Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centers: Executive

Dr. Simone Kortstee

CHAIR
Dr. Simone Kortstee

skortstee@cheo.on.caDr. Simone Kortstee is a clinical neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario / Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre in Ottawa. She oversees the various Section committees and activities, and provides leadership for the section activities during the CPA annual convention.

Dr. Stephanie Greenham

CHAIR ELECT
Dr. Stephanie Greenham

sgreenham@cheo.on.caFor the past 20 years, I have worked as a staff psychologist in the Mental Health Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario / Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre in Ottawa. As PHHC Section Chair Elect, I assist with planning and organizing section activities and responsibilities, and will be actively involved in transition to Chair responsibilities during the 2020 convention.

Dr. Amanda Pontefract

SECRETARY/TREASURER
Dr. Amanda Pontefract

apontefract@toh.caDr. Pontefract is the Profession Leader for Psychology at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH). Her role as Secretary/Treasurer includes keeping a record of section activities, including the minutes of general meetings and of the Executive Committee. She works with CPA Head office to maintain and up-to-date list of members, including a record of dues paid. I am responsible for of the care and custody of the funds and other assets of the Section. As signing officer, she make the payments of approved expenses.

Vincent Santiago

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Vincent Santiago

vsantiago@psych.ryerson.caThe student representative serves as a liaison between student members and the PHHC section, and helps the executive to create more opportunities for students’ involvement (e.g., the Graduate Student Symposium at the CPA Convention).

Vincent Santiago is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. His research interests include eating behaviours, body image, bariatric surgery, and CBT. He has completed clinical practicum placements at St. Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and is currently at Toronto General Hospital.

Dr. Cheryl Nekolaichuk

MEMBER AT LARGE
Dr. Cheryl Nekolaichuk

Cheryl.Nekolaichuk@covenanthealth.ca‎Dr. Nekolaichuk is a registered psychologist in the Palliative Institute (Covenant Health) and Professor in the Division of Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta. She has worked clinically in psychosocial oncology and palliative care over the past 25 years, most recently on the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital (2007-2018).

Dr. Sandra Clark

MEMBER AT LARGE
Dr. Sandra Clark

sclark@cw.bc.caDr. Sandra Clark is a staff pychologist at B.C. Children’s Hospital where she provides services to children and teens with mental health issues. She does presentations and education for physicians, teachers, counselors, parents, and others on anxiety disorders and the impact on family and school functioning. She is the co-author of the Taming Worry Dragons treatment program for anxiety.