Acting Chief Executive Officer
Liza Worthington is a specialist in leading and delivering professional education programs. Her prior experience includes overseeing the undergraduate, graduate and continuous professional development programs at the University of Calgary’s Department of Family Medicine and the pre-certification programs at Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Alberta and Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Alberta. Liza was an instructor at Mount Royal University and CMA Alberta. She is a Fellow of the CPA and CMA and received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in 2021.
Liza is currently a board member for YMCA Calgary. As a life-long learner, she thrives on new challenges and transforming “what could be” into “what can be.”
Jill Crockett is responsible for overseeing all educational development and activities for CPLED programs.
Jill first joined CPLED as Education Counsel in 2021. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria. Jill has practiced law since 2007 and has had extensive legal experience in private practice and as in-house legal counsel. Most recently, her practice focused on Family Law, working as Legal Counsel and as a Mediator. She also has experience in Employment Law, Criminal/Regulatory Law and Health Law.
Jill has pursued legal education opportunities throughout her career. She has held positions as the Lead of Legal Education and Resources for the Health Law team at Alberta Health Services, a panellist with the Legal Education Society of Alberta, and an Adjunct Instructor with SAIT’s Legal Assistant Program. Jill has also acted as a mentor to articling students and junior counsel throughout her career.
Andrea Rodic is responsible for providing critical information and exceptional customer service to individuals who are engaged in CPLED’s Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP). She is a key point of contact for PREP students.
Her previous work experience includes managing pre-certification programs at Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Alberta and Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Alberta. Andrea holds Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Calgary.
Student Services Advisor
Eric Pye is responsible for supporting Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) students who are seeking articling roles, and developing support services for all PREP students
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McMaster University as well as a Certificate in Career and Academic Advising and is certified as a Resume Specialist. Eric is also certified in Strong Interest Inventory© which enables him to provide students with dynamic career direction and insight into options that align with their interests and abilities. His prior experience includes international and domestic roles in corporate training, employee relations, recruitment and language teaching.
Carly Thompson is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of communication strategies and plans for both external and internal communications initiatives of CPLED.
She holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies and a Public Relations Management Certificate from the University of Calgary as well as a diploma in Digital Graphic Communications from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).