Meet Our Team

The strength of our management team is why Chisholm is known for its ability to tailor a program to meet the individual needs of each student we accept. Our management team’s qualifications are outstanding, their length of service is amazing and their commitment to the school is extraordinary.

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Dr. Howard Bernstein

Dr. Howard Bernstein is a Psychologist and the Executive Director. He has been at Chisholm since 1980 and was previously employed by school boards, hospitals and clinics in Canada and the U.S. Dr. Bernstein is responsible for the philosophy, direction, and finances of Chisholm.  His favourite task is still direct contact with staff, students and parents. Dr. Bernstein is registered in Educational and Clinical Psychology with the Ontario College of Psychologists.


Mrs. Sylvia Moyssakos

Mrs. Sylvia Moyssakos B.Ed., M.Sc., M.B.A., OCT, is the Principal of Chisholm Academy.  She has been with Chisholm since 1992 and has held past roles such as Vice-Principal and the Head of Specialized Academic Services and teacher of science and mathematics. Mrs. Moyssakos has her Principal qualifications and specialist designations in Special Education and Guidance.


Mr. Adam Bernstein

Mr. Adam Bernstein, B.A., M.A., is the Associate Director and has been at Chisholm since 2006. He brings a combination of industry and not-for-profit experience and is responsible for the admissions and day-to-day business operations of the organization. Mr. Bernstein is also a therapist and provides counselling services to teens and families.


Mrs. Lorna Hughes

Mrs. Lorna Hughes is the Admissions Officer and Coordinator of Human Resources. Lorna holds a B.Sc. in Psychology and an M.A. in Human Resources, both from the UK. Mrs. Hughes has been at Chisholm since 2015 and was initially employed in the psychology department as an intake coordinator.

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Dr. Emily Bryntwick

Dr. Emily Bryntwick is a Psychologist and the Executive Director of the Psychology Department. She is credentialed in both educational and clinical psychology. Dr. Bryntwick is responsible for the supervision of the psychology department, and consults to the Chisholm Academy.