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!
Adela B., BSc
“When a challenge comes your way, embrace it, learn from it, and try to find solutions to solve it. This is your safe place to do so. This is what Anderson College offers. A safe place to learn and grow. I will be on your side all the way.”
Adela graduated from the Medical Laboratory Science program at The Michener Institute of Education in 2010. Before this, she gained a strong foundation in the field from her native country, Romania, by graduating from the University of Sibiu in biology and ecology.
Since becoming a registered medical laboratory technologist (MLT) she has dedicated her professional life to learning about new MLT techniques by working in various Ontario hospitals: Stratford General Hospital, Grand River Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, and Brantford Hospital.
She has strong technical skills in departments such as haematology, transfusion medicine, and microbiology. Currently, she is involved with teaching MLT students that were having their placement done in these departments.
Adela is looking forward to growing, teaching and last not but least, learning more along with the students in the MLT program at Anderson College.
“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.
“I am a true believer that ‘The sky is the limit!’ when it comes to achieving your dreams. It is truly humbling and elevating at the same time to see: the accomplishments of the students, the passion, and knowledge at the time of graduation. It is an honour when they come back and talk about their achievements and accomplishments. It is an amazing feeling to make a change in someone’s life and I will continue doing that with kindness and compassion.”
Agneta started her career with the college in 2008, as the instructor for the dental assisting program. Before this, she held positions in private dental offices and had the opportunity to develop her skills in both general dentistry and specialties such as endodontics, orthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery, with an emphasis on implants.
As an educator, Agneta strongly believes that we better ourselves by learning from our students' lives and professional experiences. Originally, Agneta was a chemical engineer and she majored in macromolecular compounds in 1987.
Agneta is very enthusiastic in everything that she teaches and that applies to both academia and direct curriculum. She has been a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association for many years and participates in continuing education courses, seminars, and annual dental meetings. Agneta develops the curriculum by integrating the newest technologies and materials into the program.
Ahmed S., BSc, MSc, PhD
“If you have a goal; you must work on it. Don't let somebody tell you that you can't do it. In previous years, I have been fortunate to help a lot of students reach their goals in a short period through the wonderful and practical ITT intensive program at Anderson College. They all became my friends after that. Welcome to my friend list!”
Before his position at Anderson College, Ahmed served as a lecturer and researcher at different universities including Western University – in Canada, Hunan University – in China, Suez Canal University – in Egypt, and Sinai University – in Egypt. It was during this time that he discovered his academic skills.
Ahmed enjoys teaching and most of his courses are recorded online as a massive open online course with a steady number of views on YouTube.
Ahmed obtained his Ph.D. and master’s degree in computer science from Hunan University - China in 2013 and 2010. After he got a diploma in computer science from Cairo University - Egypt in 2007. In 2005, he got a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Suez Canal University - Egypt.
"Akram’s calm and caring nature helps to make students comfortable and relaxed while ensuring that they gain all the theoretical and practical knowledge to perform as top Estheticians. She prides herself on her attention to detail which allows for a positive classroom experience where her knowledge, experience and education shine for all her students to see."
Akram has been involved in various areas of the beauty industry since graduating as a Medical Esthetician in 2017. Her areas of expertise have been in management, where she assisted with training and development of new employees as well as provided client treatments and support. She has worked for a Medical Esthetician Device company providing multiple service level training on devices and treatments available on the market. Akram’s medical science background has facilitated a strong understanding and passion for laser treatments and devices, supporting companies and spas in their pursuit of excellence in the Medical Esthetics field.
Her significant involvement in mentoring new Estheticians and Medical Estheticians and training business owners and staff members on various Medical devices has influenced her decision to join the Anderson College Team as a Medical Esthetician Instructor.
"Meeting individuals from all walks of life and contributing to their empowerment is a privilege I do not take lightly. I strive to provide my students with the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the dental field."
Aleksandra has over 10 years of experience in the Dental field. After graduating with Honours from the Intra Oral Dental Assisting program at Everest College, Aleksandra gained experience working as a Treatment Coordinator as well as an Intra Oral Dental Assistant at general and specialty dental offices.
Aleksandra is a HARP certified Intra Oral Dental Assistant (level II) and member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. She furthers her involvement in the Dental field by teaching courses on Intra Oral Dental Assisting as well as pursuing online education herself.
“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.
"Life is too short to think a lot and plan a lot if you need to be successful in your life take paper write your dream goal & objectives make strategies to achieve them and never look back until you reach your goals. Be in mind Jumping jacks are always ‘Jack of all but master of none.’”
Amber was born in Pakistan and grew up in Saudi Arabia. She graduated from Baqai Medical College in 2000 becoming a doctor. She worked in the hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan before moving to Dubai, UAE for almost 10 years in 2007 to serve various hospitals and clinics.
She had a lead role in establishing a new chain of clinics called Clinics Dubai. She then moved to Canada in 2017 and passed the medical laboratory technician (MLT) exam becoming an instructor for CDI College and Anderson College.
Amber’s career has been based on drive, determination, and love for the field. She hopes to pass this on to her students.
“Teaching is my passion and nursing is my advocacy. I am doing both and humbled by my chosen profession. To see the students transforming into exceptional support workers is what keeps me going. Their success is my happiness. I’m the kind of person who from the moment I wake up devotes myself to the perfection of whatever I pursue and do my very best to share the knowledge, skills and experience I have with my students.”
Amelia is an internationally educated nurse (IEN) who is registered to practice nursing by the College of Nurses of Ontario. She has been teaching as a PSW instructor in Canada since 2013 and has shown her exceptional abilities in theoretical instruction and laboratory skills.
Amelia achieved her BScN diploma and pursued her postgraduate studies in nursing at the University of the City of Manila. She has done her continuing studies in nursing at George Brown College as part of her registration to practice nursing in Canada. She is a US Registered Nurse and has experience working in both acute and chronic continuing care. She has also earned her diploma in ECG, Phlebotomy and Medical Laboratory Technician at Anderson College.
“I hope you find your passion in sonography the way I have discovered in the last decade!”
Amy is enthusiastic about adult education, patient care optimization, organizational development/effectiveness, workflow management, and outcome analysis in the clinical setting.
She has been a frontline diagnostic medical sonographer at a teaching and trauma hospital for the last 7 years. Before this, she spent 3 years working at community hospitals, clinics, and fertility centres. Amy has published multiple case reports in the Canadian Journal of Medical Sonography.
Her involvement in the sonography community enables her to connect diagnostic medical sonographer students to the top healthcare facilities for their clinical placements.
Anand R., MSc
“When facing a mountain, always try to take a few small steps at a time, and eventually you will cross the mountain. Learning is a lifelong process, and the more you learn, the more you will want to know (in any subject field).”
Anand has over 25 years of experience in medical ultrasound in a variety of clinical environments including high-risk obstetrics, emergency room imaging and clinical research. He has experience in a wide range of clinical applications such as obstetrics, gynecologic, abdominal, musculoskeletal, vascular, breast, contrast, elastography, neonatal head scans and infant hip sonography.
He has an additional 6-year experience in x-ray-based imaging, including computerized tomography.
His management experience includes successfully leading the ultrasound department in Ayrshire, Scotland and Arran, Scotland.
He is currently an instructor at Anderson College in Toronto where he developed and currently delivers the Physics of Ultrasound course.
Angeera W.I., BScN, BEd
"I envisioned becoming an educator one day once I knew I had the experience, knowledge, and skill set to teach what I know best, 'health care!' I am happy to share with the amazing students enrolled in the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program at Anderson College as they begin their healthcare educational journey. I know that as I facilitate our students we will also learn together and from each other. In turn, they will be prepared for their future healthcare work-related experiences!"
Angeera is a Toronto Metropolitan University and Brock University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Education (BEd). She is a registered nurse with 17 years of nursing experience in labour/delivery, postpartum, and special care nursery/paediatrics.
A majority of her nursing career is in the intensive care unit, both medical/cardiovascular, and emergency room. Angeera held simultaneous employment adventures working for Princess Cruises as a nursing officer, her role included responding to critical situations alongside coastguards and medevac with 4000 passengers and crew onboard. Her love of nursing leads Angeera to the field of education starting with Seneca College and Centennial College, and currently working with Anderson College.
Ani A., MD
Ani is a hardworking individual with over 10 years of experience in medicine. She gained her medical degree from Armenia, did her residency in the field of neurology, and was trained in Switzerland, Austria, and the United States. She did her diploma assessment in 2016 and was established as a Doctor of Medicine in Canada.
Ani graduated from Anderson College’s cardiology program and became a registered cardiology technologist in September 2019.
Ani has exposure to cardiac patients at Mackenzie Health and various cardiac clinics within the Toronto area specialising in ECG, stress testing and ambulatory monitoring. She has worked as an instructor at Anderson College for the past 3 years and is known for her dedication and commitment to her students.
As a newcomer to Canada, Ani understands the challenges students face, and her lived experience brings a unique perspective in helping students achieve the goal of graduation.
For Ani, it is rewarding to see her students have limited or no cardiac knowledge at the beginning of their educational journey and then see them graduate as confident and eager cardiology technologists with excellent cardiac knowledge and skills.
Anne J., BScN, MScN
"To succeed in life, one must give more than is required of you. Anything worthwhile in life takes hard work and one must keep the mind active and stay current."
Anne went back to school at age 63 and completed her bachelor's in nursing and received a certificate in Advanced Leadership and Management at Toronto Metropolitan University. After 2 years, she graduated with her master's in nursing from the University of Toronto. Anne has a variety of work experiences having been employed within a doctor's office, mental health clinic, and floating throughout the hospital settings in various departments like the emergency room, operating room, and long-term care.
She is a member in good standing with the College Of Nurses Of Ontario, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, and the Canadian Vascular Access Association.
For the past 5 years, Anne instructed international students from India, Brazil, the Philippines, and Africa in leadership and management and out of all her working positions her favourite has been teaching.
Anthony O., BES, MBA
“Your academic success begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you. I am here to be your mentor in this journey. I will provide the foundations of knowledge for your path. No matter where you are in life, you can change. Make use of the knowledge and impact the world. It is your choice to start.”
Anthony has more than 6 years of experience at the post-secondary level in subjects including environmental science, resource management, earth science, human resources, organizational behaviour, strategy, administration, and management.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies (BES) with a specialization in Resource Management from the University of Windsor. He pursued continuing studies in Human Resource Management at St. Clair College to achieve a post-graduate certificate.
Anthony also earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Brock University. He specializes in account management, customer relationship management (CRM), training/development, business communications, strategic planning, and business analysis.
Anuradha T., PhD
“Teaching has been my passion since I was a student. I believe that learning is a constant process throughout our lives, which can also be achieved by teaching and sharing our knowledge and experiences with others. Each day, I look forward to teaching my students and making it another wonderful day for them and me.”
Anuradha came to Canada from India in 1999 and started her career as a research associate at Victoria Hospital for three years. After this, she moved to Robarts Research Institute and worked on different aspects of prostate cancer research.
She has several years of experience in the field of molecular biology performing cloning, synthesis, and extraction of different proteins related to the studies of Alzheimer’s research.
Anuradha has been teaching for 8 years in the medical laboratory technician assistant program.
Anuradha has Ph.D. in physiology and is a Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science certified medical laboratory technician assistant.
“All in all...The most amazing and wonderful moment as an instructor the "Ah ha" moment of excellence and understanding. To share and build a network of like-minded people is amazing. To provide students with the tools to become self sufficient members of society, and be a part of it, is the most incredible journey to be on.”
Avery started her professional career in Law Enforcement with the Manitoba Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer. Following that, she successfully completed Police Constable training in Ontario and served with the Ontario Provincial Police as a Police Officer. During her Law Enforcement service, she had the opportunity to work as a Canadian diplomat at the Canadian Embassy in Moscow, Russia. Her duties included working as a Security Specialist and as an Immigration investigator.
After successfully completing her posing in Europe, Avery was relocated to Toronto, Canada where she turned her focus on education and has been a part of the Ontario Career Colleges as a Police Foundations instructor for the past ten years.
She has continued to enhance her professional teaching career through ongoing personal education and development in the field of Human Science.
Avery looks forward to what every day brings.
Barbara T., B.Sc.N., R.N.
“As a PSW Instructor, my experience as a Public Health Nurse has broadened my teaching and facilitation skills by utilizing adult learning principles. I practice by applying a strength-based lens and approach to recognize, enhance and build the capacity of each student and support their individualized and unique learning styles.”
Barbara earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) from the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. She remains a current member in good standing as a Registered Nurse (R.N.) with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and a member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO).
