COUNCILS

Presidents' Council

President: Vince Power, APR, FCPRS
Vice-President: Claire Ryan, APR

Vancouver: Amanda Munro 
Vancouver Island: Tatiana Chabeaux-Smith  
Northern Lights: Julie Rogers, APR  
Calgary: Jeremy Berry, APR
Edmonton: Peter Haight  
Regina: Rebecca Parry 
Manitoba: David Hultin, APR   
Toronto: Lois Marsh 
Hamilton: Michael Marini, MA, Cert. PR, APR
Ottawa-Gatineau: Bernanrd Gauthier, PhD  
Quebec (SQPRP): Patrick Howe PRP, ARP 
Nova Scotia: JoAnn Alberstat, PRK 
Atlantic: Claire Ryan, APR


Accreditation Council

Presiding Officer: Margaret Pearcy, APR LM
Board Liaison: Brigitte Stock, MA, APR 
Members: 
Jackie Spurrell, B.App.Comm, APR 
Sharmin Hislop, APR 
Celia Sollows, APR 
Sharon Hawrelak, APR 
Guy Versailles, ARP, FSCRP 
Brigitte Stock, MA, APR 
Alexandre Sevigny, APR 
Susan Gee, APR 
Claire Ryan, APR 
Learn more about the Accreditation Council.
 

Atlantic Council

President & National Board Liaison: Claire Ryan, APR
Vice President, Communications: Tracey Stephenson (NB) 
Vice President, Professional Development: Annette Campbell (PE) 
Vice President, Membership & Credentials: Angie Kippers (NB)  


National Council on Education

Presiding Officer: Blair Peberdy, APR, FCPRS LM
Board Liaison: Peggy Kulmala, MBA, APR
Members:
Robin Cook Bondy, APR, Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University  
Holly Cybulski, APR, Professor, School of Media, Seneca College  
Donna Lindell, Program Coordinator & Professor, Centennial College PR  
Jane McNichol, Associate Professor, Mount Royal University, Public Relations  
Chasten Remillard, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Royal Roads University, School of Communications & Culture  
Martha Terdik, Professor, Public Relations, Conestoga College  


Health Academy Council

Presiding Officer: Christina A. Marshall, APR
Board Liaison: Michelle James  
Members:   
Jane Adams, APR   
Agnes Bongers, MCM   
Kim McElroy  
Jenny Read   
Candra Tinis  

COMMITTEES

Audit & Investment Committee, Budget Subcommittee

Chair – VP and Treasurer, Vince Power, APR, FCPRS
Members:
Victor Vrsnik, MCM, APR, FCPRS 
Kim Blanchette. APR, FCPRS 
Lisa Covens, MA
Cam McAlpine, APR 
Michelle James 

 

College of Fellows

Presiding Officer: Daniel Granger, CM, APR, FCPRS
Mary Barker, APR, FCPRS, LM, College of Fellows, Yocom PR Profile Collection Committee Chair
Sarah Jones, APR, FCPRS, LM, College of Fellows, Selection Committee Chair
Roderick Stanley, APR, FCPRS, College of Fellows, Mentorship Committee Chair


Executive Commitee (As of September 21, 2022)

National Board President: Vince Power, APR, FCPRS
Vice-President/Treasurer: Claire Ryan, APR
Secretary: Lisa Covens, MA, CAIP
National Executive Director: Sara Rafuse, MBA, CPF
 


Governance Committee

Presiding Officer: Vacant
Board Liaison: Matt Wood, APR  
Members:
Robert Ellis, APR, FCPRS 
Annie Doran  
JoAnn Alberstat, PRK  


Judicial and Ethics Committee

Presiding Officer: Daniel Granger, CM, APR, FCPRS


Local Advisory Committee (2023)

Board Liaison: Cam McAlpine
Members:  
Vince Power, APR, FCPRS
Johanna Ward 
Tatiana Chabeaux-Smith 
Tim Conrad 

Awards of Excellence Committee
Presiding Officer: Julien Baudry, APR
Board Liason: Lisa Covens, MA, CAIP 

 

Major Awards Committee

Presiding Officer: Karen Dalton, CAE, APR, FCPRS(H) LM
Board Liaison: Vince Power, APR, FCPRS
 

Membership and Chapter Relations Committee

Presiding Officer: vacant
Board Liaison: Vince Power, APR, FCPRS
Members:
Brigitte Stock, MA, APR
Lisa Covens, MA
Natalie Tomczak, MA
Angela Kippers, APR
Renee McCloskey, APR, FCPRS


Nominating Committee

Chair: Wayne Knorr, APR 
Past President: Victor Vrsnik, MCM, APR, FCPRS
Members: 
Natalie Tomczak  
Robert Ellis, APR, FCPRS 
Daniel Granger, ARP, FSCRP 
Annette Campbell 
Maryjane Martin, APR, FCPRS 


Advocacy and Ethics Committee 

Committee Chair: Julie Rogers, APR
Board Liaison: Jenny Shin
Members:
Nicole Phillips
Conor Lloyd
Ryan Strang


Professional Development Committee

Presiding Officer: Tim Conrad, APR
Board Liaison: Guy Versailles, APR, FCPRS

 

Global Alliance

Presiding Officer: Béatrice Guay, APR, FCPRS
 

TASK FORCES 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force

Task Force Chair & Board Liaison: Rashpal Rai, APR 

Sara Goldvine, MCM, APR 
Jessica Samuels 
Tamara Vineberg, APR 
Sofia Mavumba 
Annette E. Campbell 
Jenn Coleman-Ford, APR 
Michelle James 
Analisa Allen 
Alyssa Lai 
Patricia Garcia Lopez 
Kim Zarzuela 

Are you a CPRS Member interested in becoming involved with one of our Councils, Committees or Task Forces? Contact executivedirector@cprs.ca