2016 CPA Election Results

Dear CPA Members,

Electronic advance voting for the 2016 CPA Board Elections officially closed during the CPA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 9:00am PST on Friday, June 10th, 2016.

The following positions only received one nomination; a motion to approve the candidates was presented and passed at the AGM in June:

  • President-Elect: Dr. Patrick Baillie
  • Scientist: Dr. Douglas Mewhort
  • Director-At-Large reserved for a Francophone: Dr. David Bourgeois
  • Director-At-Large reserved for a Masters level member: Ms. Melina Meneghetti
  • Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology (CCDP) Representative: Dr. Valerie Thompson

The following positions received multiple nominations, and therefore required a vote.

  • Scientist-Practitioner
  • Director-At-Large

Dr. Kim Corace was elected by the membership for the Scientist-Practitioner position; a motion to approve Dr. Corace into the Scientist-Practitioner position was passed at the AGM.

The vote for the Director-At-Large seat was tied. A re-vote ending on June 29th, 2016, resulted in Dr. Fern Stockdale Winder's election.

If you have any questions regarding the 2016 CPA Elections, please contact governance@cpa.ca


President-Elect (acclaimed):

Patrick Baillie

Patrick Baillie
    Dr. Patrick Baillie is a forensic psychologist with Alberta Health Services, a lawyer, and a consulting psychologist with Calgary Police Service. He completed degrees at McGill University (B.Sc.), University of Toronto (M.Ed.), Virginia Commonwealth University (M.S., Ph.D.), and University of Calgary (LL.B.), with a pre-doctoral internship at the CPA-accredited Calgary General Hospital Clinical Psychology programme.

    In addition to having authored assessment reports for courts and tribunals, Dr. Baillie has served on the Discipline Committee of the College of Alberta Psychologists, on the Accreditation Panel of CPA, and on the Advisory Council of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. He has testified before the House of Commons and the Senate Standing Committees on justice. He has written chapters and given presentations on topics including law and ethics in the practice of sport psychology, automatism, the wrongful conviction of David Milgaard, and the trajectories of individuals found Not Criminally Responsible on account of Mental Disorder (NCRMD).

    Dr. Baillie’s clinical experiences include individual and group treatment, coordinating a community-based sexual offender relapse prevention group, providing services with the New York Police Department after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and providing services in Haiti after that country’s devastating earthquake in 2010.

    Dr. Baillie is married. He and his wife are the proud guardians of a thirteen-year-old standard poodle named Justyna, which loosely translates as “Justice”.

Director representing Scientists (acclaimed):

Douglas Mewhort

Douglas Mewhort
    Dr. Mewhort is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Queen's. He has served as President of the Canadian Society of Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal Experimental Psychology. His research interests include intuitive memory, decision-making and high-performance computing. His research program has been funded continously by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada since 1968.


Kim Corace

Kim Corace
    Dr. Kim Corace, Ph.D., C. Psych, is an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry (with a cross-appointment to the Department of Medicine) and Cross-Appointed to the School of Psychology at University of Ottawa. She is an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, and a Clinical Investigator with the Institute of Mental Health Research and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. She is a Clinical Health Psychologist and the Director of Research and Program Development in the Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. Dr. Corace’s clinical and research work focuses on mental health, substance use, stigma, public health, and hepatitis C. She has expertise in health behavior change, including how behaviour change theories can be used to guide and inform novel interventions to improve healthcare worker vaccination uptake and hand hygiene adherence. She works at local, regional, provincial, and national levels to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative, interventions that lead to improved healthcare access and uptake for vulnerable populations, with a focus on developing collaborative hospital-community models of care. Dr. Corace was the recipient of The Royal’s 12th Annual Inspiration Award in the Young Researcher Category. In 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Health Innovation Fund awarded the “Best Innovation in Mental Health Care Delivery” to Dr. Corace and her colleague for their Regional Opioid Intervention Service. Dr. Corace is currently active within the Canadian Psychological Association; she is on the Executive of the Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Section and is also a member of the Professional Affairs Committee.

Director At-large:

Fern Stockdale Winder


Fern Stockade Winder
    Dr. Fern Stockdale Winder has been practicing psychology for over 20 years in Saskatchewan with a specialization in health psychology and geriatrics. She has worked in a variety of different settings, including as Professional Leader of Psychology/Director of Clinical Health Psychology in the Saskatoon Health Region and more recently as a front-line clinician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Saskatoon City Hospital. She is a Professional Affiliate in the Psychology Department at the University of Saskatchewan, and has also been involved in various roles in the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists.

