Board of Directors

As a national association, the CPA is governed by a Board of Directors with provincial representation, and includes members-in-training (residents) and recognized subspecialty Academies of Psychiatry. The Board of Directors is a voluntary body that governs the affairs of the Association, including its assets, funds and property, and provides overall guidance to the organization by setting policy, goals and directions that support and further the CPA’s objectives.

Dr. Alison Freeland

Board Chair
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Gary Chaimowitz

President and Director, Ontario, Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Hygiea Casiano

President-Elect and Director, Manitoba
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Doug Urness

Past-President and Director, Alberta
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Sébastien Prat

Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Committee Member
Director, Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Dr. Wei-Yi Song

Director, British Columbia
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Sanjay Siddhartha

Director, New Brunswick

Dr. Catherine Hickey

Director, Newfoundland and Labrador
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Grainne Neilson

Director, Nova Scotia

Dr. Tanya Gallant

Director, Prince Edward Island

Dr. Vincenzo Di Nicola

Director, Quebec
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Stefan Brennan

Director, Saskatchewan

Dr. Jana Davidson

Director, Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Shabbir Amanullah

Director, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry

Dr. Andriy Samokhvalov

Director, Early Career Psychiatrist

Dr. Jacquelyn Paquet


Dr. Aditya Nidumolu