Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC)

You inform the decisions made at PDAC and on the CALP PD system

Your voice matters. Please feel free to reach out to your regional PDAC representative to share your

Participating on PDAC or raising PD concerns or ideas with your PDAC representative.


Lisa Dickner (PDAC Chair)
Executive Director
Community Learning Network


Pamela Cunningham
Indigenous and Community Connections
Alberta Advanced Education

Ben Hartt
Senior Coordinator
Community Adult Learning Program
Alberta Advanced Education

Monica Das (Edmonton Urban)
Executive Director
P.A.L.S. - Project Adult Literacy Society

Luciana Fernandez (South)
Program Coordinator
Rocky View Schools Adult Learning

Amanda Giang
Indigenous and Community Connections Branch
Alberta Advanced Education

Berniece Gowan (Granting Council Calgary)
Literacy Specialist
Calgary Learns

Pat Halewich
Events Specialist
Community Learning Network

Odette Lloyd
Communications Specialist
Community Learning Network

Tanya Mercredi (Central)
Ponoka & Rimbey Adult Learning (Rimbey)

Corey Mushynsky
Associate Dean, Foundational, Career,
and Intercultural Studies
NorQuest College

Wendy Peverett (Granting Council Edmonton)
Professional Development Specialist

Corrie Rhyasen Erdman
Training Manager
Community Learning Network

Claudinei Saunders-Cruz (East-Central)
Program Manager
Wainwright Adult Learning

Christin Trofimenkoff (North)
CALP Manager
Valleyview Community Learning Council

Dyan Semple (West-Central)
CALLS Fort Saskatchewan & Strathcona County

Darlene Thompson (Metis Settlements)
Executive Director
Lac La Biche Regional Awasisak and Family
Development Circle Association


Dorte Weber
Associate Chair, Language Training,
Rural Routes Team Lead
NorQuest College