Career Development Practitioners Advisory Committee Members
Angella Nunes is Co-Chair of the Canadian Career Information Association and a Career Advisor at Humber College where she enables students in their career aspirations. She is an Adult Educator with specialized training in the holistic narrative approach to career counseling. Angella has worked at Humber College for the past 25 years.
Christine Colosimo has worked at Humber College for the past 25 years. As a Career Educator, she is passionate about motivating students by helping them to understand their unique strengths, and values and guides them to find creative ways to achieve their life goals and career dreams through a holistic narrative approach. She is past Regional Chair of the Ontario College Career Educators Association and is currently the Co-Chair of the Canadian Career Information Association.
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, 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 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 (https://ca.linkedin.com/in/zanadragovich).
Sharon is founder and executive director of Career Professionals of Canada. Top-selling author of the Best Canadian Resumes Series, Sharon is a firm believer in advancing the field. A recognized expert in resume, interview, employment, and career strategy, she has established certification, awards, mentoring, networking, and professional development programs for career professionals across the nation. You can reach Sharon through www.CareerProCanada.ca.
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 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.
Brad Whitehorn, BA
Brad Whitehorn, BA, is the Sales & Marketing Coordinator for Career/LifeSkills Resources Inc.
Heather is a enthusiastic Career Development Practitioner with over 12 years experience in employment and career advising, job development, workshop facilitation and management. Heather became a certified Certified Career Development Practitioner in 2015 and actively encourages others to do the same. She is currently employed at the University of Guelph, as Student Programs Coordinator and works part-time as Instructor for the Career Consultant Certificate Program at Mohawk College.