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Teaching Practitioners

Our teaching practitioners bring a wealth of experience to the classroom from different levels of government, and have expertise across a wide array of public sector functions, projects and departments. They provide an opportunity for our students to learn from career public servants with demonstrated leadership in their respective areas of service.

Jim Cassimatis

Jim Cassimatis is a senior public sector executive with over 30 years of experience. He has recently completed a career with the Ontario Public Service where he worked in a ...

Nisha Haji

Nisha Haji is the Director, Policy and Partnerships at Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate, where she collaborates with communities to support the government on delivering its’ anti-racism commitments. This includes legislative and ...

Shanon Kalra-Ramjoo

Shanon Kalra-Ramjoo brings over 20 years of experience in provincial, regional and local levels of government. As Associate Director of Portfolio Management at the City of Vaughan’s Public Works Department, ...

Ana Kapralos

Ana Kapralos is a senior executive in the Ontario Public Service, whose career spans 28 years, mostly in the Justice Sector.  She is currently with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney ...

Michael Kehinde

Michael Kehinde is currently the Special Advisor/Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Ontario's Anti-Racism Directorate. Prior to joining the Directorate, Michael was at various times the Digital Training ...

Derek Lett

Derek Lett is an experienced senior executive in the Government of Ontario where he has worked for the past 27 years. He is currently the Director of Operations, Outreach and ...

Frank Miele

Frank Miele has held senior leadership positions in six municipalities over his 35-year professional career: former Commissioner of Development for the Cities of Niagara Falls, Scarborough, Vaughan and City Manager for ...

Fausto Natarelli

Fausto Natarelli has had a distinguished public service career in varied roles in provincial, regional and municipal agencies in Ontario.  During his tenure at the Ministry of Transportation, he held many ...

Bruce Preston

Bruce Preston’s career with the Federal Courts in Toronto spanned three decades. Prior to retiring, Bruce held a quasi-judicial post with the Federal Court of Appeal. He is the Vice ...

Nancy Sanders

Nancy Sanders has held various senior executive roles throughout her extensive public service career prior to her recent retirement as the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Ministry of the Solicitor General ...

John Wilkins

John Wilkins was a career public servant with expertise in institutional governance, policy management, central government oversight, public sector reform, citizen-centred service, ethics and values, and political-administrative leadership. John is ...