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National Board of Directors & Head Office Staff

National President - Rosemary Fromson


Rosemary FromsonRosemary Fromson is a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC), Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC) and holds the clinical supervisor endorsement (MPCC-S) as a Qualified Clinical Supervisor. She is also a member of the Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists.  Rosemary is the current National Board Director for British Columbia.

Rosemary previously was involved in local politics both as a Councillor and as an Administrator for a Regional District.  At age 45, while working for the Regional District she returned to College through the Counsellors Training Institute of Vancouver.  For the past 16 years Rosemary has worked with many women and men who have been traumatized, as well as extensive work in the addiction field.  Rosemary began her practice, Illuminating Counselling Services, in a northern region in 1998 and relocated to Abbotsford 10 years ago.  Her practice is open to individuals, couples, victims of crime, and other EAP referrals.  She is a facilitator and has been a guest speaker on several occasions.  Rosemary also facilitates a free CBT group, which she has run for the past 2 years.

Rosemary’s intention as the National Board President is to continue to grow the CPCA and to continue the work of the past 25 years of the CPCA towards a Provincial College for Counsellors based on competency.

Rosemary’s passions are her family: 2 children, 7 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter; as well as writing, reading, and engaging in mindfulness.

National Vice President - Pamela Meaney-Pieroway


PamPamela Meaney-Pieroway is an educator of students, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, Social Workers and other related professionals. She has held various board positions in the past, including chair of the Family Crisis Shelter Association, Director on the Status of 

Pamela Meaney-Pieroway is an active counsellor in a thriving private practice who is completing a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Creative Family Systems.Women Counsel Board, Coordinator with the Labrador West Traumatic Event Defusing and Debriefing Team and treasurer with the youth justice committee.

In addition to her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, she has completed intensive post-masters training and supervision in marriage and family therapy, art therapy, play therapy and clinical traumatology. Pamela is a Registered Professional Counsellor, a Certified Family Therapist, a Certified Traumatologist, a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and a Registered Play Therapist.

Alberta National Director - Russ Webb


Communications Director - Aaron McClelland


Aaron McClelland

Aaron D. McClelland, RPC is a Multimodal Therapist with a private practice in Penticton, British Columbia, specializing in anxiety, mood, and trauma-related disorders. 

Aaron has extensive experience counselling at-risk and high-risk youth, managing an adolescent intensive therapeutic residential resource, and continues to work with adults with developmental delays and mental health issues in the Okanagan region.  Aaron is also a passionate advocate for educating parents, the public, and other professionals about Non-Suicidal Self-Injury.  His series Self-Injury - Putting the Pieces Together continues to be the most widely read articles on his Mental Health - Okanagan blog, attracting attention from all over the world.

Aaron is the proud father of three, grandfather of two, and was a Scouter to hundreds over the course of 12 years with Scouts Canada's Vancouver-Coast Region, where he worked with all five sections for youth from Beavers up to Rovers, and held various positions including District Commissioner.

Aaron's efforts as Communication Director for the CPCA are aimed at moving our association forward as a leader in the mental health field by promoting the competency model in the formation of provincial colleges across Canada, and to be responsive to the needs and preferences of his fellow members.

Presently, Aaron's principal self-care activity is car-yoga in the form of working on his 1953 Chevy street rod Rags, (Tony Bennett fans will get it).

Social Media Director - Dr. Faizal H. Sahukhan


Faizal SahukhanDr. Faizal was born in the Fiji Islands and immigrated to Canada at the age of seven with his parents and younger brother. As a child growing up in Vancouver, he experienced everything – the good, the bad, and the ugly – all of which contributed to his development as an individual and a professional.

Early on in his career, he realized that there was a need for counsellors who could help those of diverse cultures. To satisfy this need, he considered all the various avenues accessible to him through which he could help people.

Today, Faizal is a Registered Professional Counsellor, Master Practitioner in Counselling Practice and Clinical Sexologist (since 1997), providing “multicultural sex and relationship therapy.” He is also an instructor at Capilano University, writes a monthly advice column (Dear Faizal, published in the CanadianImmigrant magazine), hosts a radio advice column (Love Across Cultures, on Link, CBC Radio Canada International), is a media-consultant on multicultural relationship issues, and is the author of Dating the Ethnic Man: Strategies for Success (

In his role as the CPCA National Director of Social Media, Faizal plans on working with CPCA members – and communities across Canada - to create social awareness of the power behind the competency-based model as it relates to therapy.

BC National Director - Joseph Eliezar


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Saskatchewan National Director - Stephan Brouwer



Manitoba National Director - Luella Jonk



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 Atlantic National Director - James Ingram


James IngramJames Ingram is an internationally certified alcohol and drug counsellor (ICADC), a certified addiction and gambling counsellor, and a registered professional counsellor. He also has a certificate in adult education. Recently, James was elected President of the Atlantic Provinces for the Canadian Professional Counselling Association.

A graduate of Dalhousie University with a degree in Sociology, James completed his Counselling Skills Diploma at Success College.

James is a Master Trainer in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and has recently been certified as a NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention) trainer. Still associated with the IWK, he is employed with the Adolescent Centre for Treatment and CHOICES. He has been called upon to provide relief work at the 4 South Psychiatric Ward for adolescents and works on a casual basis with Complex Case. He has also found the time to provide training to the Metro Help Line for the past three years.

James worked full-time with the Salvation Army, and as a part-time as an alternative worker with Children’s Aid. The Phoenix Youth Shelter hired him as a youth care worker – the first employee in the history of Metro Turning Point and the first Success College graduate to be hired at Phoenix.

Head Office Staff


Executive Director, Eva Kelades, RPC, MPCC 

Eva KeladesEva has been providing mental health services since 1991. Expanding her education and skills, Eva became a Registered Professional Counsellor with the CPCA in 2006 and has been a Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling since 2011.

Eva has consistently engaged in community work and has passionately served in a variety of local and national non-profit organizations. She has supported a number of organizations such as the Elizabeth Fry Society and as Director and Mentor of community children and youth programs.Presently, she serves as Media Director to a street program working in the inner city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 In 2015, Eva became the National President of the CPCA. In this position, she has continued along the same path of exceptional strategic planning with the National Board of Directors ensuring the highest standards of “Excellence in Competence." As a National Director of the CPCA, Eva has been consistently dedicated to the promotion of the competency-based model for certification of professional counsellors and to the expansion of its membership nationwide. Her service began in 2009 as the Atlantic Director where her efforts were focused on Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and the need to create safety for the counselling profession that was being bombarded by a “Master’s Level only” recognition with the Counselling Therapist Act. In 2013, as the National Vice-President she led the Governance committee in fulfilling the mandate of transitioning the CPCA into the new Not-for-profit Act. Some of her achievements were the updating of the CPCA Bylaws, processes and practices to become compliant with the new Act. These accomplishments brought the CPCA into complete compliance a year earlier than mandated by the Federal Government.


Member Services Clerk, Tammy Frater (Primary) (Submission of Documents)

Administration Clerk, Donna Boyd (Primary) (General Inquiries)


 Education Consultant,

Susannah-Joy Schuilenberg PsyD, RPC, MPCC-S, DAAETS, ACS


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