Executive Board


Founding Chair: Dr. Eric Jackman 

 Frederic (Eric) L.R. Jackman, C.M., O.Ont., C.D., Ph.D., C.Psych., LL.D., a businessman and psychologist serves as founding chair and trustee of The Psychology Foundation of Canada. Eric was educated at the Universities of British Columbia, Toronto and Chicago. Read More

Chair: Dr. Mark L.D. Smith           

Mark L.D. Smith M.B.A., Ph.D. is a former Partner in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice and holds an MBA in Finance and a  Ph.D. in Psychology from York University. He specializes in strategic planning, strategy implementation and  organization-wide change, and has depth of experience in both the private and public sectors – having led over 300  assignments in 150 organizations in Europe, Bermuda, the United States, and Canada. Read More

Vice Chair: Jessica Goldberg

Jessica Goldberg B.A., M.A., MBA leads Deloitte's Financial Services Consulting practice in Canada.  She has over 20 years' experience consulting to senior executives in banking and insurance on a range of strategic issues and initiatives.  Read More

Psychologist: Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell 

Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell Ph.D., C.Psych has been a registered Clinical and Health Psychologist, College of Psychologists of Ontario (Registered to treat children, adolescents, and adults) since 2004. Read More

Treasurer: Michael Ort

Michael Ort is an audit partner with KPMG with significant experience in managing complex assurance engagements for telecommunications, software, technology and publishing clients.  Michael leads multiple audit engagements and practices in US GAAP and IFRS. Read More

Honorary Advisory Council

Charles S. Coffey O.C., LL.D
Chaviva Hosek O.C., Ph.D, LL.D
Margaret N. McCain O.C., LL.D, MSW
Michael H. Wilson P.C., C.C., LL.D 
Harriet Stairs BA.

Health Advisor 

Dan Andreae MSW, RSW, EdD, DSc.,LLD,OMC, Ph.D

Professional Advisory Council

John Arnett Ph.D., C.Psych.
Peter Bashew Hotz Ph.D.
Ester Cole Ph. D., C. Psych.
Jennifer Connolly Ph.D., C.Psych.
Fred Horsley Ph.D. 
Troy Janzen Ph.D., R.Psych (AB)
Gerard M. Kysela Ph.D. NB
Adam McCrimmon Ph.D.
David Mykota Ph.D.
Pierre Ritchie Ph.D.
Donald H. Saklofske Ph.D. 
Steven Stein Ph.D., C.Psych. (Chair)