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Appointee Biographies

Council of the College of Early Childhood Educators


Cindy Harrison is a speech language pathologist and President and CEO of CommuniCare Therapy and ACT Learning Centre. Cindy’s area of clinical focus is the provision of assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder, disorders of relating and communicating, intellectual disabilities, global developmental delays. Cindy is also senior faculty for Profectum a not for profit, New Jersey based international training facility that specializes in offering post graduate training in the Developmental Individual Different (DIR/Floortime) model for clinicians wishing to work with children, youth and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities. Cindy holds Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Vermont.


Shernett Matin is a Teacher and Consultant for Toronto District School Board. Shernett’s community involvement includes serving as Executive Director for Vaughan African Canadian Association.


Adesua Ezeokafor is the Associate Director of Canadian Financial Operations at Fusion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: FUSN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario. Before this role, Adesua led the Finance & Performance Analysis team at Phillips 66 Canada, a multibillion-dollar energy corporation. Adesua led the Phillips 66 Canada women's network. She led a campaign to raise awareness for dozens of kidnapped girls in remote villages in Nigeria. Adesua is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She obtained her MBA from the University of Houston, Texas, and her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Benin.


Mary Broga has experience as an Executive Director at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare which is a lead agency for children and youth mental health. She has also served as Executive Director and Psychologist at Regional Children`s Centre. Ms. Broga is a former Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Windsor. Her community involvement includes Chair to the board of Hospice of Windsor and Essex County and member of the Provincial Council of Maternal & Child Health and Ontario Genealogical Society, among others. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Western University. She is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association and College of Psychologists of Ontario. Recipient of the Queen`s Diamond Jubilee medal.


Garry Bates is a retired educator with extensive experience at all levels of education in Ontario including classroom teacher, principal, Superintendent of Schools and Director of Education and Chief Executive Officer plus a few years as a full-time professor at the University of Ottawa. In addition to many professional certifications, Garry holds degrees from Wilfred Laurier, Toronto and Ottawa universities. He is an active volunteer in his community serving on numerous Committees and Boards.


Geneviève Breton is the Vice-President for Public Affairs and IT for Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation. Geneviève holds an Bachelor of Commerce from University of Ottawa.


is a self-employed Educational Advocate. Has formerly served as Chair of the Employment Insurance Board of Referees and is a former Advisor to the Government House Leader. She also has worked as Special Advisor to MPPs at Legislative Assembly of Ontario and Special Assistant to a MP in the House of Commons. Her community involvement includes volunteer work with various independent schools.