    Fern served on the inaugural Board of Directors of the Mental Health Commission of Canada for six years from 2007-2013, acting as Vice-Chair of the Board for three years. In June of 2013, Dr. Stockdale Winder was appointed as Commissioner to lead the development of Saskatchewan’s Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan. The report, Working Together for Change, is rooted in the voices of people with lived experience, and looks broadly across the service sectors of justice, policing, corrections, social services, education, and health. It was released on December 1, 2014.

    Fern would welcome the opportunity to further the fantastic work of CPA as a member of its Board.

Director At-large reserved for a Francophone member (acclaimed):

David Bourgeois


David Bourgeois
    I am originally from Moncton, NB. Following high school, I attended l’Université de Moncton, where I specialized in Psychology. I then attended l’Université Laval in Québec City where I obtained a Master of Arts in Psychology in 1994. In 2002, I received my Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Maine.

    Prior to joining the Psychology Department, I worked as a researcher for various non-profit agencies, including the United Way of Greater St. Louis (Missouri) and the Fédération de la jeunesse-canadienne française (Federation of French-Canadian Youth) in Ottawa.

    I am currently an Associate Professor and the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Psychology Department at Saint Mary's University. My areas of research include political psychology and cross-cultural psychology.

    As a student, I sat on the boards of several non-profit organizations including the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne- française, the Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick and the Société Nationale de l’Acadie. Since June 2015, I am the Francophone representative on the board of directors of the CPA.

Director At-large reserved for a Masters level member (acclaimed):

Milena Meneghetti


Milena Meneghetti
    Ms. Meneghetti is a Registered Psychologist with Alberta Health Services in Calgary where she provides outpatient psychological services in Women’s Health Resources. She also offers her services in private practice. She is a member of the Psychology Professional Practice committee for AHS, which provides guidance and support to around 200 psychologists and psychology assistants with AHS Calgary Zone. She has extensive experience serving on a wide variety of other boards and committees, and has an excellent understanding and working knowledge of the governance responsibilities of a Board of Directors. She is a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists’ Oral Examinations committee and is a previous member of their Registration Approval committee. In the broader community, she is also a Parent Advisory Committee member with Alberta Human Services, Family Support for Children with Disabilities at both the local and provincial levels. The latter is a ministerial appointment. She is a published author, most recently writing a chapter in an Elsevier book titled “Exceptional Life Journeys” (ed: Andrews & Istvanffy . 2011), a book bringing together personal, professional and parental perspectives on support for children with disabilities. Ms. Meneghetti’s various professional and personal roles means she is keenly aware of the vital role of Masters- trained Psychologists in supporting Mental Health.

Director representing the Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology (CCDP) (acclaimed):

Valerie Thompson


Valerie Thompson
    Valerie Thompson is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently the Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Departments of Psychology. She has also served as Department Head, President of the Canadian Society of Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Thinking & Reasoning, as a member of the Killam prize selection committee, and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Psychological Association. Her research interests include intuitive judgments, thinking and decision-making, and metacognition (that is, how we evaluate the accuracy of our thought processes). Her research program has been continously funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada since 1991.

Present Board Representation

So that you may be aware of the present balance of the Board, its current membership is as follows:

    President: Kevin Kelloway, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    Past-President: Kerry Mothersill, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Clinical

    President-elect: David Dozois, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Clinical

Directors with Terms Ending in June 2016

    Scientist: John Meyer, University of Western Ontario, ON, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

    Scientist-Practitioner: Donald Saklofske, University of Western Ontario, ON, Clinical

    At-large reserved for a Masters level member: Dawn Hanson, Winnipeg, MB, Private Practice

    At-large reserved for a Francophone: David Bourgeois, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Social Psychology

    At-large: Judi Malone, Athabaska University, AB, Health Psychology

    Director representing the Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology (CCDP): Valerie Thompson, University of Saskatchewan, SK, Brain and Cognitive Science

Directors with Terms Ending in June 2017

    Practitioner: Samuel Mikail, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Aurora, ON, Clinical

    Director representing Section on Students: Zarina Giannone, University of British Columbia, BC, Counselling

    Director representing the Council of Professional Associations of Psychologists (CPAP): Andrea Piotrowski, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Clinical Health Psychology

    Director representing the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP): Rupal Bonli, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK, Clinical Health Psychology

    Director representing the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS): Jean Saint-Aubin, Université de Moncton, NB, Brain and Cognitive Science

Please take this opportunity to speak with colleagues and friends about running for a seat on the CPA Board of Directors. Your association needs you – membership engagement makes for a strong and successful organization!