Dory Jade, Chief Executive Officer, CAPICChief Executive Officer
Dory has been the CEO of CAPIC since 2016. He has practiced as Immigration Consultant for over fifteen years and has served on various boards for the last thirteen. As CAPIC CEO, he achieves sound organizational governance through by-laws and policy, working closely with the Board of Directors, senior federal and provincial government officials, and the CAPIC team to strengthen the professional culture and its legal framework.
Having chaired committees at several Boards, Dory applies his knowledge of finance, management, and communications to legal cases, government lobbying, and parliamentary and standing committee procedures. Dory obtained a Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Notre Dame and the Chartered Director designation from the Directors College at McMaster University’s De Groote School of Business. He was keynote speaker at several events such as the Conference Board and the National Citizenship and Immigration Conference. Dory contributed to written articles in national newspapers and was guest speaker on national radios and TV stations.
Carolyn Black, Senior Communications CoordinatorSenior Communications Coordinator
Carolyn Black manages the diverse communications of the Association including member services, lobbying, marketing, and government relations. With her broad experience in communications, marketing, magazine editing, and project management from start-ups to medium-sized organizations, she brings a detailed eye, clean processes, and high standards to every project. Carolyn believes in the community-changing power of focused and driven non-profits. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Northwest Baptist College and, as an avid learner, has taken what seems like a thousand professional development courses. With one eye always on a screen, she is also a current events enthusiast, a pop culture collector, a photography lover, and a gardening neophyte. Carolyn and her husband currently live in Stony Plain, Alberta.
Anna Loginova, Membership CoordinatorAnna Loginova is CAPIC’s Membership Coordinator with extended experience in the non-for-profit world. Her passions are customer service excellence and using membership data to drive association’s success. Anna supports members along all stages of their journey, including onboarding and connecting to CAPIC membership services. Anna enjoys spending her free time with her two kids and playing tennis and piano.
Adrian Quijano, News CoordinatorNews Coordinator Adrian Quijano is the News Coordinator for CAPIC and the proud co-host of MyConsultant.ca's Youtube news show. Him and his co-host help teach potential immigrants to Canada about the immigration process, as well as relevant news and programs. He has a background in writing and journalism, and is excited to bring MyConsultant.ca to new heights.
Meenal Gole, Corporate SecretaryCorporate Secretary Meenal is CAPIC’s Corporate Secretary, who is involved in developing and managing the implementation of policies and procedures required to manage CAPIC’s corporate governance framework including its corporate governance documents, official filings, legal documents, reports etc. She is also responsible for filing corporation returns, maintaining corporate records to ensure the organization is in compliance with all authorities as required by the organization’s bylaws and relevant government laws and regulations.
Lesli Griesbach, Administrative AssistantAdministrative Assistant Lesli provides administrative support throughout Capic, focusing primarily on Membership, EPP and Communications. Lesli comes from a wide background of administrative experience within various industries throughout Canada. Coming from a Military background, she has lived across Canada from the West coast to the East coast as well overseas and in the USA. In her off time, she can be found hiking and exploring trails with her husband and their two dogs. She does photography as a hobby and documents all her explorations with her photos.
Monica O'Brien, Education Manager, CAPICEducation Manager
Monica has been practising as an RCIC for over twenty years and is experienced in many practice areas. A CAPIC volunteer since inception, she has served as Ontario Chapter Chair and as a member of the National Board. With a fundamental belief in giving back to the profession, Monica also mentors new consultants.
At CAPIC, Monica plans and organizes seminars and liaises with local chapters to put together engaging events. For the National Education Plan, Monica ensures topics meet members’ needs, are CPD-relevant, and practical.
Monica holds English and Phys. Ed degrees from York University and obtained her Immigration diploma from Seneca College. In her spare time, she plays defense on her hockey team and delights in travelling with her spouse and 13-year-old twins! Monica lives in Claremont, Ontario, and is a lifelong Habs fan.
Monica Poon, Operations ManagerOperations Manager
Monica is the proverbial glue that holds the CAPIC team together. Part of the association since its inception in 2005 (and the pioneering Organization of Professional Immigration Consultants prior to that), Monica plans, directs, and coordinates all of CAPIC's operations and ensures that each member's expectations are met.
Alex Cheng, Technical Support CoordinatorTechnical Support Coordinator
Alex responds to enquiries regarding seminar registration and technical issues, and assists members to troubleshoot issues encountered when accessing membership services through CAPIC's website, including the IMMeForum and the IMMeCentre.
Alex also oversees the logistics and on-site setup of equipment for seminars and events, and handles the technical aspects of the office's operation. He coordinates various IT projects that facilitate access to membership services and is also involved in the development of the membership management system.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. While specializing in biological chemistry, he also took computer-related courses as electives. Alex is a photography enthusiast and likes to work on DIY projects in his free time.
Fiona Lobo, Marketing SpecialistMarketing Specialist
Fiona is CAPIC’s in-house social media specialist, possessing sound project management and marketing skills and an eye for compelling content. Fiona oversees CAPIC’s presence on its network of social media platforms, curating user-friendly content that fosters engagement and brand visibility, working effectively with other members of the team on SEO, marketing campaigns, and branding.
Lucia Haggart, Senior Events Coordinator, CAPICSenior Events Coordinator
Lucia Haggart is CAPIC’s new Event Coordinator. Her passion for people and events led her to a career of program management in the private and non-profit sectors. Her position includes coordinating CAPIC’s many education and other events. Lucia will work closely with CAPIC’s staff and local Chapters to ensure all events reach their full potential. With a busy event calendar ahead, Lucia is excited and pleased to bring her experience to CAPIC. Originally from Colombia, Lucia lives in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Outside work, she enjoys travelling and spending time together with her husband and two kids.
Shelly Xu, Accounting BookkeeperAccounting Bookkeeper
Shelly is CAPIC’s in-house accounting bookkeeper. With over 10 years of experience in the accounting field, she handles the daily full-cycle accounting work and produces financial and accounting reports for management. Shelly provides support to CAPIC’s Audit and Financial Committee and external audit personnel. Shelly enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
Ziaad Ghantous, Business Development CoordinatorBusiness Development Coordinator
Ziaad Ghantous was born in Beirut, Lebanon, but has lived in Quebec since the early 1970s, growing up in Montreal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from UQAM. Ziaad became a CAPIC member in 2014 and has been a regulated immigration consultant since 2016. Rapid and sustainable user growth are his true passions, while getting life-changing products into the hands of millions of people is his calling. Empowering a team to do the above provides Ziaad with enormous gratification.