About the Pain

Society of Alberta

The Pain Society of Alberta is a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals who share a common interest in and commitment to the study, treatment and management of pain.  Our mission encompasses the provision of education, resources and support for healthcare providers in an effort to improve patient care delivery and outcomes for people struggling with persistent pain.  

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board and Conference Planning Committee is made up of innovative and experienced people who strive to uphold and maintain the integrity of the Pain Society of Alberta as dedicated volunteers.

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PRESIDENT

Dr. Elisabeth Saxton

R.Psych

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PRESIDENT - ELECT

Dr. Ivonne Hernandez

DDS MSc DABOP CIME

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LIVED EXPERIENCE REPRESENTATIVE

Pamela Pyle

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SECRETARY GENERAL

Christelle Zacharki 
BSc BSP CDE

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TREASURER

Janice Rae

RN MN

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PAST-PRESIDENT

Dr. Rob Tanguay
MD FRCPC CISAM CCSAM

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DIRECTOR

Penny Barnes
RN BN

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DIRECTOR

Dr. Werner Becker
MD FRCPC

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DIRECTOR

Diane Roylance

PT BSc (Zool) BScPT, FCAMPT  Certified GunnIMS

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DIRECTOR

Dr. Flo Slomp
MSc PhD

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CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

Christelle Zacharki

BSc BSP CDE

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Alexandra Chisholm 
BSc.PT PgCPain FCFCH-AB

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Bonnie Klassen
BSc (OT) MSc

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Stuart Miller
BScPT 

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Janice Rae

RN MN

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Krista Spence

BScN RN MN PgCPain

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OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sylvia Vespa

CMP

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