Accreditation Council

The Accreditation Council is responsible for effective and efficient management of the accreditation process and for autonomous accreditation award decision-making, respecting and in accordance with the framework and policies established and resourced by the PDEP Steering Committee. 

Alliance of Canadian Dietetic Regulatory Bodies Representative


Deborah Everett, MBA, PDt,
Lecturer, Applied Human Nutrition
Mount Saint Vincent University


Dietitians of Canada Representative

Cathy Paroschy-Harris, MBA, RD
Director of Prevention and Screening Services
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Dietetic Educator Representatives

Heidi Bates, MSc, RD 
Director, Integrated Dietetic Internship 
University of Alberta 

Daphne Lordly, DEd, MA, PDt, FDC
Mount Saint Vincent University

Hugues Plourde, Ph.D., RD
Senior Faculty Lecturer, School of Human Nutrition
McGill University

Helen Toews, MSc, RD
Dietetic Education Coordinator with Brescia University College
Hamilton Health Sciences

Public Representative

​Christian Vulpe, M.Ed
General Manager
Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA)


Recent Graduate Representative

Pooja Mansukhani, PHEc, RD
Registered Dietitian and Food Safety Officer
University of Toronto