Prior to becoming an instructor at Anderson College, she has worked as a staff nurse at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Forensic Unit, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Psychogeriatric Team and as a Public Health Nurse for both the Region of Peel and the City of Toronto.
As a committed believer in lifelong learning, Barbara has completed the Clinical Skills Program for Well Woman Care at McMaster University while working in a Public Health Healthy Sexuality Clinic, the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course and the Ruth Ruttan & Associates Advanced Nursing Footcare Course.
“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.
Ben C., BA
Program Coordinator, Law
“Although I am a program coordinator, I am also an instructor. I really enjoy this aspect of the job. I enjoy taking the journey with the students from day one to field placement and eventually using their skills in the industry to start a new career.”
Ben is a paralegal licensed with the Law Society of Ontario. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor and has graduated from the Paralegal Program at St. Clair College.
Since 2010, Ben has been mentored into the legal profession by an experienced lawyer and has continued working and gaining experience in the industry. He has been the sole proprietor of Canniff Paralegal since 2011 serving businesses and residents in Windsor, Essex County, and Chatham-Kent.
In 2013, Ben began teaching part-time at St. Clair college and has gained valuable experience both in the classroom and in developing resources.
Since 2020, Ben has been the Paralegal Program Coordinator at Westervelt College (now Anderson) in Windsor.
“Follow your heart. You have the power within you to make any dream come true.”
Bonnie has been a registered massage therapist (RMT) in Ontario since 2006. Before that, she studied massage therapy and worked in London, England.
She has worked in a variety of RMT settings including health spas, high-end hotel spas, and multidisciplinary clinics. In 2014, Bonnie opened her massage therapy clinic in Paris, Ontario. Her clinic offers registered massage therapy, reflexology, osteopath, hypnosis treatment and Reiki.
Bonnie is excited to work with the students at Anderson College to share her knowledge and experiences with them. She wants to inspire the next generation of RMTs.
“When you join law enforcement, the purpose you serve is no longer your own.”
Brad has over 20 years of law enforcement experience in policing and public health investigations. Throughout his policing career, he worked in uniform patrol, drug/gang investigations, human trafficking, and organized crime enforcement.
Brad achieved the rank of staff sergeant before leaving policing and is now working as a public health inspector.
He loves working with students and mentoring future law enforcement officers. Brad received several chiefs’ awards during his career for criminal investigative excellence and hopes to share his experience with his students.
Brenda M., BScN
“I believe all people have value and something special to offer and I take pride in helping the students I teach to find their way to success.”
Brenda is a registered nurse and in addition to her responsibilities as the education manager, she has been teaching personal support worker programs for 22 years.
She is passionate about teaching and believes it is her calling to open minds to new experiences that will help students change their lives for the better in a holistic way. Brenda wants to be a leader and role model in mentoring and empowering students to take control of their learning and envisioning their future selves.
Brenda knows the learning environment needs to be fun and interactive to ensure students are engaged in their learning. She believes in the importance of connecting and listening to the needs of the student to adapt teaching styles to encompass different ways of learning.
Brenda strives to create a safe and inclusive space of learning for all students.
“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.
“I always try to remind my students of the oxygen analogy that they use on an airplane about putting your oxygen mask on before helping someone else. In healthcare, I know how important self-care is and I am an advocate for good self-care.”
Brooke has over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Brooke worked in a variety of healthcare settings including long-term care, hospital, home care, and public health.
Brooke was a personal support worker before becoming a registered practical nurse in 2011 after graduating from Conestoga College. She was awarded honours and a certificate in palliative care.
Brooke has three children and volunteered on many sports teams within their schools. Brooke has a passion for teaching and enjoys witnessing her students succeed.
“The law leaves much room for interpretation, but little room for self-doubt.”
Bryan has been a paralegal in private practice since 2014. In 2020 Bryan joined the college as an instructor in the paralegal program. In 2021, Bryan was appointed, by order in-council, as a Member of the Landlord and Tenant Board. In 2022, Bryan received his credentials as a Qualified Mediator with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario.
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
Carol is honoured to join the Windsor campus as an MOA Instructor.
She brings a wealth of knowledge having been in the Medical Office field for twenty plus years. Carol had the opportunity to work in several professional Medical Offices of different specialties, such as ENT, OB/GYN/General Surgeon as well as Family Health Teams. Her last position of Medical Office Employment was held as the Referral Specialist wherein she completed Referrals and Diagnostic Imaging appointment bookings for 7 Physicians.
Not only does Carol find her roles extremely rewarding but, she is also involved with various Committees. In the past, Carol held the role of the Health and Safety Representative for our team, sat on the Quality Improvement Committee and the Wellness Committee.
She is fully qualified and wants to share a positive role in the future of her MOA students.
“I enjoy bringing all my unique experiences in healthcare to share and motivate personal support worker students to be successful in their chosen field of study. Seeing students evolve from the beginning of the program through to placement and graduation is an experience that has many rewards.”
Carolyn has over 30 years of experience in healthcare as a registered practical nurse (RPN). Her scope of practice consists of 20 years in palliative care, mainly in hospital and hospice settings.
While travelling overseas, Carolyn was presented with the opportunity to work in an HIV/AIDS clinic in Athens, Greece for just under a year. Upon, her return to Canada she spent 15 years as an RPN working with patients in a medical clinic that focused on addictions and mental health.
Before joining Anderson College, Carolyn was a charge nurse at a long-term care facility and a retirement home in London, Ontario.
Carson B., MEd
Faculty, Business and Media
Carson is an educator, researcher, and author. He specializes in educational administration, organizational behaviour, educational psychology, and the interdisciplinarity of professors in higher education.
He has written two textbooks: Theories of Individual and Collective Learning and Leadership and Management in Higher Education, the latter was selected for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education text. Carson earned his master’s in education at the University of Windsor.
Casey B., BA
Casey is a Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker instructor at the Anderson College - Brantford Campus. They have been with Anderson College for approximately 1.5 years and hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a post-graduate certificate in concurrent disorders.
Casey is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) as they finish a master’s degree in counselling psychology. Their passion is fuelled by their students, and they aspire to send their students into the working world prepared with all the clinical and practical skills they need to be successful.
Casey finds it vital to prepare these students with realistic expectations and education surrounding the vulnerabilities and realities that their future clients will face. The passion that their students hold for education and their future clients is inspiring.
Casey is fuelled by their students to provide engaging and supportive lessons every day.
Chantal N., BSc, MSc
“I enjoy inspiring and facilitating the learning of others. It’s so fulfilling to see students master the concepts you have taught them. I am eager to share my knowledge and skills in the diagnostic medical sonographer program at Anderson College.”
Chantal’s interest in health sciences, specifically diagnostic imaging inspired her educational endeavours. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Toronto and completed the Ultrasound program and Radiological Technology: the University of Toronto Joint program at The Michener Institute of Education.
Since 2001, Chantal has practised sonography in both clinic and hospital environments. Her desire to further her knowledge led her to obtain a master’s degree in ultrasound from Charles Sturt University in Australia in 2007.
For more than 10 years, Chantal had the privilege of teaching sonography to learners in various settings. As a clinical educator for both The Michener Institute of Education and Medical Radiation Science at McMaster University and Mohawk College program, she facilitated the learning of sonography students in a busy hospital environment.
Charles U., PhD
“Education is an investment.”
Charles’s major goal is to educate and guide students so they can achieve their career objectives. As an instructor, he facilitates learning and encourages unique independent ideas so students can pursue their career goals.
Charles has been an occupational health and safety professional for over a decade and held various positions in private and public institutions. Charles obtained his PhD in Life and Earth Sciences from the University of Tsukuba. He has continued to adopt teaching methodologies that effectively empower students and create a desire for learning.
He is a member of the Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) and has an environmental professional designation (EP) from The Environmental Careers Organization of Canada. During his time at Tsukuba, he became fluent in Japanese.
Charles looks forward to promoting a great learning experience for students at Anderson College.
Charmaine S., BA, MA
Program Coordinator, Healthcare
“Today's students will become tomorrow's Health Information Management Professionals. It is a pleasure to teach them.”
Charmaine has more than 35 years of experience in health information management, 12 of which include privacy. She has served as director of health information management for several large healthcare organizations. Charmaine was a consultant in health information management/privacy for more than 10 years, working with ministries and in several provinces.
She has experience in acute care, community care, public health, the Ministry of Defence, the First Nations Inuit Health Branch, and the private sector. She has been teaching courses in health information management since 2016.
Charmaine is a certified health information management professional with the Canadian College of Health Information and is certified as a privacy professional with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Waterloo and a master's degree in health information management through the College of St. Scholastica in the United States.
Charmaine has been a member of the Board of the Canadian Health Information Management Association and has taken an active role in participating in the Ontario chapter. She joined Westervelt College in September 2021.
Christeen G. , BA HonOHS CNM-FS CHSC
“With over 30 years of practical experience, it is my greatest pleasure to be instrumental in assisting the future health and safety professionals to be the very best safety officers that they can possibly be. ‘The safety of the people shall be the highest law’. Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work. It is a matter of life and death. It is the sum of our contribution to safety management that determines whether the people we work with will live or die.”
Christeen has earned her HonOHS and Human Resources Management at the Conestoga Polytechnic College in Guelph, Ontario. She is also a graduate of the Human Nutrition and Food Safety Management program with the Canadian University College, Alb Canada. Christeen has been a designated member of the CSNM-FS Healthcare Services Management for over 20 years. Christeen has extensive experience as an Occupational Health and Safety professional working in the public arena including the Healthcare and the Retail Food and Drug sectors. Christeen also functions as an OHS Advisor-Emergency Management with the Canadian Red Cross. She has been an on-site and online OHS Instructor for over 30 years.
Christeen achieved her CSNM-FS designation (Canadian Society of Nutrition Management- Food Safety) as well as her HonOHS/Human Resources Management with the Conestoga Polytechnic College, Guelph, Ontario. She is working towards her Teacher/Trainer of Adults certification.
“It's okay to struggle when looking for success.”
Christian has been a registered massage therapist since 2015. His approach to massage therapy is to look at the body as a whole and not just chase pain.
There was a point in his career when he wished he had more guidance and topics that could have been covered better while he was in school.
He decided to get involved in teaching in hopes to make others in the profession struggle less. When Christian is not massaging, he enjoys spending time with family and weightlifting.
“You only get to go around once in your life. Be grateful for the journey and endeavour to make the trip both worthwhile and memorable. Offering kindness to others along your path will also contribute to a contented satisfied life, which is a treasure beyond compare.”
Christine is a medical laboratory technician (MLT) and performed more house calls in Ontario and Manitoba than she can remember. She worked in private labs, hospitals, cardiology clinics, rehab centres, and correctional institutes.
She studied Medical Laboratory Science at St. Lawrence College and obtained MLT certification with The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science and College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario in 1990.
Christine can empathize with students who face their life challenges, and she can offer encouragement when appropriate. She knows that as a Scottish immigrant, she has a great understanding of the challenges presented to newcomers
While beginning her career with MLT work in Trenton, Ontario she relocated to Brampton and was employed at Scarborough General Hospital. Christine worked part-time teaching the MLT program in Scarborough and continued teaching from there.
“When teaching adult learners, it is always my goal to teach them how to think; not what to think. I believe in providing them with the purpose of what I am teaching and showing them the value in the information that they are about to learn. It is very important to me to encourage their individual growth and not just support their passion but also renew it.”
Christy’s passion for teaching was evident at an early age. Her favourite game as a child was playing teacher; she would corral her three siblings and present them with a lecture, which included homework. Her interests have always focused on science, biology, and space.
She began putting her passion to practical use in 2005 by attending Medix in London, Ontario where she graduated with honours from the Medical Laboratory Technician and Assistant diploma program. Directly after graduation, Christy began her professional career at the Lawson Health Research Institute. During her time there she worked in research with the primary focus on working with schizophrenia patients and patients suffering from pulmonary hypertension.
In early 2019, she returned to her alma mater where she finally found her niche by becoming a medical laboratory technician/assistant instructor. After leaving the education field for a year, Christy returned to form as an instructor and began duties as placement coordinator for the Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant and Orthopaedic Technician programs at Anderson College.
David S., HBSc
"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."
David has more than 35 years of experience in microbiology, virology, and infection prevention/control with London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Ontario.
He has an honours bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of Guelph and a diploma in medical laboratory technology from Fanshawe College in London. Upon graduating from the University of Guelph, David decided to refine his microbiology education with the world of medical lab sciences, and, as a result, obtained his license to practice medical laboratory technology allowing him to work in hospital laboratories. After graduation from Fanshawe, David worked in microbiology at the Regional Public Health Laboratory.
