Linda Lacroix, OCT
Registrar & CEO
Linda Lacroix, OCT, is a seasoned educator with more than 30 years of
experience in the education sector, most recently as the College’s
Interim Deputy Registrar. Prior to joining the College as Director of
Investigations & Hearings in 2020, she held several leadership
positions, including, Director, French Language Teaching and Learning
Branch, at the Ministry of Education.
From 2013 to 2018, Linda was the superintendent of education for the Conseil
scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario. During her career, she was a
school principal for 15 years and has been and continues to be a member of
various provincial committees, networks, as well as community-level
She serves her community as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the
West Nipissing General Hospital and as Chair of the Health Quality Assurance
Committee for the same hospital.Linda holds a master's in education from the
Université d’Ottawa, and a bachelor’s degree in education
as well as a bachelor of arts from Laurentian University.
Jamie Robertson, OCT
Deputy Registrar and Director of Investigations and Professional Conduct
Jamie joined the College as Director of Investigations & Hearings in
September 2022 and was appointed to the role of Interim Deputy Registrar in
Jamie arrived at the College with significant experience as a classroom
teacher and administrator in the Ontario and Alberta education systems.
After working as a teacher, department head, and curriculum leader with the
Calgary Board of Education, Jamie moved to Ontario and served as a secondary
school teacher, vice-principal, and principal with the Limestone School
Board (LSB) and the Peel District School Board (PDSB).
Following his in-school experience, Jamie moved on to senior administrative
roles with the PDSB, first as Manager of Human Resources Support Services
and then as Superintendent. Jamie implemented systemwide reforms that
modernized human resources functions including recruitment and hiring,
labour relations, attendance management, and health and safety. As an
executive human resources officer, Jamie represented his school board on
human rights matters, strategic planning, and collective bargaining.
In addition to his career experience, Jamie has been an active member of
several professional associations and networks, including the Ontario
Principal’s Council, the Ontario Public School Boards Association, and
the Peel Association of Administrative Officers. He has also been a member
of United Way Peel’s Campaign Cabinet.
Jamie holds a bachelor of education from the University of Alberta and an MA
in Education Policy and Administrative Studies from the University of
Director of Corporate Services
A seasoned corporate leader, Eric has extensive experience in change management and government relations. Most recently, he served as Executive Director, Student Services at York University, Glendon College, where he had oversight of the non-academic portion of the College’s departments, including Academic & Financial Services, Student Affairs and Recruitment. In this role, Eric was responsible for managing the delivery of diverse corporate services including communications, international marketing and recruitment, and oversight of students’ facilities on campus.
Prior to this, Eric worked extensively with the education sector, including school boards, teachers, post-secondary institutions, and diverse education stakeholders, as the Executive Director of a non-profit organization dedicated to student success, the Council of Educators of Toronto.
Eric also brings over fifteen years of experience with the Ontario government, leading and supporting education planning and program initiatives in progressively senior roles in a variety of ministries, including the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
Eric holds an M.A in Political Science and International Economy from York University, an M.A in International Audit/Finance from École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (Paris School of Business), an M.A in Public Policy and Administration from the Institut d’Études Politiques (Paris) and a B.A in Administrative Law from La Sorbonne in Paris.
Demetra Saldaris, OCT
Director of Membership Services
Demetra Saldaris, OCT, is the College’s Director of Membership
Demetra joined the College in January 2021 as Director of Standards of
Practice and Accreditation. She has successfully led the College’s
department that promotes professional standards and oversees the processes
for accrediting initial and in-service teacher education programs and
additional qualification courses that are available to teachers for ongoing
Prior to joining the College, Demetra served as Director of the
Professionalism, Teaching Policy and Standards Branch of the Ontario
Ministry of Education. In this role, she provided direction to staff and
management in work that dovetails with that of the College. In this role,
Demetra was the Ministry's primary contact with the College and led the
successful introduction of regulatory and legislative amendments, teacher
professional development programs, and numerous education-related policies.
This experience included work across the education sector and with key
stakeholders. Beyond that, Demetra is a highly experienced educator and
leader at the classroom, school, board, and provincial levels, both
elementary and secondary.
Saldaris holds a bachelor of education and MA from Western University, as
well as Principal and Supervisory Officer qualifications.
Saran Ragunathan, OCT, JD
Director of Policy, Governance and Tribunals
Saran joined the College in 2012, serving as a Policy Analyst for nearly a
decade, and played a critical role in the implementation of numerous
high-profile initiatives through the development of regulatory amendments,
supporting the development of the Accreditation Resource Guide and providing
strategic advice to minimize risks to the profession and the College.
Saran was promoted to the role of Manager of the Accreditation Unit in early
2023. As Manager, he worked closely with his team to support the
Accreditation Committee. Saran also worked closely with stakeholder groups,
such as the Ontario Association of Deans of Education, the Independent Deans
and Directors of Education of Ontario, the Ontario Teachers’
Federation, the Council of Ontario Directors of Education, and the Ministry
of Education to move sector wide initiatives forward, such as the
Prior to joining the College, Saran worked as a lawyer at Fraser Milner
Casgrain LLP (now Dentons).
Saran holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Western Ontario, alongside
a Bachelor of Education and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University
Anna-Marie Nielsen, OCT
Director of Standards of Practice and Accreditation
Anna-Marie Nielsen, OCT, is the College’s Director of Standards of
Practice and Accreditation.
Anna-Marie joined the College’s Accreditation Unit as a Bilingual
Program Officer in 2015, during the transition to the four-semester initial
teacher education program. Later, as Manager of the Accreditation Unit, she
demonstrated continued leadership by guiding her team through accreditation
reviews of more than fifty initial teacher education programs across
Prior to joining the College, and informed by her academic background in
science, Anna-Marie worked as a Curriculum Developer and Pedagogical
Reviewer in elementary mathematics for the Ministry of Education. In
addition, she was a curriculum consultant in such diverse areas as science,
numeracy, instructional technology, and environmental education. She has
also worked as a math content reviewer for the Education Quality and
Accountability Office and acquired rich classroom experience teaching
students from kindergarten to Grade 12.
From 2005-2006, Anna-Marie facilitated courses on patterning and algebraic
reasoning as a visiting lecturer at James Cook University’s Faculty of
Education. She has also developed and taught online Additional
Qualifications courses for providers in Canada and the U.S.
Anna-Marie is also an experienced presenter who has represented the College
at several conferences and is currently Vice-Chair of the Association of
Accrediting Agencies of Canada.