Meet the Paralegal faculty

Stacey Pipicelli, Program Coordinator

Photo of Stacey Pipicelli Stacey has been a professor at Fanshawe College since 2012 and assisted in the development of the Paralegal program. Throughout her time at Fanshawe she has taught in the Paralegal, Law Clerk, Public Safety Fundamentals, Office Administration and Business programs.

Before joining Fanshawe’s School of Public Safety on a full-time basis, Stacey held various positions within the legal community in southwestern Ontario. Having excelled in the legal field, Stacey is a licenced Paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario and brings an extensive industry work history to this role that included positions as a Law Clerk, Director of Operations at a mid-sized law firm, and a consultant in the oil and gas industry.

Stacey’s academic leadership has been readily evident as the first coordinator for the Public Safety Fundamentals program and she played an instrumental role in the successful launch of the new and unique program. In 2019, Stacey was recognized by Fanshawe’s Counselling and Accessibility Services for her continued assistance in making Fanshawe College an accessible learning environment. She consistently demonstrates her dedication to accommodating students with disabilities by working together to promote student success in creative and impactful ways.

Stacey is a Licensed Paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario and also possesses Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from the American Society for Quality, a Master Certificate in Online Teaching from the University of Illinois and a Law Clerk diploma from Fanshawe College.

Candace Aboussafy

Photo of Candace Aboussafy Candace obtained a diploma in Police Foundations before obtaining her Paralegal graduate certificate at Durham College. She received her Paralegal license in 2012. She practiced for five years in Small Claims Court and construction litigation prior to moving to London to work exclusively in the area of residential tenancy law.

Candace currently works in-house for a public housing provider, providing legal representation for the landlord of rent geared to income housing.

She has developed and provided training to staff and management on the rights and responsibilities of landlords under the Residential Tenancies Act and has lectured on e-discovery for Continuing Professional Development Programs.


Melissa Anjema

Photo of Melissa Anjema Name: Melissa Anjema
Title: Part-Time Professor
Program: Paralegal
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Melissa Anjema is a professor in the Paralegal graduate certificate program teaching Summary Conviction Criminal Law. Melissa had over 13 years experience as a Criminal Law Clerk and office manager of Criminal Law Firms before attending Fanshawe College to obtain her Paralegal graduate certificate. Melissa graduated from the Paralegal program receiving the academic achievements of Dean’s Honour Roll, President’s Honour Roll and was also the recipient of the CMS Legal Services Award for the highest GPA in her graduating year. Melissa holds a Class P1 (Paralegal) license with the Law Society of Ontario and is a Notary Public for the Province of Ontario. Melissa serves her clients in the areas of Summary Conviction Criminal Law, Provincial Offences Act, and Small Claims in addition to administratively supporting three criminal defence attorneys.

Professor Anjema joined Fanshawe College as a case writer for virtual field placements in 2020 and then as a faculty member in the winter term of 2021. Professor Anjema has a passion for assisting students in reaching their professional best and in doing so, to raise the standards of the paralegal profession. Professor Anjema plans on developing a paralegal mentorship group for continuing education and peer networking for all paralegal professionals in the London area.


Lindsay Lake

Photo of  Lindsay Lake Name: Lindsay Lake, B.A. (Hons.), LL. B.
Title: Part-Time Professor
Programs: Paralegal
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Lindsay Lake is a part-time Professor in the Paralegal Program within the School of Public Safety. Professor Lake completed her B.A. in Women’s Studies at Western University and her LL.B. at the University of Windsor. Professor Lake has also completed the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University’s Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards and Tribunals and the Advanced Certificate in Adjudication. Professor Lake holds a Class L1 (Lawyer) Licence with the Law Society of Ontario.

