Victor Tesan – Chair
President, Sprott Shaw College

Victor is a strategic and operational leader with over 28 years of experience in the education sector who has held the position of President for some of the largest regulated career college providers in the country. In addition, he has held leadership and executive roles in numerous other sector groups and community associations such as the National Association of Career Colleges, the British Columbia Career College Association, and the Burnaby District Youth Soccer Association. Mr. Tesan remains both a coach and community volunteer to this day.

A graduate of both the public and private educational system in British Columbia, Mr. Tesan has a proven history of building successful and sustainable organizations where culture, values, and community engagement are at the forefront.

Craig Tucker – Vice Chair
President, Keyin College

Craig Tucker is a senior executive specializing in the area of corporate communications, market development and strategy. Craig is the former Managing Partner of Group M5 where he helped to guide the organization and its employees through tremendous growth and development for fifteen years. Craig currently owns numerous business ventures including Crossbeam Education which owns a portfolio of companies including the franchise system of Keyin College, Learning Labs, and IDI.

Craig is extremely active in the Atlantic Canadian Business community where he lends considerable time guiding the Atlantic Canadian innovation Eco-System.

Craig brings over twenty-five years of business acumen from his past roles with Olivetti Systems and Network Canada where he received three consecutive Presidents’ Awards and as a former Board member with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (now Nalcor) where he was actively involved in the Lower Churchill file and Nalcor’s corporate restructuring. Craig also serves on numerous boards throughout Atlantic Canada.

Ramona Buda – Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer, Summit2

Ramona Buda is the Chief Operating Officer of Summit2 Education, the parent company of Willis College and CBBC Career College. She is a goal-focused leader, with significant experience in post-secondary education.

One of Ramona’s first memories is playing with other children and pretending to be a teacher. While growing up she wanted to turn her passion for teaching into a career, life took an unexpected turn, as life often does. That’s when Ramona discovered that she has an entrepreneurial spirit and a continuous improvement mindset. Today, she feels the luckiest person to have been able to build a career by combining both of her passions: for education and business.

Michael McAllister – Secretary
Directeur Général, Collège Herzing Montreal

Michael McAllister has served on NACC’s Board since 2006 on and off as Chair and various positions. Michael taught at the University of Ottawa from 1993 to 1999 and received a Ph.D. in 1999. He has also worked with Herzing College since 1999 and became the President of the Ottawa campus in 2003. Michael was responsible for all operational aspects of both Herzing College in Ottawa and Collège Herzing in Montreal from 2012 to 2014. Since that time, he has been focused on operations at both Herzing locations in Montréal.

Nadine Baladi – Director
Vice President of Canadian Operations, ILSC Education Group

Ginette Gervais

Nadine Baladi is Vice-President at ILSC Education Group, leading up their Canadian Operations at Greystone College and ILSC Language Schools, with campuses located in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Nadine is passionate about quality programming, job outcomes and compliance, and puts the student-experience at the core of everything she does. Nadine also sits on the board of Career Colleges Ontario, and has served on various Accreditation Commissions and other Association while living in the USA. Nadine has spent over 20 years in progressively senior roles, from Teaching to Academic Operations, in the International Education space. Her main passions are pathways to higher education, pathways to careers, student outcomes, skills training and the future of the workforce.

Emidio D’Alfonso – Director
Campus Director, Medix College / North American Trade Schools

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Blair Chapman – Director
Campus Director, Saskatoon Business College

Ginette Gervais

Blair Chapman is Co-Owner and Campus Director of Saskatoon Business College (est.1907). He has served on a number of boards and overseen various fundraising initiatives including Chair of Gold Medal Plates. He currently serves on the Board of DTNYXE (Saskatoon) and is President of the Saskatchewan Association of Career Colleges. Blair is proud to be a third generation educator in his family. Blair’s grandfather, Fred Chapman, purchased SBC in 1951 and his father Barry successfully ran SBC for 35 yrs. and served as President of NACC.

Ginette Gervais – Director
Présidente du Réseau des collèges Hermès (Québec)

Ginette Gervais

Director of Salette College in Montreal since 1989, Ginette Gervais is particularly active in the vocational and technical training in Québec. Member of the Advisory Commission of the Private Education of the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec from 2002 to 2009, member of the joint committee on Student Financial Aid since 1990 and has chaired the CCNS since 1992.

Ginette has represented Québec on NACC’s Board since 2010, serving as the Chair from 2014-2015.

George Hood – Director
Director of Government Relations, Herzing College System

Ginette Gervais

With over 3 decades of service in the career college sector, George Hood has a passion for helping students achieve their career goals. Enhancing the lives of others and creatively overcoming business challenges are what George considers his greatest rewards. With a long career in both education and business, he has spent most of his professional life dedicated to improving outcomes for students and modernizing the post-secondary education system.

After owning a successful business for 15 years George made a career change and began lecturing at a career college, then from 1991 to 2000 served as Director of Trebas Institute. The following year as President of the International Academy of Design he conceived and started the Toronto Film School.

For the past 17 years, as President of Herzing College, George oversaw the development of the Paralegal, Graphic Design and Immigration Consultant programs, along with other creative initiatives, including the acquisition of a skilled trades college.

Natasha Joyce – Director
Director of Education, Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy

Headshot and biography coming soon.

Krista Livingstone-Clark – Director
Vice President of Operations, Discovery Community College

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Dean Tremain – Director
Vice President – Enrollment, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, Canadian Business College

Ginette Gervais

Dean Tremain is a higher education leader with over 20 years professional experience in operational management focused on student life cycle, business development, customer relations, growth planning, strategic partnerships, sales and marketing. As Vice President – Enrollment, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives at Canadian Business College, Dean provides leadership for the Sales, Marketing and Careers Services departments, focused on growing results in sales metrics, lead generation and student outcomes.

Anthony Reeder – Director
President, Trans-Canada College

Headshot and biography coming soon.

Glenn Van Iderstine – Director
President, SunMETA Group (Sundance College)

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