Board of Directors

Founding Member of the Toronto Art Therapy Institute

James Nicol,  a Founding Member of the TATI Board of Directors, describes himself as a “Proud Scot”. Mr. Nicol had been an associate of Dr. Martin Fischer’s during Dr. Fischer’s early explorations into art therapy. When Dr. Fischer decided to develop the Toronto Art Therapy Institute he and Mr. Nicol appointed its first Board of Directors. As well, Mr. Nicol worked on the Institute becoming incorporated and establishing its constitution.


Honourary Patron

Mrs. Beatrice Fischer


Our Board Of Directors

  • Chairperson

    Debbie Anderson, D.T.A.T.I., Private Practice

  • Treasurer

    Bob Engel, MSW, Executive Director (Retired), Oolagen Community Services


             Mary Vachon, PhD


  • Delane Cooper
  • William Ma, BA
  • Parnian Pardis, BSc

Honorary Board Member

Dr. Ydessa Hendeles, C.M., O.Ont., PhD, LL.D. (Hon.), D.F.A. (Hon.), A.O.C.A.D., D.T.A.T.I.


Toronto Art Therapy Institute is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
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