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

Carolyn Lordon, M.Sc, RD
Registration Program Manager
College of Dietitians of Ontario


Dietitians of Canada Representative

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


Dietetic Educator Representatives

Shawna Berenbaum, PhD, MHSc, RD
Professor, University of Saskatchewan

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

Sandy Phillips, MSc, RD
Senior Faculty Lecturer, McGill University

Helen Tomalik, MEd, RD
Education Specialist-Dietetics, St. Michael’s Hospital


Public Representative

D.Bruce Holmes, MEd
Executive Director
Nova Scotia Regulated Health Professions Network


Recent Graduate Representative

Jessica Rutherford, MSc, RD
Nutrition Policy Analyst, Manitoba Health