In Conversation With... Self-Reporting and Mandatory Reporting


Date:Thursday September 28, 2023
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 am ET
Location: Virtual (video conference)
Cost: Free

Mandatory Reporting is one of the ways in which the College achieves its mandate of protecting the public.  As a naturopath, you have a legal obligation under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 to report certain information to the College so that any incidents of possible professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity on the part of its Registrants can be appropriately investigated and addressed.

In this ICW session, we aim to provide answers to the why, how, and what happens when it comes to self-reporting to the College and other mandatory reporting requirements.

Come join the conversation and pose your questions directly to our knowledgeable panelists to get answers straight from the source!

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. Mary-Ellen McKenna, ND (Retired), Manager, Professional Practice

Dr. Mary-Ellen McKenna, ND (Retired) serves as the College’s Manager of Professional Practice, provides guidance to Registrants, stakeholders and the public on the regulations and standards of the profession and oversees the Inspection Program and the Peer and Practice Program. Prior to working with the College, Mary-Ellen served on the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy and the Transitional Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Mary-Ellen graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 1994. As a naturopath, she has worked in her own clinic, taught at the CCNM and supervised fourth- year interns in clinic. Before her naturopathic career, Mary-Ellen received a B.Sc. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Western Ontario and worked in the pharmaceutical industry.


Jeremy Quesnelle, Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Jeremy Quesnelle is currently the Deputy CEO of the College. Jeremy began his work with the College in 2011, 4 years prior to the proclamation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007. During that time Jeremy’s focus was on regulation, standard, policy, and program development in the areas of Quality Assurance, Complaints, Discipline, Inspections, Patient Relations and Controlled Acts. Since proclamation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007 in 2015 Jeremy has overseen the College’s professional practice and professional conduct departments as well as supporting the CEO in the day-to day-operations and governance of the College.

Jeremy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology and Classical Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo Ontario.  How he got into health regulation is a long story.  When not working Jeremy can be found cooking, practicing jiu jitsu or chasing around his two young sons.


Erica Laugalys, Director, Registration and Examinations

Erica Laugalys is the Director of Registration and Examinations and has just recently celebrated 10 years with the College. Erica has served with many Council members supporting their work on several committees, including the Registration Committee and Exam Appeals Committee. She has been vital to the development and implementation of the College’s Clinical Sciences, Biomedical and Clinical (Practical) Examinations, not to mention the Prescribing & Therapeutics and IVIT exams. In addition to her Council and Committee work, Erica has interacted with countless volunteers who have served as examiners, invigilators, and item writers.

Erica has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Waterloo. Prior to her work with the College, she worked in Registration and Examinations for the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy. In her free time, she likes to travel.


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).

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