College Leadership

Joe Jamieson, M.Ed., OCT

Registrar and CEO

Joe Jamieson was named Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the College of Optometrists of Ontario by College Council in February 2021. Joe is a certified teacher and the former Deputy Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers, where he served for twenty years as the Director of the Standards of Practice and Accreditation and the Director of the Investigations and Hearings. In 2015, Joe was recognized by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) as the recipient of its national Doug Bates Award for ethical leadership in education. 

Joe belongs to the Council for Licensure Enforcement and Regulation’s International Relations Committee and served as a publicly appointed member on the Council of the College of Nurses of Ontario. He has presented throughout North America on topics such as professional conduct, use of social media, leadership requirements, regulatory law, and LGBTQ / DEI issues.   

Joe holds a M.Ed from the University of Toronto, a BA from the University of Waterloo and a Diploma in Secondary Education from McGill University and is an appointed Supervisory Officer by the Ministry of Education.

Hanan Jibry, P.Eng., Lic. Paralegal

Deputy Registrar

Hanan Katerina Jibry is our Deputy Registrar and has over 10 years senior level experience in the health regulatory field. She started at the College in 2006 as a consultant and was appointed Assistant Registrar in January 2012 before being promoted to Deputy Registrar in March 2021. As Deputy Registrar, Hanan leads operations and registration at the College.

As a consultant, Hanan was the Canadian representative for Professional Associations Research Network (PARN), where she led the research on diversity for a report she co-authored, titled Achieving Diversity – Strategies that Work. Hanan also managed Phase One of the Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT) project for Colleges Ontario and was the first Director of Professional Development for the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).

Hanan received her degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and complemented this with a certificate in Adult Education, Staff Training and Development.

Chad Andrews, PhD

Director, Policy & Research

Chad Andrews is the Director of Research and Policy at the College of Optometrists of Ontario. He works closely with Council members and staff to run Council sessions, conceptualize and steer a research granting program, and design and implement internal research projects. He engages in policy development in the areas of governance, ethical conduct, transparency, and more.

Chad’s work is informed by a history of collaborating with patients, organizations, and other stakeholders to achieve equitable access to healthcare.

He received a combined B.A. in English and Philosophy, as well as a Master’s in Philosophy, from Brock University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Culture Studies from Trent University, with a specialization in history and policy.