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
Charline McKissickDirector of Operations ext. 248, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kent Stuber, DCEditor of the JCCA ext. 223, email@example.com
Laura GallantReception/ Office & Operations Admin ext. 221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie GaubertManager of Member Relations ext. 243, email@example.com
Kiran (Kirnjeet) SinghMember Programs Associate ext. 246, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Affairs and Policy
Cameo AllanManager of Policy ext. 228, email@example.com
Nick ColosimoManager of Public Affairs ext. 233, firstname.lastname@example.org
Juan QuinonezInformation and Resource Specialist ext. 230, email@example.com
Cara CzechSenior Graphic Designer ext. 241, firstname.lastname@example.org
Terra GillespieCommunity Manager ext. 237, email@example.com
Dillon DantasDigital Innovation and Special Projects Manager ext. 236, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole HendersonCCRF Project Manager ext. 238, email@example.com
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 Bachelor 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 before returning to BC. Dr. Wright is currently serving as a Director on both the Canadian Chiropractic Association Board of Directors and the BC Chiropractic Association Board of Directors. Dr. Wright currently resides in Comox, BC with her husband and 2 year old daughter. In her spare time she enjoys Ultimate Frisbee, swimming and riding the endless trails of the Comox Valley.
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 since 2005 on the council of the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors and also serves as the CCA Director on the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation.
Dr. David PeeacePast Chair, SK
Dr. David Peeace received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology in 1993 from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1996 he graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, and has been in continuous clinical practice in both solo rural and multi-doctor urban settings. He has currently been practicing in Estevan, SK since 2003. He has served the profession and his community with distinction. His most notable service includes: Vice Chair, CCA (2014 –16), Chair of GMRC, Second Vice Chair and Chair of Audit and Finance Committee (2012 – 2014), Governor, CCA representing Saskatchewan (2008 – 2012), Co-Chair Government Relations/Intra-Professional Relations Committee (2010 – 2012), Member, Communications Committee (2008 – 2012), Member, Research Committee (2008 – 2009), Chair, Strategic Planning Committee (2010 – 2011), President, Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan (2005 – 2007). He has just recently completed his Charted Director program and has been awarded a C Dir. Designation. In addition Dr. Peeace is the recipient of several prestigious Indigenous achievements.
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. Ken BroughCCA Director, ON
Dr. Ken Brough is a 1991 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He is the Clinic Director of Glebe Chiropractic Clinic and the Byward Chiropractic Clinic, both located in Ottawa, Ontario. He leads a full team which consists of four associate chiropractors, 15 massage therapists, seven chiropractic assistants, a Director of Professional Development and a Director of Administration. His passion and commitment to the profession is demonstrated through his role as Secretary/Treasurer of the Ontario Chiropractic Association, his role on the Clinical Practice Guidelines Steering Committee, and as the Ontario Governor of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. A supporter of continuing education and creating opportunities for new graduates, Dr. Brough also sits on the Program Advisory Council for the Massage Therapy and Medical Administration programs at Everest College. In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Brough is an avid marathon runner, and participates in road racing motorsports events across Canada and the US.
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. Michel LeBlancCCA Director, NB
Dr. Michel LeBlanc has been a CCA Director for the province of New Brunswick since 2011. Dr. LeBlanc was an early proponent of chiropractic after being successfully treated at the age of 14 for a hockey injury. After completing a science degree at the Université de Moncton, he enrolled at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and graduated Cum Laude in 1983. Since, Dr. LeBlanc has been in solo practice in Moncton, N.B. Throughout his career, Dr. LeBlanc has been an engaged and active member of the New Brunswick Chiropractors Association. Dr. LeBlanc served as Chair of the Examining Committee and provincial representative to the CFCREAB both from 1990-1999. Besides being a family man and successful chiropractor, Dr. LeBlanc has been an avid motorcyclist, snowmobiler, boater and continues to be an auto-racing enthusiast. Dr. LeBlanc has special interests in holistic healthcare and wellness, including health promotion and prevention.
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.