Amanda Steele
Executive Director

BCCCA Executives

Past President: Victor Tesan
School: Eminata
President: Jeremy Sabell
School: Stenberg
Secretary: Krista Livingstone Clark
School: Discovery College
Treasurer: Theresa Daniele
School: TEC The Education Company

BCCCA Board Members

Maggie Harvie
School: Sprott Shaw College
Drew Lawrenson
School: Eminata
Theresa Daniele
School: TEC
Martin Theiss
School: Centre for Arts & Technology
Lois McNestry
School: Discovery Community College
Krista Livingstone Clark
School: Discovery
Alfredo Vazquez
School: Arbutus College
Vic Tesan
School: CDI College
Geoff Collier
School: Thompson Career College
Meghan Lahti
School: Sprott Shaw College
Bruce Anderson
School: SELC College
Jeremy Sabell
School: Stenberg College
Desiree King
School: CDI College


Conference Planning Committee

Purpose: To develop the  annual conference that will give the industry information on all aspects of the business of quality education.  This committee identifies and responds to industry needs by putting on Professional Development sessions throughout the year, including the always in demand Financial Aid Workshop seminars.

Jeremy Sabell, Stenberg College

Desiree King, CDI College

Geoff Collier, Thomspon Career College

Roxana Da Costa, Aveda Institute

Amanda Steele, BCCCA Executive Director 


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.