About us

Alan McAllister, Ph.D., C.Psych. – Lead Clinician

Dr. Alan McAllisterDr. McAllister has worked in the field of psychological services for over 35 years and was registered as a psychologist in Ontario in 1994. His educational background includes a Ph.D. in philosophy (University of Toronto, 1975) and a Ph.D. in psychology (York University, 1993). He has worked in clinical and school settings and primary health care teams and has taught at different universities. He currently is the consulting psychologist for Links to Health, Eastern Ontario. His primary interest is the optimization of mental and emotional functioning through the application of meditation-based insights and strategies. He wrote The Attentive Mind Workbook: Self-healing through Meditation, which is a workbook on meditation based on contemporary psychological theory and research. Dr. McAllister established Attentive Mind in 2002.

Stuart Fogel, Ph.D. – Technical Advisor

Photo of Stuart FogelStuart Fogel is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Director of the University of Ottawa’s Sleep Research Laboratory and an Adjunct Professor at Western University. He performed his doctoral research at the Trent Sleep Research Laboratory at Trent University and received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Queens University. His primary interest is in the areas of sleep, memory and learning, and he has an extensive list of publications in those areas. Professor Fogel has been associated with Attentive Mind since 2008.

Laura Ray, M.Sc., RPSGT – Senior Trainer

Laura Ray has an M.Sc. from McMaster University and is a registered polysomnographic technologist. She manages the Brain and Mind Photo of Laura RaysInstitute Sleep Research Laboratory at Western University, as well as previously managing the Trent Sleep Research Laboratory at Trent University. Her primary interest is in the area of sleep, and she has several publications in that area. Ms. Ray has been associated with Attentive Mind since 2008.

Maries Kannemeyer – Psychometrist and Trainer

Maries Kannemeyer is a psychometrist with honours degrees in Psychology, Criminology and Forensic Science obtained from the University of Pretoria, University of South Africa and Trent University. Her primary interests are in the measurement of cognition, personality, integrity and career aptitude. Further interests include hypnotic therapy, biofeedback and neurofeedback, memory, meditation and learning. Ms. Kannemeyer joined Attentive Mind in 2017.

Cordelia Garza –  Trainer

Cordelia Garza has a B.Sc. from Trent University with a joint major in Biology and Psychology. She is currently enrolled in the Autism and Behavioural Science graduate program at Seneca College. Her primary interests are in neuroscience and neuropsychology. She is especially interested in developing these interests in work with children. Ms. Garza joined Attentive Mind in 2017.