Two years after this work experience, he transferred to LHSC in the microbiology department, where he worked for the rest of his career. Functioning in that role, David worked as a bench tech moving between microbiology and infection prevention/control. Through the years, LHSC became a regional centre and microbiology was consolidated from smaller hospitals to this regional center. During this time, David worked with the regional hospitals to facilitate this initiative.
As David approached retirement, an opportunity arose within the department to become the coordinator, David was the successful candidate and managed the microbiology lab and the virology lab for 5 years until his retirement. During that time, David was introduced to the director of Anderson College, who upon David’s retirement asked him to become an instructor for the Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant program.
“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 diverse 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 of 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 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 Toronto colleges with honours in medical esthetics. Debora is a certified Intense Pulsed Light and laser technologies skin care therapist and an expert in the medical esthetics field.
Deborah L., BSc
“I enjoy teaching and the challenges it can present. At Anderson College, I can help adult students in their endeavours to attain higher levels of education and provide the skills necessary to allow them more choices in their career path.”
Deborah was the senior pathologist’s assistant in surgical and forensic pathology at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) for 30 years. She worked with a team of pathologists in educating and delivering innovative health care and research to the Middlesex community.
Deborah has a Bachelor of Science degree and additional learning in anatomy, physiology, and pathology from the University of Western Ontario (UWO). In 2007, she developed and coordinated the syllabus for year 2 of the UWO Master of Clinical Pathologists' (MClSc) Assistant Graduate Program. She received a letter of recognition in 2010 and a certificate of recognition in 2011 for “Commitment to Teaching and Mentoring” at the UWO MClSc Pathologists' Assistant Graduate Program.
Deborah is a past member of the Pathologists’ Assistant Section of the Canadian Association of Pathologists and was the regional director of College Prospects of America, southwest Ontario division from 2000 to 2006.
Deepthi M. , MSc, RMLT
“I feel proud to be a teacher because it gives me a greater sense of purpose and satisfaction. It means that I am doing the valuable task of shaping the future with a solid commitment to the social, academic growth and development of every student. I am happy that I have become a lifelong learner.” I love the quote – ‘To Teach is to Learn Twice.
Deepthi has over 10 years of experience in the field of teaching and research clinic. She is working as a Medical Laboratory Assistant since last 8 years. She is also a member of various research teams at Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology.
Deepthi has a Master of Science (MSc) and is a Registered MLT with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and the Medical Laboratory Professional’s Association of Ontario (MLPAO).
Denise (Chih-Fang) S., HBSc
“I am excited to share the knowledge and experience I have in ultrasound with all the students so that they may also share my passion for the profession.”
Denise has over 8 years of experience in the field of ultrasound. She is an active member of both the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario and Sonography Canada. Working in a busy hospital environment, she has obtained a wealth of experience performing general and specialized ultrasound exams.
Denise received her diploma in ultrasound from The Michener Institute of Education. She also holds an Honour Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo.
“You will reach what you focus on, bad or good, therefore if you want to be successful, direct your thoughts and soul to your goal. Your pathway will always show a bigger obstacle every time. Go through it and keep yourself focused on your goal. When obstacles appear in life and you overcome them, they came to bring you wisdom, do not allow them to stop you. Fall in Love with your goal and keep your steps toward it until you reach it!”
Desiree worked as a dental assistant for 10 years before coming to Canada. She used to work in the HIV unit in her hometown.
Desiree always wanted to be a teacher because she could not find a more rewarding profession than sharing her experience and knowledge with the new generations and seeing how students grow in the dental assisting field.
Desiree used to volunteer in training adults and children in the prevention of communicable diseases. She organized and scheduled treatments that could affect oral tissues in patients with different health conditions.
Upon Desiree’s arrival in Canada, she started working as a chairside assistant and decided to obtain her certification as a dental assistant. Desiree graduated with honours from CDI College - London in 2006.
That same year she wrote her National Dental Assistant Exam to become a certified dental assistant. She is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association in London, Ontario.
“Life is a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite sublime plan. I am here to remind you that everything you have done up until now has brought you exactly where you need to be. I look forward to helping you discover the best version of yourself!”
Diane is a facilitator, a coach and an international best-selling author who transitioned from her background in social work to work in the medical field.
With over a decade of working in the hospital setting, Diane has been fortunate enough to be able to combine her coaching skills with her first-hand experience working in a lab. She is dedicated to helping students not only learn the curriculum but truly dive into their self-worth and find the best versions of themselves.
Dianne W., BSc
“The experience and skills obtained during a long career as a medical laboratory technologist have led me to share my passion and knowledge of medical technology with my students. To see their enthusiasm, take hold is truly inspiring as an educator.”
Dianne graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Honours Biochemistry. She has a medical laboratory technologist diploma from The Michener Institute of Education leading her to 30 years as a chemistry supervisor in a hospital laboratory.
She is registered with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario.
“You just have to show up everyday, that's the hardest part. once you have mastered that, then it all gets easier.”
Dylan is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with a passion for health and fitness. Prior to becoming an RMT, Dylan worked in a factory setting and witnessed firsthand how repetitive strain and poor posture can affect the body.
This fueled his decision to utilize his expertise and knowledge to help improve the quality of life of those dealing with pain and poor mobility. Now, Dylan wants to utilize his experience and knowledge to help foster a new group of Massage Therapists. He truly wants to give back to the community that has helped him so much in his career.
Ebenezer N., MA, CRSP
“I’m motivated to share my knowledge with people because I was once in your shoes walking down that path of ambition to find my passion. I had been looking for an outlet to cement myself professionally and express my passion artfully and safety was it! My goal is to get you from the unknowns of the safety world to a place where you would be able to engage with the field with competence and curiosity.”
With a BA in Health Studies from York University, Ebenezer, sought to pivot towards the health and safety field. He did this by doing the Health and Safety Administrator designation from the Alberta Construction Safety Association and then proceeded to complete professional certificate in Environmental Health and Safety from the University of Calgary. Ebenezer has earned his MA in Environmental Sustainability from Royal Roads University and obtained the Canadian Registered Safety Professional designation. With experience in construction, manufacturing, healthcare in cross provincial workplaces Ebenezer has rich exposure to the health and safety industry to share with all types of learners.
Ebenezer obtained his CRSP designation while completing a MA in Environmental Sustainability from Royal Roads University.
“Even the most successful person makes mistakes. The process of learning from life’s failures is not easy, but it can be a good thing for any of my students to experience. As a teacher, I cannot stop students from struggling, but I can help them discover important lessons while encouraging them to continue.”
Edward completed studies in adult learning and has 27+ years of teaching experience in business courses, soft skills, and computer applications. Edward is a specialist in Microsoft Office and has written curricula at 4 different career colleges.
He is the former chair of the academic council of Everest College. Edward’s teaching experience in financial and computerized accounting allows him the ability to deploy multi-purpose education in an online learning environment.
Before Edward completed his technology training, he initially applied his certification and training in culinary management working in hotels including The Windsor Arms, King Edward, and the Royal York.
He has developed all testing materials and organized all student data resources for computer lab courses including student syllabus, tests and exams, assignments, and instructor resources.
Elizabeth (Liz) A.
Elizabeth has over 30 years of experience as a community health educator within the health and social services sector. She has worked in counselling psychology with a specialty in addictions since 1995 and has experience in research, teaching, supervision, and management.
She has connected with patients of diverse cultures, belief systems and those with diverse backgrounds. Elizabeth has extensive additional training which includes optimizing health for individuals living with terminal and chronic diseases, Corrections Canada working with offenders, and First Nations Aboriginal schooling and counselling.
Liz recalls when she was attending McMaster University and a professor asked the class to think of where they would like to see their career. Elizabeth thought she would like to teach and now she has been a Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker instructor at Anderson College since 2020.
She encourages that same career passion and projection to students and the rewards that come with career development.
Elizabeth O., BSc
“Well-managed time is the best spent time. I have never failed a student...the student failed. If you need guidance as to how to study a subject matter or just simply require an attentive ear, just drop me a line or two for a chat. I am looking forward to not just instructing the students but seeing them ‘bloom in their garden.’”
Elizabeth is, primarily, a registered medical laboratory technologist. She happens to be enthusiastic about being an educator in the histotechnology discipline as it was her favourite discipline while enrolled in the medical laboratory sciences program.
Her medical laboratory sciences journey started in 1986. She attended the program at The Michener Institute of Education. In her clinical year of the program, she trained at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital for 1 academic year.
She took advantage of the many professional development courses that Michener offered to improve her teaching skills. Camaraderie, communication, organisation skills, and strong rapport with her students were her strong suit.
Elizabeth is looking forward to teaching Anderson College students everything about histology and histotechnology.
“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.
Program Coordinator, Healthcare
Emily has more than 18 years of experience in medical office administration (MOA).
Beginning her career in the Health Records Department at St. Joseph's, she went on to offer administrative support in various roles such as primary care, specialized private practice, and the cardiology division at London Health Sciences Centre.
She loves being able to share her varied MOA experience with her students and help them explore the area of medical office administration they wish to pursue.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
Faith has a Pharmacy Technician diploma and graduated with Honours from Mohawk College. She has over 10 years of community pharmacy experience working in a variety of different settings such as specialty compounding and aseptic practices.
Faith has worked with patients who are learning how to use medical devices for the first time. She has spent some time working with patients with addictions and assisting in running a needle exchange program to help stop the spread of blood- borne diseases.
“What I love the most when I am teaching is sharing all the information, from my experience, that can help them to solve problems in the practical field. I pay close attention to their skills because I do believe that every single student has one skill minimum, better than me and, I take that skill to start building confidence on them that can be spread toward other techniques. The result, is a very skilled, confident, knowledgeable, and professional laboratory technician.”
Felix has more than 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from the Medical School of Centro-Occidental University in Venezuela and also from the Medical Laboratory Program at Everest College in London, Ontario and is certified by the MLPAO.
He has worked in different institutions such as hospitals, private clinics, research institutes, universities, and colleges. Some of the fields Felix has taught and worked in are emergency rooms, as a university professor in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, researcher in malnutrition and brain development, neuroscience, immunochemistry, and electron microscopy.
Fely Grace P., BScN
“Teaching is a calling, a calling to serve and to impart our knowledge to future professionals. It is a very fulfilling job being able to see how students transform from having zero knowledge on day 1 to being confident and knowledgeable at the end of the program. I admire their perseverance and hard work because truly hard work beats talent. And to my current and future students "always remember to reach for the moon and the sun for if you'll fall you will be among the stars.”
Fely grew up in a family of teachers and she can proudly say that teaching is in her genes. She has been a nurse for 17 years and 13 years of those were serving the community in Toronto.
She was a professor of nursing in the Philippines before immigrating to Canada and had the privilege to teach the personal support worker program with various colleges in Toronto since 2015. She knows that being able to impart her education and skills to personal support worker students is an extremely rewarding accomplishment.
“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.
Gemma Joy G.
Gemma is a hardworking, highly organized, has a strong work ethic and exhibits professionalism in her ability. Gemma is highly motivated dependable in her career. She Always want to learn and expand her knowledge and skills. She believes that education is a continuous process.
Gemma finished her Medical Laboratory Assistant program at Anderson College of Health, Business and technology – North York Campus. She completed her internship program at Humber River Hospital. Started her Medical Lab career before and after completing her course. She works at Alpha Laboratory as a Medical Laboratory Technician for a year. Right after she completed her internship, she got absorb at Sick Kids Hospital as Medical Laboratory Technician. She also a member certified Medical Laboratory Professionals in Ontario. Joined the CSMLS seminar in Transfusion Science Certification.
Taking great pride in her work and consistently working on her skills to ensure she is operating at the highest caliber. Has a positive outlook and energy as an asset to any organization.
“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
Gholamreza G., MD
Reza earned his medical degree from Iran in 2000 and graduated from the cardiology program at Anderson College in 2019. He works with cardiac patients at Sunnybrook Hospital and various cardiac clinics in Toronto. Reza specialises in ECG, ambulatory monitoring, and stress testing. He started as an Anderson College instructor in 2021.
Reza’s goal is to help his students recognise a clear direction for their future and his passion for teaching is only surpassed by the desire to watch his students succeed. As a past graduate of the Anderson College cardiology program, Reza is aware of the robust and rigorous curriculum that students will encounter.
His medical background and the knowledge, skills, and expertise he acquired in the program provided him with a better chance to be a successful instructor. Reza believes his mission is to support the dreams and visions of his students as he truly enjoys teaching and knows that his critical thinking ability is an asset to his students and their program.