Professor Lake’s full-time role is as an Adjudicator with the Licence Appeal Tribunal, the Animal Care Review Board and the Fire Safety Commission. Prior to these positions, Lindsay was a Municipal Prosecutor and Solicitor with the Corporation of the City of London for over five years conducting provincial offences prosecutions under several statutes and routinely appearing before all levels of court. Professor Lake was also previously appointed as a part-time Adjudicator with the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Professor Lake is actively involved in her local community and is a Patient and Family Partner with the Family Advisory Council of the London Health Sciences Centre. Professor Lake has also previously served on the Board of Directors for the London Regional AIDS Hospice.


Ronan Lougheed

Photo of Ronan Lougheed Name: Ronan Lougheed
Title: Professor
Programs: Law Clerk, Paralegal
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Ronan Lougheed is a professor in the Law Clerk and Paralegal programs within the School of Public Safety. He completed his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto before travelling to the Czech Republic to teach English.

Upon his return, he received his Bachelor of Laws from Western University before practicing as a lawyer in London, primarily in the areas of intellectual property and commercial litigation. In 2011 Professor Lougheed joined Fanshawe College, where he has combined his passions for teaching and the law.

Professor Lougheed is a licensed member of the Law Society of Ontario.


Artem Orlov

Photo of Artem Orlov Name: Artem Orlov
Title: Part-Time Professor
Program: Paralegal, Business Service courses
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Professor Orlov completed LLB and LLM degrees in Ukraine, where he briefly practised business, tax, and IP law. In 2014 Professor Orlov graduated from the Paralegal program at Fanshawe College and provided legal services as a licenced paralegal in the field of provincial offences.

In 2019 Professor Orlov earned a GP LLM degree from the University of Toronto and was called to the Bar in 2020. Since then he has been practising as a defence lawyer exclusively in criminal and provincial offences matters.

Professor Orlov holds a Class L1 (Lawyer) license with the Law Society of Ontario, is a published author and conference speaker, and is also a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and Elgin Law Association.

Professor Orlov is passionate about trial advocacy and constitutional analysis and welcomes discussions during his lectures.


Pia Sorri

Name: Pia Sorri, BA, Licenced Paralegal
Title: Professor
Program: Paralegal, Law Clerk, School of Public Safety
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Pia Sorri is a professor in the law programs within the School of Public Safety. She completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Western Ontario. She also has Accounting, Project Management, Human Resources and Honours Paralegal diplomas from Fanshawe College.

Professor Sorri joined Fanshawe College as a part-time faculty member in 2019. Professor Sorri has held various professional roles combining accounting, financial, human resources, payroll and physical education roles. Currently Professor Sorri is a full-time legal professional at a London law firm.

Professor Sorri holds a Class P1 (Paralegal) license with the Law Society of Ontario.


Gerard Tillmann

Photo of Gerard Tillmann Name: Gerard T. (“Ged”) Tillmann, H.B.A., LLB
Title: Professor (Part-time), law programs
Program: Paralegal and Law Clerk
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Ged (pronounced “Jed”) Tillmann received his LLB from the University of Windsor in 1976 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1978. Following his call to the Bar, Ged practiced law in London, Ontario until 2018 in the areas of real estate law, corporate commercial law, administrative law, First Nation/Aboriginal law and civil litigation. The majority of Ged’s practice focused on civil litigation in security enforcement and debt recovery, insurance, personal injury and First Nation/Aboriginal Law. Ged has appeared at all levels of the Courts in Ontario from Small Claims Court to the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, (both Trial and Appeal Division) and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Ged was appointed a Part-Time Member of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and Health Services Appeal and Review Board in October of 2017 and served in that position until October 2019. In that position, he presided over reviews, hearings and appeals of decisions of the regulated health professions, decisions of hospital boards and decisions regarding publicly insured health services.

Ged has been a part-time Professor at Fanshawe College since January of 2016 teaching various courses including Introduction to Canadian Law, Small Claims Court Procedure, Evidence, Advocacy, Advanced Civil Procedure, and Canadian Business Law (Law & Ethics and Law, Ethics & Conduct).


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