CRPNA Council


Provincial Council is mandated by the Health Professions Act to manage and conduct the business affairs of CRPNA. Council consists of twelve members including six appointed registered psychiatric nurses (Chair, Vice-Chair, 4 Councilors) and six public representatives appointed by the Minister of Health.

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

Notice of Council Appointment


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 18, 2023
Saturday - March 2, 2024
Saturday - June 22, 2024
Saturday - September 21, 2024

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.

2022/2023 Council

Back row left to right:   Sharon Martin, Lisa Fetsch, Barbara Lowe, Munira Peermohamed, Adetoyese Oyedun

Front row left to right: Hany Abdelhady, Judy Negrey, Tonya Ratushniak, Robert (Bob) Kruchten
(Absent from the photo: Rufus Awharitoma, Dianne Johnstone, Joseph Zelmer)

Council Members

Chair                     Tonya Ratushniak                                               
Chair Elect            Judy Negrey

Rufus Awharitoma
Lisa Fetsch
Richard Duncan
Sharon Martin

Public Members
Dr. Hany Abdelhady
Munira Peermohamed
Joseph Zelmer
Dr. Adetoyese Oyedun
Dianne Johnstone
Robert (Bob) Kruchten