Dr. Hillary Dinning, ND

Dr. Hillary Dinning, ND


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.
Lorraine McCarthy, Board of Directors

Lorraine McCarthy


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.

Dr. Joanne Day, ND


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. Kait Chang, ND


Dr. Kait Chang, ND has been practicing in Calgary, AB since she graduated from CCNM in 2013. In 2020, she shifted her focus strictly onto perimenopausal and menopausal care. Kait practices integratively and believes strongly in collaborating with family doctors and other prescribing practitioners to exercise evidence-based menopause assessment and management. Kait is a member of The Menopause Society, and a member of the menopause fellowship in the Confident Clinician Club where she is involved in research and teaching. Kait is honoured to contribute to the AAND and to serve as an interim member of the board. Outside of work, Kait enjoys the outdoors with her husband and their 2 children.

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.
Rose Yang

Rose Yang

Member Service & Communications Coordinator

Rose joined AAND in November 2022. Rose is currently working on her Masters Degree in Biomedical Technology at the University of Calgary building on her Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology degree. 

Rose has research experience in several projects. Rose also has many years of not-for-profit experience in various roles with March of Dimes Canada along with community service with the Canadian Red Cross and other organizations. Rose is fluent in Korean and English.

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