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. Pamela Forsythe

Board Chair
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Grainne Neilson

President and Director, Nova Scotia
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Doug Urness

President-Elect and Director, Alberta
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Georgina Zahirney

Past-President and Director, Quebec
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. Jim Simm

Director, Manitoba
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Diana Kljenak

Director, Ontario, Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Taryn Hearn

Director, Newfoundland & Labrador

Dr. Nachiketa Sinha

Director, New Brunswick

Dr. Susan Stewart

Director, Prince Edward Island

Dr. Stefan Brennan

Director, Saskatchewan

Dr. Jana Davidson

Director, Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Dallas Seitz

Director, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry

Dr. Andriy Samokhvalov

Director, Early Career Psychiatrist

Dr. Sarah Hanafi


Dr. Nikhitia Singhal