“I am very passionate about teaching. As an instructor, I understand that students choose to study PSW course, but they are not sure if this is the right field they should get for their future. I feel that my mission is to teach and guide them the best I can so that they can agree that this is the right course, and that they can be part of the staff community during this crucial time in our world.”
Gloria is a Registered Nurse from George Brown College. She is also a certified CPR and an active member of both the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurse Association of Ontario.
She has several experiences including hospital, private health care settings, and community-based centres dealing with wide range of medical areas, as well as acute medical and surgical conditions. She has also been a Personal Support Worker program instructor since 2014, incorporating a variety of teaching and learning strategies in order to meet the students needs.
Gloria achieved her certificate as an Occupational Health Nurse with distinction at St. Lawrence College.
Heather P., BEd, MEd
Program Chair, Healthcare
"Good is only good enough. I inspire my students to achieve excellence in all areas of their lives."
Heather stumbled into the field of cardiology technology and teaching early in her career. She realized that she possessed an exceptional ability to impart knowledge to others and she knew that she wanted to help students acquire and understand the concepts used by successful cardiology technologists.
She managed to enhance her craft by completing her BEd in Adult Education from the University of New Brunswick, becoming a master’s candidate in Adult Education, and obtaining her project management professional designation.
Heather learned that communication possesses certain specific characteristics that are fundamental to its effectiveness. The ability to communicate is one of the great attributes of humankind.
She is forever grateful to the Anderson Team who has allowed her to craft and perfect her conceptualization of communication.
Helen L., BSc, MLT
“I retired from the Hospital Laboratory after 36 years on the bench to pursue my other passions. Teaching is one of those other passions. I love being able to spend time with and mold the next generation of Laboratory Professionals. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a student succeed in class and then succeed in their chosen career. Putting them on that career path makes me very proud to be an instructor.”
Helen has earned her MLT at Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. She is CPR certified and an active member of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO), as well as The Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and The Medical Laboratory Professionals of Ontario (MLPAO). She has years of experience teaching the Laboratory skill set. She has taught Medical Students, Nurses and Future Laboratory Personnel since 1989. She has been the Lead Medical Laboratory Instructor since October 2020, incorporating various teaching strategies in order to make her students successful in their chosen field.
Helen received her MLT Diploma from Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. She also holds a BSc in Genetics from Waterloo University. Helen is also the Director of Women’s Development for the National Slo-Pitch Association of Canada.
Heng S., HBSc, MEd
"I felt most proud when my students think like a medical laboratory technician in the lab. I am passionate about helping them to make learning possible in their unique ways and helping them develop good clinical reasoning skills."
Heng recently transitioned his career from clinical practice to education at Anderson College. He came to Canada in 2009 and completed an honours bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto. He then furthered his credentials by completing the Medical Laboratory Science program at The Michener Institute of Education in 2017. Since then, Heng has worked as a medical laboratory technician (MLT) at The UHN Research & Innovation Cores.
During his time as an MLT, Heng participated in instrument validation projects, retail research projects (one of which was published in early 2022), and clinical education for placement students. Having found his passion in professional education, Heng returned to the University of Toronto to pursue his Master of Education.
Heng enjoys his time teaching and interacting with students at Anderson College and is excited to see the new MLT Hybrid program continue to grow.
Huma A., MSc
“Teaching is my passion, and I believe that every student has the potential to learn and achieve great things even if they do not recognize it. I am determined to show every learner I come into contact with how much potential they have. I want to teach, mentor, and most importantly, make a difference.”
Huma is a Medical Office Administrator Instructor at Andersson college. For nearly 10 years, she has been involved in the healthcare field in various capacities - first as a dentist and later as a medical education lecturer at various organizations.
This is her first year at Anderson College, and it has been an incredible experience thus far. She has a Master’s in Public Health, and she is currently working on her Master’s in Health Studies with a teaching emphasis.
As a part-time student pursuing her next degree, Huma understands the challenges that adult learners face and uses her personal experiences to reflect on methods that can be used to facilitate and support adult learners.
"I’m enthusiastic about the profession and enthusiastic about teaching. I know the reward of achieving a paralegal diploma and starting a fulfilling career, and I want that for every student in my class. When I see former students who are now equal colleagues with successful careers, I couldn't be more pleased."
Ian has been a paralegal since 2010 and has had a wide range of experience in various legal areas such as landlord/tenant and small claims court, before deciding to focus on provincial offences.
Ian has a firm and continues to serve clients in Toronto and the surrounding area. After agreeing to be a guest speaker to a classroom of paralegal students in 2013, Ian became an instructor via invite.
It was an invitation that he was happy to accept. He considers teaching to be an extension of his paralegal career and a responsibility to the profession. Ian brings real-world practical situations, knowledge, and advice to the classroom.
In 2019, Ian received the CCO Excellence in Teaching Award from Career Colleges Ontario. The award is described by the organization as "the highest honour our sector can provide next to a fulfilling career."
Iryna R., BSc
"Dear students, always believe in yourself. You are now a part of a heal care team, take care of your health and the people around you. You are a professional who can change a person's life providing encouragement, comfort, and hope. You can change their world. I believe and know you all can do that. Regardless of your age, background, or status, you can achieve your goals and go beyond. Do your best no matter what the task is, and you will find your happy place."
Iryna is a registered practical nurse and has been in the healthcare industry for over a decade within the fields of pharmacology and nursing. Besides having a bachelor's degree, Iryna graduated with honours from the practical nursing program at George Brown College. Currently, Iryna is enrolled in the BScN nursing program at Trent University.
Since 2019, Iryna has been working as a personal support worker instructor. Her students are primarily adults who want to become healthcare workers and help people when they need it the most. She is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge and working experience with students who are looking to start their careers in the healthcare field. She believes that every single life is precious and demonstrates that daily in the field and the classroom.
“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.
“Teaching is my passion. I take great pleasure seeing my student’s hard work result in one of their greatest achievements.”
Jackie has taught in the Intra-Oral Dental Assisting program for 24 years. She holds a certificate in Teaching the Adult Learner from Mohawk College, a Level II Dental Assisting Diploma from Medix College and a Level I Dental Assisting diploma from Fanshawe College.
Before moving into education, Jackie worked as a Dental Assistant in a variety of common practices. She is a certified member of the Ontario Dental Assistant’s Association, holds her IPAC Certificate and is also a certified First Aid Instructor.
Jagdeep B., RPhT
"I'm passionate about teaching and seeing my students grow and develop."
Jagdeep Bath is a tenured Pharmacy Technician professional who has over 25 years' experience working in a hospital setting. She spent 15 years of her career at world renowned Sick Kids hospital, and currently works at Mississauga's leading Trillium Health Centre, Credit Vallery Hospital. She completed her Pharmacy Assistant Program certification from Humber College, Pharmacy Technician bridging from Sheridan, and also holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of education from Punjab University in India. She is highly skilled in her field but loves to give back to her industry and community.
“I do my best to assist students looking to advance their career by creating a positive learning environment that accommodates diverse educational backgrounds, experiences, and individual learning styles. I also enjoy learning new things along the way with them because with information technology, you never stop learning.”
James has over a decade of experience teaching computer networking and security, preparing students to maximize their potential by pursuing certifications from Information Technology organizations such as Microsoft, CompTIA, and Cisco.
James can present and paraphrase complex technical information into terms and concepts that each student can readily grasp.
James has over 15 years of experience providing I.T. support and consulting to various businesses in Windsor, Ontario.
Janet B., BSc, BHA
Janet is a health information management professional with active Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) certification since 1985 when she received her first CHA certification CCHRA(A). She received her honours Bachelor of Health Administration from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) in 2013.
Janet has worked as a coding specialist and decision support analyst and co-authored the CHIMA Professional Practice Brief on Mentorship (PPB-0040.16) (2016).
Janet is a life-long learner, gaining knowledge and competencies in multiple domains of the health information management profession. She enjoys teaching and values the benefits of knowledge transfers that are so critical in today’s dynamic healthcare environments.
She is committed to education and her profession and looks forward to the opportunity to share her knowledge with HIM students.
“I am a firm believer that we learn more effectively when we share our common knowledge and life experiences. These real-life experiences, sharing what we did right and what we did wrong, help us to learn and understand concepts. That is why participating in smaller class sizes like this is so beneficial, especially to the adult learner. It is not all about the mark you receive on a test. I encourage all my students to share and in doing so, I gain great insight as to the people they are and what makes them tick!”
As a Registered Nurse for more than 37 years, Janice has a wealth of experience in health care. Graduating from the nursing program in Saskatchewan in 1985, she began her career in Long Term Care where she realized her love for seniors. However, wanting to experience all that her nursing could offer, she moved on to acute care where she would work in orthopedic surgery, neurology, pediatrics, and critical care/trauma unit. Her career also took her into Occupational Health, where she worked on a multidisciplinary team researching occupational disease, specifically occupational cancer. She was instrumental in opening a new clinic in the Sarnia area after uncovering a group of automotive workers and miners with asbestos-related cancers.
Janice discovered her passion for teaching in 2014 after accepting a position with a private career college, teaching adult PSW students. While there, the program grew rapidly and she was promoted to PSW Chair, overseeing classroom and clinical instructors and students. Since then, she has taught nursing at the Community College level as well, but her interest has always been with the PSW program, realizing the drastic shortage of professionally trained and certified PSWs in Ontario. She feels strongly that the PSW is the most key role on the health care team since they know the patients and residents so well. She is a great instructor, and her students just love her!
“As a health professional, I always feel motivated and excited when it comes to assisting students in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the health care field. I always try to motivate and inspire individuals to come into this noble profession and be able to lead a successful future.”
Jasbir has earned her BSc in Nursing from India, she is CPR certified and an active member of College of Nurses of Ontario. She has immense experience in teaching all the medical subjects to the nursing students in various private career colleges, as she has managed large groups, trained health professionals in class and provided hands on training to nursing and personal support worker students since 2007. She has worked in various care communities as a registered nurse since 2012.
Jasbir received her RN degree from India and since has served in different health care colleges as clinical instructor and Registered Nurse in different long-term cares since 2007.
“I am proud and honoured to be part of Anderson Faculty of Law. I am passionate about teaching future RCICs and to help them reach their career goals. I believe this is a special important profession as it affects people's lives in so many different ways.”
Javad Rahimi is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant based in Toronto at his own company Better Land Immigration Consulting Inc. Javad graduated with honours from the Immigration Consultant Program and received award of Excellence at the end of his studies for his exceptional performance among all the students. Javad is a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Moreover, he is a proud member of the Education and Training Committee and the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).
He is passionate about helping his clients achieve their immigration goals. At his immigration firm integrity, quality of services, professionalism and ethical practice are the core values that lead his team.
“As a responsible instructor, I believe my responsibility is to provide accurate and timely information about pharmacy courses to my prospective students. My purpose of teaching is to promote learning and spread knowledge amongst future Pharmacy Technician students.”
Jeet is a Registered Pharmacy Technician with Ontario College of Pharmacist. He has experience working in all three pharmacy settings like Retail, Long term Care and Hospital Pharmacy. Currently he is working as Registered Pharmacy Technician at Trillium Mississauga Hospital. He is also a Registered Preceptor for SPT students. He has been in teaching profession since 2017 for pharmacy technician students guiding them to achieve their long-term and short-term goals.
Jeet is a Registered Pharmacist from India and received his Pharmacy Technician Degree in Canada.
Jennifer C., BScN
“I strive for excellence in everything I do, because perfection is so hard to maintain - let alone achieve. Every day, I want to be better than the day before, and I want my students to be the same.”
Jennifer is a registered nurse with 24 years of experience in several areas of nursing. Initially starting her career as a critical care unit nurse and a nurse case manager for a cardiac rehabilitation program; she fell in love with her patient care and started teaching lifestyle changes. She hoped to make a positive change in patient heart health.
She then moved to work at Canadian Blood Services, where she learned to screen, collect, and supervise all blood product collection.
Currently, Jennifer is teaching the personal support worker program. She strives to enhance the lives of her clients still through the skills and practices of her students. She continues to learn and develop her teaching skills every day with her co-workers at Anderson College.
Jennifer M., BSc., CRGS
"I am excited to start this new chapter of my career and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with all of you!"
I have over 18 years of experience in the field of ultrasound, having obtained my diploma from the Mohawk/McMaster Institute of Applied Health Sciences in 2003. I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
I currently work at a busy community hospital in the GTA where we do a variety of exam types, encountering many different pathologies. In addition to general imaging, our centre has specialized departments for High-Risk Obstetrical ultrasound and Breast Imaging.
