New President & District Reps announced from 2016 Council Election


Elected to CLPNA Council (l-r): Richelle Sutherland, LPN; Kurtis Kooiker, LPN; Roop Rani, LPN

Elected District Representatives for South, South Central and North Central Districts to CLPNA’s Council will begin their term on September 1 under the leadership of a new President.

Valerie Paice, LPN, was elected by the Council members to take over presidential duties from Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson, LPN, who served as President for two terms. Valerie Paice previously served back-to-back terms as a Council Representative for District 3.

The Council and CEO Linda Stanger express sincere thanks to Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson for her time and many talents during her eight years on Council, and wish her all the best as she moves on from this major commitment.


  • DISTRICT 1: SOUTH (Lethbridge, Medicine Hat & area) – Richelle Sutherland, LPN (2nd term)
  • DISTRICT 3: SOUTH CENTRAL (Red Deer & area) – Kurtis Kooiker, LPN (1st term)
  • DISTRICT 5: NORTH CENTRAL (Jasper, Slave Lake, Cold Lake & area) – Roop Rani, LPN (1st term)

There was a single nominee for District 5, and as per CLPNA Bylaws, the nominee was approved to become the District Representative by acclamation.

To learn more about the District Representatives, view their Profile including their nomination video on the Council Members page. (Don’t know your District? Use “Find My Election District”.)

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LPNs voted in Council Elections from June 10-30. Ballots were emailed to LPNs residing in Election Districts and voting took place online.

The next scheduled Council meeting takes place September 29-30.

The Council is the governing body of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) consisting of Licensed Practical Nurses elected from each of the seven CLPNA Districts, plus the President, and government-appointed public members.

4 Responses to “New President & District Reps announced from 2016 Council Election”

  1. Congratulations to all of you and congratulations Kurtis … My red deer area Council dude ?

  2. Congratulations to all council reps past and present, we have great leadership and support staff. Hold that torch high!

  3. Congratulations to the new and old council- we welcome you with open arms – have a great few years

  4. Great way to run am election…online! It works well & I appreciate the feedback on the newly elected LPNs. Go Team LPNs always do! ??