Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centers: Executive

Dr. Stephanie Greenham

CHAIR
Dr. Stephanie Greenham

greenham@cheo.on.ca
Dr. Greenham is a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead for the Inpatient Mental Health Program, and the Professional Practice Leader for Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario / Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre in Ottawa. Dr. Greenham is also an Investigator with the CHEO Research Institute, a Clinical Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University. Her recent research interests include outcomes of acute inpatient psychiatric care, predictors of psychiatric re-admission, pathways to suicide risk, and sleep disruption, suicide risk and depression. As Section Chair, she oversees the various Section committees and activities, and provides leadership for the Section activities during the CPA annual convention.

Dr. Sean Kidd

CHAIR ELECT
Dr. Sean Kidd, C.Psych.

Sean.Kidd@camh.ca
Dr. Kidd is a Clinical Psychologist, Senior Scientist, and the Division Chief of Psychology at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and an Associate Professor in the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry. Areas of Dr. Kidd’s research focus have included developing and trialling interventions for individuals with severe mental illnesses and youth who have experienced homelessness. His research has included trials of cognitive and critical time interventions for schizophrenia spectrum populations, housing stabilization interventions for homeless youth, digital health interventions for severe mental illness, and global health work in the area of climate change and homelessness. As Chair Elect, he assists with planning and organizing Section activities and responsibilities.

Dr. Amanda Pontefract

SECRETARY/TREASURER
Dr. Amanda Pontefract

apontefract@toh.ca
Dr. Pontefract is Profession Leader for Psychology at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH). She is a Clinical Professor with the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and a Clinician Investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. She is involved in graduate-level teaching and training, with a focus on individuals living with physical disability or chronic illness. Her role as Secretary/Treasurer includes keeping a record of section activities, including the annual budget, and minutes of general meetings of the Executive Committee. She works with CPA Head office to maintain an up-to-date list of members, dues paid and approved Section expenses.

Rebecca Vendittelli

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Rebecca Vendittelli

Beccav8@uvic.ca
The 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).

Rebecca Vendittelli is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC. Her research interests include healthy cognitive ageing from a lifestyle perspective, with a focus on the effects of physical activity and stress. She has completed practicum placements at The Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria Forensic Regional Clinic, and Sunnybrook Hospital Neuropsychological Consultation Services. The 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).

Dr. Kelsey Collimore, C.Psych.

MEMBER AT LARGE
Dr. Kelsey Collimore, C.Psych.

kelsey.collimore@theroyal.ca
Dr. Collimore is a Clinical Psychologist in the Mood and Anxiety Program at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and a Clinical Investigator with the Institute of Mental Health Research. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is actively involved in psychology and psychiatry training, provision of consultation to other health professionals, quality improvement, and evaluation research.

Dr. Kerry Mothersill

MEMBER AT LARGE
Dr. Kerry Mothersill

Kerry.Mothersill@albertahealthservices.ca
Dr. Kerry Mothersill is the Coordinator of the Regional Psychological Assessment Service (Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services) and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary. He was the Psychology Professional Practice Lead in the AHS, Calgary Zone from 2011 to 2021. He provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and psychological assessment services in private practice in addition to teaching, supervision and research. Former positions in Psychology organizations include: President of the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Psychologists Association of Alberta; Chair of the Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centres Section and the Clinical Section, (CPA); and Chair of the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs.

Dr. Joseph Pellizzari

MEMBER AT LARGE
Dr. Joseph Pellizzari

jpellizz@stjosham.on.ca
Dr. Joseph Pellizzari is the Professional Practice Lead for Psychology at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, a McMaster University affiliate. He has been a hospital-based psychologist for over 20 years working at the interface of medicine and mental health. Recent clinical interests: critical care psychology, palliative care, renal transplant, and in-situ staff support.