Staff Bios

Katrina Maximchuk - Executive Director 

Katrina joined the Paralympic Sports Association as Executive Director in August of 2020. She has dedicated her career to ensuring individuals who experience disability have opportunities to engage in sport, physical activity and leisure. Katrina has been involved with PSA in some capacity for a number years. First, as a family member of a participant, then as a Board member. She is thrilled for this journey to have come full circle and to take on a leadership role in the organization. For Katrina, being active is important for more than just physical health - it’s also about the people you meet and the friendships you make while pursuing your favorite sport or activity.  She looks forward to continuing to find unique and inclusive ways for getting more people, in more places, active more often!


Tara Chisholm - Provincial Program Director & Program Coordinator (Medicine Hat) 

Tara is the program coordinator for Medicine Hat Adaptive Sport and Recreation along with the Provincial Program Director of the Paralympic Sports Association. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Adapted Physical Activity from the University of Alberta. She also is trained as an AFLCA leader in Older Adult Fitness. Tara has worked and volunteered extensively in the world of adaptive physical activity focusing in on the sports of sledge hockey, boccia, adaptive cycling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair curling and adaptive fitness. Her most notable roles include Head Coach of the Canadian National Women’s Para Hockey Team.

Her true passion is to help to provide choice for individuals of all ability levels to be active in their own way. When not working, Tara can be found hanging out with her nieces and nephews. She also enjoys going on walks with her fiancé, Derek, and their dog, Doug.


Miranda Halladay - Program Assistant, Sledges in Schools

Miranda joined PSA in September 2022 and has been enjoying learning about adapted physical activity and working on her para ice hockey abilities. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Miranda has spent the past few years trying to be as well-rounded as possible working and volunteering in youth work and crisis response while also working in landscaping and equipment operation.  She tries to continue learning new things at PSA as she never gives up an opportunity to jump in and participate. Outside of work, Miranda can be found riding a bike (or in a cast from riding a bike...), camping, or finding new places to eat and explore in Edmonton.

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