Dr. Shaunna Taylor is the current Chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia in the High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership program. She is dedicated to holistic athlete and coach development through her work as the Executive Director of Pacific Sport Okanagan in British Columbia, and serves as Chair of viaSport BC’s Girls and Women Advisory Group. Shaunna is also a member of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Women in Sport Committee.
She has been consulting with coaches and athletes from grassroots to the Olympic/Paralympic level for 20 years, involved in athlete and integrated team support for over 8 Major Games cycles. Shaunna has a special interest in creating a sport system that promotes holistic athlete development and enables athletes to reach their full potential in and beyond sport. Shaunna earned her doctoral degree in Health Sciences (Sport Psychology) from the University of Ottawa, and is a certified clinical counsellor. She maintains a private practice and is a service provider to nationally-carded athletes through the Canadian Sport Institutes in BC, ON and QC.