It is both an honour and a privilege to serve as President for the 2019-2021 term and to build upon the hard work and legacy of past Boards. Our association has a rich history of representing and serving counsellors and psychotherapists, and we have many reasons to be grateful, proud, and excited about the future. Over the past four years, I have served on our Board as New Brunswick Anglophone Director and as President-Elect. I am committed to utilizing my skills and strengths such as advocacy and outreach, counsellor education and supervision, and collaboration and relationship building to contribute toward the growth of our association and profession regionally, nationally, and internationally.
I have been a guest in beautiful Wolastoqey territory since my birth and I currently live in Ekpahak (which is now known as Fredericton). As a Canadian Certified Counsellor-Supervisor and Licensed Counselling Therapist, I enjoy serving in various professional roles such as clinical supervisor, practitioner, researcher, and university instructor. Most recently, my doctoral research was performed in partnership with Indigenous Scholars, Elders, and community members with the vision of bringing Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon (a Wolastoqey word transliterated as actions in support of truth and reconciliation) into counsellor education and practice.
As your President, I will work diligently and in collaboration with our dedicated 2019-2021 Board of Directors and our highly proficient National Office Staff led by our brilliant Chief Executive Officer, Barbara MacCallum. Together, we bring diversity and wealth of knowledge, expertise, and decades upon decades of experience. I am eagerly anticipating what we will accomplish together during this term of service for our membership, association, and profession.
Merci Beaucoup, With Gratitude,