Guest Speakers2019-03-30T13:17:46-05:00

Guest Speakers

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Opening Remarks

Camille Quenneville

CEO, CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, ONTARIO

Camille Quenneville is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division. Before joining CMHA Ontario, Camille channeled her passion for mental health care in senior leadership roles in the educational, governmental and children’s mental health sectors. She served as Director of Policy and Communications at the Children’s Mental Health Ontario, Chief of Staff to Ontario’s first Minister of Children and Youth Services, and Director of Policy at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association. Camille is an alumnus of the University of Windsor and the University of Toronto.

Guest Speaker

Fardous Hosseiny

NATIONAL DIRECTOR, RESEARCH AND PUBLIC POLICY, CMHA, NATIONAL

Fardous Hosseiny is the National Director, Research and Public Policy, at the Canadian Mental Health Association, National. Fardous completed a Master of Science with a focus on the neuroscience of addiction and a BSc Honours double majoring in Health Studies and Neuroscience, both at the University of Toronto.

Before coming to CMHA, Fardous worked at Renascent, one of Canada’s leading providers of abstinence based, residential addictions treatment organization, where he focused primarily on data quality, research and performance improvement as well as managing three of their major events. Fardous was also a part of the Canadian delegation to the 73 rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly and played a role in the development of the first ever United Nations event dedicated to mental health.

Co-chair

Sue Phipps

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, HAMILTON BRANCH.

Sue Phipps, B.Sc.N., R.N.

In November, 2017 Sue Phipps accepted the position as Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton Branch.  Sue has been with CMHA for over 12 years.  Previously, as Clinical Nurse Coordinator of CMHA Hamilton’s Primary Health Care Clinic, Sue provided individualized, coordinated care to clients experiencing homelessness and concurrent disorder.  Her key interests lie in evidence-based knowledge translation, social policy, justice, inclusion, and harm reduction.  In her role with the clinic, Sue had the opportunity to provide psychotherapy for individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.  Sue is now a candidate of McMaster’s Master of Health Management program, focusing her graduate studies on public sector systems to improve access to care, quality and efficacy for people with mental health and substance use disorders.  In her spare time, Sue works as a Registered Nurse at an Overdose Prevention Site, and enjoys painting, trips to her cottage with her family, and mindful walks with her rambunctious dog, Sam.

Co-chair

Alan Stevenson

CEO, CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, LAMBTON KENT.

Alan Stevenson is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Lambton
Kent Branch, having held this position since the organization was created by the merger of CMHA Lambton and CMHA Chatham-Kent in February 2011.  Previously Alan served as CEO of CMHA Lambton since 1997.  Alan holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work from the University of Windsor, and a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from York University, Schulich School of Business Executive Development Program.

Alan began his professional career as a front line community mental health worker and has since dedicated his career to improving the lives of people with mental health challenges through advancing the quality of mental health care and supports.  Throughout his career, Alan has been recognized as an innovative healthcare leader and a champion of collaboration.   Since leading the successful merger of CMHA Lambton County and Chatham-Kent Branches to build a stronger and more robust CMHA Lambton Kent, Alan has collaborated with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, and most recently, Bluewater Health to create an integrated model of mental health and addictions services that is unprecedented in Ontario.

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