“It is a privilege to be a part of my student's lives. My priority is to enrich their lives by ensuring they develop the skills required to have a successful Medical Lab career. By sharing my experiences, I believe I can make that connection between the curriculum and the student. Nothing is more rewarding than to see a student succeed in their first venipuncture. I celebrate their accomplishments and I am there to encourage and mentor them if they fail.”
Joan began her career as a medical laboratory technologist over 30 years ago. She has worked in both the private and public healthcare sectors and Canadian Blood Services. It was in 2006 that she found her passion for teaching.
Joan is a member of the Medical Laboratory Professional Association of Ontario having sat on the Board of Directors and volunteered on the exam committee.
“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 began his diagnostic imaging profession at Toronto General Hospital almost 30 years ago and with the ebbs and flows of time, he rapidly changed roles from sonographer to charge technologist to manager.
After Toronto General Hospital, John spent valuable time at Mount Sinai Hospital innovating and co-founding the Centre of Excellence in Obstetrical Ultrasound contributing to teachings, conferences, presentations, and publications. He was immensely involved with the Fetal Medicine Foundation of Canada’s first-trimester screening program. John had the privilege of working closely alongside perinatologists, geneticists, and radiologists to provide excellence in Imaging during his career path.
John was a diagnostic imaging manager at Trillium Health Partners before joining Anderson College, where he played a crucial part in overseeing breast imaging, vascular lab, and ultrasound.
He has happy memories of his time spent in healthcare administration, and he is now starting a new journey with Anderson College by imparting the information, abilities, and expertise he gained through his time working in the field of medical imaging.
John loves seeing family/friends, cycling, cooking, and travelling outside of work.
Johnny C., BSc, MSc
"I am passionate about teaching and education. I look forward to sharing with you all the adventures and experiences I had, all the places that Sonography has taken me in my career!"
Johnny is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer since 2013, having had the amazing opportunities to travel and work in sonography within Canada and USA. His clinical experience includes working at high-risk maternal-fetal medicine, teaching and tertiary hospitals, community hospitals, independent health facilities and research academic centres.
Johnny graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiation Sciences and a Master of Science, where he conducted sonography research in exercise and cardiovascular physiology. Johnny published his journal article in Artery Research and Physiological Reports.
Jonathan D., BA, MBA
“I am passionate about teaching and hope to inspire my students toward successful careers in the legal industry.”
Jonathan finished the Bar of Ontario in September 2013. During his 6 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.
Before attending law school, Jonathan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the American College of Thessaloniki, Greece. Jonathan received his law degree from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School.
Joseph M. B.
“I feel very pleased when I see my students apply what I have taught them when they are in a business environment – that is the reason they came back to school – and that’s when I know they have fulfilled their purpose. I enjoy what I do, and the students seem to enjoy it as well since I receive many emails of appreciation from them and their families.”
Joseph has also taught Business Communication, Business Essentials, Windows 10 and Employment Strategies. He’s been employed by many other colleges in the past 25 years.
Joseph is a Microsoft Office Specialist (MSO); specializing in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. He is also an Industry trained (IBM) in Accounting.
“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 students to learn and understand medical concepts, obtain new skills, and 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 has many years of clinical practice as a registered medical laboratory technologist (MLT) in both the public and private healthcare sectors
He is registered with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario, the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Sciences, and the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario.
He completed the Medical Laboratory Science program at The Michener Institute of Education. He is actively involved in the accreditation process for the MLT program at Anderson College.
"I am committed to sharing my knowledge and mentoring my students. I will encourage and motivate them to become the very best version of themselves."
Karen has more than 12 years of experience as a registered practical nurse having graduated from Seneca College with honours. She has experience in inpatient and day surgery, paediatrics, medicine, postpartum, NICU and addictions. She is experienced in adult education and taught for 10 years before joining Anderson College.
Karen successfully managed her own business for 13 years in the health and wellness industry and currently, she works in rare diseases and is the senior manager of clinical operations with Shoppers Specialty Health Network.
“I am proud to say that 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 an instructor, is seeing the student’s journey over the months as their confidence and skills develop. Picture this…. it’s graduation day and I’m handing out diplomas to MOA students, when all of a sudden there is a shout from a child in the audience saying, “You did it mom!”…. it indeed brings a tear in my eye. My students have given me so many “wow” moments. Thank you all.”
Katrina has instructed the MOA program at Anderson College since 2017 and brings extensive knowledge of the field working in both private and hospital environments.
Katrina graduated from George Brown College in Toronto, with Honours, in the Medical Secretary Diploma Program.
Kerylous M., RPh
“The profession of pharmacy is constantly evolving, and pharmacy technicians are crucial to its growth. Education has always been a passion of mine, and I am glad to be able to give back to the profession through teaching.”
Kero graduated from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 2014. He has worked in a variety of roles in community pharmacy and is currently a franchise owner of a Shoppers Drug Mart. In addition, he is a clinical instructor at U of T Pharmacy and is a guest speaker for the Abbott Laboratories.”
"I love watching my students grow in the medical esthetics field but gain confidence personally. It's an incredible feeling."
Kirsti has been in the esthetics field for 10 years, specialising in senior foot care before branching into medical esthetics. After graduating with honours, she continued her education with top skincare companies throughout the years. She continues to learn and grow within the fast-paced industry.
Kirsti's been guiding the personal transformation of students and she loves to encounter, encourage, and help her students pursue their dreams. She looks forward to the future her work at Anderson College brings.
Kurt S., BA
Program Coordinator, Business
“I believe that not every student learns the same way. By tailoring my educational approach to one that suits the adult learner, I have found students enjoy a more memorable experience which in turn leads to greater success both in and out of the classroom. Nothing is more exhilarating than watching a student grasping a concept, and knowing that I have provided the knowledge, skills, and confidence for that student to embark on a new career path.”
Kurt has over 10 years of experience coordinating, leading, and teaching in the business accounting program. Before embarking on this path in adult education, Kurt enjoyed a 20-year career in the financial services industry as a trainer, financial advisor, and branch manager.
Kurt has a bachelor’s degree in history which he supplemented with a post-secondary education in Investments and Securities by obtaining a Mutual Funds License. Further education includes courses in business/corporate communications and accounting/business management.
Lani P., BScN, MA
"I believe that the combination of my nursing and teaching experiences are great tools for helping my students succeed. Sharing my knowledge and skills with them makes them connect, perform better, and become stronger as professionals. I am always open to my students, they can always ask for my advice, my opinions, and my views about anything. We share humour as well. As much as possible, I want them to be comfortable with me, feel at ease, and enjoy learning, because I believe in the quote by Louis Mercier 'What we learn with pleasure, we never forget.'"
Lani started her career as a nurse in the Philippines holding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She worked as a staff nurse before a promotion to chief nurse, she then wanted to expand her career ambitions and went to Jubail, Saudi Arabia taking on the position of head nurse at Al Fanateer Hospital.
She went back to the Philippines and obtained her Master of Arts in Nursing Science, majoring in maternal/child nursing with a position as a clinical instructor of BScN students, level 4 in CSA-B College of Nursing. Most recently, Lani was a community health nurse in Canada at VHA and Kew Beach Transitional Unit for 10 years before coming to Anderson College as a personal support worker instructor.
Leonardo F., BSc, MA
“I enjoy being part of a Sonography student’s journey [and] seeing them from when they are learning to hold the transducer, to becoming a registered sonographer and working in various aspects of the field. You have chosen a great and rewarding profession and this program was created to help you prepare and [become] competent.”
Leonardo has been in the ultrasound field for more than 20 years as a sonographer, professor, entrepreneur, and lecturer.
He graduated in 1997 from The Michener Institute of Education and has worked as a full-time sonographer and clinical instructor at Toronto General, Toronto Western and Mount Sinai Hospital (University Health Network). Leonardo has also worked in general and vascular clinics in Toronto.
10 years of his teaching experience comes from working in the ultrasound faculty at The Michener Institute of Education. Leonardo has a master’s degree in education from Central Michigan University and he has published two articles in medical journals
Leonardo is the founder and owner of Aprende Canada, where he offers continuing education to ultrasound professionals in sonography.
“PSWs are the front line of our Healthcare system. As a clinical instructor, I take pleasure in showing the students how important their role is and how registered staff depend on them daily.”
Linda has 45 years of experience as an RPN. She specializes in CCU, Orthopedic, LTC and Retirement Homes.
“Learning English takes dedication. Being part of the Anderson College ESL program means dedicating yourself every day to learning and practising. Like anything in life, the most important thing is that consistent commitment.”
Lloyd graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in history. After graduating, Lloyd volunteered at a non-profit organization where he helped people learn English. This is when he fell in love with teaching English and decided to pursue it as a career.
Lloyd received his Teaching English as a Second Language certification from Seneca College and has more than 10 years of experience teaching English. While he enjoys teaching all aspects of English, his favourite topics are grammar and speaking. Lloyd focuses on making his classes engaging, and fun, and always enjoys answering his student's questions.
Lubna N., MBBS, MS
“As an instructor, I’m motivated when I see my inspiration for learning translate into improved student performance. I strongly believe that each student needs a champion and an academic mentor. As an instructor, I strive to help my students learn better by being a planner, resource developer, information provider, facilitator, assessor and a role model.”
Lubna is an international medical graduate. She trained as a Physician in India and later specialized in Clinical Anatomy. She has extensive experience designing and developing courses and teaching students in health professions’ education. Earlier, she taught students of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. She has implemented innovative teaching and learning strategies like Problem Based Learning and Team Based Learning to facilitate student learning. She is CPR certified and has been a Medical Office Assistant program instructor since 2016.
Lubna has earned her MBBS from Kakatiya University and her M.S. (Clinical Anatomy) from Osmania Medical College in India.
"The love of teaching is in my genes, coming from a family of great teachers from generation to generation back in my native country, Romania. I am an example for all my students that hard work and the desire to better yourself and your lives are not just empty statements, we all can do it. So, Let's Do It!!"
Luciana has combined her knowledge and experience of over 30 years in the beauty industry and esthetics field to specialise in teaching medical esthetics. Her passion for her profession and her love for her students made her accomplish impressive results and successfully review the ones taught to her. Luciana has a medical esthetics degree from Christine Valmy College in Bucharest, Romania, and a diploma in social work from Everest College.
Luciana followed her learning experience by attending courses in laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, makeup artistry and adult education to excel in her professional career and to add more credentials to her fruitful career of all these years. Luciana's legacy is to better the lives of all the students that she meets.
“I love my students; they are like a lifeline. Teaching is motivational in itself. Give respect and respect will be received always. Best feeling in the world!”
Lucy worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant for first 7 years of her career followed by the next 33 years at Windsor Regional Hospital.
She was retired for approx. 3 days and has been here since then which was last July. Lucy has extra certifications in Palliative Care level 4, Oncology, IV therapy, sterile and aseptic techniques. She has a teaching certification as a CPR Instructor, First Aid and AED.
“Consistency and memorization are successful skills in learning.”
Maggie graduated from the Pharmacy Technician program at Fleming College in 2013. She registered with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) a year later.
She began her pharmacy career at Costco Pharmacy. She completed school placement with the company and hired on as a pharmacy assistant. Maggie worked her way up from pharmacy assistant to pharmacy clerk and began working as a pharmacy technician after OCP registration.
She started teaching pharmacy in 2017 in the Pharmacy Technician program at Fleming College. She found her passion for teaching there and she is excited to bring this passion as well as her experience to Anderson College.
Mahwish S., B.E (Mech), M.A.Sc. (Mech)
“I hold a unique combination of Learning & Development and Instructional Design. Using a systematic approach to training principles, I've worked with adult-learners, corporate employees, trainers & students across various organizations, colleges & universities. My personal focus is finding new, innovative ways to help learners achieve their learning goals.”
Mahwish graduated with honours from Ryerson University with a Master's in Mechanical Engineering. She worked as a Research Engineer in the Ministry of the Environment and made major contributions to the Mechanical research. She also completed her certification in Instructional Design and Learning & Development and successfully developed 3 courses for in-person and online teaching module. Her complete teaching portfolio can be found at https://mahwishsohail.ucraft.site/
Mahwish graduated from Ryerson University with a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Because of her outstanding academic record, she was awarded prestigious scholarships such as NSERC and OGS.
Majlinda M., BSc
“It is a great honor to make a difference in my students lives. I always tell my students " There are always tough times, be able to push through those times and always focus on your end goal. "" It is never too late to make things right. "
Majlinda has four years of experience working as a Business Instructor for multiple private career colleges in Windsor.
