Zoe Abell

Advisor, Student Financial Services 

About me: I am a recent Glendon graduate from the Psychology program. I like to play video games and watch too many true crime documentaries in my spare time, and I have never met a pasta I haven’t loved.

What I do: I am here to help you make sure you can afford your costs and succeed in your studies. If you have questions about budgeting, or need help with your OSAP application, or anything else to do with money, you can come and see me.

Andréanne Dibo-Amany

Manager, Student Financial Services

About me: I love learning new languages, Spanish in particular. During my free time, I read, sing, dance, and cook all kind of meals.

What I do: As the Manager, my role is to help students to be financially savvy. I am here to help students navigate all financial matters linked to their studies: from York scholarships, tuition payment or OSAP application and processing.

Ingi Fikry

Advisor, Student Financial Services

About me: I’m a proud Glendon Alumni. I love candy and traveling.

What I do: I help students with OSAP applications, the Student Account, and awards.

Yassin Handouleh

Assessor, Transfer Credit  and Degree Audit

About me: I am the Wise man with the Great Beard. I love Star wars (original, clones, Rebels, Resistance), Marvel Agents of SHIELDS, Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory and of course all Sports (EXCEPT Hockey). I believe that I have found the Bermuda Triangle since I have been working there for the past 20 years!

Elizabeth Jefferies

Information Clerk

About me: Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am a recent graduate of the International Studies program at Glendon and I also studied French and Spanish during my time as a student. I absolutely love theater, music and photography! 

What I do: I’m always ready to help you out with any questions you have at the academic services office! Please stop by with any inquiries you have, and I’ll be happy to answer them for you or point you to the person who can! 

Bronte Link-Newman

Academic Advisor

About me: I have been part of the Glendon community since 2014. I enjoy reading and the theatre, basically anything with a good story.

What I do: I’m here to help you navigate your degree. Whether you simply need to clarify a requirement or you want to talk through a change in your intended path, I’m here to talk things through.

Gilles Thibodeau 

Director, Academic Services

About me: For the past 10 years, I have been involved in Registrarial duties at various institutions.  I have a fascination with process improvements and leveraging technology, all in the name of improved client experiences.   I originally trained as an orchestral musician and continue to play the French Horn professionally. 

What I do: I lead the small-but-mighty Academic Services Team.  Together, we provide exceptional academic and financial guidance to students from registration to graduation. 


Lesley Valiente 

Advising Coordinator

About me: I have worked in the student services field since 2011 and am passionate about helping students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. I enjoy yoga, acupuncture and all things self-care.

What I do: My main job is to oversee the day-to-day work of the Academic Advising team. As an academic advisor myself, I listen to your concerns and use a collaborative approach to help you figure out your next steps. I’m happy to discuss program requirements and other academic questions you may have.

Fotini Vlahos 

Academic Advisor

About me: I graduated from the Psychology program at Glendon in 2018 and spend my spare time deep in anime show holes. I love to cosplay, read fantasy romance novels and learn new languages. Currently working on ASL.

What I do: I am here for the students. Whether you are having a great university experience, or a more challenging one, I’d love to talk to you and help you reach your goals, both personal academic.

Lesley Bartlett

Governance and Records Officer

About me: I’m a proud Glendonite and a lover of all things chocolate.

What I do: I am the secretary of Glendon’s committees that see student petitions and appeals, and beyond that, I take care of some of the background work.



Aurore Coco Avolonto

Academic Advisor – francophonie

About me: I love starting my day off with a morning run or a nice yoga session to help centre my goals for the day. 

What I do: As an academic advisor, I help those who make the brave choice to embrace higher education resolve issues quickly using informed decisions.  I am here to listen and assist you with your questions so that you can move forward in your studies and achieve long-term personal and academic success. 


Kenia Navas 

Information Clerk

About me: I graduated from Glendon with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, double major in Hispanic Studies and Sociology. I am trilingual (Spanish, French and English) and I am thrilled to be able to use this great skill at Glendon while helping students with their academic questions and concerns in whichever language they feel most comfortable.

What I do: I greet students/staff/faculty members at the front desk of the Office of Academic Services and help guide them to whoever is the best person to speak to and answer their academic questions/concerns. We help students from the moment they pick their courses up until they are ready to receive their diploma.