Board of Directors

The CPA relies on its Board of Directors to set policy that guides the organization.

CPA’s Board represents all aspects of psychology with representatives from across the country.

We are pleased to introduce you to CPA’s current Board of Directors.

Presidential Officers

President Dr. Kerri Ritchie Ottawa, ON term ending in June 2024
Incoming President
Past President Dr. Ada L. Sinacore Montreal, QC term ending in June 2023
Honorary President


Director Representing Science Dr. Nicolas Roulin term ending in June 2023
Director Representing Practice Dr. Shelley Goodwin Yarmouth, NS term ending in June 2023
Director Representing Education Dr. Eleanor Gittens term ending in June 2025
Director-at-Large Dr. Elizabeth Church Halifax, NS term ending in June 2023
Director-at-Large Dr. Anita Gupta term ending in June 2025
Director-at-Large Dr. Janine Hubbard St.John’s, NL term ending in June 2024
Director Representing Council of Sections (nominated by Section Chairs) Dr. Amir Sepehry term ending in June 2025
Student Section Representative Ms Alejandra Botia Vancouver, BC term ending in June 2023

Partner Organizations

Council of Canadian Departments of Psychology (CCDP) Representative Dr. Sandra Byers Fredericton, NB
Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP) Representative Dr. Sara Hagstrom Thunder Bay, ON
Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) Representative Dr. Valerie Thompson Saskatoon, SK
Council of Professional Associations of Psychologists (CPAP) Representative Dr. Judi Malone St. Paul, AB

CPA Executive Officers

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Karen R. Cohen Ottawa, ON
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Dr. Lisa Votta-Bleeker Ottawa, ON

Should you need to contact any of the CPA’s Board of Directors, please contact the CPA at

Become a Board Member

CPA as an association is its members and the wealth of expertise, skill and knowledge they possess and share. Consider lending your time and expertise to a CPA activity; run for election to the Board of Directors, join the executive of a CPA Section, or volunteer to sit on a Board task force or Committee. This work brings tremendous opportunity to make a contribution to organized psychology in Canada and to the impact the science and practice of psychology has on public policy.  For more information on the wealth of opportunities within CPA, contact the executive office at