Part-Time Faculty at Rhodes Wellness College

Our Part-time faculty have been part of the fabric that makes our part-time instruction every bit as good
as our full-time instruction. Our students just have more time between classes and typically are taking
part-time courses while juggling other full-time duties in parenting, working, or other educational
pursuit and hobbies. Part-time students can be confident that we choose our part-time faculty carefully.
They are not just adjunct faculty. These are wellness professionals who are phenomenally talented in
their professions, and they are teaching at Rhodes Wellness College because helping students in this
capacity brings joy to them. We are grateful for their contribution to our students and our college

Part-Time Education Management & Senior Faculty
Part-Time Coaching & Counselling Faculty

Part-Time Education Management & Senior Faculty

Director of Education

Chelsea Lee, MM, BA, C-IAYT

Chelsea is the Director of Education at Rhodes Wellness College & the Vancouver School of Healing Arts. She holds a Master of Management and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma of Yoga Therapy from Pacific Rim College.  As an educator and Certified Yoga Therapist (International Association of Yoga Therapy), she strives to empower students and clients with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their goals. She believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a life that is filled with purpose, connection and growth and understands this takes dedication, strength and the support of a compassionate and caring community. She is grateful to be a part of such a community at Rhodes Wellness College and the Vancouver School of Healing Arts. Chelsea acknowledges with respect that she works, lives, and plays as a guest on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded Indigenous territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Part-Time Coaching & Counselling Faculty

Jill Cherewyk, RPC, ACC, PCD

Jill received her Professional Counselling Diploma from Rhodes Wellness College in 2016 and immediately jumped into industry, working with Coast Mental Health as a community mental health worker, and for Rhodes as an accomplished online facilitator and coach.

Natasha Tsakiris, PCD, ACC, RPC

Natasha is an Authentic Movement Coach and Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC), with a private practice in the lower mainland (and online).  She has a background in dance, music, creative arts and community support services. 

Natasha is most fulfilled walking alongside others as they fuel the light within, on their journey of discovery; and alongside her puppy on adventures into areas unknown. 

Natasha honours the curiosities “What do I want? And what else might be possible?”

Christopher Testa, RTC

Christopher is a Therapeutic Counsellor, Wellness Coach, Group Facilitator and Instructor. Christopher’s practice works closely with grief and loss, burnout and desire for change. Where he provides a client-focused approach offering a safe and empathetic space to explore. He is most inspired when working with others as they learn to empower themselves to become the version of you that you’ve always wanted.

Kerry Vega, MPCC-S, RCS, MA (Clinical Counselling), BA 

Kerry is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, a Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling and Qualified Clinical Supervisor, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Counselling.

Kerry teaches Supervised Clinical Practice, Ethics, Business & Marketing, and Mental Wellness, as well as providing Counselling Supervision for second year students (and beyond) with Rhodes. Additionally, Kerry teaches business, leadership and communication courses for multiple agencies and corporations, as well as in her private practice, where she provides both counselling, coaching, and business development courses for wellness practitioners growing their own practices.

Fiona Jeyachandran, MA (Counselling), CCC

Fiona supports adults, families and relationships towards health, healing and happiness. Skilled in individual & group therapy, clinical supervision, consulting, program development, and workshop creation & facilitation. 2LGBTQ friendly & trauma informed.

Dan McMath, PCC

As a perpetual learner Dan is always seeking opportunities to grow and improve not only inside but to help others, through mindfulness and focus, find clarity and purpose. He brings this into his own private coaching and counselling practice where he meets with couples and individuals challenged by communication, anxiety and self-awareness impeding authenticity and boundaries. Fun fact, Dan is also a Master Instructor in scuba diving and enjoys local diving here in beautiful British Columbia’s emerald coast. Dan enjoys a deep-rooted curiosity that is seated in wonder which brings with him a great compassion for the human condition while driving him toward the client/student centered approach and trauma informed lens. We all have “stuff” and Dan has a kindness and warmth with heart wide open to give students and clients a safe space to express, learn and grow. Determined to bring all elements into a classroom setting through fun, focus and creativity we learn and grow side by side.

Kevin Venn, ACC

Kevin is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, facilitator, and instructor. His private practice, adventure-based life coaching, is centered around utilizing adventure as the catalyst for transformation in individuals seeking to feel truly alive. He’s passionate about helping people develop their inner resources, connect with their personal power and step out of their comfort zone to lead empowered and adventurous lives.

Staci Hodza, ACC, RPC

Staci Hodza is an ICF Certified Life Coach (ACC), and a Registered Professional Counsellor Candidate (RPC-C), dedicating her 18+ years of education and experience, working with children, youth and families. Her career in social services spans various roles ranging from front-line support to executive administration, granting her unique insights from both ends of the spectrum. Driven by a deep passion for making a meaningful difference in the lives of young people, she utilizes her expertise and diverse background to offer transformative guidance and support using a solution focused holistic coaching model. Her mission is to empower individuals to reach their full potential through a journey of self-discovery, that fosters personal growth and development, while leaving a lasting positive impact that extends far beyond the coaching relationship.

Marie Salton

Marie Salton received her Life Coach certification in 2021, at Rhodes Wellness College, a training she integrates into her work as instructor and Bodywork Therapy Program Director at the Vancouver School of Healing Arts in Vancouver, BC. Whether in the classroom, faculty meetings or mediating with students, Marie utilizes the coaching skills taught around empathy, communication, and active listening everyday. Marie has been a Bodywork Therapist since 2005 and has created a practice called Bodywork Coaching. Clients experience profound shifts by making connections between their body and mind. Marie structures these in person, one-one-one client sessions to begin with spacious, verbal coaching where the skills learned from the Life Coach Program are incorporated. Marie invites the client's body to support their goals through bodywork therapy, restorative yoga and somatic practices. To conclude the session, Marie verbally checks in to ensure the client feels supported and that their intention for the session has been met. Each session is completely unique and Marie is honoured and delighted to witness the process. Marie has a lovely family: a husband and young son. Together, they camp and play in lakes every time the opportunity allows.

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