Our Team

Justice Management, Investigations, & Educational Consultants

Dr. Frank Trovato

Dr. Frank Trovato

PresidentDr. Frank Trovato has taught in the University and College settings since 2003. Before joining the educational field, Dr. Trovato enjoyed a successful policing career retiring as a senior officer with the Toronto Police Service.

Letizia Trovato PhD(c)

Letizia Trovato PhD(c)

Vice PresidentMs. Trovato is a senior administrator at TNT. Her expertise is in developing policy, managing internal policy compliance, government compliance and affairs, company negotiations, building industry partnerships, and overall strategic management at TNT.

Theodore Parassakis

Theodore Parassakis

Director of Operations & Business SolutionsTheodore (Theo) Parassakis is a highly regarded and efficient leader at TNT. As the Director of business operations, Mr. Parassakis leads a team of highly skilled members who ensure customer service 24/365 to our clients. Additionally, Mr. Parassakis specializes in Police Recruitment and sits on the Ontario Constable Selection System Committee.

Howie Page

Howie Page

Training ManagerProfessor Howie Page has been with TNT from its inception providing valuable service and advise. Professor Page has taught in College settings since 1999. Prior to joining the educational field, Professor Page enjoyed a distinguished policing career retiring as a senior officer with the Toronto Police Service.

John Margetson

John Margetson

ConsultantJohn Margetson has recently joined the TNT team effective September 01, 2020, after serving as a subject matter expert for the past four years. John Margetson will assume a leadership role at TNT, guiding a very dynamic team and assisting the company is expanding across Canada and the U.S with a specialization in training.

Judy Hermann

Judy Hermann

ConsultantMs. Judy Hermann is the project manager for TNT and has extensive experience in both the education and community sectors. Judy has worked with youth in conflict with the law for over 20 years. After graduating from Centennial College Correctional Worker Program in 1991, she began her career with Operation Springboard as a residential front-line counselor, senior counselor (primary worker) and assistant supervisor in various open custody/open detention facilities.

AJ Balasingham

AJ Balasingham

ConsultantAJ Balasingham teaches Inclusive Leadership Practices at Centennial College. His courses focus on creating inclusive cultures in the contemporary workplace, intersectionality, change management, and cultural intelligence. AJ has served as a Police Constable with the Halton Regional Police Service. He is a PhD Candidate in Social and Cultural Analysis at Concordia University, and holds an MPA specializing in Migration and ethnic Relations from the University of Western Ontario

Melissa Dodson

Melissa Dodson

Consultant Melissa Dodson is an experienced lecturer and professor specializing in Indigenous and government agency relations. Holding a Master of Arts in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Melissa teaches from an Indigenous andragogy about the colonial history of Canada that has led to the current relationships between government agencies and the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. 

Peter Ferrante

Peter Ferrante

Business Development Specialist Peter brings thirty-five years of business development experience in resource management, permanent and contract placement, and outsourcing of Information Technology and executive search.  In 1984, he founded and established National Executive to offer permanent and contract placement services to Fortune 500 companies across Canada. 

Chris Collins

Chris Collins

Consultant Professor Chris J. Collins has instructed in academic institutions and has been a guest speaker on various subjects since 1998. He served with the Canadian armed forces before becoming a senior police officer with the Halton Regional Police, transitioning to Nuclear Security and formal academia.

Brian Lass

Brian Lass

Consultant Brian Lass is currently Sergeant Special Constable with the Toronto Community Housing – Community Safety Unit, and formerly Provincial Prosecutor with GO Transit/Metrolinx.  In addition to 16+ years experience in the field of law enforcement, Brian is also an actively Licensed Paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario and graduate of the Osgoode Hall Law School Provincial Offences practitioner program.

Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon

Consultant Chris Gordon has joined the TNT team effective April 21, 2022, after serving 30 years in the Toronto Police Service. He is currently a Professor at Centennial College in Police Foundations. He has a strong technical proficiency with a work history in Talent Acquisition. Flexible and focused with expertise in recruitment and retention, mediation, staff training and development and complex problem resolution.

