Caroline Mastantuono - President/C.E.O.
Caroline Bonneville Mastantuono has worked in the education field for 30 years. She has traveled to some 35 countries and has helped over 10,000 students realize their dreams of studying in Canada.
Carol has, and continues to be, an industry leader in International Education, always striving to be on the cutting edge; blazing the trail to new and exciting opportunities for both institutions and students.
Her leadership and focus helped build the largest international department of any school board in Quebec. Now that she has retired from the public sector, she has set her focus to building International bridges for all of Canada.
Joseph Mastantuono - Vice-President, Operations
Joseph Mastantuono has worked in International Education for the past 10 years. Joseph works Canada-side to build and strengthen the relationships with our institutional partners at home. Abroad he works to ensure students coming to Canada are on track to meet their educational and future goals.
Christina Mastantuono - Vice-President, Business Development
Christina Mastantuono has worked in International Education for the past nine years. During her career, she has traveled to international education fairs and events in China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam etc. She has represented Canadian education and built partnerships and initiatives that have helped students plan their futures and study in Canada.
Marcus Tabachnick - Executive Director, Innovation and Strategy
Marcus Tabachnick joins the Rising Phoenix International team as Executive Director of Innovation and Strategy bringing more than 30 years of experience working in public education. A strong supporter of the English education system and English minority language rights, Mr. Tabachnick served on the largest English school board in Quebec for 24 years of which 17 years were as Chairman of the Board. He also served 2 terms as President of the Quebec English School Boards Association and 1 term as President of the Canadian School Boards Association. He most recently served as Director General of the Quebec English School Boards Association.
A graduate of Concordia University (Montreal) Mr. Tabachnick counts among his many awards and honours the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal awarded for service to community and country.
Dona Bianchi - Director, Education
With nearly 30 years experience as an educator Dona joins Rising Phoenix International as our Director of Education. Dona began as a teacher in the public school system before moving on to become principal of several public schools throughout Montreal. Her passion for education has lead to Dona to becoming fluent in four languages, attaining her Bachelor and Masters degrees from the prestigious McGill University.
Throughout her career, she has had the privilege to teach professional development to help teachers at home in Canada and abroad understand the very real and unique educational challenges faced by those who choose to study abroad. Certified by Oxford for teaching English as a second language, Dona is excited to help students find success in their academic goals.
Jaime Maniatis - Manager, Student Services
Jaime is fluent in several languages and has been working in International Education for five years. Jaime boasts more than 10 years of customer service experience.
Her goal is to continually provide excellent support to international students, educational institutions and teachers by putting her years of experience to use.
Xiaohui "Johnny" Zheng - Student Services Agent
Johnny was a former trader who worked in the importing/exporting field and has over 10 years customer service experience.
Johnny arrived in Canada as a student, he understands the unique challenges and needs that come with being an international student in Canada.
Johnny is tri-lingual, fluent in English, French and Mandarin. Johnny has a passion and commitment to providing students with professional and thorough guidance as they plan their future in Canada.
Cassandra Wilken - Manager of Admissions
Cassandra joins the RPINTL team with the goal of helping students build a future in Canada. She has worked in international student recruitment for over a year. She has worked as front-line contact for over 1000 international students during her career in International Education.
During that time, Cassandra found her passion for education and international studies. The connection and relationship that she can establish with our students makes her a key asset to RPINTL.
Gabriel Antenucci - Financial Services Agent
Gabriel attended Marianopolis Cegep before continuing on to Concordia University. He opened his own small business, which he ran successfully for nearly 7 years before he decided to focus on working in finance.
Gabriel, like all members of the Rising Phoenix Team, is dedicated to customer service and helping international students find success on their pathway to Canada.
Gabriel is detail oriented and focused on ensuring quality service for all students.
Sebastien Scullion - IT Operations Technician
Sebastien was formally an Operations Management Specialist in Logistics & Transportation with a deep background in technology and web development.
After attending John Abbott College, Sebastien joins us as IT Operations Technician. With over ten years of experience in operations and a love of technological innovation, Sebastien is dedicated to making sure that Rising Phoenix continues to offer its services using the latest in technology.
Shiwen Zhu - Admissions Officer
Shiwen joins the Rising Phoenix team from a background in customer relations in the media and communications fields. Shiwen has a Bachelor's Degree in both English and French Studies.
Shiwen is fluent in English, French and Mandarin and believes her linguistic skills will help her in her endeavors to help students come to Canada to realize their dreams.
Yordan Radomirov - Digital Marketing Agent, Graphic Design
Yordan joins Rising Phoenix International as part of our marketing teams efforts to clearly and concisely deliver information to International students looking to choose Canada as a study destination. A graduate of Dawson College, Yordan brings with him experience in graphic design, social media marketing and branding.
Yordan will be working to help deliver critical information to students across the world so they can make an informed decision when it comes to their studies and future. He will help promote the Rising Phoenix brand as well as the brand of the many schools Rising Phoenix represents.
Ashley Bourke - Administrative Assistant
Ashley joins the RPINTL team as a way to combine her passion for travel and love of helping others. Having worked close to a decade in a variety of customer service roles, Ashley has long known that what drives her is helping others attain their goals.
Graduating with a DEC in International Development, as well as completing an internship in Central America, she understands the complexities of working, studying and living abroad. She has also spent many months travelling alone, which has helped her gain a deep understanding of different cultures and what makes them so wonderful. Her love for seeing the dreams of others come true is among many reasons why she is proud to be part of the RPINTL team.