College Staff

Nicole Zwiers, B.A (Hons) LLB, LLM.

Nicole is a lawyer and has been a licensee of the Law Society of Ontario for over 20 years. Nicole graduated from Queen’s University Law School with an LL.B in 1998 and, more recently, completed her LL.M (Masters in Law) at Osgoode Law School with a focus on the modernization of professional health regulation. Prior to joining the College, Nicole practiced law as a civil litigator at a national, full-service law firm appearing at all levels of court as well as arbitration and mediation. Nicole brings over a decade of experience as a faculty member and faculty leadership in post-secondary education with expertise in educating students enrolled in professionally accredited programs. Nicole has worked with other health regulators as well as a non-health regulator in professional regulation, and accredited post-secondary education for paralegals. Nicole was appointed and re-appointed for several terms as an Adjudicator with a Federal tribunal adjudicating medical appeals to determine eligibility for the Canada Pension Plan. Finally, Nicole volunteered as a board member on the Lakeridge Hospital Board, a multi-site hospital serving the Durham Region, for two consecutive terms.

As Registrar & CEO of the College, Nicole is committed to providing effective leadership to serve the College’s mandate to protect the public. Nicole has prioritized the College’s obligations to Truth and Reconciliation as well as its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity by, among other initiatives, meeting with and hearing directly from the Chiefs of Ontario as to what footcare model will best serve the needs of First Nations communities. Nicole supports Council’s stated commitment as expressed in the College’s Strategic Plan, moving towards the Podiatry Model of footcare in the province with the support of the Chiefs of Ontario.

Nicole recognizes the critically important role of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in contributing to the overall health and wellness of Ontarians. Importantly, the footcare provided by registrants of the College has profound implications for lowering the rates of lower limb amputations and, under Nicole’s leadership, the College will continue to work with registrants through quality assurance initiatives to assist registrants in providing the best care to their patients.

Meghan Clarke, LL.B., LL.M.
Deputy Registrar and Manager, Professional Conduct and Hearings

Meghan is the College’s Deputy Registrar and Manager, Professional Conduct and Hearings. Prior to joining the College, Meghan led the prosecutions team at the College of Nurses of Ontario and she articled at a national, full-service law firm. Meghan is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Toronto Metropolitan University, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Western University and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto. Meghan is a member of the Discipline and Capacity Committee at the Human Resources Professional Association. She has served on a number of community based boards and she recently completed a three year term on Toronto Metropolitan University’s Senate.

Nawaz Pirani

Nawaz Pirani, M.Sc., M.B.A 
Manager, Registration, Examinations and Quality Programs

Nawaz is the College’s Manager Registration, Examinations, and Quality Programs and has been with the College since March 2024. In his time working in health professions regulation, Nawaz has previously worked in the Policy & Communications Department at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and in Quality Assurance at the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. While at the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Nawaz contributed to the development of the continuing education and assessment programs and provided oversight on implementation. This included being a lead in the development of a new risk-based assessment program, which launched in 2023. Nawaz has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from McMaster University, a Master of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Shruti Tantry, M.Sc.
Manager, Communications and Engagement

Shruti is the College’s Manager of Communications and Engagement and has been with the College since December 2023. Previously, she worked at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, where she led the College’s multimedia and social media strategy and advanced its digital communications. Shruti has also worked with a number of nonprofit organizations in membership and customer service roles. She holds an Honours B.A. in Environment and Society from the University of Toronto and an M.Sc. in Environment and International Development from the University of East Anglia (UK), and later completed certificates in Strategic Public Relations (University of Toronto) and UX Experience (George Brown).

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