CMHA List of Staff

To email a staff member, use the following format: [email protected] (including any hyphens within names).

Not sure who to contact?

  • Mental health information, referral or support help at 1.888.353.2273
  • General office email: [email protected]

Management

  • Executive Director, Julia Payson
  • Director of Strategic Operations, Nicole Zelez
  • Director of Finance, Aidan Northcott
  • Governance and Accreditation Coordinator, Bailee Macnab
  • Manager of Human Resources, Ruby Nahal
  • Manager Mental Health Promotion, Emily Hollenbach
  • Manager of Wellness and Rehabilitation Programs, Lenai Schmidt
  • Manager of Employment Services, Samantha Beeson
  • Manager of Housing, Ellen Meyer
  • Manager of Restorative Justice, Margaret Clark
  • Manager of Fund Development and Communications, Cera Yorke

Administration

  • Finance Assistant, Ashly Bracewell
  • Administrative Assistant/Reception, Glen Suderman
  • Administrative Assistant, Logan Rankeillor
  • Administrative Finance Assistant- Georgia Montgmery
  • Fund Development Administrator/Finance Support, Viki Hemmaway
  • Human Resources Coordinator, Madison Brown

Programs & Services

 

  • Manager of Wellness and Rehabilitation Programs, Lenai Schmidt
  • Intake Coordinator, Zoe Mattinson
  • Wellness Education Coordinator, Tami Muhlert
  • Recreation Coordinator, Hannah Rail
  • Food Services Coordinator, Jennifer Phillips
  • Family Support Coordinator, Jenn Millan
  • Peer Engagement Coordinator, Heather Kwantes
  • Youth Education and Program Coordinator, Carly Skanes
  • Wellness &  Rehab Program Assistant, Vacant
  • Manager of Employment Services, Samantha Beeson
  • Work BC Customized Employment Advisor, Rhea Evans
  • Work BC Customized Employment Advisor, Edmund Jones
  • Links to Employment – Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor, Asia Nijjar
  • Links to Employment – Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor, Kea Fox
  • The Georgette Shop Coordinator, Art Harrigan
  • The Georgette Shop Coordinator, Zane Klym

 

  •  Manager of Restorative Justice, Margaret Clark

Mental Health Promotion

  • Manager Mental Health Promotion, Emily Hollenbach
  • Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Jessica Both
  • Mental Health Promotion Assistant, Hina Dilawar
  • Crisis Line Training Coordinator, Emma Nesbitt
  • Crisis Line Supervisor, Poema Kazazi
  • Care to Speak Coordinator, Harjinder Janda
  • Care to Speak Program Facilitator,  Tyler Thomas
  • Care to Speak Promotion and Recruitment, Kelsey Tkachuk

Housing

  • Manager of Housing, Ellen Meyer
  • Assistant Housing Manager, Wade Weston
  • Housing Maintenance Coordinator, Kevin Metz
  • Building Maintenance, Andrew Goodine
  • Housing and Rent Bank Coordinator, Jared Caldwell

Bounce Back Regional Program

  • Manager of Bounce Back Regional Program, Lenai Schmidt
  • Regional Coach Team Lead, Amanda Carnovale
  • Regional Coach Team Lead, Caitlyn Parkinson (on-leave)
  • National Coach, Jessica Cavero
  • National Coach, Sherida Crane
  • Regional Coach, Kelly-Ann Scott
  • Regional Coach, Deb Delves-Vonau
  • Regional Coach, Tina Mairs
  • Regional Coach, Laura Brown
  • Regional Coach, Courtenay Stapley
  • Administrative Assistant, Michele McMullen

Residential Services

  • Residential Facility Manager, Nicole Zelez
  • 24th Avenue Residential Facility is a 13 bed licensed adult psychiatric residential facility managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA); Vernon and District Branch, under contract with Interior Health (IH).
  • Aberdeen House is a 14 bed licensed adult psychiatric residential facility managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA); Vernon and District Branch, under contract with Interior Health (IH).  Seven of the beds are designated Tertiary Specialized Residential.
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