Our Team

Louis Toromoreno - Director, Safety and Security Services

Director, Safety & Security
51 McCaul St, 2nd Floor, MCF51
ltoromoreno@ocadu.ca
(416) 977-6000, ext: 622

Louis Toromoreno

I started with OCAD University in 2006 after spending 7 years at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (ACC) and 2 years prior at the Skydome. With experience in facility security, event security and security systems as my speciality I helped with the security transition from the Maple Leaf Gardens to the Air Canada Centre.

I graduated from C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute High School and did my post secondary at Seneca College in the Law Enforcement & Security program. I am currently looking to pursue a degree in Disaster Management at York University. Some of my training and expertise includes Emergency Management Ontario levels 1-3, Interviewing Techniques, and Assessing and Managing Risk for General Violence in Post-Secondary Institutions, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. I am a fully licensed soccer coach with Pre B credentials from the Ontario Soccer Association. I have been volunteering my soccer coaching for kids in the North York community for 15 years.

My favourite part about OCAD U is the people and the environment that embraces equity and diversity. Above and beyond that working with a team that “Rocks” on a daily basis is definitely a bonus! We work really hard to make the security experience at OCAD U a good one for everyone in our community.

Kirstie Joseph - Manager, Safety and Security Services

Manager, Safety & Security
51 McCaul St, 2nd Floor, MCF51
kjoseph@ocadu.ca
(416) 977-6000, ext: 2052

Kirstie Joseph

I started with OCAD University in 2013 after 5 years of experience in the Security field. I began the first 2 years of my career in Security and Loss Prevention at Canada’s Wonderland, where I was able to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in patrolling, security communication, surveillance, and a variety of emergency response situations. I later spent the following 3.5 years in a supervisorial role as a Data Centre Protection Officer. I was able to expend my previous skill set while gaining experience as a supervisor in an advanced biometric controlled facility. This environment provided me the opportunity to assist in the development and implementation of new security protocols and procedures.

I graduated from Seneca College in 2009 with honours from Police Foundations. I have since received several certifications in Emergency management, Mental Health First Aid, Distress & Trauma Recovery and Violence Risk/Threat Assessment. My greatest accomplishment in training is the hands on experience I receive here at OCAD U everyday. I’ve had the opportunity to work with students, staff and faculty that have taught me more than I could have every learned in any course.

I enjoy reading, trying new restaurants, and enjoy taking part in organized runs.

Noel Espiritu

Supervisor, Safety & Security Services
51 McCaul St, 2nd Floor, MCF51
nespiritu@ocadu.ca
(416) 977-6000, ext: 2920

Noel Espiritu

My career in Law & Security began in Loss Prevention and I have since served across a number of operational areas in Hospitality Operations, Pipeline Investigations, Transportation Operations and Health, Safety & Environment. Through my varied experience and education, I have developed a keen sense of the security industry and occupational safety. I have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops, training courses and seminars that has allowed for a broad resource base on which to build a career that have progressed to my Safety & Security Services Supervisor and First Aid Instructor role with OCAD U.

Kenny Kittnar - Supervisor, Safety and Security Services

Supervisor, Safety and Security Services
2nd floor, 51 McCaul Street, MCF51
(416) 977-6000, ext: 627
kkittnar@ocadu.ca

Kenny Kittnar

After spending nearly 8 years working within the Security industry, Kenny joined OCAD University in June 2016. Kenny is a Supervisor for Safety & Security Services and works to keep OCAD U a safe environment for all members of the community. In addition Kenny sits on the Joint Health & Safety Committee, which plays a vital role in assisting the universities efforts in promoting safe work practices throughout the campus. Kenny has also completed the First Aid, CPR & AED instructor level training.

Before joining OCAD U, Kenny graduated from Seneca College with a Police Foundations diploma and then pursued a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Investigations and Enforcement. In addition, he earned a degree in Bachelor of Science, Justice Studies (Honours) along with a Law and Security Administrations diploma from Guelph-Humber University.

Kenny’s favourite part about working at OCAD U is having the opportunity to be involved in events like Grad Ex, Project 31 and Nuit Blanche and appreacting the great work created by those part of the OCAD community.

Laura Cobham - Supervisor, Safety and Security Services

Supervisor, Safety & Security
51 McCaul St, 2nd Floor, MCF51
lcobham@ocadu.ca
(416) 977-6000, ext: 627

Laura Cobham

I started with OCAD University in January 2015 after over 11 years in the security industry. I started my career in Security at Skydome, now the Rogers Centre, where I progressed through the ranks from an Event Security Guard and Alcohol Management Officer where I was responsible for guest safety and maintaining a strict adherence to the Liquor Licence Act. Upon completion of college I was promoted to a Control Room Operator where I was responsible for access control, monitoring CCTV and conducting investigations. I further became a Shift Supervisor and was responsible for supervising my team members and an Event Duty Manager where I was responsible for the detailed security planning of events.

I graduated from Seneca College with a Police Foundations Diploma with an additional Introduction to Intelligence course. I am currently pursuing a certification in Emergency Management as well as a Certified Protection Professional designation.

My favourite part of working at OCAD is the ever changing atmosphere and the ability to interact with students, staff and the community.

When I’m not working I’m spending time with my family, running and playing ice hockey.

Katie Browning - Health and Safety Officer, Safety and Security Services

Health and Safety Officer, Safety & Security
51 McCaul St, 2nd Floor, MCF51
kbrowning@ocadu.ca
(416) 977-6000, ext: 615

Kate Browning

I joined the OCAD U in August of 2015. My Health and Safety background is in both Industrial and Construction sectors. For over 9 years, I have provided leadership to management for legislation compliance, disability and injury management and both created and facilitated the Health and Safety Management system for all workers.

I graduated from McMaster University in 2009 with a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree and followed up with a Bachelors of Education from the University of Western Ontario in 2011. In January of 2015, I successfully completed the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation, an extensive program that evaluates your knowledge in various Health and Safety disciplines including Occupational Hygiene, Risk Assessment, Law and Ethics and Accident Investigation etc. I am currently working towards a Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Health and Safety Management from Ryerson University.

I am music lover and spend most of my free time attending concerts in and around the city or being active at the gym or running at high park or going on hikes all over Ontario.

My favourite part about OCAD U is the dynamic staff who create an inviting work and learning environment.