Administrative Staff


SPOT's Administrative Excellence Centre is AEC11. Find your Human Resources and Finance people here.



Responsibilities and Contributions

Ms. Liliana Abruzzese
Course Technician

Tel.: 514-398-4400 x 4516 [at]
Location: H100

Occupational & Physical Therapy Programs

OT support for lab and classroom hands-on learning
Equipment procurement and inventory system maintenance
Assessment Library resource support for students and faculty

Bourdon, Johanne

Ms. Johanne Bourdon
Course Technician

Tel.: 514-398-4400 x 00826 [at]
Location: H100

Occupational & Physical Therapy Programs
Prepare and set up laboratory and classroom materials for PT courses;
Provide technical and audio-visual support to the School’s faculty and staff;
Masters projects POTH 624  for correspondence lists, acceptance letters,
project title inventory, expense reports and preparation of presentation booklet in August; 
Prepare scoring grids and tabulate score results for MMI’s using Remark Office OMR8 computer program; 
Maintain computer, printer and OT/PT equipment inventories; 
Update SPOT website (OT and PT programs/curriculum/student information);
Space Committee Chair- coordinate office and laboratory space moves.
Ordering equipment and supplies for all exams/courses/quizzes

Brettler, Marlene

Ms. Marlene Brettler
Student Affairs Coordinator

Tel.: 514-398-4500 [at]
Location: Davis 5

Undergraduate Programs Rehabilitation Sciences
Course changes/add/drop
Inter university transfer
Credit exemption
Exam conflicts

Mr. Colby  Briggs
Admin & GPC
Tel.: 514-398-5926 [at]
Location: Davis 5

Professional Masters Program (Admissions & Events)
Admissions for the QY and MScA 
SPOT Website (clinical, programs, and admissions)
Criminal Record Checks
Communications & Development Committee Admin Support 
Events, and Promotional Materials
Mercury/ Course Evaluations
Casper coordinator for admissions

Mr. Robert Everitt
Assessment Librarian


Ms. Laura Garcia
Course Secretary
Tel.: 514-398-4517 [at]
Location: Davis 5

Student assessments and exams including OSCE exams.  
First point of contact for Davis House
MAIL SERVICES: outgoing, receptions and distribution within Hosmer and Davis Houses. 
Parking passes/Taxi vouchers
Building issues
Building access for all staff and faculty
UPRINT setup and liaison
McGill Marketplace orders
Archiving and Shredding

Mr. Spencer Keys-Schatia
Administrative and Student Affairs Officer
Tel.: 514-398-4400 ext.09664 [at]
Location: Davis 4

Supervisor to the Administrative, Student Affair, Technical staff, Casual and Work study staff
Manager of Operations and task distribution
Hiring and Interviewing of Full time and Part time staff and Work study students
Assists with hiring and processing of TA's and Invigilators
Assists with Postdoc applications and registration
Student funding, Scholarships/awards, stipends and travel reimbursements
PCARD Administrator
Assists with PhD Comp Exams
SPOT Telephone Coordinator
SPOT Security Designate (gives approval to grant access to McGill software's and systems)
Assists and oversees Student Affair events
Special projects and requests

Photo of Thomas Mills

Mr. Thomas Mills
Senior Admin & GPC
Tel.: 514-398-2784 [at]
Location: Davis 5

Professional Masters Programs (Records & Registration)
Records and registration for the professional programs
Timetable and Class Scheduling for the professional programs
Final exam scheduling
Course related room bookings
Admissions for the professional programs
Graduation auditing
Course creation and course revision for professional programs
Departmental committee support
Reviews updates GPS eCalendar for professional programs
Document requests

Ms. Nadina Paraschuk
Admin & Student Affairs Coordinator
Tel.: 514-398-1293 [at]
Location: Davis 4

Clinical Education
Clinical Education administrative and student affairs queries
Statistics reporting, maintenance and questions on the Clinical Education Portal
Liaison between Clinicians and placement offers
Monitoring and Coordination of Clinical Education site stipends 
Planning & Coordination of Clinical Education professional events and workshops
Updating of Clinical Education section on website of School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Facilitate communication between the Clinical community and Clinical Education Faculty 

Communications & Development Committee

Pejovic, Suzana Zavila

Ms. Suzana Zavila-Pejovic
Administrative Coordinator
Tel.: 514-398-4113 [at]
Location: Davis 46

Professional Programs
Administrative support to both OT and PT Program directors and Associate directors
OT and PT student, graduate and employer surveys
OT and PT Course outlines
Program documents
Awards – Convocation reception ceremony
Guest/Course assistants/Mentors requests, teaching confirmation, letters of agreement
Clinicians requests (OT/PT);
Book requisitions (OT/PT) and contacting publishers ref. desk copies;
OT/PT faculty meetings
OT/PT Accreditation
OT Curricular Mapping Exercises- administrative support

Ms. Tina Portaro
Student Affairs Coordinator
Tel.: 514-398-4400 ext. 0432 [at] ( )
Location: Davis 4

Graduate Certificates
Problem solving for students
Respond to special requests
Admissions, GPA  calculations
Registration- add drop deadlines and withdrawals
Graduation, attend convocation 
Equivalency Program
Help with continuing education workshops
Help with MMI preparations

Ms. Chiara Sabatino
Admin & GPC
​Graduate Rehabilitation Science Programs
Tel.: 514-398-2271
graduate.rehabilitation [at]
Location: Davis 4

​Graduate Rehabilitation Science Programs
Admissions (GPA calculations, answer to prospective students questions)
Registration: inform students on deadlines, courses to register for, registration approval
Problem solving for students: holds, late registration, withdrawals, leave of absence, document request
Help students with awards applications (internal and external funding, Travel Grants)
Help organize student events: Protocol Presentations, PhD Oral Defense, Orientation Session
Room booking for special events
Grades approval
Graduation approval
Help keep track of student progress by keeping the Graduate Tracking system up to date
Comprehensive exams (PhD students)
Help with the admission and registration of Graduate Research Trainees
Update the website: course guide and course schedule, important dates, resources for students

Ms. Paulina Zacchia
Administrative Coordinator
Tel.: 514-398-4501 [at]
Location: Davis 27

Director's Office
Provides administrative support to the School Director
Provides administrative support to Faculty, & select committees (Full faculty, DC, DTC, & Search)
Drafts correspondence and distributes official letters & announcements on behalf of Director and School
Acquires Director’s signature for official letters and research grants
Assists in the coordination of School’s events & faculty meetings
Compiles information for the annual report for the School & its committees
Collates faculty performance activities for merit & the School’s annual report 
Maintains Faculty & Staff contact information and email listservs

Mr. Evan Zakia-O'Donnell