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. Georgina Zahirney

President and Director, Quebec
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Wei-Yi Song

Past-President and Director, Vancouver
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Grainne Neilson

President-Elect and Director, Nova Scotia
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Yanbo Zhang

Secretary-Treasurer and Director, Saskatchewan
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Hillary Bohler

Director-in-Training

Dr. Marie-Claire Bourque

Director, Early Career Psychiatrist

Dr. Arlie Fawcett

Director, Alberta
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Sarah Hanafi

Director-in-Training

Dr. Taryn Hearn

Director, Newfoundland & Labrador

Dr. Sophia Hrycko

Director, Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Diana Kljenak

Director, Ontario, Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Dallas Seitz

Director, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry

Dr. James Simm

Director, Manitoba

Dr. Nachi Sinha

Director, New Brunswick
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Susan Stewart

Director, Prince Edward Island

Dr. Joel Watts

Director, Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law