Board of Directors
Tricia Gueulette is the National Contract Manager with Canadian Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Services with March of Dimes Canada and leads a large, dedicated national team of vocational rehabilitation professionals to deliver quality programming for Veterans Affairs Canada and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario. She has appeared as an expert witness before the Canadian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs on the delivery of front-line health and well-being services for Canadian Veterans and her recommendations were included in their report “Improving Services to Improve Quality of Life for Veterans and Their Families”.
Tricia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Economics from the University of Victoria. She is a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP), a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) and has recently completed her MBA in Executive Management specializing in Leadership with Royal Roads University.
Kim is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional since 1999, and a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional. Her focus throughout her career has been to help individuals, whether employers or employees, to find success, fulfillment, and ultimately JOY in the workplace. Kim works at Agilec as a VR Project Coordinator and is involved in the Training@Agilec division providing Emotion and Behaviours in the Workplace (EBW) assessments and Emotional Intelligence team training. Kim has a B.A with a Psychology focus, and is GATB and MBTI certified. In 2018, Kim completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher training to pursue further education on meditation and mindfulness. Additionally, Kim is a SoulCollage® facilitator, which is an intuitive tool one uses to connect inwardly to find their own answers. Throughout her career, Kim’s goal has been help people find meaning in what they do, particularly at work – to empower individuals, whether staff or client, to connect with their own unique pathway to be the best they can be.
Roselle Piccininni, CCRC, RRP, CVRPSecretary
Past President of the Founding Board of the CVRP in 2010. Roselle brings years of experience and dedication as a VRA Ontario Board Director continuously from 1996-2010, holding the office of Ontario President from 2005 to 2006, VRA National President from 2006 to 2008 and National Past President from 2008 to 2010.
Roselle graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science and has her CCRC certification (Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) since 2006 and her CVRP from 2010. She is presently a principal at arc health management a private company providing health management solutions to the private and insurance sectors.
Roselle is continuing to serve on the CVRP as the Assistant Registrar.
Jennifer Chladny, B.A. (Psych), RRP, CVPDirector-at-large
Jennifer Chladny received her B.A. in psychology from York University. She began working in the field of rehabilitation in 2000 and has been a registered rehabilitation professional (RRP) since 2005 with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA). She is a member in good standing with the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals and holds a CVRP (Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional) designation and a CCVE designation (Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator). She is also a member in good standing with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA). Jennifer is currently working as a Director with Metrics Vocational Services. In addition, she has over 20 years of case management experience, working with a diverse client base. She believes in a collaborative, client-centered approach to assist clients in attaining their various goals. Jennifer believes that engagement in valued and meaningful activities is essential to optimize well-being and improve quality of life. Jennifer is past president and current board director with the Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS) and a board director with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRAC).
Tracey Kibble, Hons. B.Sc., D.S.W., M.Ed. (CRDS), R.R.PDirector At Large
Tracey has been a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) and member of VRA since 2004. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University, with a double major in Biology and Mathematics. Tracey completed her Developmental Services Worker diploma at Humber College and went on to complete a Masters in Education at the University of Calgary, with a specialization in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies.
She is currently a VRA Atlantic society board member, representing professionals from the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, having previously served two terms as the society president. She is a Member-at-Large on the national board and is the chair of the national education committee.
Tracey has supported individuals with intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, mental health challenges, physical disabilities and chronic health conditions; as well as medically released veterans, over the course of her career. She is currently an Employment Specialist at Nova Scotia Community College’s Achieve Program (Akerley Campus), facilitating curriculum and coordinating student placements for youth with learning differences and limited work experience.
Tracey’s is passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential, and to find and maintain meaningful roles in their communities. Her professional interests include continuing education, professional development, evidence based practice and vocational interest testing. She loves to camp, canoe and curl, and is an avid reader.
Renée Daudlin-IacobelliDirector At Large
skilled in Vocational and Employment Counselling, Employee Assistance Counselling, Transferable Skills Analysis, Vocational Rehabilitation, Job Placement, and Disability Management Consulting. She has extensive experience working with people living with disabilities, mental health concerns, and chronic illness.
Renee holds a Master’s of Education in Adult Education, Undergraduate Degree in Sociology and a Post Degree Diploma in Art Therapy. She has completed training in Life Care Planning, Progressive Goal Attainment Program and is a Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Instructor. She is a Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor (CCRC), Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP), and is a Masters Certified Vocational Professional (MCVP) with the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP).
Renee owns and operates Insight Advantage Inc, a full service disability management and training company employing 18 staff and providing rehabilitation services throughout Southwestern Ontario.
