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 have worked at both the Academic and Financial Services counters. I help students with their general financial questions, questions relating to their degree requirements and write official letters.

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!

What I do: Academic Advising (mostly students in their upper years), degree audits for graduating students, transfer credit assessments, and student records.

Lewis Le

Information Clerk

About me: I have been part of the Glendon family since 2016. In my spare time, you’ll most likely find me riding my bike around the city, enjoying a cup of coffee under the sun, or unsuccessfully cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

What I do: I’m one of the first faces you’ll see when you visit us.  Come with any and all questions and I’ll be glad to answer them or direct you to someone on our team 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 am the first person you see when you come to the Academic Services counter. If you have any general questions about your academics, need a letter or a new YU student card, I can help you out.

Gilles Thibodeau 

Director, Academic Services

About me: For the past 8 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.


Darlina Kessie Chadic

Information Clerk

About me:  My name is Darlina Kessie Chadic, recent Glendon Graduate with a Bachelor in Psychology. I enjoy writing, baking, music, readong, podcasts and meaningful  conversations. My biggest aspiration is to love everyone unconditionally like God does.

What I do: As an information clerk, I am usually your first point of contact when you need our help.

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.


Tyler Ly

Information Clerk

About me: I am a recent graduate from the B.Ed program at Western and I taught French Immersion and Core French before joining the team here at Glendon. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, singing and playing the clarinet. 

What I do: You will see me at the Academic Services counter and I can assist in answering your questions or guide you to someone who can.


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 (On Leave)

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.