Under the Health Professions Act (HPA), the business and affairs of ACSLPA are governed by a Council. Council actions and decisions are made in accordance with the HPA and guided by the ACSLPA Vision, Mission & Values, in support of the strategic plan.

Council consists of 12 members, 6 elected registered members of ACSLPA and 6 public representatives appointed by the Lieutenant Governor on advice from the Minister of Health.

If you need to contact an Official or Member of Council, please call the ACSLPA office at 780-944-1609 or 1-800-537-0589 or send an email from the ACSLPA  Contact Us page.


Council Meetings are held virtually or in-person in Edmonton or Calgary. ACSLPA members are invited to attend any Council meetings as an observer but must pre-register with the ACSLPA office. Council has set the following 2023 meeting dates:

♦  January 21  ♦  March 11  ♦  Retreat: April 21 & 22  ♦   June 3  ♦  September 16  ♦  November 18  ♦

Council Meeting Highlights

Member of Council

Registrar

Susan Rafaat
(she/her)

780-944-1609
registrar
@ a c s l p a . c a

Melanie Sicotte

CEO/Privacy Officer

Melanie Sicotte
(she/her)

780-944-1609
ceo
@ a c s l p a . c a

Complaints Director

Colleen Wetter
(she/her)

587-635-0204
complaints director
@ a c s l p a . c a

Hearings Director

Mckenzie Henze
(they/them)

780-944-1609, ext. 101
hearings director
@ a c s l p a . c a

Click on the Member of Council’s name for their bio.

2023 President

Nicole Baumback, R.SLP

Current Term: 2023 – 2025
Public Sector

2023 Vice President

Beatrice To, R.Aud

Current Term: 2022 – 2024
Public Sector

Member of Council

Ajay Mysore Narasimha, R.SLP

Current Term: 2022 – 2024
Public Sector

Member of Council

Nancy Bassendowski, R.SLP

Current Term: 2023 – 2025
Public Sector

Member of Council

Kerry Campbell, R.SLP

Current Term: 2023 – 2025
Public Sector

Member of Council

Sumari Erasmus, R.SLP

Current Term: 2023 – 2025
Public Sector

Public Member

Mike DeVuyst

Public Member

Kenton Dueck

Public Member

Muhammad Rasheed

Public Member

Alexandra Zabel

Reporting Website & Hotline

ACSLPA Council encourages members of Council, registered members, volunteers, employees, the public and other stakeholders to disclose/report serious unethical, fraudulent, or illegal behaviour involving members of ACSLPA Council, ACSLPA’s Registrar, or ACSLPA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The ACSLPA’s third party managed Reporting Website and hotline provides a mechanism to allow confidential disclosure of:

      • Harassment, abuse of authority and/or trust, or bullying,
      • Suspected fraud,
      • Financial or administrative irregularities,
      • Failure, refusal, or neglect to comply with a legal obligation,
      • An act of retaliation or reprisal against any individual who reported in a concern in good faith using this reporting mechanism, or
      • Unethical or illegal conduct.