Kathy Potts, HSW, RSW, RRP, CCRC, CVPPrairie Society
Kathy has worked in the field of disability management for 22 years. As a Rehabilitation Consultant, Kathy has worked in both in the private and public sectors developing return to work plans to assist individuals back to gainful employment. She has also managed a long term disability plan and worked as a consultant providing guidance on how to develop cost effective and efficient return to work programs and services.
Kathy understands return to work from both the employee and employer perspectives. She understands the challenges employee face when returning to work and the time it takes to educate managers and supervisors on the return to work process. She is currently working with her Director to once again enhance the return to work services offered through SaskPower.
Kathy currently facilitates a monthly workshop for her employer educating managers and supervisors on their role in the return to work process and their obligations under duty to accommodate. She believes it is important for all individuals who want to work be given the opportunity to be at work in some capacity. The challenge is figuring out what that looks like and how does it fit with a workplace.
Kathy ’s experience extends to:
- Return to Work Planning
- Management of short and long term disability
- Management of WCB claims
- Coordinating Accommodations across the Corporation
- Vocational Assessments
- Transferable Skills Analysis
- GATB and COII Vocational Testing Certification
Kathy’s passion is demonstrating to managers and supervisors that a well-planned and thought-out return to work plan can be successful and employees, if given a chance, can return to meaningful and productive work.
Sue Allardyce, CCRC, RRP, CVRP(F)Manitoba Society
Sue has worked in the Vocational Rehabilitation field for 26 years. She has worked for a non-profit agency, a private vocational rehabilitation company and the federal government providing VR services to clients considered severely disabled (Canada Pension Plan Disability) and veterans. In her non-profit and private employment, she has worked primarily with clients with psychological/psychiatric issues and brain injuries. In addition, Sue has provided medical/legal vocational injury assessments and Transferrable Skills Analyses for personal injury matters. She has been accepted as an expert witness in court. For the past 13 years, Sue has worked as an advisor/consultant on vocational rehabilitation and mental health issues for Veterans Affairs Canada.
Sue is currently the President of the Manitoba Society of VRA and chairs the Communications Committee.
Sue currently works part-time for Veterans Affairs Canada in the mental health unit and also part-time for the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (CVRP) as the CEU Coordinator reviewing ceu submissions and pre-approving related courses, programs, webinars, etc.
Sue holds a Master’s of Social Work degree is a Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor (CCRC) a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) and is Master’s Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional: CVRP (F).
Marcel QuennevilleOntario Society
My career has consisted of working with people for over 33 years. I have accumulated extensive varied experience from to role of front line staff, program supervisor to business owner. I am a Registered Rehabilitation Professional and I am a certified Solution Focus Counselor and a certified Program and Community Developer who is fluently bilingual in both French and English.
I have worked in the Social Service field as a Child & Youth Worker and Program Manager in both Ontario and Alberta. In 1990, I opened the first office in Northern Ontario for the Huntington Society of Canada; educating professionals and the communities while providing group counseling and support to individuals and their families.
While living near Sudbury, I accepted a position as a Rehabilitation Case Manager, which quickly became my passion. I worked for various rehabilitation companies helping individuals injured in motor vehicle accident with their recovery and return to work or to their previous activities of daily living. As the industry changed and many rehabilitation companies folded, in 1998 I was asked by insurance adjusters to continue in the field and to open my own business, something I had never considered. I established a rehabilitation company and named it On Track Support Services, which continues to operate to this day. We had the great fortune to work with both the Auto and Life insurance companies and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
In 2010, I received a call from the Ontario March of Dimes in Kingston and accepted a position as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist where I worked helping individuals return to work under the programs of WSIB, ODSP, OW, CCP and Can Vet.
In April 2012, I accepted the position as a Manager of Program and Services for Community Living North Frontenac. The focus is on assisting individuals with needs to be part of an inclusive environment that fosters respect for individuals by having the opportunity to contribute, thrive and meet their full potential. Our goals for the individuals we serve include living independently with support and securing meaningful employment.
Valerie Lougheed, M.Ed., RSW, CCRC, CVRP(F), CVE, RRPDirector At Large
Val is a Social Worker by trade, and has worked in the field of vocational rehabilitation and training since 1978. In 1985, Val started her own vocational
Norther Lights Canada (now called Agilec), which became one of the largest of its kind in Canada.
Concurrently, Val designed and delivered corporate training sessions to public and private employment and rehabilitation organizations all over Canada. Training topics included organizational development, employability, labour market trends, self-directed work teams, creative problem solving, managing change, creative job search techniques, and the vocational impact of disabilities.
In 2003, Val was in a head-on collision herself and sustained catastrophic orthopedic injuries along with a brain injury. She was in hospitals for five months, had to earn to walk again, and then spent the next three years in intensive rehabilitation programs. Informed by this experience, Val wrote two books, Be Still and Be Strong, and designed several new training sessions concerning trauma, rehabilitation, recover and the disability benefits system.
