CRPNA Council


Provincial Council is mandated by the Health Professions Act to manage and conduct the business affairs of CRPNA. Council consists of 12 members including 9 elected registered psychiatric nurses (president, president-elect, treasurer, executive officer and 5 councillors) and three public representatives appointed by the Minister of Health.

The College’s Council meets regularly throughout the year. Anyone who holds an active-practicing licence with the College (in good standing) is eligible to run for Council. The term of office for Council members is three years.


All CRPNA members and members of the public are welcome to attend regular meetings of Provincial Council.  Meetings are held at the CRPNA head office at #201, 9711-45 Ave Edmonton
Upcoming Council Meetings:

Saturday - November 27, 2021
Saturday - March 5, 2022
Saturday - June 25, 2022
Saturday - October 1, 2022

Reserve your seat:

Seating is limited and available by reservation on a first-come, first-served basis and should be arranged at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. Complimentary continental breakfast, coffee breaks and lunch are provided to observers with a reserved seat.

To reserve, contact: CRPNA Executive Assistants by phone 780.434.7666 / 1.877.234.7666 or email: [email protected] 

Once you have reserved your seat there will be meeting information , that you need to know prior to the meeting, emailed to you.

2020/2021 Council

Back row left to right: Sharon Martin, Hany Abdelhady, Lisa Fetsch, Anthony Brannen, Tonya Ratushniak, Barbara Lowe, Rufus Awharitoma, Munira Peermohamed

Front row left to right:  Tawanda Chiremba, Greg Pflance, Nathan Henshaw, Joseph Zelmer
(Missing from the photo Judy Negrey)

Council Members

President                     Tonya Ratushniak                                               
President Elect            Judy Negrey                                   
Executive Officer        Tawanda Chiremba                          
Treasurer                     Sharon Martin

Rufus Awharitoma
Lisa Fetsch
Nathan Henshaw

Public Members
Dr. Hany Abdelhady
Munira Peermohamed
Joseph Zelmer
Adetoyese Oyedun