Board of Directors

Executive Director: Amanda Steele
Phone: 604-874-4419 
Fax: 604-874-4420

BCCCA Executive Committee


Past President: Victor Tesan
School: CDI College

President: Jeremy Sabell
School: Stenberg

Vice President: Maggie Harvie
School: Sprott Shaw College

Secretary: Krista Livingstone Clark
School: Discovery College

Treasurer: Theresa Daniele
School: TEC The Education Company

BCCCA Board Members


Bruce Anderson
School: SELC College
Geoff Collier
School: Thompson Career College
Armand Delisle
School: First College
Mike Druce
School: Academy of Learning College
Soheil Gorji
School: ITD Canada
Desiree King
School: CDI College
Meghan Lahti
School: Sprott Shaw College

Lois McNestry
School: Discovery Community College

Alfredo Vazquez
School: Arbutus College

Recognition of Past Board Member

Derek Hamill, B.Comm. C.A.

Derek Hamill is recognized by the BCCCA for his contributions to our board and the sector over many years. He was President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the BCCCA starting in 1994. Derek also was a Director of the National Career Colleges Association from 2000 – 2005. Derek’s appointments have been with the Ministry of Advanced Education as Advisory Committee Member and member of Working Group on Defaulted Loans, Past Chair of PCTIA board, Director of PPSEC.   Derek brought over 30 years of academic and finance experience to the sector. He launched Western Academy of Learning operation in 1990, 2005 became President/ CEO of all 54 Academy of Learning centres.

Robert Prendergast, MBA, CGA

Robert served two terms plus one year on the Board of BCCCA starting in 2001.  He is known for his passion for the success of a quality private training sector. Working on the board of NACC since 2002, one of Roberts contributions was sucessfully driving the development of a national survey of our sector. He brings 30 years of finance and management experience and has been involved with private education since April 2000 as CFO and President of Ai - CDIS. In 2003, became one of the founders of TEC The Education Company Inc. that operates Stenberg College, the Centre for Trades and Technology, and the Centre for Arts and Technology. In 2010 Robert founded ECC Consolidation Corporatoon which owns and operates Robertson Colleges (AB & MB) and Westervelt College (ON). Our sector has benefited from Roberts experience in high growth and entrepreneurial organizations.

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Upcoming Events

Annual Christmas Dinner - Vancouver, BC
Annual Conference - Vancouver, BC
10/7/2015 - 10/9/2015
Annual Legislature Luncheon - Victoria, BC
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