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Board of Directors

Nicki Wilson, President

Claire Petersen, Vice-President

Tamara Stuart, Treasurer


Heather Gower, Board Custodian

Dr. Sandra Dixon,  Early Career representative

Vanessa Siso, Student Representative


April Salciano, Provisional Representative

Dr. Jacqui Linder

Dr. Sally MacLean 

Tamara Austin

Meeting Dates 

      February 2021        May 2021          September 2021         November 2021

PAA Staff

Judi Malone, Ph.D.Chief Executive Officer


Joanna LeungFinance Officer


Cindy KennedyAdministrative Officer


Kim BernardCommunication Officer


Simon MakMembership Officer


Ada NieminenGovernance Officer


Jetta Paradis

Office Assistant


Coming Fall 2021 – PAA Communities of Practice

Need more opportunities for collaboration, engagement, and information sharing? This fall, PAA is launching 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
  • 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. Lynda Phillips Dr. Erik Wikman Dr. Jessica Van Vliet Board Liaison – Dr. Sally MacLean

PAA Racism in Alberta Psychology Taskforce

Mateo Huezo (co-chair), Caryn Tong (co-chair), Asma Al-Sakaf, Franki Harrogate, Katrina Hewton, Cameron Pepperdine, & Sophie Yohani, Board Liaison – Chelsea Hobbs

Technology in Practice Task Force

Dr. Michael Stolte (chair), Dr. Trevor Josephson, Zabrina Kwan, Andrew Luceno, Eileen Noel. 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, Meagan 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, Torio Violo, Vanessa Siso, April Salciano, Board Liaison – Tamara Stuart

PAA CEO Evaluation Taskforce

Claire Pedersen, 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 & Book Review Editor – Dr. Michelle Vandegriend

Disaster Response Network Coordinator – Dr. Judy Moench

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