JP Roszell – Chief Executive Officer
JP is associated with Anderson College which has five campuses located in the GTA. Mr. Roszell was previously the CEO of LaunchLife International, Inc. o/a Academy of Learning College. He is a past chair of Career Colleges Ontario and is currently a member of the executive committee as well as a board member of the National Association of Career Colleges. JP is a dynamic and innovative leader who has managed companies in sizes ranging from startup to being president/CEO of a billion dollar corporation. He has managed and served on the boards of companies spanning five continents, and has been a guest speaker at events hosted by CIDA, EDC and various export forums across Canada and internationally. JP is a graduate of McMaster University and holds an MBA from Toronto’s York University.
Debbie Archer – Director of Finance and Administration
Debbie started working with NACC when it first opened its Ottawa office in 2013. Her career stated as a receptionist some 30+ years ago in a family run accounting firm. Taking that accounting knowledge, she has moved up the corporate ladder learning about administration and bookkeeping by getting her hands dirty; taking on whatever challenge was offered her. She has converted many a set of books to the newest accounting software platform. Be it Sage, QuickBooks, FreshBooks, MYOB or Great Plains; do not get her started on computer stories, remember Wang or AES! Organization and determination are two of the many skills she brings to the table. Today, Debbie oversees all the administration and financial responsibilities of the Association. Although Ottawa is known for being a government town, Debbie has only worked in private industry. Her background includes working in various consulting firms, national accounting firms, IT companies and even a car dealership.
A native of Ottawa, she enjoys all that Ottawa has to offer by way of greenspace, and if not in the middle of another home reno, can be found biking, hiking, gardening or spending time out fishing or swimming on the great Mississippi lake with her husband.
Holly McKnight – Director of Education
Executive leader with 17 years of management experience in program development and information / communications technology training for publicly traded corporations, government entities, not-for-profits, and post-secondary educational institutions. Highly skilled in learning solution assessment, designing, developing, and implementing learning strategies using ADDIE Model of curriculum design.
Three-plus years’ financial services experience holding Canadian Investment Funds license and life and health Insurance license. Additional experience in change management, talent management, and organizational governance; strong knowledge of regulatory compliance. Director experience on 3 boards. Previous leadership roles in US.Forges strong alliances with diverse groups for mutually beneficial partnership. Creates positive working relationships and strong communications with all stakeholders in intercultural environments. Builds and leads multi-functional, high-performance teams.
Emily Theobald – Administrative Assistant
Emily joined the NACC in March 2021 as an Administrative Assistant.
Full bio coming soon.
Alex Carberry – Administrative Assistant (On Leave)
Alex joined the NACC in August of 2018 as Administrative Assistant working closely with all Member Colleges on program purchases, answering curriculum questions, solving exam issues, website meltdowns, certificate verification, event organizing, graphic design and more. Previous to her role in the NACC, Alex has worked in administration for 13 years to date.
In her spare time Alex has a passion for design and DIY, and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. Her most recent project was updating the drafty living room in her early 1900’s home; Alex single-handedly removed 4 layers of ceiling, 3 layers of walls (including damaged lath and plaster), built two stud walls by hand, drywalled, taped, mudded and painted the room in under 9 weeks.