Board of Directors

Volunteer professionals and industry experts who guide and support our values.
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Volunteer Professionals Make Up Our Board of Directors

Credit Counselling Society is a registered, non-profit service that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our directors help guide our organization to achieve our mission based on their diverse expertise and perspectives. All of our board members reside in communities across Canada.


Susan Ryan, CPA, CMA, FCPHR, ICD.D, Board Chair
CFO, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation
Public Member

Jan Sampson

Jan Sampson, FCPA, FCA, Treasurer
Strategy and Governance Office
Chartered Professional Accountants of BC
Public Member

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Stephen Rotstein, BA, LL.B
Public Member


Jennifer Sondergaard, ICD.D
President of J Delta Management Solutions
Public Member


Richard Austin, LLB, MBA, ICD.D
Financial Services Advisor, Principal, Richard Austin
Public Member

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Ron Friesen, CPA, CA, ICD.D
Senior Advisor, Economist, Government of Canada, Department of Finance, Tax Policy
Public Member


Loree Gray, BA, ICD.D
Chief Strategy & People Officer, Alberta Central Credit Union
Public Member

Peta Wales

Bijan Pourkarimi, P. Eng.
President, Founder, and Director
Energitix Management & Consulting Corp.
Public Member

Peta Wales

Peta Wales, BA, DipIT, CFP*
President & CEO
Credit Counselling Society

*Previously Held

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