College Staff

Nicole Zweirs, B.A (Hons) LLB, LLM
Registrar/CEO

Nicole is a lawyer and member of the Law Society of Ontario for 20 years. Nicole graduated from Western University with a degree in Political Science after which she attended Queen’s Law School completing her LL.B. Nicole 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 litigator at a national, full-service law firm and worked with other health regulators as well as a non-health regulator in professional regulation, and accredited post-secondary education for paralegals. Nicole has served several terms adjudicating medical appeals to determine eligibility for the Canada Pension Plan, as an appointee of the Federal Government to the Social Security Tribunal. Finally, Nicole volunteered as a board member on the Lakeridge Hospital Board, a multi-site hospital serving the Durham Region, for two consecutive terms.

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 & Hearings. Prior to joining the College, Meghan led the prosecutions team at the College of Nurses of Ontario for eight years 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 (Ryerson), 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 is currently serving a three year term on Toronto Metropolitan University’s Senate.

Christine Hickey, B.A (Hons) Paralegal, LLM
Manager, Registration, Examinations & Quality Programs

Christine is the College’s Manager of Registration, Examinations & Quality Programs.  In 2018, Christine relocated to Toronto from Vancouver, where she worked as a paralegal for 20 years.  Prior to joining the College of Chiropodists, Christine worked with other health profession regulators both in B.C. and Ontario.  In 2020, Christine completed a Masters in Law, focusing on the impact of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Vavilov on a tribunal’s participation at judicial review.  Christine’s research has been published in the Canadian Journal of Administrative Law & Practice.  Christine is currently in the process of obtaining a P1 paralegal license and becoming a member of the Law Society of Ontario.  Outside of work, Christine is a voracious reader, a lover of Sudoku puzzles, an aspiring world traveller and a mom to 2 great kids.  Christine can be reached at chickey@cocoo.on.ca to answer your questions regarding the College’s registration, examinations, and quality assurance processes.