Candidate Statements for
Psychologists' Association of Alberta
Please note that the submission of a candidate statement was voluntary, so not all candidates listed on the ballot will have a statement.
Candidate: Lana Lee Hawkins, PhD
Office: Council Representative
It is with great pleasure that I submit my interest in serving as Alberta’s representative on APA’s Council of Representatives, following nomination from the Psychologist’s Association of Alberta.
For the past nine years, I have held the position of Provincial Senior Practice Lead for Psychology for Alberta Health Services, Canada’s largest public health care system. In my role, I provide provincial leadership to advance psychology and public welfare within the province's health system, across all areas of service and practice (e.g. acute care, inpatient/outpatient, hospital and community based, rehabilitation, etc.). Serving many functions, my role supports organizational planning and practice that aligns with and facilitates optimal use of psychology, best practice, competencies, and alignment with legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements. This role involves setting, overseeing, enacting, and supporting initiatives that advance psychology and psychology’s priorities within AHS, through leveraging collaborative relationships with our provincial regulatory body and professional association, senior AHS leaders, community partners, and psychologists.
As part of my role, I have held leadership responsibility the development and provincial implementation of a major AHS initiative to advance professional practice broadly, “Professional Practice in Action.”
I believe that the combination of my psychology training (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program) and developed knowledge, skills, and experiences obtained from my 20 years of clinical practice (which I have continued, part-time) and 9 years or Senior Psychology Professional Practice Leadership, combined with my available network would enable me to serve the Council well as representative for Alberta.
Candidate: Janet Miller, PhD
Office: Council Representative
I am a counselling psychologist with expertise in post-secondary student mental health and personal development. I have been a faculty member of Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) for 20+ years and hold the rank of Full Professor. I am also an Adjunct Professor with the University of Calgary, a certified trainer with the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and I have a small private practice in the heart of Calgary. Over the years I have become an active member of the Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA), the Canadian Psychological Association and most recently an international member of APA and active on APA's Public Education Committee. It would be a pleasure to extend this work to sit on the APA Council of Representatives, representing Albertan psychologists. I look forward to being of service in this regard, and appreciate PAA's support in nominating me for this role.