Marc Levine

Marc Levine

Consultant Marc Levine has supported youth and adults who have come into contact with the justice system for the past 38 years.  He has worked as a Youth Probation Officer, Probation Manager, Program Coordinator, Program Supervisor and Regional Manager with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.   During his time with the Ministry, Marc was deemed to be an expert witness by the courts, on youth matters.   

Deborah Abbott

Deborah Abbott

Consultant Deborah is a retired Staff Sergeant from TPS with 29 years of experience in traffic safety and investigations, fraud and telemarketing experience which led to a provincial team leader at their Proceeds of Crime Unit when promoted. Varying roles with media relations and human resources before being promoted to Staff at a busy downtown division, working alongside our chief instructor, Professor Page.

Yvonne Armstrong

Yvonne Armstrong

Mental Health First Aid SpecialistYvonne’s past experience as a Toronto police officer gives her an unparalleled, real-world perspective as a JES professor and professional training consulting outside the College. Yvonne has served in leadership positions as Coordinator and Faculty member of the Police Foundations program Collège Boréal, a Francophone Community College in Toronto; as well as a Tactical Officer and Trainer at Ontario Power Generation in Pickering protecting the Nuclear Plant.

Peter Yuen

Peter Yuen

Consultant Deputy Chief Peter Yuen recently retired in (2022) from the Toronto Police Service as a distinguished member serving for over 34 years.  As prolific executive leader in the largest municipal service in North America, Deputy Yeun was in charge of Community Safety Command which provides proactive and reactive public safety services and programs in partnership with diverse communities and key stakeholders.

Ted Lioumanis

Ted Lioumanis

Training Consultant Detective Sergeant Ted Lioumanis is a 23 year veteran of the Toronto Police Service. He started his career in 1998 working as a front line officer, later promoted to Detective Constable posted in 2007 and assigned to the Organized Crime-Gun and Gang Task Force in Ontario, again promoted to uniform Sergeant in 2009 and in 2010 assigned to Detective Operations in the Major Crime Unit.

Howard Sapers

Howard Sapers

Government Oversight & AccountabilityHoward Sapers’ experience includes work in the justice, corrections, and political sectors. He currently consults domestically and internationally on oversight, ombudsmanship, and correctional policy and practice. Engagements have included work for provincial, territorial, national governments, human rights organizations, NGOs, and professional associations.

Brooke Chambers

Brooke Chambers

Diversity & InclusionBrooke Chambers is a mental health consultant, speaker, and trainer. Raised in Durham Region, she lives in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. She is the co-founder and President of Bernice Carnegie and Associates Inc., a consulting firm specializing in Black Anti-Racism and Mental Health Promotion and Training.

Keith Merith

Keith Merith

Diversity & InclusionSuperintendent Keith Merith (Ret) is a talented, multi-dimensional law enforcement professional with a unique blend of police operations, administration, and leadership experience. Well-rounded individual with proven resourcefulness in delivery of day-to-day operations and triaging emergent situations that are inherent in policing.

Yvette Blackburn

Yvette Blackburn

Diversity & InclusionYvette Blackburn, BA, MA, is an educator, advocate, public speaker, and much sought after diversity consultant in education and government settings. She teaches at the elementary and college levels. Yvette has an extensive background in counseling, equity/diversity, policy and program training, fiscal responsibility, and fiduciary rights.

Joe Elkerton

Joe Elkerton

Indigenous AffairsJoe Elkerton is an Indigenous Torontonian and intergenerational survivor of the Indian Residential School System. Abandoned by his parents and adopted by a white couple, his story of reconnection with his Indigenous identity and its challenges, which led him to life on the streets, is one all too familiar for many Indigenous people in Canada.

