Career Development Practitioners Advisory Committee Members

Heather Bennett

Heather Bennett

Heather is an independent career and talent management practitioner based in Toronto who works with clients in mid to late career. She also works as an Organizational Solutions Consultant with CareerCycles.  Heather is a member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Career Certification International (ICCI) and is Chair of ICCI’s Application Review Division.

diane moore

Diane Moore M.Ed., CMF, CCDP

Diane Moore, M.Ed., CMF, CCDP, is a member of the Career Development Practitioners’ Certification Board of Ontario and is proud to have been recently awarded the Certified Career Development Practitioners’ designation.  Currently a professor in the Social Service Worker Program at George Brown College, Diane was previously vice-chair of the Stewardship Group for Certification in Ontario and was a professor/coordinator with the Career & Work Counsellor Program at George Brown College. She has worked in the field of career counselling, adult education, consulting and outplacement for the past twenty-five years.


Zana Dragovich

Zana Dragovich championed projects of substantial scope and complexity related to economic and LM integration of individuals and businesses, by conceptualizing and growing essential, career-related services into high quality, full swing, highly responsive and sustainable operations. Zana plays a recognized role in the industry of talent engagement and employability enhancement, and continuously advances processes, tools, and strategies. She specializes in accreditation and qualification information, professional recognition and sector-specific alternative solutions. Zana is a Certified PLAR/RPL Practitioner and Portfolio Advisor, Certified in Adult Learning, Expert in Enterprise Case Management, and in Comprehensive Needs Assessment for Spectrum of Different Learning Abilities. At present, she is the Chair of the Board of Association of Career Professionals International – Toronto Chapter (

Maureen Burbank

Maureen Burbank BA/BPE, BEd

Maureen has been in the field of career and employment counselling for 25 years.  She is currently Supervisor of counselling services at the London Employment Help Centre.  She was Chair of the Ontario Alliance of Career Development Practitioners prior to the formation of the Stewardship Group for Certification for which she was elected Chair.  Her group’s mandate was to create a model for certification. Her passion for serving clients with dignity and professionalism has culminated in being asked to serve on the OCDCBO committee where certification of career development practitioners is becoming a reality!

Lorraine Katanik

Lorraine Katanik

Lorraine Katanik holds a diploma in Career Counselling from George Brown College and has over 30 years of managerial experience in the not-for-profit and private sectors.

As the ONESTEP Manager of Career and Resource Solutions, Lorraine is responsible for developing resources, tools and professional development opportunities that support the skill enhancement of staff and managers in the sector. She is a member of the steering committee of the Canadian Council of Career Development Associations (CCCDA), the Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario (CDPCBO) and has served as the Provincial Co-Chair of the Ontario Alliance of Career Development Practitioners (OACDP). In 2008 Lorraine was recognized for her leadership and dedication to the sector as the first recipient of the George Brown College Crystal Leadership Award.

Trish McNamara, CCS, CCDP

Trish McNamara has been in the education and employment sector for over 25 years.  For the last 11 years, Trish works for KEYS Job Centre a not-for-profit, charitable organization as the Program Manager for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area.   Trish is the Eastern Ontario Ambassador for Career Professionals of Canada. Trish was honoured to be awarded the Career Professionals of Canada Award of Excellence 2017 Winner for Outstanding Volunteer Contributor and most recently the 2018 Award of Excellence Honourable Mention for Outstanding Volunteer Team for the CPC Ambassador Team.

Some of Trish’s Board experience includes President of the 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce and Director on the 1000 Island Community Development Corporation.

Trish is very passionate about assisting our sector in moving forward to standardized professional certification and is honoured to join the CDPCBO Advisory Committee.

Brad Whitehorn, BA, CCDP

Brad Whitehorn, BA, CCDP is the Sales & Marketing coordinator at CLSR Inc. He was thrown into the career development field headfirst after completing a Communications degree in 2005 at York University, and hasn’t looked back! Since then, Brad has acquired certificates in Social Media (Algonquin College), and Employment Services (Dalhousie University). As well, he has worked on the development, implementation, and certification for various career and personality assessments including Personality Dimensions®, making sure that Career Development Practitioners get the right tools to best serve their clients.