Staff & Board Members
Alison DantasChief Executive Officer ext. 226, email@example.com
Sarah PerryExecutive Assistant ext. 229, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronda ParkesChief Brand Officer ext. 242, email@example.com
Dr. Kent Stuber, DCEditor of the JCCA firstname.lastname@example.org
Feona GrantReception/ Office Manager ext. 221, email@example.com
Khatija SaleemEvents Coordinator ext. 222, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dillon DantasSenior Manager of Digital Innovations ext. 236, email@example.com
Stephanie GaubertManager of Member Relations ext. 243, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Affairs and Policy
Tari StorkDirector of Public Affairs ext. 232, email@example.com
Juan QuinonezManager of Policy ext. 230, firstname.lastname@example.org
Samia KhandakarManager of Government Relations ext. 233, SKhandakar@chiropractic.ca
Pierre HamiltonSenior Manager of Marketing and Communications ext. 235, email@example.com
Cara CzechArt Director ext. 241, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alisha MartinsDigital Media Specialist ext. 237, email@example.com
Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation
Robert HarrisExecutive Director ext. 228, RHarris@chiroresearch.ca
Dr. Gerald OlinChair, MB
Dr. Gerald Olin obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1993 from the University of Winnipeg and then graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1997 as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Olin is the team chiropractor for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) and the Winnipeg Jets (NHL). He is a member of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada). He was a Governor of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board for eight years, having served as chair for three years. He has served in Manitoba as chair of the MCA Standards Committee, chair of the Government Relations Committee and member of the Negotiations Committee, Child and Family Services Committee, and was MCA Liaison for the Mount Carmel Clinic Chiropractic Project.
Dr. Deborah WrightFirst Vice Chair, BC
Dr. Debbie Wright obtained her Bachelors of Science (Kinesiology) at Simon Fraser University, where she was a member of the Varsity Swimming team. She then attended and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Dr. Wright is currently serving as the First Vice-Chair of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Board of Directors, and as a Best Practice Collaborator with the Canadian Chiropractic Guidelines Initiative. When not chasing around after her 6-year old daughter and 4-year old son, she can be found on the slopes of Mount Washington, the mountain bike trails of Cumberland or the warm waters of the Salish Sea.
Dr. Judy ForresterSecond Vice Chair, AB
Dr. Judy Forrester has practiced as a Doctor of Chiropractic since 1978. Since graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with the President’s Graduate of the Year Award she has practiced in both San Francisco, California and Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Forrester is the co-author of Pediatric Chiropractic, a textbook published by Williams and Wilkins (now Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) in 1998. She has also edited and authored numerous professional publications in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic. Dr. Forrester is the founder of a large multidisciplinary health centre in northwest Calgary, Synergea Family Health Centre, which houses diverse healthcare practitioners working in a collaborative care model. Synergea Family Health Centre focuses on family, patient-centred, community-based, and integrative care, and has a mandate to respect individual choices in healthcare. Dr. Forrester has served on the council of the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors and also currently serves as the CCA Director on the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation.
Dr. Vincent AdamsCCA Director, PEI
Dr. Vincent Adams is a 1993 graduate of CMCC in Toronto. After graduating from CMCC, he returned to his home of Prince Edward Island to establish chiropractic practices in three locations. He continued his education and received his diploma in Chiropractic Rehabilitation in 1997. He is also certified in acupuncture and is a strength and conditioning specialist. He has served on the CCA board for over 5 years and continues to help foster the growth of the profession. He is an avid sports enthusiast and loves bodybuilding, and is presently vice president of the PEI Bodybuilding Association. Dr. Adams currently resides in Charlottetown, PEI with his wife Corinne, and their children Matthew, Jonathon, Rhaya, and Kaia.
Dr. Heather NormanCCA Director, ON
Dr. Heather Norman is a 1991 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She has been in private practice for 27 yrs and currently is the clinic director of a multidisciplinary practice in Burlington, Ontario. She is certified in Acupuncture and Trigenics, a myoneural release technique. Dr. Norman has been a director on the OCA Board for 6 yrs and has a strong commitment to giving back to the profession. Supporting her community is also a priority and has been involved with various boards and community organizations. She was honoured with the “Citizen of the Year” award in 2006. She enjoys traveling and golfing whenever possible.
Dr. Garth LaPlanteCCA Director, SK
Dr. Garth LaPlante, DC, graduated from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1991. He has been in an active private practice in Regina, Saskatchewan since that time. As well, Dr. LaPlante has been a chiropractic consultant for the multidisciplinary assessment teams for Sask WCB and SGI since 1996. From 1995 to the present, Dr. LaPlante has been active in the Chiropractors Association of Saskatchewan (CAS). Dr. LaPlante has held numerous positions as a Chairperson, Public Awareness Committee, CAS member for the Saskatchewan Sport Medicine Council (2008-Present), Chair of Budget and Finance Committee, Vice President and President of the CAS from 1996-2002.
