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Board Members

PEAC's current Directors are:


  • President - Shawna O'Hearn
  • Shawna O’Hearn is a PhD Candidate in the department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. Shawna is a Queen Elizabeth Scholar and will be working on water security as a foundation for healthy communities and sustainable livelihoods.

    Shawna is the Director of Global Health at Dalhousie University and Co-Chair of the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH). She is an Occupational Therapist with additional graduate training in International Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.

    Shawna has held leadership positions in government, university and non-government organizations in Canada and abroad. She has worked and lived in the West Indies, India, West and East Africa as well as Nunavut. Her research has focused on MNCH, gender equity, social accountability, community engagement and diversity with an emphasis on qualitative research methodologies.
  • Past-President - Alison Greig
  • Dr. Alison Greig is the Associate Head of the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program at the University of British Columbia. Alison has been a member of the PEAC Accreditation Committee since 2012 and a member of the PEAC Board since 2013.

    Alison contributes to a number of professional activities in physical therapy, including the College of Physical Therapists of BC Registration Committee, the Canadian Council of Physiotherapy University Programs Curriculum Committee, and PEAC. She is also a valued peer reviewer with the OTA & PTA Education Accreditation Program.
  • Director of Finance - Bill Ng
  • Bill Ng re-joins the PEAC Board of Directors from his home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA) in 2009 and has been working in various industries since 2006. Bill previously served as the Director of Finance with PEAC from 2012-2017 and has continued to serve on the Finance Committee since. Bill is an avid traveler having traveled to 25+ countries and enjoys sports such as ultimate frisbee, basketball and squash.
  • Member at Large - Debi Francis
  • Bio to follow
  • Member at Large - Patricia Lee
  • Patricia Lee is a physiotherapist who has practised in diverse areas (with expertise in neurology and geriatrics) and as an OTA/PTA educator. Patricia was a faculty member at Centennial College from 2008 until her retirement in 2019, and was the Program Coordinator there from 2012 until 2017. Patricia has also served on the Board of Directors of Pathways for Kids (now 360 Kids) for six years.

    Patricia served as Chair of the Professional Advisory Committee at Scarborough Grace Hospital and the Program Advisory Committee at Centennial College. She served as the Chair of the Canadian Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Educators Council (COPEC) for three years and co-chaired the OTA & PTA sub-committee of Heads of Health Sciences in Ontario for two years. She also has extensive accreditation experience as a peer reviewer with the OTA & PTA Education Accreditation Program.
  • Member at Large - Dianne Millette
  • Dianne Millette was educated as a physiotherapist and has spent most of her career working in health professions regulation beginning with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario in 1988. She is currently the Registrar & CEO of the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia.

    Dianne was a member of the OTA & PTA Education Accreditation Program's Joint Accreditation Committee from its inception in 2012 until 2019. She is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators and the International Network of Physiotherapy Regulators. Dianne is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Science (Rehabilitation and Health Leadership) program at Queen's University.




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