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 Alberta Advanced Education 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. 

Lisa Dickner (PDAC Chair)
Executive Director
Community Learning Network


Cora Roberts
Foundational Learning and Skills Development Unit
Alberta Advanced Education

Valerie Cardinal
Team Lead, Blue Quills Literacy 
University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills

Debbie Clark (Granting Council Edmonton)
Executive Director

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

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

Berniece Gowan (Granting Council Calgary)
Literacy Specialist
Calgary Learns

Pat Halewich
Events Specialist
Community Learning Network

Tanya Klappe (South)
Program Coordinator
Rocky View Schools Adult Learning

Amanda Lemieux (West-Central)
Indigenous Liaison
Edson and District Community Learning Society

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

Donald Moore (Stewardship)
Associate Dean
Portage College

Wendy Peverett (Granting Council Edmonton)
Professional Development Specialist

Shauna Pivarnyik (Calgary Urban)
CARYA Bowmont Families Together

Nancy Purdy (Granting Council Calgary)
Executive Director
Calgary Learns

Corrie Rhyasen Erdman
Training Manager
Community Learning Network

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

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

Tracy Topolnitsky 
Manager, Innovative Education
NorQuest College

Christin Trofimenkoff (North)
CALP Manager
Valleyview Community Learning Council

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