She started working for Windsor Career College in 2019 and now works at Anderson College. Prior to teaching she had been working for two years as an office manager for a local housing corporation. During those years she oversaw all accounting aspects of the business.
Majlinda has an Advanced Business Accounting diploma from St. Clair College with outstanding academic records. She has a bachelor’s degree in science recognized by a Canadian University.
Prior to moving to Canada, she had been working as a Chemical Engineer in the Petroleum industry.
“The future of the healthcare field is always growing, and I want to make sure that I’m a part of that growth. What better way to do that than to teach - and learn from - future practioners?”
Marcos has been a pharmacist since 2015, working in community pharmacy, hospital, and teaching positions. He graduated from the University of Toronto into an ever-changing landscape when certified pharmacy technicians were first being introduced. He has considerable experience in management, training, and educating staff and students.
Marcos received his BSc in Pharmacy from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy in 2014. Prior to that he was working as a pharmacy assistant for several years.
Margaret graduated with honours from Fanshawe College with a diploma in executive office administration. Her background and experience in office administration, accounting and, customer service makes her a valuable employee ready to tackle any challenge.
Margaret joined the London campus in 2021 and works in the education department. She offers support not only to the students but instructors and collaborates with her colleagues on various projects.
She is an outgoing and organized professional; well versed in problem-solving; day-to-day operations; customer service; initiative-taking and dependable with an ability to learn new skills quickly.
In her downtime, Margaret loves working on puzzles, spending time with friends and visiting her daughter out of town.
"Learning is an everyday process. As an instructor, I facilitate this process and at the same time, I gain new learnings. I would like my students to enjoy knowing new things by creating an open learning environment in which the students are recognized holistically."
Margie is a nurse with 10 years of experience providing medical and health education services to employees, students, and geriatric clients in industrial, education and acute care settings. She worked as a campus nurse for a Canadian college in Qatar for 6 years, with a focus on emergency care, communicable disease and health seminars and symposium.
In Canada, she is specializing in geriatric care. Margie is a registered practical nurse and currently working on a registered nurse designation.
Maria is a foreign-trained medical laboratory technologist (MLT) who brings 26 years of MLT experience and 8 years of supervisory and managerial experience to her students. Her journey started in South Africa completing a bachelor’s in biomedical technology. After immigrating to Canada, Maria completed the bridging program at The Michener Institute of Education.
Maria started at William Osler Health System, working her way up to corporate transfusion medicine charge supervisor.
She later started at Mackenzie Health, taking on the position of laboratory coordinator and then laboratory manager with the quality manager portfolio. Maria strives for career development through the completion of courses such as obtaining various healthcare diplomas and degrees.
It is through these opportunities that Maria has been able to expand her skillset and knowledge to better her understanding of the ever-growing field. This journey has brought her to Anderson College where she hopes to share her experience and influence the next generation of medical laboratory technologists.
"Passion and knowledge equal success."
Marilyn graduated from George Brown College with diplomas in dental, and medical education. She worked in dental hygiene for over 15 years before obtaining more education in different medical fields and transitioning to education work.
She hopes teaching will continue her legacy through her students. Teaching is a new-found passion, and she loves collaborating with like-minded staff and students.
Marzyeh M., MD
"I would like to transfer my background knowledge to students. As to my previous experience, teaching medical students and residents, I enjoy learning and teaching in an academic atmosphere. In this area, I fill alive and have a good feeling of job satisfaction and effectiveness and also learn new items."
Marzyeh has over 25 years of experience as a dermatologist and cosmetic specialist in numerous medical centres in Iran, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. She has in-depth expertise in skin treatment and related surgical techniques e.g., cryotherapy, cauterization, laser ablative, and Injectables (BTX, Fillers, PRP, and mesotherapy). Over the years, she has received numerous recognitions for her state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments.
In terms of education, she is a board-certified dermatologist and a board-certified traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture practitioner in Canada. She is one of the very few people who also holds the prestigious Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Dermatology diploma from Avicenna institute in the USA. Marzyeh has many certificates in cosmetic acupuncture, clinical research, and integrative medicine from various institutes.
"The beauty about working in the esthetics field lies not only in that it allows you to live out your passions, but it also gives you the ability to positively impact the lives of others daily. As an educator, I’m here to help you build a purpose-driven and rewarding career."
Mati began her career as a medical esthetician over 10 years ago when she enrolled in an esthetics course at the Canadian Beauty College. After completing her certifications there, she furthered her studies at Humber College and graduated with a diploma in honours medical esthetics and spa management. She spent years developing her skills while working for a successful chain of spas in Toronto.
Now, a certified medical esthetician and spa owner, Mati brings her enthusiasm for educating and extensive real-life experience to the classroom. Passionate about sharing her expertise on what makes a successful esthetician and entrepreneur, she ensures that her students graduate well-equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in the real world.
Mechille S., BA
"Teaching is very a rewarding job as you become part of your student’s journey in preparing them for their new chosen career. As much as teaching the students the skills and knowledge they need to be ready for the job; I am also giving them positive encouragement so they will succeed in the curriculum. I am learning each day with my students. They are encouraged to be open with their ideas and ask questions to help everyone. I love to create a classroom environment where students feel comfortable speaking up, to develop confidence in communicating their thoughts. I believe that cooperation and understanding between an instructor and the students are the keys to an effective learning process."
Mechille is a graduate of the Medical Office Administrator (MOA) program at Anderson College, North York Campus having graduated with honours. Given the opportunity to teach at Anderson College is her way of giving back. Being a graduate of the program, gave her an advantage in working in a medical setting where she can make a positive impact on the lives of people.
She has 4 years of experience as an MOA and is currently an administrator in a specialist medical doctor’s office and at the same time an evening MOA Instructor. Her goal is to impart her experiences and knowledge to students, guiding them to succeed in their courses.
Mechille has a bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Her background gives her awareness and flexibility in dealing with diverse kinds of people. She excels most in being service-oriented and perceptive to the needs of her clients.
Megha V., MAcc
Megha is a certified public accountant (CPA). She graduated with honours from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York and received a master's degree in accounting.
She worked with one of the big 4 accounting companies and specialized in compliance. She also worked with the Toronto District School Board (supply recruiting) and serves as an independent consultant for businesses.
Megha holds an undergraduate degree in computers, a post-graduate diploma in human resources management, and the professional designation of a CPA.
Megha’s academic performance coupled with professional experience has prepared her to run student-centric classrooms and motivate aspiring students to enter the workforce with the same enthusiasm and commitment.
Drawing from a rich legacy of mentors that she was fortunate to have through 15+ years of business and academic conversance, Megha is paving the way forward by being a mentor to her students.
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself ANY direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss
Melissa graduated from St. Clair College with a diploma in the Level II Dental Assisting Program.
From there she worked twenty-five plus years as a Level II Dental Assistant in a Dental Office where she was able to utilize her Level II skills daily and cultivate many relationships with the patients.
“It gives me great pride and pleasure to be able to help my students achieve their own career goals. Sharing the knowledge that I have acquired over the years and being able to learn from my student's experiences constantly keeps me learning. We all can learn through life; the possibilities are endless.”
With almost 20 years of experience in emergency medicine; healthcare is Merritt’s passion. She worked in multiple emergency rooms across Ontario and has extensive knowledge in providing the best quality care to patients.
Merritt joined Anderson College during the pandemic while healthcare was ever-evolving and in a time of need. It brings her great pleasure to be able to share her experiences with her students.
Merritt graduated with honours in 2003 from Medix College and has been enjoying healthcare ever since.
Michael G., BSc
“I believe that it is a privilege and high calling to be able to contribute to the education of another person. There is no greater reward for me than seeing a student complete the program and go on to find that first health information related job.”
Michael has been working as an instructor in the health information management program since 2016. His courses are health science and healthcare management related.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and soon after began working as a pathology assistant at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC).
Following this, Michael became the coordinator of the Southwest Regional Forensic Pathology Unit supervising the autopsy, surgical grossing and specimen receiving units within the pathology department at LHSC. Michael served as the clinical coordinator for the UWO Pathologists' Assistants Masters program which began in 2008.
Michael retired from LHSC in 2013 after 32 years of service.
Miel Alwyne M., BA
"Winning is a habit, so is losing. Let’s learn and win together!"
Miel is a proud alum of Anderson College, now working as a registered certified dental assistant level II in a private dental office and teaches on the side. He is well-exposed to the latest technology like Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, CariVu/Diagnodent, and orthodontic procedures on top of general dentistry practices.
Miel graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree. As a consistent achiever, he is always committed to excellence and provides service with a smile.
“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.
Nanji P. , MBBS, MD, MLA/T
"When it comes to teaching, I believe it is about developing strong relationships that tap into students’ passions and provide relevancy to students that allow them to make connections with the curriculum. It makes me feel so happy and proud when I see my students succeed towards their goals in the field of Medical Laboratory. "
With more than 10 years of experience in the Healthcare, Nanji started his career as a Physician in India, where he worked at multiple hospitals. Having extensive knowledge in the medical subjects, he can explain all the concepts in simple terms. He is always focused on making sure that students truly understand the material, rather than just lecturing and hoping it will compute.
Nanji is an International Medical Graduate. He obtained his M.B.B.S from India before going on to achieve his Post Graduation in General Medicine from University of Buckingham, UK.
Nanji also has a Medical Laboratory Technician Diploma and is certified by the Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association of Ontario (MLPAO) and Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences (CSMLS). He is associated with multiple Laboratories and Clinics which helps to keep him abreast of the constant changes in the Medical Laboratory field.
Naseem F., BA
“To me, teaching is not just about providing students with the knowledge and skills to succeed, it is also about inspiring the next generation and leaders of tomorrow to take our world to a better place. With each step, I aim to elevate my students to achieve that goal.”
Naseem has over 10 years of experience as a medical laboratory technician (MLA) working with healthcare organizations, research facilities, labs/hospitals, and customer service experience. She has excellent phlebotomy skills among others such as clinical procedures and lab management.
Naseem also earned numerous laboratory certifications to grow her skillset and credentials. With her experience, passion for medical practices/knowledge, and a strong desire to share her learnings over the years, Naseem found the best outcome to be the intersection of the education and healthcare sectors by teaching at Anderson College.
Naseem has experience as an MLT and graduated with distinction from a Canadian College to receive an (MLT) diploma. She is Medical Laboratory Professionals' Association of Ontario certified with which she is a registered member and has a bachelor’s degree.
"I desire to provide students with the essential tools in a safe, positive and collaborative environment to help them develop positive character and leadership traits which are essential in creating successful Cardiology Technologists as well as life-long learners.”
Nasreen is an established professional with 10 years of experience in cardiology with an emphasis on exercise tolerance testing, ambulatory monitoring, and training/development. She has a positive, hard-working demeanour that has been greatly appreciated by patients and colleagues of the various clinics and hospitals she works for.
Nasreen holds a diploma in Cardiovascular Technology from Mohawk College and has been an active member of the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists since September 2012. She has developed a desire for cardiology management and administration.
“We hold every emotion and trauma in our body. I believe we must learn to love our body and recognize the gift it is for us to use as we traverse the earth. Only then, will we free ourselves from the chastity that binds us.”.
Nicola has close to 20 years of experience as a registered massage therapist. Nicola is a lover of learning especially about the body, mind, and soul.
Nicola has taken many courses to improve her palpation skills and has a keen eye for observing what is not obvious to most. Nicola has a passion for life and teaches classes in person and online including yoga, Tibetan ancient rites, and fitness.
Nicola is an intuitive energy healer who is excited to share her knowledge with those seeking to learn.
“Education is something that no one can take away from you.”
Nisha has been a PSW since 2005 and a Registered Practical Nurse since 2007.
In 2016, she completed her certification as a Registered Foot Care Nurse, both Advanced and Basics. In 2018, Nisha completed the course Community Service Worker.
Nisha has been a Respite Provider and a Family Host for 25 years through Community Living Windsor. She worked in Long Term Care and Community for over 25 years.
"I continue my learning experience through teaching. It is a mutually beneficial relationship where the rewards are endless for both the student and the instructor. Seeing my students smile as they are absorbing new information and applying it is all I can ask for. To my past, present and future students: it is my honour to share my knowledge and experience with you. I want to help you become the best version of yourself. So, continue learning and spreading knowledge, as this is something that will stay with you throughout your lifetime!"
Nour is a registered practical nurse. Since starting her career, Nour worked in many settings to observe the scene and found herself an asset in various fields, such as community care, long-term care, retirement home, clinics, and palliative care.
