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Meet Our Staff Team

Small, but mighty

From CPD and certification to communicating the latest news and events to members, the ACFP team is here for you. Learn more about the team below under the leadership of Executive Director, Terri Potter.

Message from the Executive Director

Terri Potter
Executive Director
Susan Wong Armstrong
Associate Director
Lindsay Rankin
Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Nikita McEwan
Manager, CPD Programs
Ann-Catherine P. Reyes
Coordinator, Communications
Kelsey Franco
Coordinator, CPD Programs
Kerri McNabb
Coordinator, CPD Programs
Roxanne Perich
Executive Coordinator

Terri Potter

Executive Director

I am Terri Potter, the Executive Director for the Alberta College of Family Physicians.  My training and experience over the course of my career has provided me with a broad set of skills that support my role as ED.  I thoroughly enjoy supporting teams to be effective and efficient in their work.  I have a background in project management, training and facilitation, resource development and association management.  My recent area of interest to read and learn about is “systems”.

On a personal note, I am a mother of 4 adult children and married to an avid farmer and heavy equipment mechanic.  We live in Onoway (a small community northwest of Edmonton) where we enjoy our free time with life-long friends and new community members alike.  I enjoy all things outdoors, travelling and music.  I just recently joined a big band to play my trumpet (a little rusty).

My Board Experience
The ACFP Board of Directors are my “bosses” and I respect and appreciate their leadership and experience and depend on them everyday in the work that we do as a staff team and in the interactions with our members and partners. ACFP members are well represented and the strategic leadership of the specialty of family medicine is their primary concern.  It is through dynamic discussion, thoughtful assessment, and consistent action the Directors of the Board and staff of ACFP have been able to achieve so much in the past, and into the future.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.

—Anonymous

Susan Wong Armstrong

Associate Director

I am primarily responsible for overseeing the ACFP’s CPD/ME program offerings and ensuring that its programs are meeting member needs and aligned with the ACFP’s Strategic Framework. I also provide support and strategic guidance on communications and government relations, member engagement, and overall operations.

What is a fun fact about you?
I can recite the phonetic alphabet.

What is your favourite song/music?
At the Hundredth Meridian

What is your favourite pastime?
I love live music – a concert-goer since I was nine. If I’m not in the stands, I’m binge-watching Netflix flicks, going down YouTube rabbit holes, and more recently, solving scrambled Rubik’s Cubes that cross my path.

Favourite quote:

All change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.

—Robin Sharma

Lindsay Rankin

Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations

I am the Manager for Communications and Stakeholder Relations. I am passionate about clearly relaying information, building rapport, and cultivating connections through in-person or virtual engagement opportunities.

What is a fun fact about you?
I am a meteorologist by trade, let’s talk weather! #headintheclouds

What is your favourite pastime?
When it comes to new fitness activities, I am up for trying just about anything: Yoga, Bosu, Spin, TRX, etc. You name it, I have likely tried it!

What is your favourite food?
I am a food fan, from home cooked to trying out new local restaurants, I am there. In a sweet vs. savory debate I’ll always side with savory.

Favourite quote:

One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

—Lewis Carroll

Nikita McEwan

Manager, CPD Programs

Hello! For those of you who haven’t met me yet, I’m Nikita! I have been with ACFP since the beginning of 2019. I tend to have my hands in a few buckets at ACFP but you may know me from the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference, Research Programs such as the Research Showcase and the annual Forum, or other member programs like Awards. I work alongside the PEER team to publish biweekly Tools for Practice articles, and assist our team with other CPD offerings through presentations, programs, podcasts, and conferences. If you are at any of events come by and introduce yourself!

What is a fun fact about you?
I’m always game for an adventure, whether it be travelling through Guatemala, hiking the Rockies, checking out local plant stores or jumping out of moving planes!

What is your favourite pastime?
When I’m not exploring I’m most likely napping or listening to a podcast.

What is your favourite food?
I consider myself a food enthusiast.

Favourite quote:

“The problem isn’t the problem. The problem is the way you think about the problem.”

Ann-Catherine P. Reyes

Coordinator, Communications

As the Coordinator for Communications, my role entails providing support for the delivery of all communications and member engagement initiatives of the organization. I am honored to part of a dynamic, passionate, and energetic team.

What is a fun fact about you?
A fun fact about me is I am really into sci-fi shows with apocalyptic themes like Fringe, Manifest, and Stranger Things. I enjoy decoding the mystery, and taking in the thrill and suspense brought about by these shows.

What’s on your bucket list?
My bucket list includes learning how to drive, travelling with my family. exploring new cultures, and taking up further studies in the future. 

What is your favourite pastime?
My favourite pastime right now is watching any good series on Netflix and Disney+ with my family or if more time allows it, I take a stroll outdoors, just explore nature a little bit (Edmonton is so beautiful!) or perhaps go for a dose of retail therapy.

What is your favourite song/music?
I do enjoy music from the 80s, 90s and the early 2000s. Songs from artists such as The Cure, Roxette, and Eraserheads, among many others are classics.

Favourite Food
Italian, Japanese, and Filipino food — there are just so many savory options to choose from! 

Favourite Quote 

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Kelsey Franco

Coordinator, CPD Programs

I coordinate the Continuing Professional Development for family physicians in Alberta, including organizing the Family Medicine Summit, managing the certifications for CPD Programs, and supporting the Virtual Education Committee.

What is a fun fact about you?
I’m trilingual! Including French by education and Spanish by fire.

What are your favorite pastimes?
Dancing, cooking, camping, hiking, bonfires, reading, and adventuring.

What is your favorite song?
Rolling Stone by Whiskey Myers

What is your favorite food?
Authentic Oaxacan Mole

Favourite quote:

As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.

—Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Kerri McNabb

Coordinator, CPD Programs

I’m a CPD programs coordinator, which means I get to play a role in lots of great projects and events like the Clinical Connections Conference webinar series, the Check-in and Check-up webinar series, and Family Medicine Summit, but my main role is to support the Collaborative Mentorship Network for Chronic Pain and Addiction (CMN). Once I started working with the CMN, it quickly become my passion project! I’m lucky to work with some great committees and plan a broad range of CME/CPD for the ACFP.

What is a fun fact about you?
I made a short appearance in a Honda commercial and then used the $$ to buy a Nissan… Oops!

What is your favorite pastime?
Petting dogs! My dogs, friend’s dogs, neighbor’s dogs,  hopefully your dogs?

What is your favorite food?
Cheese and chocolate – all kinds at all times!

Favourite quote:

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Email:
kerri.mcnabb@acfp.ca 

Roxanne Perich

Executive Coordinator

As Executive Coordinator, I provide diversified administration services to the Executive Director, ACFP Board of Directors, Governance Advisory Committee, Members and Staff.

What is a fun fact about you?
I am from Venezuela and I speak fluent Spanish and English.

What’s on your bucket list?
Europe

What is your favourite pastime?
Reading, singing, hiking, dancing

What is your favourite song/music?
Blues, Jazz, Soul, Folk, Pop, Rock

iPhone or Samsung
Samsung all the way

Favourite Food
Italian

Favourite Quote

“You must strive to find your voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all”
— Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society