Dear ACPA members,

After a decade as your (part-time) executive director, I will be stepping down in July so I can devote my full energies to my business, Wilson Analytical Services, with my business partner, Ken Schmidt. I intend to retain my ACPA membership and to continue to be an active member of the association. I hope to continue to see many of you at future AGM’s and other ACPA events.

I want to thank all the wonderful volunteers, committee members, members of the Board and particularly the Presidents that became good friends over the years. It has been such an honour to work with all of you and to serve as your executive director. Thank you also to the dedicated staff at ManageWise who have made my job so much easier by always being there to help with the heavy lifting. I really appreciate each of you. I also want to say a heart felt thank you to the 25 special people who contributed to the purchase of my gold chemist ring. I will wear it with pride and with warm memories of my time as your representative.

Finally, I ask that you support Linda Sahli, your new executive director, as she guides us to the next level as an organization. She is particularly well qualified to help us deal with the challenges we will face with our new legislation and its ramifications.

All the best,

Kathy Janzen

Linda Sahli is an Edmonton based lawyer, experienced in governance and professional regulation. Linda has diverse career experience in regulatory and political environments, spanning across municipal and provincial governments, in roles such as trustee, policy analyst, legislative drafter, governance advisor and strategic planning. Linda also held the title of City Clerk for the City of Edmonton, where she was the chief legislative and governance officer, elections returning officer, as well as head of information access & privacy, independent tribunals and census. Most recently, Linda was appointed as the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta’s first CEO and registrar.

“I am looking forward to getting to know the chemical profession better, and to working with the ACPA Board to uphold public trust in the practice of chemistry.”

Linda Sahli