She then developed a passion for instructing and inspiring others to become dedicated healthcare members. This line of work brings her the utmost joy as she can help others reach their fullest potential.
It has been 10 years since Nour began her career in healthcare as a personal support worker and now it is her honour to shape future personal support workers.
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.
Nusrat is a health professional with extensive clinical experience and knowledge. They are a mentor and a teacher who has been teaching at a professional health science college and teaching in hospitals for many years. Nusrat specializes in haematology, biochemistry, immunoassay, blood bank laboratory, testing equipment, procedure, and health and safety protocol.
They are well-rounded and can collaborate with other team members and healthcare professionals. The role encompasses consultation, continuing education, improvement, and clinical teaching. I want to help others while being part of the greater medical field.
Nusrat is a health professional with extensive clinical experience and knowledge. They are a mentor and a teacher who has been teaching at a professional health science college and teaching in hospitals for many years.
“I have always been passionate about sharing my learnings, and expertise with my students. It is clear to me that their success will always be my success. Knowing that I became a part of it, just for a moment is such a great honour and privilege for me. I will never stop learning and will continue to strive for the best, professionally, and personally. I want my students to realize that I may be their teacher for a moment, but I will be their counsellor and mentor for however long they allow me to be.”
Orlando is a medical laboratory technician instructor with more than 10 years of experience. He specializes in venipuncture and laboratory specimen handling, collection, and preparation. He worked as a research laboratory technician for 2 years at Sunnybrook Hospital and during this time he collaborated with other researchers and doctors.
Orlando uses his experiences and his teaching passion to share his knowledge and expertise. He trains and develops the skills of his students so they can become great laboratory technicians in the future.
These credentials and experiences allowed him to become a remarkable instructor and make a huge contribution to the success of Anderson College students and future graduates.
Patricia C., HBSc
“Patricia looks forward to sharing her experience, skills, and knowledge with our future sonographers.”
Patricia is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer with work experience in both hospital and clinical settings. She is a clinical educator in the areas of gynaecology and obstetrics.
Patricia graduated from the Ultrasound program at The Michener Institute of Education. She further advanced her career by studying Vascular Technology through the Burwin Institute of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound and obtained her vascular accreditation through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
She is a certified sonographer with The Fetal Medicine Foundation and can perform nuchal translucency measurements for the enhanced first-trimester screening (eFTS) exams.
Patricia co-developed and is faculty for the ultrasound bridging program for The Michener Institute of Education. She is also a clinical assessor for Sonography Canada’s Canadian Clinical Skills Assessment (CCSAtm).
Patrick has been an instructor for over 12 years. He is CompTIA A+ Certified, M.O.S in Word and PowerPoint.
His great love is sharing the knowledge and skills he learned over the years. Then, seeing his efforts and the students, change their lives for the better.
“In every class that I teach, I hope that my passion for dentistry is felt by my students. Ask questions, be a present participant in class and your learning process and above all learn for the love of learning.”
Patty has expertise in all areas of dental assisting with equally strong qualifications in dental assisting education, dental reception, and dental treatment coordination.
Her distinguished career encompasses chairside dental assisting, teaching, and leadership roles in
dental practice at Anderson College and Schulich School of Dentistry.
Patty has a strong commitment to continuing education. Since graduating as a dental assistant, she has completed the PDA, PDA upgrade, Level II, dental reception, and dental treatment coordinator programs.
She completed a certificate in adult education and a certificate in sterile processing. Patty has been a member in good standing with the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 1992.
Pooja V., MPT
"I love to teach because there is no other job that gives me challenges such as joy, headaches, triumphs, love, creativity, and inspiration like teaching does. No two days are the same and the positives always outweigh the negatives. I always wanted to become a teacher as I can't see myself doing anything else."
Pooja has over 5 years of experience working as an instructor for massage therapy and physiotherapy assistance.
She started her journey in Canada as a physiotherapist assistant working in physiotherapy clinics and long-term care homes. Pooja has experience in neurology, musculoskeletal, sports injuries, rehabilitation, and geriatric physiotherapy. She has proven skills in all physiotherapy treatments, modalities, soft tissue release techniques, and exercise plan development.
Pooja was always enthusiastic about teaching and joined Anderson College in 2018 to teach students and implement the value of education. She provides guidance and resources to help students obtain their massage therapy registration.
In 2012, Pooja earned her master’s in physiotherapy from India and currently has experience in teaching medical courses like anatomy, physiology, and pathology.
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing could be done without hope and confidence. As an instructor, I always aim to acquaint my students with real-life experiences. My goal is to be the mentor who can guide them throughout their life toward achieving excellence. My mission is to bring positivity, knowledge and required discipline to my students. Undoubtedly, teaching is my primary passion. This passion is a motivating force that keeps me striving for excellence every single day. I look forward to sharing the knowledge, skills, and expertise that I acquired over the years with my students.”
Prikita has her master’s in supply chain management and logistics. She is an active member of the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) and a CIFFA-certified instructor. She has experience in demand planning, forecasting, sourcing, and inventory flow management. She is a logistic specialist and has even worked as a training facilitator with large-scale supply chain companies in Ontario.
She has 7+ years of experience in mentoring students with supply chain industry-related strategies, policies, and procedures and expertise in online retailing as well and has collaborated with brands like Wayfair, Costco, Home Depot, and shopping channels.
Priya J., BComm, MBA
"Technology nowadays is very important, and I feel fortunate that I can teach and enable students to advance their knowledge beyond the classroom. I enjoy teaching and most importantly experience a sense of accomplishment when students tell me how these learnings have helped them enhance their time management and organizational skills."
Priya has several years of experience as a subject matter expert working with telecom, retail, education, and entertainment industries across India and Canada. Priya received a graduate certificate in Marketing Management from Seneca College.
She also holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce from Sikkim university in India.
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.
“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.
Rania is a medical laboratory technologist with over 15 years of experience within the medical profession. Rania’s focus and interests include complex chemical, haematological and microscopic testing. Her passion for the field has led her to the Anderson College team where she can share her knowledge and expertise with aspiring medical professionals.
Rania is a current member of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) and the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).
"College life is filled with difficulties and riddled with road bumps. Gaining an education and achieving your goals requires perseverance, dedication, and challenging work. For many of us, a College diploma symbolizes the attainment of a life goal, along with hard work that led to its attainment and a promise of professional success, financial stability, and personal stature."
Raymond was a licensed dentist in the Philippines until migrating to Canada. He then obtained his certification as a dental assistant in Ontario by challenging the provincial examination of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA).
He was a clinical practical evaluator for the National Dental Assisting Examining Board of Canada (NDAEB) before becoming a board member in 2013, representing non-accredited dental assisting programs in Canada.
Raymond was President of the NDAEB from 2017-2019. He was the first international graduate and Filipino candidate to hold a prestigious position on the board of directors of the NDAEB.
Renee is extremely motivated and constantly looking for new ways to learn and grow professionally because medical work is constantly evolving. Renee has more than 8 years of experience in the field of medical laboratory technicians (MLT). Renee graduated from a medical laboratory program in 2012. She then spent 6 years working for LifeLabs where she excelled in her passion for haematology and pre-analytical.
Renee was offered a position in 2020, as a lab supervisor in the film industry running a PCR Covid testing lab for the cast and the crew of various film productions. She remained until her desire for change took hold, Renee now uses her knowledge and experience in the MLT field to help Anderson College students learn, grow, and, one day share the same passion for medical science as she does.
Rodrigo H., BA
Rodrigo, better known as Sir Jun, is a member in good standing with The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) and, has been in practice for more than 10 years.
As a former member of the Faculty of Law at Anderson College, he taught immigration subjects such as administrative law, Canadian immigration law and policy, refugee law, and ethics/professional responsibility. Currently, he teaches general courses to adult students in the evening class.
Rodrigo worked as a corporate lawyer and secretary for both private and publicly listed companies in a wide variety of industries, acting as an advisor to the board in terms of compliance with regulatory bodies.
He is a volunteer with the Region of Peel, teaching elementary students in the first language program. He is a blood donor at the Canadian Blood Services.
He is a firm practitioner in fiercely advocating for the client.
"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 6 years of dental assisting experience in a variety of areas, including assisting a periodontist, oral surgeon, prosthodontist, and general anesthesiologist, and working for general practitioners 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 bachelor's degree from the University of the Philippines. She continued her education after coming to Canada, graduating with honours from a 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.
Sahar A., MD
"As a researcher and Doctor, I have published my research about the combination of photo rejuvenation and microdermabrasion to improve laser Treatment in the skin. This research was published at the International Conference on Cosmetology and Beauty Conference in Paris. The other research is the effect of Aspirin on the bioavailability of Tetracycline. This research elucidates the mechanism by which its effect is induced. Tetracycline was orally administrated. Compellingly, the result showed the excretion was less when the drug was administered alone by comparing to other three stages."
Sahar is drawn to the area of bioavailability due to its emphasis on integrating the principles and techniques employed in this field to address specific questions. They completed their thesis in toxicology and pharmacology at Shiraz University wherein they studied the effect of Aspirin on the bioavailability of Tetracycline. Their survey was published in Italian Science Journal in 2004.
After completing their MD, Sahar was accepted as a doctor by the Iran Health organization, he also worked as a technical manager for over 12 years. As part of my career, they participated in seminars and conferences to improve their emotional intelligence in this field. I was fully trained at Gent University twice a year for scrupulous observation and research in the field of medicine regarding diseases.
Salima H.S., BSc
"I am eager to offer my academic insights, skills and general life knowledge to my students through high-quality instruction. I believe hard work, dedication and embracing every opportunity/challenge will provide a solid foundation for a career that can be both rewarding and magical."
Salima has over 20 years of experience in the field of ultrasound in clinical, hospital and commercial settings. Currently, she is working at Trillium Health Partners as a general sonographer.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western University in Biology and Environmental Science. Salima earned her ultrasound designation from the joint Mohawk College and McMaster University program. Salima is certified by The Fetal Medicine Foundation to perform nuchal translucency exams.
Salima is an active member of the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario, Sonography Canada, and the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Samar B., BSc
“I understand the importance of creating a challenging, fun, and effective learning environment for students. As an instructor, I want to utilize the experience that I have gained as a medical lab technician to provide my students with the technical skills for a successful career. By putting effort, commitment, passion, and enthusiasm into my teaching, I provide the support students need to reach their full potential.”
Samar is CSMLS and MLPAO certified member with over 4 years of experience in the medical laboratory field specializing in Microbiology, ECG and Phlebotomy. Samar worked as medical lab assistant at Pharma Medica Research Inc before joining the Anderson College teaching force in 2021 as MLT/A instructor.
Samar received her BSc in Science with honors from Egypt before going on to achieve a diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician from Anderson College.
Shamika B., BScN, HBSc
“I have always been enthusiastic about helping others. This role as an instructor allows me to continue to do that. Learning is a beautiful thing, and I am honoured to be a part of it. Remember, education is something no one can take away from you!”
Shamika is a registered nurse with over 5 years of experience in acute care medicine with a specialization in respirology/medicine. During her time as a nurse, she worked as a preceptor to nursing students.
Currently, she works with Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) coordinating care for patients requiring in-home/community Nursing, personal support worker and rehab services.
Shamika holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of New Brunswick and an honours bachelor’s in both biology and psychology from the University of Toronto.
"A true education prepares you not only for living but also for life.”
As a registered physiotherapist in Ontario, Sharee brings more than 30 years of experience working for patients in hospitals, nursing homes and private practice clinics. She owned and operated several clinics in the Toronto area and hired many of her assistants.
She completed 9 years as an elected council member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and played an integral role on key committees revolving around patient care, the role of assistants, and professional standards and conduct.
Sharee joined Anderson College in 2016 as an instructor for the physiotherapy and orthopaedics program and never looked back. She loves teaching students and assisting them in reshaping their futures. She looks forward to helping more students find careers in the rehabilitation field.
Shelley graduated 20 years ago from the massage therapy program at the Darcy Lane Institute in London, Ontario. She has 19 years of experience as a registered massage therapist, she is honoured to share her knowledge and passion for massage with the students at Anderson College.
Throughout her practice, she has worked alongside many other health professionals and enjoys working in a multidisciplinary environment. Shelley specializes in myofascial release, manual lymphatic drainage, prenatal care, and deep tissue massage.
Shelley has dedicated her life to making people feel better and is excited to share that devotion with her students.
Shila S., BComm
"Instructor shares his/her best of knowledge but wisdom comes from within."
