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. Renuka Prasad

President and Director, Saskatchewan
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Nachiketa Sinha

President-Elect and Director, New Brunswick
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Sonu Gaind

Past-President and Director, Ontario
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Fiona McGregor

Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Padraic Carr

Director, Alberta

Dr. Georgina Zahirney

Director, Quebec
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Wei-Yi Song

Director, British Columbia

Dr. Taryn Hearn

Director, Newfoundland & Labrador

Dr. Risk Kronfli

Director, Nova Scotia

Dr. Abayomi Otusajo

Director, Prince Edward Island

Dr. Jitender Sareen

Director, Manitoba

Dr. Chris Wilkes

Director, Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Dallas Seitz

Director, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry

Dr. Johann Brink

Director, Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Dr. Fatima Allibhai


Dr. Michael Butterfield


Dr. Kara Dempster