including uniform, plain clothes, and undercover operations. Roger’s extensive career included stints on the beat, vehicle patrol, with the youth division, and as a bicycle police officer.
Roger graduated from the Atlantic Police Academy in 1978, later studying Political Science at the University of New Brunswick while working as a police officer. Roger also holds a master’s degree in Public Relations from Stirling University, Scotland.
“What I love most about teaching is to give back the knowledge I have to my students in order to shape their careers. I love to share the experiences I have had during my career so that my students can have an understanding of the real world.”
Ronald’s career in physiotherapy spans over two decades and various environments, including respected private clinics and rehabilitation facilities. He has taken on many challenges throughout his extensive career, including owning and managing his own physiotherapy clinic, working as the clinical director of a fast-paced multi-disciplinary rehabilitation facility, supervising and mentoring resident physiotherapists, and training colleagues.
Ronald graduated from the University of Western Ontario with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Physical Therapy and Biology. Over the course of Ronald’s career he has furthered his theoretical knowledge and enhanced his clinical skills by enrolling in post-graduate physiotherapy and health science courses.
“Teaching my class is very rewarding. Knowing that I have helped them move forward with skills they can use for the rest of their lives is gratifying and truly fulfilling for me. Priceless, even!”
Rosalina has five years of dental assisting experience in a variety of areas of the field, including assisting a Periodontist, Oral Surgeon, Prosthodontist, General Anesthesiologist, and working at a General Practitioner’s office. Throughout this time, she amassed a wealth of practical experience, developing her communication skills to ensure that her patients were always informed, comfortable, and able to overcome their dental fears.
Rosalina has a degree of Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. She continued her education after coming to Canada, graduating with honours from her Intra Oral Dental Assisting program and later becoming a National Dental Assisting Examining Board-certified dental assistant. Rosalina has been an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2014.
“I love sharing my passion for and hands-on experience in the field. I use various methods to teach adult learners, which will enable them to thrive in class and on placement. I absolutely love seeing students blossom into confident, capable, passionate, and hardworking individuals who make a difference in children’s lives and in the community.”
Ruth has worked in early childhood education since 2001, beginning her career by working with children in a variety of settings, teaching various curriculums and styles. Her passion for enriching new neighbourhoods and families’ needs later led her to take on supervisory and administrative roles, opening new classrooms, childcare facilities and family centres before transitioning to a career in adult education, where she facilitated workshops for parents and caregivers.
Ruth has a diploma in Early Childhood Education and is a registered member of the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario.
“I love to see my students receive their diplomas, and I am so proud when I hear that they have received their licenses and embarked on their new careers. My students’ hard work combined with my input enables them to get new and rewarding careers that they can grow with. I look forward to their success; when my students succeed, I succeed.”
Sam has 20 years’ experience in the medical laboratory industry, and has been teaching as a college instructor for a decade. He has extensive experience in anatomy and physiology, and has taught college courses in many medical subjects.
Sam holds a degree in medical sciences as a medical laboratory specialist, and is certified under the Medical Laboratory Professionals Association of Ontario and the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science.
“The thing I love most about teaching is the opportunity to share my passion for laboratory science and influence and support the next generation of students in their path to becoming healthcare professionals!”
Sasha began her career as an eager Medical Laboratory Technologist working in the Surgical Pathology department at a large community hospital. During this time she gained extensive experience and subject matter expertise within the field of diagnostic laboratory science. Her strong leadership skills and passion for education and collaboration led her to seek opportunities beyond the lab bench, eventually gaining a role as a clinical educator, where she discovered her passion for teaching.
Sasha is a graduate of an accredited Medical Laboratory Science program and also holds a degree in Biology and Medical Science from Western University, from which she graduated with honours in 2012.
“I found theory topics to be very challenging as a student. Realizing that students use many different methods to process information gave me the idea to try a variety of forms of transmitting information in my lectures. I like to show students how simple and logical science can be, and how all are capable of understanding the human body with ease.”
Shaeba has been an instructor in private colleges since 2006, prior to which he trained as a medical professional in Pakistan, specializing in neurology. In his clinical practice, he spent time rehabilitating accident and stroke patients, developing motivational skills to encourage his patients to take control of their recovery. Shaeba now applies these techniques to his teaching practice, along with the wealth of theoretical knowledge he acquired throughout his studies, and the leadership and teaching skills he cultivated while training new residents and interns in their clinical placements.
Shaeba is an International Medical Graduate.
“Teaching is about giving back. It’s a natural evolution to help others achieve their goals and success, which I find to be the most enjoyable part of teaching.”
Sharee has been a practicing physiotherapist for over 30 years, throughout which she has developed a broad range of business experience and practical skills. She has worked in a variety of areas within the field, including hospital settings, community care, seniors’ long-term care, and has also owned and operated several private practices.
Sharee graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc (Hons) Neurophysiology and BSc Physiotherapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. She was elected to the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario’s professional council in 2012, and serves on their ICRC (complaints), Quality Assurance, Registration and Executive Committees.
“My passion to teach and share my knowledge is what makes me a better teacher every day. To understand students’ varying needs, a teacher needs to be patient, a good listener, and easy adaptable – traits which I aim to embody in my teaching practice.”
Simona has worked in the medical laboratory field for more than 25 years, giving her vast experience in the industry. Simona began her career as a medical technologist, specializing in hematology, biochemistry, and urinalysis, and has been teaching since 2003.
Simona has a Medical Laboratory Technician Diploma, and is certified by the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario. Simona ensures she stays abreast of the constant changes in the medical industry by attending seminars and completing continuing education courses, obtaining certificates in Instructing Adults, as a Clinical Educator, and completing an ECG interpretation course, among others.