Rebekah Elkerton

Rebekah Elkerton

Indigenous Affairs ResearcherRebekah Elkerton is an experienced researcher and program developer specializing in Indigenous topics and communities. As an Anishinaabe woman and member of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Rebekah has committed herself to support the betterment of Indigenous lives through knowledge sharing projects and community support.

Phil Duncan

Phil Duncan

Use of Force InstructorPhil Duncan is a Use of Force Expert/Instructor with over 35 years of Martial Arts expertise. Subject Matter Expert in Plainclothes and Undercover Close Quarter Survival. Fifteen years of Plainclothes and Undercover experience with a total of 23 years of law enforcement experience. Twelve years have included instructing Plainclothes and Undercover officers in Survival tactics and Undercover operations.

Chelsea Gomes

Chelsea Gomes

Executive AssistantChelsea Gomes is an Executive Assistant at TNT Justice Consultants with 7+ years of administrative experience in office operations. In addition to her Executive Assistant duties at TNT, Chelsea specializes in document and video design.

Andrelle Knights-Browne

Andrelle Knights-Browne

Bilingual Customer Service Representative a valued member of the TNT team and our bilingual customer service representative. At TNT she performs daily administrative tasks and projects in French, as well as providing service to French speaking applicants.

David Schofield

David Schofield

Customer Service Representative Having graduated from York University and Sir Sandford Fleming College, David brings a skillset spanning creative problem-solving solutions and interpersonal skills to build rapport with people coming from all walks of life.

Dr. Adam Ellis

Dr. Adam Ellis

ConsultantDr. Adam Ellis, PhD was named a 2016 Vanier Scholar in support of his doctoral project “Reconceptualizing Urban Warfare in Canada: Exploring the Relationship between Trauma, PTSD and Gang Violence”.

Dr. Pete Jones

Dr. Pete Jones

Senior Policy AdviserDr. Pete Jones is a specialist in implicit bias, intervention evaluation, psychometrics in diversity and inclusion. Dr. Jones was a police officer between 1979 and 2001, and his final three years of service were spent in the Police Research Group in the Research and Statistics Directorate at the UK Home Office.

Dr. Dan Lang

Dr. Dan Lang

Senior Policy AdviserProfessor Lang has long been active in a wide variety of professional activities. This includes professional associations such as the Association for Institutional Research (1975-2000), the Operations Planning and Analysis Group (1979-1991), the Center for Research Libraries (1993-1999), and the Ontario Universities Council on Admissions (1998-2005) where he chaired various committees and on the boards.

The Honourable Julian Fantino

The Honourable Julian Fantino

Senior Policy AdviserThe Honourable Julian Fantino, PC (Queens Privy Council for Canada),COM (Order of Merit of the Police Forces), OOnt (The Order of Ontario), OMRI (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic). Chief Julian Fantino was a prominent, celebrated police executive serving as Chief of London Police Service from 1991 to 1998, Chief of York Regional Police Service from 1998 to 2000, Chief of Toronto Police Service from 2000 to 2005, Commissioner of Emergency Management Ontario from 2005-2006 appointed by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty Commissioner followed by Ontario Provincial Police from 2006 to 2010.

Nitin Deckha

Nitin Deckha

Senior Policy AdviserAdult Training and Development from the Schulich Executive Education Centre and is a Certified Training Development Professional (CTDP). For the last 15 years, Nitin has designed and taught courses in anthropology, social problems, gender issues, public policy, intercultural communication, and the transformation of work at McMaster University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Guelph-Humber. Nitin has expertise delivering learning for adult professionals in in-person, hybrid and distance formats on topics ranging from gender inclusive leadership, intercultural communication, and collaboration to preparing people for the future of work.

Dr. Terry G. Coleman

Dr. Terry G. Coleman

Senior Policy AdviserDr. Terry Coleman has enjoyed a highly successful policing career spanning over 40 years. He worked as Chief of Police for Moose Jaw Police Service from 1997 to 2004, and at the Calgary Police Service after 27+ years as the Inspector-Professional Standards and Director of Human Resources.

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