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Student Success Advisors

Who we are

No matter your campus, school, or program, there is a Student Success Advisor (SSA) available to support you. Your SSA is there when you don't know where to start, are experiencing challenges affecting your learning experience, or need help succeeding in your program.

Who is your SSA? Use our search tool to identify your Conestoga College Student Success Advisor (SSA). Once identified, you may sign in to the Student Success Portal to book an appointment with them.

What we do

SSAs assist you throughout your academic journey. They coach, support, and guide you to set and meet your academic goals. Working together, you and your SSA will form a partnership, requiring effort and commitment for you to be successful in reaching your goals.          

We're here to help you:

  • plan for your academic program, including program requirements and course changes
  • understand college systems, policies, procedures, and steps
  • take responsibility for your learning, goal setting, and success
  • implement strategies for making informed decisions and achieving your goals
  • access referrals to academic, wellness, and personal support resources
Administrative and support staff
NameTitle & program
Dr. Michelle Grimes
Executive Dean, School of Business
​Jenn McIvor
Assistant to Executive Dean - Michelle Grimes
Amanda Di Battista
​Chair, Scholarship & Community
Tamara Freeman
​Chair, School of Business
  • Computers
  • Health Office Administration
  • Medical Office Practices
  • Office Administration - Executive
  • Office Administration - General
  • Office Administration - Legal
Polly Gomides
​Program Manager
Maggie Hetherington
​Assistant to Chair - Tamara Freeman
Amy Gleiser
​Chair, School of Business (Kitchener - Downtown campus)
  • Business - International Business
  • Global Business Management
  • Law & Ethics
  • Math
  • Strategic Global Business Management
  • Strategic Marketing Communications
Karen Towler
​Program Manager (Brantford campus)
Meghan Scott (on leave)​Program Manager
Erin Leroux
​Program Manager (Kitchener - Downtown campus)
​Alicia De Jesus
Panou Xiong (on leave)
Assistant to Chair - Amy Gleiser
​Lorna Hart
​Chair, Continuing Education and Part-time Studies
Maja Veletanlic (on leave)
​Manager, Curriculum and Business Development, Continuing Education and Part-time Studies
Marley Martin
Manager, Curriculum and Business Development, Continuing Education and Part-time Studies​
Joy Noble
​Assistant to Chair - Lorna Hart
Jenni Hayman

Chair, School of Business (Online Learning)          

  • BBA – Accounting, Audit, and Information Technology
  • Business
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Business – Marketing
  • Business – Purchasing
  • Business Administration – Accounting
  • Business Development & Sales
  • Human Resources Management
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness
  • Office Administration - General
  • Project Management
Laura Schnablegger
​Curriculum Consultant
Rebecca Duffy
Assistant to Chair - Jenni Hayman
Lil Premsukh Singh

Chair, School of Business

  • Administrative Business Management
  • Career Development Professional
  • Human Resources Management
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Project Management
  • Sustainable Business Management
Wendy DunbarProgram Manager
Assistant to Chair - Lil Premsukh Singh
Karey Rowe

Chair, School of Business

  • Accounting
  • BBA - Accounting, Audit & Information Technology
  • BBA - International Business Management
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business - Purchasing
  • Business Administration - Accounting
  • Business Administration - Supply Chain & Operations Management
  • Payroll and Bookkeeping
  • Supply Chain Management - Global
Joe Varamo
​Program Manager
Jennifer McVeigh
Assistant to Chair - Karey Rowe

Chair, School of Business

  • Business
  • Business Administration - Management
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
Kathy MacDonald
​Program Manager
Liz Hirn-CraneAssistant
Jamie Wiebe

Chair, School of Business

  • Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Planning
  • Business - Finance
  • Business - Insurance
  • Business - Marketing
  • Business Administration - Financial Planning
  • Business Administration - Marketing
  • Business Development and Sales
  • Economics
  • Financial Planning Services
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Marketing
​Keri Solomon
​Program Manager
John Galloway
Assistant to Chair - Jamie Wiebe
Michelle Adams
Manager, School Operations & Initiatives
Victoria Amorim
​PAC Assistant, School of Business
Academic Support Clerk (Kitchener - Downtown campus)
​Adam Cornwall
​Curriculum Development Consultant
Kimberly Gingras
​PAC Assistant, School of Business
​Hanako Hellinga
​Administrative Support Clerk
​Tina Hobbins
​Curriculum Development Consultant
​Anna Hohenadel
​PRME Coordinator, School of Business
​Cherie Jules
​Academic Support Clerk (Kitchener - Doon campus)
Gillian Oldfield
Senior Academic Advisor, School of Business
Rebecca Sullivan
​Curriculum Development Consultant
Archna Walia
​Event & Information Assistant
Tracey Whelan
​Administrative Assistant, School Operations & Initiatives
Program coordinators
Program CoordinatorEmail address
​Administrative Business Management
Rayomand Darukhanawalla
​Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology
Debra Good
​Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management
Osaro Igbinomwanhia
​Bachelor of Commerce - Financial Services
Michael Zonta
Kathy Zigby
BusinessPaolo Tranquilino
​Business - FinanceJen
​Business - Insurance (Optional Co-op)
Sean Lichty
​Business - International Business
Kiranjot Kaur (Year 1)
Estatira Shirkhodaee (Year 2)
Business - Marketing
Jackie Hivert
​Dea Watson
​Business - Marketing AcceleratedJackie Hivert
​Dea Watson
​Business - Purchasing
​Nouman Siddiqui
​Business Administration - Accounting
​Patricia Gateman
​Business Administration - Accounting Accelerated
​Patricia Gateman
​Business Administration - Financial Planning
​Jen Banfield
​Business Administration - ManagementAnna Bortolon
Business Administration - MarketingJackie Hivert
​Dea Watson
​Business Administration - Marketing (Co-op)
Jackie Hivert
​Dea Watson
​Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management
​Nouman Siddiqui
​Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management (Co-op)
Nouman Siddiqui
​Business Development and Sales
​Jeremy Legg
​Business Fundamentals​Anela
​Business Management - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
​Career Development Professional
​Rob Straby
​Esports Marketing and Event Management
​Financial Planning Services
​Dave Kohler
​Global Business Management
​Tom Schell
​Health Office Administration
​Nancy Weatherhead
​Human Resources Management (Optional Co-op)
​Dorothy Milardovic
​Management and Leadership Development
​Lisa Pollard
​Medical Office Practices
​Nancy Weatherhead
​Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness
​Daniela Lee
​Office Administration - Executive
​Nicole Howe
​Office Administration - General
​Nicole Howe
​Office Administration - Legal
​Soha Al-Masri
​Payroll and Bookkeeping (Optional Co-op)
​Kathy Zigby
​Professional Accounting Practices
​Project Management
​Dave Knight
​Social Media Marketing
​Syd Pereira
​Strategic Global Business Management
​Shelley Clifford
​Strategic Marketing Communications
​Supply Chain Management - Global
​Bryan Snage
​Sustainable Business Management (Optional Co-op)
​Andrea Thompson-Facey ​