Executive Board Members

Lisa Reid

Lisa Reid

Lisa worked in Early Childhood Development for several years before going on to receive on-the-job training as a TA in schools. She has been working as a SLPA for AHS for over 10 years with Adults in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation and acute care. Lisa is passionate about her job and finds it very rewarding. She has been a member of the ThAAA since 2004 and joined the Promotions Committee in 2013. With vacancies in both the President and Vice President position of the Association, Lisa did not want to see all the hard work the Association had made over the years be for not, so she volunteered to take the President’s position in 2015. She hopes to help the Association grow, not only in membership but in what it can offer it’s members as a whole and to reach out further to support TA’s in rural settings.



Mindy Olson-Pizzey

Vice President
Mindy has worked as a speech assistant since 2002. She worked as an SLP-A for Alberta Health Services for 13 years before going on to own and operate her own private Speech & Language Therapy business- Creating Communicators. During her career, she has provided speech and language support primarily to preschool and school aged children. Mindy is passionate about Speech and language and enjoys creating new speech and language resources. She also finds the progress that her clients make very rewarding.



Justine Ferguson

Registrar– Justine graduated from Grant MacEwan University’s OTA/PTA diploma program in 2006. Since then, she has been working in Home Care as aPTA. She is thrilled to be able to participate on the ThAAA board.




Therese Lagroix-Brown

Treasurer– Therese graduated with distinction from the Grant MacEwan College Rehabilitation Practitioner Studies Program in 2007. Therese has worked as a Therapy Assistant in Occupational Therapy Pediatrics at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital since 2008. Excited to participate on the Therapy Assistant Association of Alberta Board, Therese hopes to contribute to the Associations future.


Patti Wynnychuk

Secretary– Patti participated in the Early Childhood Development program at Red Deer College. After working as an Educational Assistant in the Wolf Creek School Division she was hired as an SLPA at the Ponoka Community Health Centre in January 2006. She loves working with her school aged clients and hopes to increase her knowledge in the OTA and PTA fields.



Councillor – Shawna Logan