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.
I have been a dedicated VRA member since 1999, and have been in a position of leadership in the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) role for the past 11 years. During these years, I have been invested in the development of VR staff – and have encouraged and assisted many young professionals to consider this profession as they commence their careers. In my current role at Agilec, I am honoured to work as a Project Coordinator for our VR program and for our Corporate Training division. Thus, I have transferable experience that would be of benefit to the VRA.
I am encouraged and excited to see the development of curriculum to provide the education requirements of VR professionals to meet the CVRP requirements. I have experience in providing training, project management, and curriculum development to VR professionals in my years of leadership. Thus, I do believe I have insights and experience that can continue to support the VRA inititatives.
My values are such that I work collaboratively and with optimism in whatever I do. My desire is to assist individuals to reach their goals and dreams. I will lend skills to this role at VRA that I have acquired in my many years of service at Agilec.
Roselle Piccininni, CCRC, RRP, CVRPSecretary
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 has continued to serve on the CVRP as a Director as a historian and active member of the Executive Committee
I am new to Vocational Rehab having held the RRP designation since 2015. I joined the Education Committee in 2016 and continue to support the ongoing initiatives. I am a strong advocate for standardized credentialing and believe the new online courses will allow many of us to be successful in achieving the CVRP designation. As a lifelong learner I understand and value education to ensure I remain current.
My career in rehab includes 20 + years of clinical experience as well as teaching within degree and diploma programs over the past 15+ years. I am very client centred and ensure that I provide my clients with exceptional service to ensure their goals are met or exceeded. My role, within March of Dimes Canada is unique and as a result I bring a fresh perspective to the board.
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 CVP (Certified Vocational Professional) designation. 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 currently President of the Board of Directors with the Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Society. In addition, she sits on the National VRA Board and is the Education Committee Chairperson.
Tracey Kibble, Hons. B.Sc., D.S.W., M.Ed. (CRDS), R.R.PAtlantic Society
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 the President / Treasurer of VRA Atlantic, representing professionals from the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. She is a member of the VRA national executive committee and co-chair of the national education committee.
Tracey is an Employment Specialist at Nova Scotia Community College’s Achieve Program (Akerley Campus), facilitating curriculum and managing student placements for youth with learning differences and limited work experience. She is also the owner of Power of Potential Support Services (POPSS) a rehabilitation consulting company providing case management and vocational rehabilitation services.
Tracey’s professional interests include continuing education, professional development, evidence based practice and vocational interest testing. She loves to camp, canoe, curl and is an avid reader. She lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband and two young daughers.
With over 25 years of experience working within Vocational Rehabilitation and Labour Market Re-Entry Services with the WSIB and Private Rehabilitation Companies, Renee is 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.
Shelley Langstaff, MDCS, RRP, MCVPAlberta Society
Shelley graduated from the Master of Disability and Community Studies program at the University of Calgary in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the University of Calgary, and an Intervenor for Deaf/Blind Persons Diploma from the Medicine Hat College. She has previous experience working in for-profit and not- for- profit environments with vulnerable populations and has been a member of the VRA since 2007.
Sheryl Thompson, MACP, RRP, RCC, CVRP, CCVE, SEPBC Society
In her role as a vocational consultant and vocational evaluator Sheryl performs medical-legal and vocational rehabilitation assessments for personal injury matters, and vocational assessments for imputing of income and determining vocational capacity in instances of marital dissolution. She has been accepted as an expert witness in vocational consulting in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Sheryl is a member in good standing and a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA), and a member in good standing and a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP) and Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (CCVE) with the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals (the College).
Sheryl is currently President of the BC Society of VRA, the BC Representative on the VRA National Board, and Chair of the Professional Development and Training Day committees.
In addition to her work with Vocational Litigation Solutions Sheryl is a group facilitator for the aftercare program at the Vancouver outpatient location of the Edgewood Health Network, and a registered clinical counsellor and vocational rehabilitation professional in private practice in Vancouver.
Kathy Potts, HSW, RSW, RRP, CCRC, CVPSaskatchewan 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 AllardyceManitoba Society
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 frontline 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.