Our Team

Meet the incredible TMC team who make everything we do possible!

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Meet The TMC TEAM

Stuart Shanker

Founder & Visionary

Stuart Shanker is the author of the Self-Reg trilogy: Calm, Alert and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (Pearson 2012), Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life (Penguin 2016); Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society (UofT Press 2020). And with Susan Hopkins, Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators (Pearson 2019). In 2012 Stuart founded The MEHRIT Centre as a Self-Reg learning and information centre for parents, educators, the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

Susan Hopkins, EdD (she/her)

Executive Director

Susan has over 20 years of experience in in all levels of education, including roles as teacher, vice-principal, curriculum developer, and inclusion coordinator. Through her work in Canada and internationally with The MEHRIT Centre, Susan’s leadership has advanced Shanker Self-Reg® learnings, amplifying Self-Reg initiatives that support children, adults and communities. Susan co-authored the Self-Reg Schools Handbook for Educators with Dr. Stuart Shanker.

Liz Shepherd, MSc (she/her)

Director, Operations

Colleen Dickinson, (she/her)

Director, H.R. & Legal

Aaron Peacock

Videographer

Aidan Kennedy

Videographer

Alicia Preston, DSW, RYT 200, MBSR

Client Care Assistant

Anne Showalter, PhD, OCT

Project Manager, Research and Quality Alignment

Aviva Dunsiger

Co-Reg Community Facilitator

Isabelle Baugé, PhD (she/her)

French Translator

Jamie Barker, (she/her)

Operations and Executive Coordinator

John Hoffman

Communications Officer & Newsletter Editor

Rebecca Leslie, MEd, BEd, (she/her)

Project Manager R&D

Steph Cudmore

Content Marketing Specialist

Stephen Retallick

eSchool Administrator & I.T. and Systems Manager

Tania Moher

Graphic Designer

Vicki Parnell, (she/her)

Self-Reg Parenting Group Administrator

ONLINE PROGRAMS TEAM

Susan Hopkins, EdD (she/her)

Executive Director & Program Designer

Paula Jurczak, MA, RCC-ACS, RSW, DIR-ET  (she/her)

Dean of eLearning 

Stephen Retallick

eSchool Administrator

Nancy Niessen, (she/her)

eSchool Mentor, Learning Navigator, Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Caitlin Lutley

eSchool Admin Assistant

Alexis Saltmarsh, BA (she/her)

Teaching Assistant

Alicia Preston, DSW, RYT 200, MBSR

Teaching Assistant

Amanda Binns, PhD SLP-CCC, Reg CASLPO (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Arlene Enriquez

Teaching Assistant

Arlene Robinson

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Brianne Lisinski, BA, MSc

Teaching Assistant

Casey Burgess, PhD, RP (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Cathy Lethbridge, BA, BEd, OCT (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Claudio Moschella, MEd, OCT

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Danka Gula

Teaching Assistant

Dawn Eckensviller

Teaching Assistant

Jennifer Brown

Teaching Assistant

Joe Persia

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Kim Smith,

MScEd, OCT, (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Laura Cesaroni, PhD, RP

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Laura Newell, MEd, OCT (she/her)

Teaching Assistant

Lisa Cranston, EdD

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Lisa Pinhorn, BA(CYS), MEd, ND, YTT

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Marcia Moorcroft, MEd OCT (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Marie Edwards, BEd, BSpEd, MEd (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Melissa Pinnell, (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Miranda Murphy

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Nancy Smykaluk

Teaching Assistant

Nicole Patzalek

Teaching Assistant & Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Rada Mihajlovic, MPEd, OCT (she/her)

Teaching Assistant & Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Rebecca Leslie, MEd, BEd, (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Samantha Yarde, BCD, ECE (she/her)

Teaching Assistant

Sandy Haliburton

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

 Silvia Dubray, BEd, MA (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Stefani Burosch, MSW, RSW (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Susan Conklin

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Teri Rubinoff, PhD, (she/her)

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Vicki Storaas

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator
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