PSB Staffing Announcements – November 2021

PSB made a number of administrative staffing announcements within the school’s leadership and faculty teams this past month. Here is a summary of the most recent appointments.

Irene Plavcic, New Coordinator for Accounting Diploma Programs 

Mamunur Rashid, Associate Dean

I’m pleased to announce that Professor Irene Plavcic will be the new program coordinator for our Accounting Diploma/Advanced Diploma programs at PSB, effective Winter 2022. 

Irene has been a full-time accounting professor with PSB since Winter 2020 and teaches mostly taxation-related courses in Diploma, BBA and grad-cert programs. She has in-depth knowledge on CPA requirements and has recently completed her TLA project on task-based simulations related to CPA PREP courses and PEP modules.  

Before joining PSB, Irene worked in the private sector for close to 10 years and in the education sector for about 10 years. She completed her Bachelor in Commerce from University of Toronto, Mississauga and holds an MBA from Schulich School of Business, York University. She also holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) designation, as well as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation. Irene’s depth of knowledge in the accounting field, as well as the support she provides to CPA Ontario, will no doubt further assist in supporting our diploma programs in Accounting.

Please join me in welcoming Irene to her new role of coordinator, Accounting Diploma programs at PSB.

I also wanted to take a few moments to thank Professor Jennifer Peterson, the current coordinator of Accounting diploma programs, for her efforts in the role. Jennifer has been a wonderful addition to our Accounting program and has shown excellent leadership and enthusiasm. I wish her the very best.


Maureen Gioseffi, Secondment, Employee Relations Coordinator

Brian Chama, Associate Dean

I am very pleased to announce that Maureen Gioseffi, academic portfolio administrator, has accepted a development opportunity within the Human Resources department as an employee relations coordinator from Nov. 8 until March 31, 2022.    

Maureen is a valued member of our Pilon community and works closely with full-time and non-full-time faculty, her APA and program support colleagues, external partners and PSB’s leadership team to foster strong relationships and proactively manage all of the administrative functions of the program portfolio.  

Please join me in wishing her the very best in her role with Human Resources.


Michelle Peon, Secondment, Academic Portfolio Administrator

Joanne Bonnet, Associate Dean

We are pleased to announce that Michelle Peon has accepted a secondment as the Academic Portfolio Administrator in the Human Capital and Business Operation studies portfolio, supporting Brian Chama. Michelle brings with her a wealth of experience and first joined Sheridan in 2013 as a Student Record Specialist in the Academic History Department, Office of the Registrar, with responsibility for transcripts, database management, and convocation. In 2016, Michelle joined the Pilon School of Business as a Program Support Specialist supporting the Office Administration and Human Resources portfolio and most recently the Customer Value and Supply Chain portfolio. Michelle’s involvement in academic integrity, program reviews, and program advisory committees highlight some of her many contributions to our department. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Education from Niagara University, and a certificate in Human Resources Management from Ryerson University.

Please join us in congratulating her on her new role.


Cathryn Oliver, Program Coordinator, Business Diploma Foundation Year

Karen Booth, Associate Dean

I’m pleased to announce Cathryn Oliver will be the new program coordinator for the Business Diploma Foundation Year. 

The Foundation Year consists of courses that span the first two semesters of the two-year business and two- and three-year advanced accounting, finance, HR and marketing diploma programs and contributes to the development of essential employability skills. The Foundation Year has been identified as elemental to our emerging value proposition and competitive positioning.  

Cathryn returned to the faculty role on Nov. 1, after a significant three-year contribution as associate dean where she played an integral role in stewarding the advancement of PSB’s exploration of the micro-credential space, guided the ongoing analysis of the post-graduate certificate market, fostered the development of our post-graduate certificate bundling initiative and supported the onboarding of our newest associate dean, Dr. Brian Chama.  Along with being a member of the PSB LAC, she worked on cross-Sheridan committees and led our recent return-to-campus policies and procedures.  

Prior to her associate dean role, Cathryn was the program coordinator for Advertising and Marketing Communications diploma and Advanced diploma programs.  She first joined Sheridan in 2010 as co-lead of the Business of Aging Information Exchange Network (BAIEN) of the Sheridan Elder Research Centre. Cathryn brings with her more than 17 years of experience at one of Canada’s largest media organizations, Metroland Media Group, a division of Torstar Corporation.  At Metroland she worked closely with advertising agencies and clients in the development and execution of advertising campaigns. Cathryn is a Sheridan Honours graduate of the Liberal Arts diploma program and holds a Sheridan Business Management Certificate. She also earned a Master of Science, Marketing, degree from Edinburgh Business School — Heriot-Watt University.

Please join me in welcoming Cathryn to her new role of program coordinator, Business Diploma Foundation Year.

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