Here are our board members
Sherry Law (she/her)
Sherry is a Licensed Counselling Therapist of NB. She currently sits as an executive board member of the New Brunswick Career Development Association, the Technology and Innovative Solutions chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and part of the board of directors in the CCTNB as of 2020. Sherry brings a variety of perspectives to the field of counselling therapy as a woman, technology entrepreneur, virtual reality researcher, and first-generation immigrant from Hong-Kong.
Meredith Henry (she/her)
Meredith Henry is a Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCT) through CCTNB and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Meredith has been working as a counselling therapist since 2005 in the public education system, the post-secondary education system, and currently in private practice. Meredith has served as the NB Anglophone Director on the Board of Directors of CCPA for 4 years, the chair of the Minister's Mental Health Services Advisory Committee for 6 years, on the discipline committee for the College of Psychologist of NB, and as a executive member or board member on many other boards through the years. She supervises masters student interns as well as LCT-Cs to help develop the next generation of counselling therapists. Meredith is passionate about our profession, mental health advocacy, and social justice issues and looks forward to bringing her experience and passion to our College.
Monica Smyth (she/her)
Monica is a Registered Counseling Therapist - Candidate for the College of Registered Counseling Therapists of New Brunswick (CCTNB) and a Canadian Certified Counselor with the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University, a Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Monica works full time at a clinic in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Transgender Health Professionals and a Certified Counselor through Victim Services. She works primarily in the areas of complex trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder and sex therapy. Monica is proud to work with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, couples, people with gender identity issues, and people practicing polyamory and non-monogamy.
Pat Donihee (she/her)
Dr. Patricia Donihee created Donihee Consulting a private counselling, coaching, mediation, and energy medicine firm located on the banks of the Saint John River in Island View, New Brunswick, Canada. As long as I can remember a love of learning has been a focal point in my life! Formal education, seminars web learning self study being a voracious reader I love it all and I constantly, organically integrate new learning into every aspect of my personal and professional life. Over my diverse career I have nursed, practiced social work, chaired a quasi-judicial tribunal, developed, and delivered training in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Switzerland, coached, counselled, and mediated. I am the recipient of The Lorne Flavelle Award for contribution to the Counselling Profession in Canada and The Long-Term, Achievement Award, for the exceptional and substantial contribution to the field of Family Mediation. I am a United States Marshall Fund Award recipient. I was privileged to be the Founding President of CCTNB. It is an honour to be a member of The Board of Directors again. I am a published Author having written chapters in Sekhmet Rising, The Restlessness of Women’s Genius and Guardians of The Vison: Parenting for The Birthright of Potential. My current project is a book The Hero’s Last Dance, The Evolution of a Caregivera Healing Narrative.
Jessica Hickie (she/her)
Jessica is a Registered Counselling Therapist with the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick (CCTNB) and a professional member of the Canadian Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). As a volunteer, Jessica is committed to team building while ensuring the long-term financial health and accountability of the NBHTC. As a professional, Jessica works in Saint John with Laura Gatien and Associates and is dedicated to compassionately supporting clients' ability to have health and agency. Personally, Jessica has a true love of learning and continues to expand her education in the arts, accounting and counseling.
Carley Parish, K.C.
Carley Parish, was born in South Surrey, British Columbia and moved to New Brunswick in 2001 to attend Law School. Ms. Parish is a proud Hamptonian, having resided here since 2004 with her husband Michel Boudreau. In 2009, her mother Sandy and late father Verle also relocated to beautiful Hampton. She was amongst the first group of French immersion students in British Columbia. Ms. Parish received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Simon Fraser University in 2001, Bachelor of Law from the Université de Moncton in 2004. She has also began work on her Masters of Law in Civil Law from the Université de Laval. Ms. Parish has plead at all levels of Court in New Brunswick. In 2004, she became a member of the law firm of Lutz Parish Gerrish. She was named Partner in 2009, and is now the Managing Partner. She has taught at the University of New Brunswick Law School and has taught at the New Brunswick Bar Course. Ms. Parish has received the E. Neil McKelvey Q.C. Pro Bono and Volunteer Service Award in 2019, the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in 2018, the Town of Hampton Small Business Week Award for Community Leadership in 2015, and was inducted into the North American Fastpitch Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. The Sopinka Cup, National Pleading Competition, Best Pleader, 2004, Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales, winning team (of 2) Maritime Competition, 2004. Carley is actively involved in the community of Hampton and surrounding area, supporting opportunities for youth, local businesses, community organizations and the vulnerable populations. She is serving her second term as the President of the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce, served on the Town’s Tourism Committee and is involved in the PALS program, which mentors middle school children to help develop reading skills. Carley was named King's Counsel in 2021.
Stefanie Richard (she/her)
I was excited to join as a director of CCTNB at the end of 2022. I join you from the city of Saint John, a guest of the Wolastoqiyik territory. It is a privilege to be a member of a fantastic cohort of individuals from across the province. I am a Licensed Counselling Therapist-Candidate, holding a master’s degree from Yorkville University. Since March of 2021 I have been working in private practice at Port City Counselling Services. At Port City I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients and participate in important mental health initiatives with local community organizations. Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked at a non-profit youth organization and in the insurance industry for almost 10 years. I am passionate about ensuring that the ethical standards of our profession are upheld and the public is protected.