Susan R. W.
Since 1995, it has been my pleasure to work as; an Early Childhood Educator (RECE), an ESL Kindergarten Teacher abroad, a Special Needs and Social Development RECE Consultant, and in the last 4 years, a College Instructor of the Early Childcare Assistant Program.
Teaching in Early Childhood Education and Care has left me with a funny and fabulous storybook of memories. It is those wonderful memories, that inspire my teaching today. Be it creating an outdoor adventure with nature, singing their favorite silly song, or observing new learning moments to then see a child’s eyes widen in delight, all of these memories and more are treasured.
In my adult studies, there were many wonderful examples of teaching. The instructors/professors while I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, (BFA), a Diploma of Early Childhood Education (RECE), and a Bachelor of Education (BED), were knowledgeable, inspiring, resourceful and committed.
Following in their footsteps, and joining the Anderson College team, I have found the students quite impressive. It is an honor to teach them, as they begin to find their own treasured memories. They bring their best selves to class, learn, and aspire to grow professionally. Mentoring this new, mindful and exciting chapter for them is a career that will always be dear to my heart. Their goals become mine and I get to watch as they write the first pages of their storybook of memories.
Tammy B. W.
“Knowledge is Power! Watching my students make life-changing moves through personal growth, dedication, perseverance and endurance is what keeps me teaching. Each student has the potential to take control of their life, education and career; with this comes the power to reach their dreams.”
Tammy graduated with Honours from her Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Program in 2002. Over the past 17 years she has explored many areas of dentistry, including orthodontics, general dentistry, oral surgery, office management and teaching, after which she managed a dental practice for several years. Tammy has been teaching as an Intra-Oral Dental Assisting instructor since 2007.
Tammy is a member of the ODAA, a Certified Dental Assistant, and also holds an Adult Educator’s certificate.
“What I love most about teaching is the gratification of seeing my students succeed. It gives me the motivation to continue teaching them the joy of working as a Medical Office Administrator.”
Tianna has over 14 years’ experience in the medical field, including five years teaching Medical Administration. She has worked alongside family physicians and medical specialists in a variety of work environments, including offices, long-term care centres, and chronic pain clinics across the GTA.
Her skills include OHIP billing, administrative and clinical procedures, scheduling using a variety of computer software systems, and creating a fun and collaborative environment in the classroom. Outside of school she volunteers her time in community events where she speaks about various careers in the Medical Office Administration field.
Tianna graduated as a Medical Laboratory/Office Assistant from a Private Career College in 2005.
"I love that I’m able to help my students see their dreams more clearly; dreams that are similar to mine, in terms of helping those in need from all walks of life. Armed with the tools of knowledge, both theory and hands-on, my students can become much-needed agents of compassionate care in our society."
Tristan has over 10 years’ experience as a registered practical nurse. His areas of expertise are in the fields of palliative, complex, stroke, orthopaedic, diabetic, Alzheimer’s, and community care. He has worked in a range of health care environments, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation health care, nursing homes, retirement homes, and community homes. Tristan’s nursing skills range from assisting clients how to better manage their illnesses and psycho-social support within palliative care, to assisting community clients with intravenous therapy.
Tristan is a registered practical nurse, and has completed college programs in Practical Nursing and Bridging to University Nursing.
I believe that a teacher never stops learning regardless of the number of years of experience or the educational qualifications because of the intense changes in knowledge and technology since the evolution and the availability of the technology. Knowing students’ background and adapting the teaching methods and styles that suits the subject and students is key to being successful in teaching. By keeping them in my mind, I always look for improvement in my personal journey.
For many years, I have been teaching several subjects that include Windows/Computer Fundamentals, MS Office, and Bookkeeping, Computerized Accounting (QuickBooks, Sage 50 Accounting, and Sage 300 ERP). In addition to teaching, I have experience in developing learning materials that include, PowerPoint Presentations, Assignments, Tests, Practices, and Exams. As an instructor, I enjoy both teaching in the class and preparing learning materials.
My educational qualifications include an Accounting Diploma, Accounting Technique Certificate and Adult Education Certificate.
I find the opportunity to teach at Anderson College is one of the greatest experiences since it gives me the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects. Every work experience is unique because each work environment is different from others. Anderson college provides not only a healthy work environment but also a healthy learning environment to enhance student experiences.
“Playing a significant role in building and developing an individual’s educational foundation has always been a dream of mine. It is truly my passion and honour to observe students learn, develop, and apply all the skills I teach them.”
Zeynab is a dynamic and engaging educator with over 15 years’ experience in childhood work and education. Throughout her career she has developed extensive experience in various settings like universities, daycares, and elementary schools. Zeynab is well-versed in industry standards and ensures she is aware of significant changes in the industry. In the classroom, her aim is to deliver a holistic educational experience around both the theoretical and practical branches of childcare to all her students.
Along with professional training in Childcare, Zeynab has also obtained education in the fields of English Literature and Physical Education from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College.
“I love teaching because I get to train future immigration consultants to be client-focused, and to provide the best service for the welfare of their clients. When I teach my students, I also learn a lot from them and their own immigration experiences. I love that this encourages knowledge exchange on a daily basis.”
Zia has more than 6 years’ combined experience in the legal and immigration fields. He has advocacy experience before the Landlord and Tenant Board, Small Claims Court and Provincial Offences Court. His practice areas of expertise in immigration are Economic Classes, Temporary Status and Refugees. He has been teaching the immigration consultant program since 2014.
Zia graduated with honours from both his Immigration and Paralegal programs, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He is a licensed paralegal and is a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.
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