University of ReginaCentre on Aging and Health (CAH)

Professional Associates

Professional Associates are clinicians or other professionals who work with older adults (e.g., practicing social workers, nurses, lawyers, older adult educators, health care administrators).

Lisa Berg-Kolody, Ph.D.

Prince Albert Mental Health Centre

Research Interests: geriatric mental health 


Michelle Bourgault-Fagnou, PhD.

Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

Research Interests: Health psychology, anxiety, depression, coping strategies in frail older adults


Joanne Bracken

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan


Sarah Chan, PhD.

Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre

Research Interests: Pain, older adults, perfectionism, self-efficacy


Velda Clark

Research Interests: Client satisfaction prior to death and family satisfaction three months after the death event, pain in the palliative population over the age of 60.

Maureen Coulthard, MSc.

Saskatchewan Health Authority

Research Interests: caregiving, end of life issues, alzheimer's disease and related dementias


Theresa Dever Fitzgerald, PhD.

Private Practice, St. John, NB

Research Interests: Pain assessment, seniors, dementia, falls


Juliet Okwuchi Ekeh

University of Saskatchewan 

Research Interests: Aging, women's health, osteoporosis,anxiety and stress disorders.

Clinical Interests: Cancer, diabetes and degenerative diseases



Shannon Fuchs-Lacelle, Ph.D.

Private Practice, British Columbia

Research Interests: Pain assessment in seniors with severe dementia, ethics

Clinical Interests: CBT psychotherapy, post-traumatic stress disorder, adult neuropsychological assessment


Omeed O. Ghandehari, Ph.D.

Nova Scotia Health Authority, Mental Health and Addictions


Research Interests: Older Adults, Chronic Pain, Abnormal and Normal Aging, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Chronic Pain, Assessment of Psychopathology


Jennifer Janzen, Ph.D.

Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region 

Research Interests: health psychology, health anxiety, medical illnesses/diseases


Cheryl Kenney, R.N.

Interests: palliative care, visually impaired older adults

Amanda Lints-Martindale, Ph.D.

University of Manitoba

Research Interests: Pain Sensitivity in Seniors with Dementia

Clinical Interests: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


Katherine Owens, Ph.D.

Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region

Research Interests: Health anxiety, anxiety, health psychology, assessment, normative data, norms for seniors, computerized assessment, Hypochondriasis, and Clinical Psychology.

Clinical Interests: Adult Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Adult Psychological Assessment, Adult Neuropsychological Assessment.


Cheryl Plackso, M.A., RPsych

Private Practice, Calgary, Alberta

Research Interests: Caregiving, nursing home quality of life, aging


Maria Reardon, M.A./M.Ed.

Seniors University Group: University of Regina


Rhonda Scudds, Ph.D.

Private practice. British Columbia

Research Interests: Pain, disability, older adults, pain perception, exercise


Kerry Spice, Registered Psychologist, M.Ed.

University of Regina Counselling Services

Research Interests: Pain and fall prevention


Felix Veloso, M.D., FRCP(C)

Neurologist, private practice

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