Board of Directors

Dear CACBT-ACTCC Members and Student Members,

I am pleased to introduce you to our 2016-17 Board of Directors: Melisa Robichaud (President-Elect), Randi McCabe (Past-President), Guillaume Foldes-Busque (Secretary-Treasurer), Karen Rowa (Credentialing Chair), Sanjay Rao (Member-at-Large), Allison Ouimet (Brenda Key on leave) (Communications and Advocacy Chair), Joelle Soucy (Student Representative), and Martin Scherrer (Membership Chair).

We are very excited to be working on your behalf. You will find biographical descriptions of all Board members below. 

Best wishes,

Eilenna Denisoff (President)

Randi McCabe, Past-President (2017)
 Dr. Randi McCabe is Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and Psychologist-in-Chief at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. She is also a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University where she is the CBT Anxiety Module Coordinator for the Postgraduate Psychiatry Psychotherapy Program and supervises graduate students in the McMaster Integrative Neuroscience Discovery and Study (MiNDS) program. read more

Karen Rowa, Credentialing Chair (2017)
 Dr. Karen Rowa completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Waterloo and completed her internship training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. She is a psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton where she provides assessment and treatment services for people with anxiety disorders. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and the Associate Director of the Clinical Psychology Residency Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare.  read more

Sanjay Rao, Member-at-Large (2017)
 Dr. Sanjay Rao is the Clinical Director of the Mood and Anxiety Programme of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. He an Associate Professor at the Universities of Ottawa and Dalhousie. His interest is in increasing access to CBT through service reorganization, teaching and training.  read more

Allison Ouimet, Chair of Communications and Advocacy (2016) - Interim
 Dr. Allison Ouimet is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program, part of the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is also a licensed Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She obtained her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University and her M.Sc. from The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Ouimet is the director of the Cognition and Anxiety Disorders Research (CADRe) Lab, and her research investigates how different types of cognition impact the development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders.  read more

Brenda Key,  Chair of Communications and Advocacy (2018) - On leave
 Dr. Key received her Ph.D. from the University of Calgary and completed her pre-doctoral residency training at Calgary Clinical Psychology Residency program. She is a psychologist at the Mood Disorders Program and the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre. Her clinical work is focused on the assessment and treatment of patients with co-morbid anxiety and mood disorders. Her research is focused on the development and evaluation of interventions that integrate cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness based therapies (MBTs) for patients with anxiety and mood disorders. She is interested in advocating for greater access to evidence based psychotherapies for all Canadians. read more

Eilenna Denisoff,  President (2018)
 Dr. Eilenna Denisoff PhD., C.Psych became interested in clinical psychology when she worked as a registered nurse in medical and psychiatric units. She recognized the importance of the scientific study of human behaviour and thoughts and decided to pursue her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She studied at York University where she was trained in the scientist-practitioner model emphasizing a foundation of research and scientific practice.
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Guillaume Foldes-Busque, Secretary Treasurer (2019)
 Guillaume Foldes-Busque has been a psychologist since 2009 and specializes in cognitive-behaviourally oriented interventions.  read more

Joelle Soucy, Student Affiliate Representative (2019)
 Joelle Soucy is a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Regina. She is currently completing her Master of Arts in clinical psychology under the supervision of Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos. read more

Martin Scherrer, Membership Chair (2018)
 Dr. Martin Scherrer completed his MSc and PhD degrees in clinical psychology at the University of Calgary and his predoctoral internship with the Calgary Consortium. Dr. Scherrer previously worked with the Early Psychosis Treatment Service at Foothills Hospital in Calgary AB, prior to accepting a position in 2009 with Tertiary Mental Health in Kamloops BC, where he provides comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessments and CBT for a range of clinical presentations, including mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. His research and clinical interests are reflected in multiple publications and conference presentations related to the theory and practice of CBT.  read more

Melisa Robichaud, President Elect (2019)
 Dr. Melisa Robichaud received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the University of British Columbia (UBC) Psychiatry Department. She is a psychologist and a co-founder of the Vancouver CBT Centre, where she provides cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Dr. Robichaud holds an adjunct faculty position in the Psychology Department at UBC, is a clinical instructor in the UBC Psychiatry Department, and a Clinical Associate in the Psychology Department of Simon Fraser University. read more