2022 Nominations: Carmen Bellows

Nominee Statement for Carmen Bellows seeking the Director at-Large Position

I currently hold the position of Director, Mental Health Solutions, Sun Life Canada. In that capacity I work to advance the visibility of psychological science and the benefits of psychological services and evidence-based treatments to national and regional employers, Worker’s Compensation Boards, and various professional organizations. I also serve as the Director of Professional Affairs for the Psychological Association of Alberta, maintain a private practice and serve on the CPA Professional Affairs Committee and the Alberta Pain Strategy working group. In each of these roles my overriding aim is to advance the value of psychology in accordance with all six of the goals of the CPA’s strategic plan.

I am passionate about the practice of psychology and believe I bring clinical and practice expertise, leadership experience and commitment to the mission of CPA and its three pillars. I am fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and using psychology to the betterment of Canadians. I am known for my ability to build bridges amongst diverse perspectives and will use this on the board to advance the mission and the vision of the CPA.

I served on the BoD of CPA from 2017 to 2020 and as such have an understanding of the work of the association and its governance structure that would allow me to hit the ground running. I look forward to the opportunity to serve.