The CPCA Board of Directors:
National President - Lisa Brown-Rooke











National Past-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 Counsellor 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 Chairperson of the Board - 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.

National Treasurer - Melanie Schroeder


National Vice-President - Jeremiah LaFollette


Jeremiah is a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) and the Alberta/Northwest Territories Director with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA).

Jeremiah currently owns and operates a private counselling practice in Calgary, Alberta named New Life Counselling and has over 25 years working in the Not-for-Profit sector including working with clients with traumatic brain injury, challenges of homelessness and families involved with Children’s Services.

Counselling modalities and styles include an integrated/eclectic approach supporting individuals and couples dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety and depression. Other areas of support include relationship challenges, anger, various addictions, crisis, grief and loss. Various counselling tools and techniques are incorporated such as Trauma Informed Care, Triple P Parenting, Motivational Interviewing, Signs of Safety, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).

Hobbies and interests include a passion for teaching, public speaking, summer BBQ’s, playing the guitar, hanging out with friends, and developing meaningful relationships with his 5 children and amazing wife and best friend of over 20 years.

National Director for Alberta and NWT - Anna Swanepoel


This region continues to be served by Jeremiah LaFollette in the interim who is also the Vice-President of the National Board.

National Director for BC and Yukon - Susanne Currie


National Director for Saskatchewan - Kristin Smith


National Director for Manitoba and Nunavut - Jennifer Jones


Jennifer Jones MBNU DirectorJennifer is a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC) and holds a Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling (MPCC) designation as well. She has worked in the mental health field since 2008 and believes in helping clients by guiding them through their own journey of self-discovery. She believes in acknowledging a person's strengths to help them achieve their goals. 

Jennifer is passionate about animals and has sat on the board of directors for a Manitoba rescue organization from 2014 to 2017. She has volunteered with several rescue organizations in Manitoba.

 Jennifer is proud to be a member of the CPCA and honored to sit on the Board of Directors. Her intention is to help serve and support the CPCA and continuously watch it grow.

National Director for Ontario - Deborah MacDonald


Deborah MacDonald

Deborah is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC), and a Master Practitioner of Clinical Counselling (MPCC). She also holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and is an Adler Trained Coach (ATC).

Deborah has held several volunteer positions in the past, including the Chair of the Denise House, a woman’s shelter and a Transformation Coach with aboriginal students at Trent University. Deborah is also a Trauma certified therapist working with first responders, couples, individual adults and teens. Deborah also holds specialized training in addiction, clinical anxiety treatment, anger management and mindfulness.

As well as being a proud member of the CPCA Canadian Professional Counselling Association, Deborah is a member of the CRPO College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario, the CCPA Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, the OAMHP Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, the OSRP Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists and the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

 National Director for Atlantic - Rory Boutilier



Head Office Staff 

 Executive Director - Eva Kelades, RPC, MPCC 


Phone: 1-250-558-3323 Extension: 801

Eva Kelades

Eva 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 as well as Media Director to a street program working in the inner city of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 2010, Eva began her service to the CPCA as the National Director for Atlantic Canada becoming Vice-President in 2013 and then National President in 2015. In each of these positions, she worked along the path of exceptional strategic planning with the National Board of Directors ensuring the highest standards of “Excellence in Competence." 

Eva then began her tenure as Executive Director in the spring of 2017 and as interim Registrar (until November 2020) at the request of the National Board of Directors. She is enjoying making her imprint on the teamwork of Head Office with the creation and revision of many important components of policy, standards, and procedures of the organization. She enjoys success when the benefits and values of membership expand, and when clinical counsellors & psychotherapists, registered with the CPCA are recognized and approved for membership in regulatory colleges and as mental health service providers for third party insurers.

Eva’s belief is that collaboration creates the best work, and she has proven this to be true through her efforts with members, staff, board members, committee members, education providers and other counselling organizations.

Eva’s goal in serving the CPCA has always been to support the competency-based model for certification of professional clinical counsellors and to serve and expand its membership nationwide.


National Registrar - Russ Webb, MA, CT, RPC, MPCC


Phone: 1-250-558-3323 Extension: 803

Russ WebbRuss Webb has been a member of the CPCA since 2015 while teaching in the Addictions Counselling Program at Medicine Hat College and having a private practice in Medicine Hat Alberta.  He served on the CPCA Board of Director for the Alberta and NWT region for 5 years and has also served on the board of the Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta (ACTA) since its inception in 2018.  It is this entity that will become the new regulatory college for Counselling Therapy in Alberta.  At the end of 2020, Russ took on the position of Registrar for the CPCA to help support the development of the organization and to serve its membership. 

Russ loves working with clients but also enjoys the challenges of continuing to build the CPCA.  Although he works for the CPCA, he still resides in Medicine Hat where his practice is located.  Russ deeply believes in the competency model registration of professional clinical counsellors and has come to enjoy supporting professionals in their journey with the CPCA.


Administrative Co-Ordinator - Support and Renewals

Donna Boyd


Phone: 1-250-558-3323 Extension: 800


Admissions Clerk and Exam Co-Ordinator

Laurie Bouchard

Email: and

Phone: 1-250-558-3323 Extension: 802


Mission Statement

Working together to promote and support
competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.