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

Executive Director

A passionate advocate for children, families, schools and communities, Dr. Susan Hopkins is the Executive Director of The MEHRIT Centre. Over Susan’s two decades of experience in education, she has worked in roles in the early years, K-12 and post-secondary across contexts from Italy to the Northwest Territories (NWT) including classroom teacher, program support teacher, vice-principal, district coordinator for inclusion, researcher, curriculum developer, and post-secondary instructor. Susan led the NWT implementation of the Early Development Instrument in kindergarten, co-authored the 10-Year Early Childhood Framework, developed the NWT play and culture-based kindergarten curriculum and led the Planning, Research and Evaluation division for the Department of Education. Under 5+ years of Susan’s leadership, The MEHRIT Centre has evolved into a highly respected, accessible, and successful center for teaching and learning Self-Reg. Susan recently co-authored the Self-Reg Schools Handbook for Educators and developed the online resources for the Principal’s edition with Stuart Shanker (Pearson, 2019). Read more about Dr. Hopkins here.

Pronouns: She/Her

Liz Shepherd

Director, Operations

Colleen Dickinson

Director, H.R. & Legal

Stephen Retallick

eSchool Administrator & I.T. and Systems Manager

Jamie Barker

Client Care Coordinator

Ashley Marcoux

Event Coordinator and Client Care

Aaron Peacock

Videographer

Adam Kemp

Project Manager R&D and Executive Assistant

Aidan Kennedy

Videographer

Anne Showalter

Project Manager, Research and Quality Alignment

Aviva Dunsiger

Co-Reg Community Facilitator

Brianne Lisinski

Client Care & Event Assistant

John Hoffman

Communications Officer & Newsletter Editor

Steph Cudmore

Content Marketing Specialist

Tania Moher

Graphic Designer

Vicki Parnell

Self-Reg Parenting Group Administrator

ONLINE PROGRAMS TEAM

Susan Hopkins

Executive Director & Program Designer

Paula Jurczak

Dean of eLearning 

Stephen Retallick

eSchool Administrator

Taylor Wilson

Learning Navigator and Teaching Assistant

Nancy Niessen

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

Caitlin Lutley

eSchool Admin Assistant

Alexis Saltmarsh

Teaching Assistant

Alicia Preston

Teaching Assistant

Amanda Binns

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Antony Czachor

Teaching Assistant

Arlene Enriquez

Teaching Assistant

Arlene Robinson

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Brianne Lisinski

eSchool & Teaching Assistant

Casey Burgess

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Cathy Lethbridge

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Claudio Moschella

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Daisy Pyman

Teaching Assistant

Danka Gula

Teaching Assistant

Dawn Eckensviller

Teaching Assistant

Gail Molenaar

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Jennifer Brown

Teaching Assistant

Karen Braun

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Kim Smith

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Laura Cesaroni

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Laura Newell

Teaching Assistant

Lisa Cranston

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Lisa Pinhorn

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Marcia Moorcroft

Teaching Assistant & Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Marie Edwards

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Melissa Pinnell

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Nancy Smykaluk

Teaching Assistant

Nicole Patzalek

Teaching Assistant

Rada Mihajlovic

Teaching Assistant

Rebecca Leslie

Teaching Assistant

Samantha Yarde

Teaching Assistant

Stefani Burosch

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Susan Conklin

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator

Vicki Storaas

Self-Reg Online Learning Facilitator
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