Dr. Hillary Dinning, ND

Dr. Hillary Dinning, ND

President

Dr. Hillary Dinning’s practice is based on children’s health, specifically ADHD and autism. Hillary also has spent years with a focus on fertility and loves working with chronic conditions. She is a member of the PedANP and loves to do children’s health-focused writing for magazines, including Calgary’s Child, and is a co-author in You’ve Got This Healthy Mama. Find Hillary outside of clinic hours running the AAND as President, spending time with her three crazy children and nutty husband, and going for trail runs.

Gayle Maguire

Dr. Gayle Maguire, ND

Vice President

Dr Gayle Maguire has been practising in Calgary and Okotoks since 2006 with a special interest in helping children. She is a member of PedANP, and has previously served on the Competency Committee with CNDA and conference co-chair. She is enjoying working with AAND members to help naturopathic doctors feel supported and represented to do their best work. Dr Maguire has taught medical sciences and worked as the Dean of Academics for an acupuncture college, and served many board positions over the years, either with education, underprivileged people, or children’s initiatives. Dr Maguire has been published as a co-author in the CAND journal for teen health concerns. Outside of her work, she loves running after her 3 children and spending time with family in Manitoba and the UK.

Dr. Cynthia Hnatko, ND

Treasurer

Dr. Cynthia Hnatko, ND received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University before completing a four-year Naturopathic degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Hnatko, ND is a member in good standing with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She has a general family practice in Edmonton, with a special interest in fertility, perinatal care, and pediatrics.

Dr. Joanne Day, ND

Director-At-Large

Dr. Joanne Day, ND has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine since 2006, after graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She has a passion for using both traditional medicine and cutting-edge natural therapies to help her patients overcome their health challenges.

Dr. Day, ND obtained her undergraduate degree in Engineering but after working as an engineer she realized that she was better suited to a job helping people. After leaving Engineering, Joanne spent a year in South America where she became interested in natural medicine after witnessing it being practiced together with conventional medicine.

Dr. Day, ND lives in Lacombe, Alberta with her farmer husband and their three children. When not practicing or studying Naturopathic Medicine, she enjoys skiing and camping with her family. Dr. Day, ND is excited to be a part of the AAND board and looks forward to contributing to the Naturopathic Profession in Alberta.

Dr. Stacey Richards, ND

Director-At-Large

Dr. Richards, ND embraces an eclectic general practice with special interests in women’s health and proactive aging. Her strong interest in healthy aging, has lead to specialized training in bio-identical hormone therapy, Mesotherapy and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – a non surgical facelift used to reduce the signs of aging.

Dr. Richards, ND empowers and motivates her patients to assume responsibility for their health through education. Transferring her knowledge through education transcends private practice, as she has been actively involved in clinical research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Ontario. She believes research creates knowledge and allows us to share ideas that will translate into clinical practice. Her recent efforts include being a co-author on a research paper published in the International Journal of STD and AIDS. In addition, Dr. Richards, ND has also served as a member on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Lorraine McCarthy, Board of Directors

Lorraine McCarthy

Secretary

Lorraine McCarthy, ND is a naturopathic doctor in Edmonton, Alberta where she lives with her husband and three children. Lorraine has practiced in Ottawa and Edmonton since graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2004. Her mission is to help individuals work towards healthier lives, full of vitality and energy to be able to focus on their life purpose. As a naturopathic doctor, Lorraine enjoys playing the role of coach and solution-finder to help people achieve the levels of health they long for. She has special interest in children’s health, sleep issues, digestive concerns and anxiety.

Her studies and experience in Naturopathic Medicine have also created opportunities for Lorraine to work in the regulation of natural health products at Health Canada in Ottawa and as a health advisor and physiology instructor at a school in Costa Rica.

She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta. This is her second term as a board member with the AAND.

Sheila McFadyen

Sheila McFadyen

Executive Director

The AAND welcomed Sheila McFadyen as our Executive Director in April 2022. Sheila brings a wealth of experience in professional association management. She has worked with the Canadian Association of Government Finance Officers, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting, CGA Alberta, and the Alberta Accountants Unification Agency, and has spent many years working in the private sector as well. Sheila brings senior leadership expertise in Strategic & Business Planning and Implementation, Education (Post-secondary & Continuing Professional Development), Marketing, Communications, Government Relations, Advocacy, Governance, Member Programming & Services along with Career/Practice Support. Sheila looks forward to working with the board of directors and committees, engaging with membership and advancing the goals of the association.