Shila is passionate about teaching and strives to influence each student’s life by nurturing their curiosity and guiding them on their journey to find a rewarding career. She not only excels at teaching the academic curriculum but also tries to engage her students with anecdotes of her professional experiences and helpful tips about where they can apply her learnings.
Shila possesses a Bachelor of Commerce.
She worked as a bookkeeper and taught computerized accounting software (Tally) to high school students before immigrating to Canada. She also holds a diploma in accounting and payroll and earned a certificate in system manager in ERP 300 (previously known as Accpac).
Given her development journey, she especially enjoys teaching accounting to new immigrant professionals and helping them find their footing in the Canadian marketplace.
Shweta A., BA, MSc
“The pleasure I get seeing young dynamic women fulfil their dream of becoming estheticians is beyond words. I feel honoured when I see that I was able to put in that confidence in my students which was holding them back, it is a moment of pride for me.”
Shweta has more than 10 years of experience in the medical esthetics field. Before moving into the esthetician space, she earned a bachelor’s degree in textile design and a master’s in computer programming.
Quickly, she learned that she would rather be helping people. She started to train with Eminence Organic Skincare specifically GM Collins, Eve Teylor, and Dr. Renaud. Her teachers hired her on as clinic supervisor and assistant after practising esthetics for 5 years.
Shweta got the teaching bug from her instructors and completed certification in adult education with McMaster University. Since then, she has been excited to pass on her knowledge to students.
Shweta P., HBSc
"To teach and to learn is my life's purpose. I am a big believer in providing a learning environment that rewards accomplishments, teach critical thinking, and fosters growth."
Shweta is a medical laboratory technician (MLT) who has dedicated her life to teaching others her field and learning new skills. She continuously strives to expand her knowledge and is highly enthusiastic about the medical laboratory field.
She gained a solid foundation in microbiology and biological sciences owing to her Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph. After realizing her aptitude for the laboratory during her undergraduate degree, she completed a 3-year diploma in Medical Laboratory Science from St. Lawrence College wherein she graduated with distinction.
She earned her MLT certification in 2018 and has since worked in various departments at multiple Ontario hospitals. She has amassed clinical experience in clinical microbiology, chemistry, haematology, transfusion medicine, phlebotomy, and molecular biology.
In addition to working as an MLT, she has been involved in managing a student training program, performing internal audits, writing Standard Operating Procedures, and conducting literature reviews for new processes at her workplaces.
Sima R., PhD
"Knowledge is Power. If you want to have this power, Please take this chance and improve your knowledge."
Sima has a strong background in the medical laboratory (MLT) field. She has a PhD in the field from her home country and completed the bridging program in Medical Laboratory Science at The Michener Institute of Education. Her experience includes several years working in various departments in a few hospitals within the areas of haematology, transfusion medicine, microbiology, parasitology, and cytology.
She has been involved with teaching MLT students and has several years of experience in a medical journal as a reviewer. Sima loves medical science and teaching and sharing her knowledge with other people.
“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.
Sindhuja K., BScN
“As an instructor, I believe that the PSW program is not there only to help students graduate as PSWs, but this is also their first step in health care education that carries them towards greater career opportunities. My goal is to encourage students by providing a strong educational foundation to grow as skillful and compassionate health care workers."
Sindhuja is a registered practical nurse (RPN) with good standing at the College of Nurses of Ontario. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from the Open University of Malaysia and is a potential graduate of Ryerson University. She has been a nurse for more than 12 years and has acquired clinical expertise as a critical care nurse, surgical nurse, and community nurse. She has been teaching Anderson College's PSW program since 2019 and has experienced teaching in in-class and online platforms.
Sindhuja received her RPN diploma from Centennial College, before entering the Ryerson University BScN program. She is currently working as an RPN in the community.
Stefani C., MSc
"I have always wanted to be a teacher. I love the fact that I can share the knowledge that I have acquired over the years with my students. I believe being a teacher is not only transmitting academic knowledge but also life and work skills that are going to help them succeed in their careers. I believe my knowledge as a dentist brings more real-life scenarios to my students and presents them with the truth about working in the dental field."
Stefani is an internationally trained dentist from El Bosque University in Colombia with more than 10 years of dental experience. Throughout the years she had the opportunity to expand her professional experience internationally and nationally in the clinical side and theoretical aspects of her career.
She worked as a dentist in Colombia for 5 years before moving to Canada where she completed a Master of Science degree from Western University. Stefani was able to expand her knowledge in numerous community outreach programs and health promotion. Furthermore, she is a certified level II dental assistant in Canada with more than 4 years of experience in dental assisting. Stefani has been working as an assistant in a general dentistry practice clinic for the past 5 years.
As a result, of her overall experience, Stefani can equip learners with skills such as leadership, innovation, teamwork, and determination as well as provide them with a national and international view of oral health.
Sudhir S. , BSc, RPht
“I enjoy teaching from my heart and love to share with my students the knowledge and experiences that I have gained from the various roles I have performed during my tenure with different organizations that I have served. I feel proud when I see my students excel in their careers and inform me that I was able to make a positive influence in their life.”
Sudhir has a rich experience of over 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry having served various reputable organizations at differing positions. He has worked with several big-box retail chain stores like Costco, Sobeys, Shoppers Drug Mart as a Registered Pharmacy Technician for over 15 years. He has also worked with multinational pharmaceutical companies like Abbott Laboratories at various managerial levels in sales and marketing. He has also taught Science and Mathematics in colleges and universities in India.
Sudhir is a Registered Pharmacy Technician with the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
Sudhir possesses a bachelor’s degree in science and earned his Diploma in Pharmacy Technician program with Honours from Humber College.
Program Coordinator, Healthcare
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."
Sue has over 30 years of experience in the pharmacy field, with a specialization in long-term care and community retail pharmacy.
In recent years, she has garnered a strong passion for teaching and has been the Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator at Anderson College - London Campus for over 7 years.
Seeking to make difference in the lives of many within the pharmaceutical industry, Sue always emphasizes quality of care and genuine support.
With her most recent experience as a pharmacy team member and immunizer with COVID-19 vaccine clinics, Sue hopes to continue to influence the community she serves.
Susan S., HBA, LLB
Program Coordinator, Law
"Ontario is fortunate to have the assistance of licensed paralegals, and I am glad to have the opportunity to share the knowledge I have acquired through my career and years of teaching."
Susan is a graduate of Western University with honours in English and history. She also holds a Bachelor of Law.
Susan practised law in London, Ontario for several years before becoming an instructor. She was a part-time instructor in the bar admission course for the law society before joining a college in 1999.
Susan is an active member of the law society. Currently, she is the program coordinator and an instructor of the Paralegal Studies program at Anderson College - London campus.
“I have wanted to teach dental since I was a student myself almost 12 years ago. I love how being in the field before teaching allows me to share the knowledge I have acquired over the years. I always say my student's success is my success!”
Tatum graduated from Medix College as a dental assistant back in 2011. Since then, she has been growing and learning all aspects of dentistry such as: working chairside, front desk, team-lead, and treatment coordinating.
Tatum loves what she does and helping to create healthy smiles has always been a passion. When she is not teaching, she is usually off on adventures with her fiancé and daughter or spending time with friends and family and her fur babies.
Tikiri B., BScN
"Learning is a lifelong activity, It is fantastic to learn something new and interact with people from different cultures to work together. I have always wanted to share my knowledge with others. My passion for teaching them and helping them become competent and confident in their knowledge and skills is the best feeling I've ever had."
Tikiri has more than 17 years of experience working as a registered nurse in Canadian and foreign healthcare facilities. Through her expertise in the hospital, long-term care, and mental health areas; she enhances her nursing practice, skills, knowledge, and experience to develop comprehensive nursing skills.
As an internationally educated nurse, she graduated as a registered practical nurse from Centennial College in Canada. Tikiri is licensed to practice by the College of Nurses in Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and specializing in ageing and gerontology from Toronto Metropolitan University.
“‘Hard work always gets rewarded’. There is no easy path to success. If there were, then everyone would be successful. Hard work will always get noticed and rewarded in life.”
Tim has over 25 years of working experience in warehousing and financial institutions creating websites and small systems using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.
Tim has achieved expert certification status in Microsoft Excel, and he has achieved associate and user specialist certification status in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
Tim won the inaugural "Above and Beyond" award with Westervelt College in 2015.
“I love teaching at Anderson College because of the organized curriculum, well-equipped laboratories, high level of education, and community involvement. Graduates of Anderson College, like myself, receive strong training both on theory and practical, and are confident in our knowledge and skills as a medical professional.”
As an Anderson College graduate, Tonmoy began his career working as a Sterilization Technician at an Endoscopy centre, which strengthened his knowledge and skills, specifically on disinfection and sterilization. Tonmoy is a foreign-trained medical graduate specializing in Pathology and has experience working in hospitals as well as training undergraduate medical students overseas for over three years. He has been working as an educator for the Medical Laboratory Technician program since January 2019 supporting instructors, teaching students on laboratory skill competencies and is a proud mentor as well.
Tonmoy is a certified Medical Laboratory Technician with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists and the Medical Laboratory Professional Association of Ontario. He is also a certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician. As a foreign-trained Medical Doctor, he is holding a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery diploma with an M. Phil degree in Pathology from Bangladesh.
Tony A., BSc, MSc
“I enjoy teaching and making an impact in my students' lives. My goal is to ensure that my adult learners are equipped with the right skills and knowledge necessary for them to succeed in their chosen careers.”
Tony is a doctoral trainee in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program (Physical Therapy) at Western University working in the Mobility in Aging Lab.
Tony has over 7 years of experience in teaching with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in science, specifically, applied health sciences (kinesiology).
Tony has several scientific publications and is skilled in exercise physiology, research, and knowledge translation.
“It gives me great pleasure to watch a student achieve success. Adult learners face many obstacles along their journey and it's always amazing to watch their growth as they learn to balance school and life. I always enjoy supporting them in any way I can. You only get out what you put in so do your best every day!”
Victoria has more than 20 years of experience in the dental field. She worked in many specialty fields such as periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics.
Victoria had the pleasure of being part of the dental implant research team at Western University headed by the dean of the medical and dental department. She has been an intra-oral dental assistant instructor since 2008. She has a history in public health and helping the lower-income and senior community receive proper oral care.
Victoria is a certified level II dental assistant, a certified dental receptionist, and a certified dental treatment coordinator.
She received her medical device reprocessing technician certification from Fanshawe College. Victoria has also completed her adult learner certificate through Mohawk College and has her level P1 in nutrition and coaching.
"A student's success is my success."
Victoria has more than 20 years of experience teaching in Canada’s private college sector for a diverse group of students. She has taught students computer business software applications and accounting since 1997. She loves to teach, and she is glad to see students succeed in their careers.
She has been a member of the Canadian Payroll Association since 2011.
Vinu Raj V.
"As an instructor at Anderson college, I would like to share my journey within the supply chain sector with the students and mentor them towards achieving their career paths. I believe in implementing a discussion-based teaching methodology wherein the students get an opportunity to offer their perspective on supply chain concepts."
Vinu Raj brings with him a diversified experience of over 13 years in the industry. His professional background stretches over the entire breadth of procurement and logistics operations within the oil & gas, mining, construction, manufacturing, and public sectors.
Vinu Raj has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain and Logistics Management. He is also a CIFFA certified instructor ( CCI ) and currently working towards his CSCMP designation from Supply Chain Canada.
Zani D., BSc., MRT(R), DMS
"I'm excited to be part of the Anderson College Ultrasound faculty team and am looking forward to providing my insight and experiences in the upcoming courses I will be involved in."
Zani Dhalla earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto in 1991, her MRT (R) at The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in 1993 and her Ultrasound designation at the Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences in 1994. Zani has worked in both the hospital health care environment as well as managed Independent Health Facilities within the Diagnostic Imaging sector. In 1999, Zani became an Ultrasound faculty member at The Michener Institute for Applied Sciences.
She was with TMI full-time until 2004 and was actively involved in the Full-Time, Part-Time and Distance education programs. Zani is currently a Facility Director at an Independent Health Facility, in Richmond Hill, which incorporates all Diagnostic Imaging modalities and is RIS and PACS equipped. Zani has been affiliated with the CPSO since 1999, as an IHF assessor, conducting assessments at Independent Health Facilities located throughout Ontario. As of 2016, Zani took on the Lead DI assessor role with the CPSO as well as became an assessor for the Canadian clinical skills assessment testing for Sonography Canada.
Zani is currently the DMS professional member on council at the CMRITO since June 2019.
“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.
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