Introducing your NEWLY elected Board of Directors:
Carol Faguy :: Board Chairperson
Carol is completing her third year as Chair of the Board of Directors. She was RAC certified in 1996 and teaches Foot and Hand Reflexology in French and English in various locales around
Quebec. She is active in the RAC Montreal Chapter and the Eastern Townships Chapter as well. Carol has 2 children and lives in the rural Eastern Townships with her husband, 2 cats and several other 4 leggeds - including a resident bear, named Birdseed.
In the coming year, Carol would like to continue to see improvement to member services, specifically in regards to insurance matters, both for members and their clients. As well she wants to see RAC upgrade the website and get a chat room going, increase bilingual services to better serve our francophone members, participate in reflexology research and build stronger Chapters. Carol comments on two longer-term projects, ”I would like to oversee the start of the evolution of RAC's education component into a viable, independent school - one that will set the standards for excellence in reflexology training in Canada”. “Another vision I hold is of a strong National organization that would unite reflexologists from all schools and provinces in our country”.
- Carol Faguy - Chair (Quebec)
Ph. 450-242-4224 [email protected]
Chiquita Hessels :: Board Vice-Chairperson
A friend who was concerned about Chiquita’s upcoming surgery first introduced her to Reflexology. That surreal experience and articles in newspapers and magazines interested Chiquita enough to become RAC Certified in Foot Reflexology in 1999 and Auricular Therapy in 2000. She has expanded her practice and invited practitioners with other training to join her, hoping to bring together Western and Natural modalities. Chiquita says she is fortunate to be on a referral basis with Chiropractic, Doctors and other offices as well as several hotels in her area. What was once her 'dream' became Mid Island Healing Centre, located in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Chiquita has started on the road to become a RAC Teacher. She joined the RAC Board of Directors in 2003 and is now entering her final term.
“I'd like to see this coming year as a settling in period with the separation of RAC Membership and the RAC School”, says Chiquita. “ We need to continue to increase our membership and become once again the strongest and most respected reflexology association in Canada”. Chiquita would like to see the 'new' school build on its excellent reputation for providing the highest standard of education. She would like to see it create and offer new course material that will be recognized within the complementary health field in Canada.
- Chiquita Hessels - Vice-Chair (British Columbia)
Ph. 250-754-4774 [email protected]
Donald Cater :: Treasurer
Donald Cater is a RAC certified reflexologist for both hand and feet. He has recently been approved by PCT as a temporary examiner for foot reflexology. Donald has been a board member since the fall of 2004 and is entering the final year of his first term on the Board. He actively promotes RAC, as "THE ASSOCIATION" for reflexology in Canada, with booths at some Montreal trade shows, speeches to various Quebec organizations and regular demonstrations in various locations. He works with a group called Hudson Community Health Services Partner, which is dedicated to providing health and wellness resources to the surrounding communities of Hudson/St Lazare Quebec. Donald was instrumental in having reflexology listed under ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES on it's new website www.hudsonhealth.net.
“I want to continue to work with other members of the board and build a strong organization that will be recognized in Canada as the spokesperson for reflexology standards,” says Donald. “As well I will offer my support in the development of PCT as a RAC subsidiary, and I will continue to actively promote RAC and the benefits of reflexology as an important modality to the public and health care organizations.”
- Donald Cater - Treasurer (Quebec)
Ph. 450-455-8476 [email protected]
Susan Lippert :: Secretary
Susan maintains a private business in Calgary, Alberta as a RAC Certified Reflexologist, Relaxation Therapist and Reiki Master. A “stubborn” illness found her searching for natural healing methods that would coincide with her doctors’ treatments. Reflexology and positive thinking assisted her through her life’s lessons (as she likes to call them). A “calling” of sorts guided her to Maria Krohmer’s reflexology class in 2004. During her first class, Susan knew that reflexology would become, and is her passion.
In the upcoming Board term, Susan intends to dedicate her knowledge, ideas and elbow grease to increase public awareness about the importance and the benefits of reflexology as a healing art and science. “I aspire to be a pillar for members with their practices or issues that they may need help with”, says Susan. “I feel reflexologists deserve the best representation possible. It is a great feeling to know that as a practitioner or teacher our Association would back us or assist with our needs – a united front if you will”.
- Susan Lippert - Secretary (Alberta)
Ph. 403-252-9574 [email protected]
Marie McLelland-Leger :: Director
Marie started her foot care career in 1989 with the Victorian Order of Nurses. Since then re-certified with Durham College Oshawa, receiving diplomas in basic, advanced and diabetic foot care. Completed a certificate in conservative foot care management with Apex foot health industries in spring 2004, and opened her own foot care centre in Lindsay, Ontario in May 2004. In September 2005 Marie enrolled in a Reflexology Certification course at Flemming College Peterborough. Running a successful foot care centre that now is complete with Reflexology keeps Marie busy but happy. In her spare time she writes a monthly foot care column in a local community paper and still continues to nurse part-time as a community nurse and helps out occasionally as charge nurse at one of Lindsay's Nursing homes. She is proud to have 2 Grandsons of ages 8 & 2yrs, loves to spend time golfing and supporting her community. " The best thing so far this year was being part of raising over 60,000 dollars in the Dragon boat races to support breast cancer, placing 3rd in the all woman's team and receiving a bronze medal just say's it all"
My hope's for the term I serve as a board member are to see Reflexology become recognized as a professional service, not only to the Insurance companies, so as to have coverage for clients, but also in the public’s eye as an alternative treatment to health and well being. I would also wish for the association to grow and become strong, to be able to provide quality of services to clients and continual education for members, support and mentorship for new members. We have the potential to be at the top of the alternative health care ladder and I am willing to work hard to help each and every one of us achieve this. Thank you for the honor of being a chosen member of the board for 2005/06.
- Marie McLelland-Leger - Director (Ontario)
There are still two unfilled seats on the Board. The association is asking members to consider applying for a position on the board.
If you would like to apply, please click here to download the application form. Completed forms can be sent to the RAC Head Office.
Reflexology Registration Council of Ontario
RAC is represented on the RRCO Board by Rob Campbell.
Visit the RRCO Website: www.rrco-reflexology.com
If you have any questions, please contact the Vicki and her Member Services team at Head Office.