Val retired in 2018, and since then has had what she calls the “profound pleasure” of writing three of the modules thus far for the VRA online learning academy. Val says that she has made many lifetime friends through VRA over the years, and is so grateful she can continue to contribute to the organization.
Paul Holtby, RRP, CVE, CCVE, CVRP, CVODirector At Large
Paul has been employed as a vocational evaluator of injured adults since December 1991. He received his B.A. in psychology from Brock University in 1996. He operates a vocational assessment consulting practice throughout southern Ontario and is on the roster of several vocational rehabilitation assessment agencies.
Paul has been active as a Director with CAVEWAS from 2006 to 2018.
He served as a Director with VRA Canada (National) from June 2013 until June 2018, and returned in 2019. He sat on various committees and was an Executive Director. In addition, he was Chair of Information Technology and was involved in developing the current website
- Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) since 1995
- Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) since 1998
- Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE) since 2016
- Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional with the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
Paul continues to upgrade his expertise and is completing the Human Resources Management (Post Graduate program) through Niagara College.
Eric J. Paquet, BA., RRP, CVRP, CCVEDirector At Large
Eric J. Paquet is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) with VRA Canada, a board certified professional in vocational rehabilitation (CVRP) as well as a certified vocational evaluator (CCVE) with the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals of Canada. He is also a member of CAVEWAS and the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP). He began working in the field of rehabilitation in 2005 with Veterans Affairs Canada. In 2013, he moved from case management to consulting. He now operates a rehabilitation and vocational assessment consulting practice (Port Rehab Consulting Inc.) on the east coast. He has been assessing injured individuals to provide vocational and rehabilitation evaluations (Cost of Care and Loss of Valuable Services Assessments, Vocational Assessments, Loss of Earning Capacity Assessments, and Critiques) to the legal community. He has extensive experience in assessing, interviewing and counselling in health and pre-vocational rehabilitation. He has conducted hundreds of physical, mental, social, psychological and environmental assessments and has experience in working closely with clients suffering from a variety of traumatic stress maladies, mental illness, physical disabilities, chronic pain and related co-morbid disorders. Mr. Paquet continues to upgrade his expertise. He has completed a full-year post-graduate Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation program from the University of Florida (2016) and is currently enrolled in a full-year Life Care Planning course for future certification as a Canadian certified life care planner (CCLCP) through the International Commission on Health Care Certification.
Sean Fitzgerald (Interim), CLCP, CVRP-F, CCVE-D, RRPAtlantic Society
Sean holds the professional designations of Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP), Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP) and a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE-D) and he also completed post graduate studies in health services management through the Canadian Hospital Association and Canadian College of Health Services Executives (HSM).
He was also a faculty member with the Canadian Institute of Life Care Planning in affiliation with Carlton University where he taught ‘Vocational evaluation in life care planning’.
Sean is a past president of the Canadian Association of Vocational Evaluators and Work Adjustment Specialists as well as current president of the Canadian College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals where he sits on their exam development committee for both the CVRP and CCVE designations.
Sean has been working in the vocational rehab field for almost 30 years including over a third of this time working with the Canadian Paraplegic Association.
Sean is retained by both plaintiff and defense lawyers from AB, ON, NB, NS, PEI, and NL and he has also been retained to do files in the USA, UK, FR, and SA (South Africa). He was presented with the Canadian Commemorative Medal for his work with and for persons with disabilities and was recently recognized (for the 5th time) as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO’s.
Pamela MacDonald, RRPBritish Columbia Society
Pamela has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology and worked as a Probation Officer for almost thirty years. She has now retired from government service and is working as an RRP with VRA Canada working in Victoria, BC. She is also working as a certified travel agent, hosting a women’s travel club.
Pamela has been a strong advocate for women for most of her adult life. She has started and run a women’s shelter; police based victim assistance program and was the Executive Director of a social service agency providing counselling and programs to families, women, children and violent men. She was also awarded a medal from the Queen for her work in making changes to case management policy and practices in the Province of BC, specializing in working with women and girls.
Marg SmithCAVEWAS Society
Marg received her B. A. in Psychology from Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick. She began working in the field of rehabilitation in 1985 and has over 33 years of work experience at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario. She worked in many capacities both in vocational rehabilitation; disability and case management; and as a Manager in Service Delivery and Work Transition. She is currently working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, Psychometrist, Vocational Evaluator and Life Care Planner. Marg has extensive experience in rehabilitation and employment counselling, disability management, and has conducted vocational, psycho-vocational, psycho-educational assessments and life care planning assessments.
Marg is a Registered Rehabilitation Professional with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada and holds the RRP (Registered Rehabilitation Professional), CVRP (Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional) and CCVE (Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator) designations, and is a member in good standing with the