Roslynn Ross B.A.,CEC Roz co-developed the original R&R Program. She has conducted training on social competence both in Canada and internationally. She is an accredited Emotional Intelligence Coach and Mentor. She is also a Certified Executive Coach (Royal Roads University) who specializes in enhancing performace by strengthening competence in change management.She is an executive in the Federal Public Service of Canada where she has specialized in change management of major government projects for much of her career.  She is co-author of three books: Reasoning and Rehabilitation: A Handbook for Cognitive Skills Training (1986); Cognitive Skills: A Training Manual for Living Skills(1988); and Thinking Straight (1995). As a professional scuba-diving instructor, Roz has taught diving in Canada and the Caribbean.


Saad Alkarni, Ph.D (U. of Ottawa).  Saad is a professor at King Abdulaziz University. He has extensive experience as a secondary school teacher and as Director of Education in Saudi Arabia. He was appointed as an Associate of the Cognitive Centre of Canada for the Middle East in 2019. He is translating the Reasoning & Rehabilitation program for implementation in schools throughout Saudi Arabia to train adolescents in pro-social competence. He will also train individuals in all Arabic-speaking countries to facilitate the program to reduce antisocial behavior.

Martha Frias Armenta is professor in the department of Law of the University of Sonora in Mexico. She has a Law degree (university of Sonora) and a PhD in Psychology and Law (University of Arizona). She is a Member of the National Researcher System of Mexico. She has conducted research in antisocial and criminal behavior, family violence, juvenile delinquency, restorative justice, procedural and distributive justice, and ecological crime. She is an evaluator of research projects in Science and technology of the Mexican and Spain Research Council. She is Editor of Mexican and international scientific journals. Martha has been honored as a distinguished researcher of the Social Sciences Division of the University of Sonora. She has published 7 books and many articles in national and international journals. She was external advisor of the Woman Institute of Sonora State in 2005 and general Director of the Institute for Treatment and Application of Measures for delinquent Adolescents in the Sonora State from 2009 to 2011. 

 Lisa Brandes (B.S., Wisconsin), is the Director of Training and Quality Assurance for Community Solutions Inc. (CSI Training and Resource Center). She specializes in cognitive behavioral training and program implementation. She has extensive experience in many U.S. states and internationally in training practitioners and managers in risk/need assessment; targeting of criminogenic factors in treatment; the delivery of effective interventions; and management and leadership development.  Ms. Brandes is a certified instructor of the Reasoning and Rehabilitation 2 program; the Level of Service Inventory (L.S.I.); the Adult Substance Use Survey; the Client Management Classification Instrument; the Meyers Briggs Training; and Administration and Team Building.

 Rita Martín Caballero, Ph.D is a Clinical Psychologist who also has a Master’s degree in Drug Dependency, is Professor Coordinator of practical studies for the Master of Clinical Psychology and Health course, and Professor for the University Expert course in Security and Crime Prevention at the University of La Laguna in the Canary Islands of Spain. Dr. Martin specializes in the treatment of drug-abusers. She served as Head of Training for a day centre for drug abusers in the Canary Islands and was Psychologist-Coordinator of the Phoenix Project, a program for drug-dependent inmates in a Prison in Tenerife. Rita has extensive experience in delivering and in training university students and professionals to deliver the Spanish version of R&R. Her doctoral dissertation involved evaluating R&R with drug abusing offenders in a day centre (see summary in the “News” section of this web-site). Her dissertation earned a special award: "The PhD Extraordinary Award in Health Sciences by the University of La Laguna". She is currently translating R&R2 for Adults into Spanish. It will be published by the Cognitive Centre of Canada in March, 2010. Rita was President of the Scientific Organising Committee of the International Symposium for Criminology and Crime (2008) and the 1st International Congress for the Prevention and Treatment of Violence (2009).

Tiffany Parkhouse is the Coordinator of Training and Quality Assurance for the CSI Training and Resource Center. Mrs. Parkhouse has a BA in psychology and an  MA in Professional CounselingShe has been certified at level one by the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (NACBT) in Rational Living Therapy. Mrs. Parkhouse has worked with a variety of populations within the criminal justice field including adolescents and adults in community based and residential settings.  An experienced professional trainer, she specializes in motivational interviewing training, gender specific training, and evidence-based program training including Reasoning and Rehabilitation 2.  

 Bambi Ross B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., OCT,  is a school Principal (retired) with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. Over her 30 year career in education she has been a teacher, Vice-Principal and Principal. Along with her teaching and Principal qualifications, Bambi also has a Masters degree in Counseling. Much of her work in schools has focused on inner city youth, children with Autism and most recently, refugee children who have come to Canada from international conflict zones.