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Board of Directors

Claire Petersen, President

Heather Gower, President-Elect

Nicki Wilson, Past President


April Salciano, Treasurer, Provisional Representative

Mira Singh, Board Custodian


Dr. Sandra Dixon,  Early Career representative


Vanessa Siso, Student Representative



Dr. Jacqui Linder


Dr. Sally MacLean 

Tamara Austin


Meeting Dates 

      February 2023        May 2023          September 2022         November 2022

PAA Staff

Judi Malone, Ph.D.Chief Executive Officer


Joanna LeungFinance Officer


Kim BernardCommunication Officer


Carmen BellowsDirector of Professional Affairs


Simon MakMembership Officer


Ada NieminenGovernance Officer


Jessica Dubauskas

Career Development Officer


Jiya Juneja

Student Intern


PAA Communities of Practice

Need more opportunities for collaboration, engagement, and information sharing? Join PAA’s Communities of Practice, moderated through PAA Collaborate  where members can:

  • Share and access relevant resources
  • Help develop public education resources
  • Collaborate on advocacy and knowledge transfer
  • Enjoy info sessions, meet & greets, and other activities organized by the CoP’s executive team

All PAA members are eligible for joining any community of interest! Initial communities will include:

  • All PAA Members
  • Public Education & Workplace Wellness
  • Social Justice, Equity, & Diversity
  • Indigenizing Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychology
  • Assessment
  • Rural & Northern Practice
  • Private Practice
  • Supervision
  • Teaching Psychology

See what interests you, and watch for more details coming soon! Access PAA collaborate here:


Board Committees & Task Forces 

Awards Adjudicating Committee

Dr. Judi Malone (chair), Dr. Emma Climie Dr. Kerry Mothersill, Dr. Erik Wikman Dr. Jessica Van Vliet Board Liaison – Dr. Sally MacLean

PAA Racism in Alberta Psychology Task Force

Mateo Huezo (co-chair), Caryn Tong (co-chair), Chelsea Hobbs, Asma Al-Sakaf, Nathan Foerger, & Noreen Sibanda, Board Liaison – Dr. Judi Malone

Technology in Practice Task Force

Dr. Michael Stolte (chair), Dr. Trevor Josephson, Eileen Noel, Dr. Jose Domene, Tracy De Boer & Andrew Luceno. Board Liaison – Dr. Jacqui Linder

PAA – CAP Joint Task Force: Alberta’s Truth& Reconciliation Response

Dr. Judi Malone, Dr. Richard Spelliscy, Wilma Spearchief, Loretta McConnell, Meaghan Farquharson, Janice Minoose, Dr. Karlee Fellner, Dr. Deena Martin

Mentorship Task Force

Katie Bradley, Patricia Cruz, Dr. Helena Dayal, Heather Gower, Jessica Heil, Chelsea Hobbs, Nathalie Mercier, Dr. Terilyn Pott, Julia Russell, Vanessa Siso, April Salciano,  Toria Violo Board Liaison – Tamara Stuart

PAA CEO Evaluation Task Force

Claire Petersen, Jacqui Linder, Bonnie Rude-Weisman, & Karin Coles

Representatives & Editors

APA Rural Health Coordinator Representative for Alberta – Robert McGarva APA Council of Representative – Dr. Lana Hawkins APA Division 31 Representative – Nicki Wilson CESPPA representative for Alberta – Dr. Judi Malone

PAA Student Board Representative – Vanessa Siso

PAA Provisional Board Representative – April Salciano

Psymposium Editor – Dr. Michelle Vandegriend

Psymposium Book Review – Christopher Shorrock 

Disaster Response Network Coordinator – Dr. Judy Moench

National Committee on Psychologist Wellness of ACPRO & CPAP – Tatiana Lund