Board of Directors

The Canadian Association of Police Governance Directors are elected by the Members at the annual meeting. Each Director is elected to hold office for a two year term and when their term expires they are eligible to submit nomination papers to be elected for another two-year term. In accordance with the CAPG By-Laws, the Board is comprised of representatives of the geographic regions of Canada represented by its Members. The Nominations Committee is responsible for preparing a slate of directors for election by the Members. If there is more than one eligible candidate for the same seat then an election by the members present is held at the Annual General Meeting.

Meet the 2019-2020 CAPG Executive

Mary Ann Silverthorn

Mary Anne Silverthorn, President

Woodstock Police Services Board, ON


Sandy Smallwood, Vice President

Ottawa Police Services Board, ON

Bob Hall, Treasurer

Peterborough Police Services Board, ON

Wayne Talbot, Secretary

Truro Board of Police Commissioners, NS

Jennifer Malloy

CAPG Executive Director


The Board of Directors, as elected by the membership at the 2019 Annual General Meeting

First Nations

Dan Bellegarde

File Hills Board of Police Commissioners

British Columbia

Am Naqvi

Nelson Police Board


Micki Ruth

Edmonton Police Commission

Marco De Iaco

Calgary Police Commission




Joel Murray

Regina Board of Police Commissioners


Darlene Brander

Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners


Alicja Szarkiewicz

Alicja (Allie) Szarkiewicz

Winnipeg Police Board


Mary Anne Silverthorn

Woodstock Police Services Board

Sandy Smallwood

Ottawa Police Services Board

Bob Hall

Peterborough Police Services Board

Nova Scotia

Carole McDougall

Carole McDougall

Halifax Board of Police Commissioners

Wayne Talbot

Truro Board of Police Commissioners

CAPG Conference 2020

2020 CAPG Conference