In Conversation With … Volunteer Program

Date: Thursday March 21, 2024
Time: 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Location: Virtual (video conference)
Cost: Free

The College of Naturopaths of Ontario engages volunteers to work on Committees, complete assessments, conduct inspections and participate in the delivery of examinations, among other activities in support of College programs. Although we have many volunteers , we’re constantly looking for more Registrants and members of the public to lend a hand. This edition of In Conversation With is an opportunity for Registrants and members of the public to learn more about volunteering with the College, what’s entailed, and what volunteering can offer you.

This 90-minute interactive session will offer participants more information about current volunteer opportunities at the College, the benefits these unique opportunities offer, the new and innovative approaches we’re taking to support our volunteers, and the chance to pose questions directly to a panel of current volunteers about experiences and insights.

If you’d like to attend this event, register now to secure your spot! Attendees are also invited to submit their questions in advance, this will allow our panel to answer more questions in greater detail. Click down below to submit your questions.


Dr. Jamuna Kai, ND

Dr. Jamuna Kai, ND is a Registrant of the College and has her own private mobile practice. She is currently in her second year as a volunteer with the College and has participated in exam development processes, the Governance Committee, and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee among others.

Shawn Bausch, Public Representative

Shawn Bausch is a member of the public who has volunteered with the College for the past two years. He has been a member of the Quality Assurance Committee, Standards Committee and Governance Committee of the College.

Agnes Kupny, Director of Operations

Agnes Kupny is the Director of Operations for the College since 2019. In her role, Agnes is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the College in the areas of finance, information technology, administration and human resources. Prior to joining the College, Agnes worked in operations in homecare and the retirement industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology from York University, in Toronto Ontario. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming and volunteering in her local community.

Rita Gupta, Facilitator

Since 2005 Rita has facilitated over 100 sessions (single and multi-sessions) with project teams.  During that time, she has gained experience with a wide variety of facilitation techniques and processes, adapting processes to changing situations and the needs of the group.

Rita has also used her wealth of facilitation experience to train clients on developing facilitation skills.  She has taught 2-day introductory courses that combine topics such as facilitation practices, meeting management, managing group conflict, and decision-making techniques.

Rita has experience beyond that of facilitation.  She has over 20 years of experience as a Project Manager, including a management role of Director of a PMO at an IT consulting firm.  She also has several years developing and implementing Project Processes.  She is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).