Staff Bios

Amy MacKinnon - Executive Director

Amy has been a staff member with PSA since 2014, and has worked in the Disability community since 2004. She came to PSA from Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, and was previously on the PSA Board of Directors before taking on the position of Executive Director.

Amy became passionate about adapted sport while working at the Steadward Centre many moons ago. As a result of her background in Physical Education, her work at TSC and her personal interests, she developed a passion for making outdoor activities accessible to those with adapted needs and created the Adapted Adventures program at SCI-AB. This program became part of the programs offered through PSA when she started in 2014.

Amy has many interests and hobbies mostly involving the outdoors, mountains and being active, but is also very passionate about important social issues such as creating awareness about the plight of short people in society: #shortisthenewtall, #bathroommirrorstoohightoseemyface, #cannotseeanythinginacrowd, #5’1"forlife.

Stephanie Machell - Program Coordinator

Stephanie joined PSA after completing her practicum in winter 2015. After a short hiatus she was hired on as the sledge hockey program coordinator in fall 2015. She really enjoys introducing sledge hockey to kids through the sledges in schools program. Her favourite sport is rhythmic gymnastics, which she also coaches. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys snowboarding, golfing and baking!


Casey Paplawski - Program Coordinator

Casey joined PSA  after completing her practicum in 2017; after a short stint as program assistant Casey  was hired on as the Program Coordinator in August of 2018. She enjoys all of the opportunities PSA provides but especially outdoor pursuits. While her favourite sport is soccer, Casey also enjoys cycling, golfing, and recreational sports!                         

Brett Tetlock - Program Assistant

Brett joined PSA after completing her practicum in summer 2019. She was hired on full time to help with programs and to work on the New Canadians and Indigenous project. She helps as much as possible when it comes to Sledges in Schools as she enjoys bringing adaptive sports to students in Edmonton. She loves all things basketball related, as well as golfing and hiking.

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