Website Contributors

The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network Website has been developed collaboratively by experts in the fields of Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Education, and other related topics. Advocates for people with LD & ADHD have been instrumental in ensuring the website is easy to navigate and the content is practical and relevant.

We’d like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the professionals in the Calgary Region who work diligently to ensure the website is a reliable and valuable resource. 

Pam Lougheed – Educator
Network Project Manager 2018-2021
Literacy Specialist
Network: Advisory Committee, Education Team

Karen MacMillan – Registered Psychologist
Co-Executive Director of Foothills Academy Society
Network: Co-Executive Director of Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network Advisory Committee, Public Awareness Team

Simon Williams – Educator
Co-Executive Director of Foothills Academy Society
Network: Co-Executive Director of Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network Advisory Committee, Education Team

Krista Poole – CEO
CanLearn Society; CEO
Network: Advisory Committee, Public Awareness Team

Sarah Hoag – Educator
Calgary Academy: Director of Learning – Junior School
Network: Advisory Committee, Education Team

Andria Slipp – Educator
Rundle Academy: Head of Literacy/Admissions Officer
Network: Advisory Committee, Education Team

Gord MacDonald – Educator
Calgary Catholic School District (CCSC): Diverse Learning Supervisor
Network: Advisory Committee, Education Team

Trisa Sorowski – Educator
Calgary Catholic School District (CCSC); Diverse Learning Supervisor
Network: Advisory Committee, Education Team

Gabrielle Wilcox – Registered Psychologist and Associate Professor
University of Calgary: Associate Professor at School & Applied Child Psychology; Werklund School of Education, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education, Hotchkiss Brain Institute.
Network: Advisory Committee, Assessment-Intervention Team

Deanne Robbins – Registered Psychologist
Alberta Health Services: Treatment-Resistant ADHD Clinic;  Psychologist
Richmond Road Diagnostic & Treatment Centre
Network: Advisory Committee, Assessment-Intervention Team

Jody Wood – Educator
Current: Coordinator of Reading Pilots at CanLearn
Past: Learning Specialist with CBE
Network: Advisory Committee, Education Team

Don Andrews – Educator
Director of Student Services, Independent Schools Advisory Committee (ISAC) Calgary
and former Area RCSD (Regional Collaborative Service Delivery)
Network: Advisory Committee, Assessment-Intervention Team

Lorrie Goegan – Advocate
former LDAA, LDAC director
Network: Advisory Committee, Navigation Team

Jamie Gelfand – Advocate, Parent Support
ADHD Links Calgary – parent support group
Network: Advisory Committee, Navigation Team

Emma Climie – Registered Psychologist, Associate Professor & Researcher
University of Calgary; School and Applied Child Psychology at Werklund School of Education.
Associate professor, Director of Training, Director of Internships, Lead Researcher, Carlson Family ADHD Award
Network: Advisory Committee, Assessment-Intervention team

Mark Agius – Public Policy, Project Manager
Project Manager at Owerko Center within the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and
Project Manager with Integrated Concussion Research Program.
Network: Advisory Committee, Public Awareness Team

Anne Price – Registered Psychologist
CanLearn Society: Psychologist
Network: Former Advisory Committee Member, Assessment-Intervention Team

Melanie Reader – Registered Psychologist
Foothills Academy Society: Manager; Psychological Services & Programs
Network: Assessment-Intervention Team

Lynde Hill – Registered Psychologist
Hill Psychological Services
Former Director of Psychological Services for the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan
Former Associate Professor at University of Saskatchewan
Network: Assessment-Intervention Team

Janice Nelson – Communication Specialist
Foothills Academy Society: Manager; Communications and Fund Development
Network: Navigation Team

Krista Forand – Registered Psychologist
Compass Psychology
Formerly psychologist with CanLearn Society
Network: Navigation Team

Jean Marks – Student Advisor
Mount Royal University; Post-Secondary Accessibility Advisor
Network: Navigation Team

Colleen Smereka – Advocate for adults with LD, ADHD
Former Post-Secondary Accessibility Advisor at SAIT
Network: Navigation Team

Jocelyn Ireland – Social Worker
Alberta Health Services: Social Worker with Highland Primary Care Network in Airdrie
Network: Navigation Team

Tanya Keto – Provisional Psychologist & Educator
Foothills Academy: Community Services Manager; Professional Development & Community Education
Network: Consultant

Michael Zwiers – Registered Psychologist & former Educator
Lighthouse Psychology
Current Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Calgary
Network: Consultant

Sara Peden – Registered Psychologist
Psychologist in private practice
Former psychologist with CBE
Network: Consultant

Dr. Dan Ross – Family Physician
Network: Consultant

Cathi Graveline – Assistive Technology Specialist
Foothills Academy: Assistive Technology Specialist
Network:  Consultant