CALP Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC)

Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC)

PDAC provides a formal, ongoing platform for stakeholders involved in the development and/or delivery of literacy and foundational learning to come together to share perspectives and information on the professional development (PD) needs of the CALP system, the effectiveness of current system investments to meet those needs, and to provide advice to the Government of Alberta on priorities that could advance the CALP system vision.

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 ideas or concerns. 

Brian Yaeck (PDAC Chair)
Manager, Operational Policy and Stakeholder Relations
Advanced Education


Cora Roberts
Foundational Learning and Skills Development Unit
Advanced Education

Lisa Dickner
Executive Director
Community Learning Network

Debbie Clark (Granting Council Edmonton)
Executive Director

Deena Fuller (West Central)
Executive Director
Hinton Adult Learning Society

Olivia McCotter (Urban Edmonton)
Indigenous Programs Coordinator
The Learning Centre Literacy Association

Pat Halewich
Events Specialist
Community Learning Network

Natasha Bozek (Central)
Executive Director
Neutral Hills Community Adult Learning Society

Lucille Provost 
Indigenous Learning Liaison
Pincher Creek Community Adult Learning Council Society 

Alana Johnson (South)
Alberta Routes Lead
Alberta Routes

Cody McCarroll
Executive Director 
Campus Alberta Central 

Wendy Peverett (Granting Council Edmonton)
Professional Development Specialist

Lindsay Carton (East Central)
Program Coordinator
Wainwright Adult Learning

Leslie Carbone (North)
Administration Coordinator
Smoky River Adult Learning

Corrie Rhyasen Erdman
Training Manager
Community Learning Network

Amy Saitz
Dean, Business, Academics, Trades & Regional Stewardship
Northern Lakes College

Janessa Truscott (South)
A.B.L.E. Program Coordinator
Medicine Hat College A.B.L.E. Program 

Berniece Gowan (Granting Council Calgary)
Literacy Specialist
Calgary Learns

Melissa Rothwell
Manager of Community Education
Norquest College 

Michelle Derbich
Senior Planner, Foundational Learning
and Skills Development
Advanced Education 

Allison Stewart
Community Adult Learning Program Coordinator, Program Policy and Stakeholder Relations
Advanced Education  

Sonalall (Suna) Seemrith
Community Adult Learning Program Coordinator, Program Policy and Stakeholder Relations
Advanced Education