Dr. Russell BaronCCA Director, MB
Dr. Russell Baron is a 1993 graduate of CMCC in Toronto. A native of Edmonton he practices with his wife in Winnipeg, Manitoba. With a special interest in rehabilitation and sports chiropractic he has taken a 3 year sports fellowship and is also certified in Acupuncture and Active Release Techniques. He has been a long standing member of the MCA standards committee, and was the past Chair of the Continuing Education Committee. Aside from private practice, Dr. Baron has been the senior chiropractic consultant for Manitoba Public Insurance for nearly 15 years. When not practicing, Dr. Baron will often be found watching or coaching one of his 3 daughters in any number of activities they are involved in.
Dr. Ken BudgellCCA Director, NL
Dr. Ken Budgell is a 2009 clinical honours graduate of CMCC in Toronto. After graduation from CMCC, he returned home to establish the St. John’s Back Pain Clinic to work alongside Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Massage Therapists. Spending nights and weekends playing a variety of sports, running, cycling and weight training falls in line with his sports-focused practice. He has been actively involved with the NL Chiropractic Association since 2011 and joined the CCA Board of Directors in 2015.
Dr. Jaipaul ParmarCCA Director, BC
Dr. Jaipaul Parmar is a 2010 graduate of UWS in Portland, Oregon. He is a strong believer of integrated healthcare, working with other health professionals to offer team approaches and solutions to patient needs. Having a patient centered approach to chiropractic healthcare is of utmost importance at his clinic Alliance Wellness. The clinic offers almost all paramedical services in one location. Having served as the director on the BCCA for the last six years, Dr.Parmar has gained a wealth of experience of the detailed operations of the provincial chiropractic association. In addition, he has also served the chiropractic community by volunteering with the CCBE as an examiner and also as an opinion leader with the CCGI.
Dr. Clark MillsCCA Director, AB
Dr. Clark Mills is a registered chiropractor in Stony Plain Alberta, about 15 minutes west of Edmonton on the beautiful Yellowhead highway. He has practiced in a multi-doctor facility for over 40 years and has been intimately engaged in institutional governance with a wide variety of provincial, national and international organizations. With a keen interest in organizational governance, Clark continues to expand his acumen in team building, strategic analysis and decision making, member/donor engagement, risk assessment and executive performance adjudication. Clark is married to Debi and they enjoy country living, travel, music, and of course their 5 grandchildren.
Dr. Catherine BezeauCCA Director, QC
Dr. Catherine Bezeau was an involved student and member of the chiropractic student association as well the general student association at UQTR. She has been an active member of the WCCS, attending to their congress in Dallas, Rio de Janeiro and Durban. After graduating from UQTR in 2013, she started working in Laval, alongside two chiropractor colleagues. Since then, she has been involved with the ACQ, joining their Board of Directors in 2017. Dr. Bezeau joined the CCA Board of Directors in 2018. In her spare time she loves to be with her friends and family and enjoying every moment that life brings as much as she can.
Dr. Norm SkjonsbergCCA Director, NB
Dr. Norm Skjonsberg is a 1993 graduate of Palmer College in Davenport Iowa. He has been in private practice for over 26 years and is currently the director of a multidisciplinary clinic in Saint John, New Brunswick that offers chiropractic, acupuncture, kinesiology and grief counselling. Dr. Skjonsberg has been active in the New Brunswick Chiropractor’s Association since 1998 and has served as secretary, vice-president and was president for 14 years. He is currently the immediate past president and received the NBCA Presidents Citation Award in 2019. He lives in Grand Bay-Westfield, NB and has been a Volunteer Firefighter in the region since 1998. He has recived the prestigious awards of Rookie of the Year and Firefighter of the Year. Currently, he is currently serving as a District Chief for the Volunteer Firefighters. Dr. Skjonsberg is the proud father of one daughter, Chantal Skjonsberg who resides in the Ottawa area and works as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Glenn GuildersonCCA Director, NS
Dr. Glenn Guilderson is a 2001 graduate of CMCC. He is originally from Lower Sackville NS and after graduation, returned to his hometown to open Back to Health Chiropractic and Wellness. Over the years his clinic has grown into a multidisciplinary center that integrates chiropractic, osteopathy, psychology, acupuncture and massage therapy. Before CMCC, Dr. Glenn served as the president of the Dalhousie Biology Association and as president of the Dalhousie Science Society. While at CMCC he served as president of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) for three years. Since graduating he has been an active member of his business community. For three years he served as the chair of the board of directors of the Sackville Business Association, an association he is proud to have be a founding member of and which today, 16 years later, continues to revitalize Sackville's downtown business district. He currently serves as secretary of the Council of the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors. In his spare time he loves road trips to the beaches of Nova Scotia with his wife and two boys and enjoys starting his days with a strong cappuccino.