Faculty Directory

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The School of Health and Wellness at George Brown College brings together industry leaders to shape program and course content. Many of the faculty at the college are still active in their industries today, so they combine day-to-day working realities with academic theories and approaches. We take pride in hiring teachers that are well respected and offer students excellent instruction, industry mentorship and provide valuable additions to their professional networks.

 

Carolyn Deeth
Fitness and Lifestyle Management (S125, previously S114)
Waterfront Campus
Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
Room 601
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 6345
cdeeth@georgebrown.ca 

Jennifer Donnelly (view bio)
Behavioural Science Technology and Autism & Behavioural Science
416-415-5000, ext. 6064
jdonnell@georgebrown.ca  

Lisa Dunstan
Office Administration—Medical (C115)
Waterfront Campus
Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
Room 601
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 6250
ldunstan@georgebrown.ca

Taras Gula
Health Information Management (C139)
Waterfront Campus
Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
Room 601
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3117
tgula@georgebrown.ca

Ken Hamilton (view bio)
Behavioural Science Technology
416-415-5000, ext. 3197
khamilton@georgebrown.ca

Ruth Hanton 
Fitness and Lifestyle Management (S125, previously S114)
Waterfront Campus
Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
Room 601
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 6341
rhanton@georgebrown.ca

Constantine Karolidis
Hearing Instrument Specialist (S117)
Waterfront Campus
Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
Room 601
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3830 
ckarolid@georgebrown.ca  

Arlene Koteff
Office Administration—Medical (C115)
Waterfront Campus
Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
Room 601
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 2636
akoteff@georgebrown.ca

Cathy Longo
Activation Coordinator/Gerontology (C102)
Waterfront Campus
Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
Room 601
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 2325
clongo@georgebrown.ca

Molly Marrack
Activation Coordinator/Gerontology (C102)
Waterfront Campus
Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
Room 601
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 3293
mmarrack@georgebrown.ca

Andrew McNamara (view bio)
Professor / Coordinator; Bachelor of Behaviour Analysis (S302)
School of Health & Wellness
416 415 5000 ext 5799​
Andrew.McNamara@georgebrown.ca  

Jen Porter (view bio)
Behavioural Science Technology 
416-415-5000, ext. 2763 
jenporter@georgebrown.ca

Gord Ruder
Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician (S102)
Sunnybrook Hospital
2075 Bayview Avenue
416-480-5783
gordon.ruder@georgebrown.ca

Debra Sandlos
Hearing Instrument Specialist (S117)
Waterfront Campus
Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
Room 601
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 6110
dsandlos@georgebrown.ca

Anne-Marie Stoneburgh 
Activation Coordinator/Gerontology (C102)
Waterfront Campus
Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences
Room 601
51 Dockside Drive
416-415-5000, ext. 2694
astonebu@georgebrown.ca

Robert Stromer (view bio)
Behavioural Science Technology
416-415-5000, ext. 2781
rstromer@georgebrown.ca

 

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FACULTY BIOS

Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly, MADS, BCBA:  Jennifer has received her Master of Applied Disability Studies from Brock University and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.  She has worked with individuals with autism for over twelve years utilizing the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis with a special emphasis on Verbal Behaviour.  She has experience working with a wide range of learners providing consultation and instruction.  Jennifer has been with George Brown College since 2009 where she began part time before moving to a full-time position as Professor in the Behavioural Science and Technology program.  In addition, she is an associate of Establishing Operations Inc. and also has a private practice where she provides workshops and consultative services to families, private ABA centres and schools in Canada, USA, and abroad. 

Ken Hamilton

Ken Hamilton, BST, St. Lawrence College, BA Ryerson University, M.Ed.
Ken is an experienced practitioner and teacher. He has 15 years of experience doing applied behaviour analysis, behaviour therapy, and behavioural consultation with a variety of special populations. Currently, he is a Professor (Autism and Behavioural Science, and Behavioural Science Technology) in the School for Social and Community Services at George Brown College. His clinical and research interests include developmental disability and adolescences, behavioural systems for residential living and working with people with particularly challenging behaviours as well as training others in the methods of doing so.

 

Dr. Andrew McNamara, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Dr. Andrew McNamara, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, is a Professor and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Behaviour Analysis Program at George Brown College and an Adjunct Professor with the Applied Disability Studies (Master of Applied Disability Studies) program at Brock University. He taught in the Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology degree program at St. Lawrence College from 2006 to 2016.

Dr. McNamara has been working with individuals with autism and/or intellectual disabilities and individuals with acquired brain injury in the clinical application of applied behaviour analysis since 1980. In addition, he supervised Behaviour Therapists providing clinical services to individuals with an acquired brain injury in an inpatient setting and an outreach program from 1995 to 2003. He has extensive experience in the following areas: skill training, interventions for maladaptive behaviours (i.e., aggression, self-injury), direct instruction, discrete trial training, and parent and staff training (i.e., individual, group, workshops). He was the Coordinator of the Behavioural Science Technology and Autism and Behavioural Science programs at George Brown College from September 2002 to July 2006 and taught a variety of courses there.

Dr. McNamara received his Ph.D. in Applied Psychology: Special Education from the department of Human Development and Applied Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He is one of the founding members of the Ontario Association for Behavior Analysis (ONTABA) and served as the Chairperson on the ONTABA Transitional Licensure Task Force from 2010 to 2011. He is also a Full Member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts.

Dr. McNamara received the ONTABA Award for Academic Achievement in Behaviour Analysis in 2008 and the ONTABA Award for Academic Achievement in Behaviour Analysis–Teaching in 2014.​

Jen Porter, MADS, BCBA
Jen has been working in the field of Behaviour Analysis for the past 10 years. Jen began her work in ABA in the Dual Diagnosis field before moving to Toronto to take the Behavioural Science Technology diploma at George Brown College. Upon completion of the program, Jen moved into the field of Autism (early intervention), and parent/staff training. Jen began teaching in the BST program in 2006 and continued private consultation in the areas of parent/staff training and Autism intervention. Jen completed her Master's degree at Brock University in Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis, where she focused on parent/staff training and behavioural education strategies. Jen became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in January of 2011, and continues her work as Coordinator and full time Professor in the BST program at George Brown College.

Robert Stromer

Robert Stromer, Ph.D., BCBA®-D
Robert is a Behaviour analyst with experience as a school psychologist (Nevada), mental health clinician (Kansas), university professor and discipline coordinator (Northern Michigan University), and researcher (University of Massachusetts Medical School – Shriver Center). His research at the Shriver Center was funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Organization for Autism Research. He has published extensively and has served on the editorial boards of The Behaviour Analyst and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of behaviour; he served both as a board member and associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Currently, he is a professor in the School of Social and Community Services, George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario. His current work focuses on translating research findings into training materials and manuals for everyday practice, and on computer-based technologies for teaching children with autism and related disorders. He also serves on the advisory board of a company developing educational software for individuals with special needs.