executive commitee.


Arlene is pleased to be serving her fifth term as a Northern Lights School Division Trustee.  During her tenure Arlene has served the students, staff and communities of Northern Lights School Division as Vice Chair or Chair of the Board of Trustees since 2003, as well as Political Advocacy Chair since 2003.   

Arlene’s strong belief in the value of relationships and the importance of working together for the greater good of all children is both visible in and fundamental to her leadership.

Email: president@public-schools.ab.ca


RICK MASSINI, first vice president

Rick Massini is currently serving his second term as a Trustee with the Medicine Hat School District as the Chair of that Board.

Rick has been the Medicine Hat School District's Public School Boards' Association of Alberta representative for three years, and in 2013 was elected as the First Vice President of the Association.  

Email: firstvp@public-schools.ab.ca 


cathy hogg, second vice president

Cathy became a Trustee for Prairie Rose School Division in 2013.  She was the Board’s representative for the Association’s Public School Boards Council for two years.  She sits on four Committees for the Prairie Rose Board of Trustees, including the Finance, Bargaining, FNMI and Literacy Steering Committees.

Cathy believes in giving the children of our province every opportunity to be all that they can be.  She strongly believes in the Public Education System and supports the Member driven approach to the work that is being done for our children on behalf of PSBAA.  

Email: secondvp@public-schools.ab.ca



Lanie is a passionate advocate for Public Education, a system that respects diversity and is inclusive of all students in Alberta.  She is currently serving her second term as a Trustee and is also the Vice Chair of her board, Buffalo Trail Public Schools.  Lanie believes it is critical that we work to break down barriers that may impede a child’s ability to learn; including mental health issues, hunger, poverty, long bus rides, etc., and she believes in equitable access to Education for all students. 

Email: seconddirector@public-schools.ab.ca





Cheryl Johner is currently serving as the Edmonton Public Director on the Executive Committee.  Cheryl has been a strong advocate for Public Education since her election to the Edmonton Public School Board as Trustee for Ward A in 2010. As the mother of four, all of whom successfully graduated from Edmonton Public Schools, Cheryl had a strong personal and professional interest in ensuring Public Education is all it can be. As a lifelong learner herself, Cheryl has continued to develop her personal skills in the public arena and is an equally strong advocate for adult education opportunities offered by the District. Cheryl has served on numerous boards, committees and community organizations dedicated to her prime interests of children, education and offering those less fortunate a hand up. 

"I feel that being a Trustee means more than deciding on issues. A Trustee is charged with inspiring trust and confidence so others will benefit from your abilities."

Email: directorepsb@public-schools.ab.ca

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