Staff Directory

The College of Dietitians of Ontario

5775 Yonge Street
Suite 1810, Box 30
Toronto ON M2M 4J1

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is operating a virtual office until further notice. All staff are working from home.  No one is at the College to receive packages or for  walk-in visits. 

Please use regular mail  (not registered mail) to deliver your documentation  to the College and it will be rerouted by Canada Post to an alternate address.  Do not deliver it by hand or by courier service as no one is at the College to receive it. 

416-598-1725 OR 1-800-668-4990

Executive Office

Laura Sheehan, M.Ed
Interim Registrar & ED, ext. 228


Jada Pierre, MA
Executive and General Duties Administrative Assistant, ext 221

Lisa Dalicandro
Manager, Governance & Operations, ext. 261

Sarah Ahmed, CPA, CMA
Director of Finance, ext. 226

Josna Aykkara
Accounting & Quality Assurance Administrator, ext. 242

Professional Practice Program

416-598-1725 / 1-800-668-4990, ext. 397

Carole Chatalalsingh PhD., RD
Director Professional Practice Program, ext. 233

Diane Candiotto MNSP, RD
Practice Advisor & Policy Analyst, ext. 225

Samantha Thiessen, MHSc., RD
Practice Advisor & Policy Analyst, ext. 268

Bev Nopra
Quality Assurance Coordinator, ext. 234

Mary Gong
Professional Practice Program Administrator, ext. 235

Registration Program
416-598-1725 / 1-800-668-4990, ext. 395
Deborah Cohen MHSc, RD
Director of Registration, ext. 224

Heena Vyas
Registration Coordinator & Project Lead, ext. 231

Ivy Marzan
Registration Administrator, ext. 232


Communications Manager

Position vacant

Information Technology Manager

Lisa Kershaw
ext. 229