Staff Directory

The College of Dietitians of Ontario

175 Bloor Street East
North Tower, Suite 601
Toronto, ON, M4W 3R8

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. 

The College accepts most documents electronically via email*. For any documentation that cannot be emailed, please use regular mail (not registered mail) 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. 
*Refer to the Staff Directory below for email addresses.

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

Executive Office

Melanie Woodbeck, BA, MPA
Registrar & Executive Director, ext. 252

Jada Pierre-Malcolm, MA
Executive Assistant, ext. 221

Lisa Dalicandro
Director, Governance and Regulatory Policy, ext. 261

Aneita Chang, CHRP
Director,  Corporate Services, ext. 237

Josna Aykkara
Finance & Accounting Analyst, ext. 242

Professional Practice Program 

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

Quality Assurance
416-598-1725 / 1-800-668-4990, ext. 297

Carole Chatalalsingh, PhD, RD
Director of Professional Practice, 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 Program Analyst, ext. 234

Mary Gong (on leave) 
Professional Practice Program Administrator

Hannah Park
Professional Practice Program Administrator (Temporary), 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 Program Analyst, ext. 231

Ivy Marzan
Registration Program Administrator, ext. 232


Colin Ellis
Director of Communications, ext. 222

Valérie Michaud
Bilingual Communications Officer, ext. 238

Information Technology

Lisa Kershaw
Manager of Information Technology, ext. 229