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Leadership and Results

Leadership and Results

CMHA is a registered charity, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. They meet regularly throughout the year to monitor organizational operations. The vision and mission are made possible with the work and support of our Board.

2019-2025 Strategic Plan
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Our Board is guided by a strategic plan, which is updated on an annual basis. This report highlights our progress toward achieving our strategic goals, and shares stories of the wonderful work that our staff and volunteers are doing as we pursue mental health for all.

Board Members

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Chair of the Board: Laura Bhoi

Laura Bhoi is the Chief Executive Officer of Renascent Fellowship and Foundations, one of Ontario’s longest-standing treatment providers, with facilities in Toronto and Brooklin, Ontario. Prior to working at Renascent, Laura held senior leadership roles at Toronto-based addiction treatment centre, Bellwood Health Services, including the position of President from 2009 to 2015. Laura’s career also encompasses marketing management in the private sector and working with the hospital sector for the Ontario Ministry of Health. Laura earned a B.A. in Psychology (Honours) at Queen’s University, an MBA in Health Services Management at McMaster University and a certificate in Addiction Studies, also at McMaster.

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Vice-Chair: Melissa Tamblyn

Melissa Tamblyn is a technology leader with over 25 years of experience working in a variety of sectors including health care, retail, technology and non-profit. Melissa is a Partner at Ernst and Young and leads their national Microsoft practice. She has previously held leadership roles at Microsoft Canada, Plan International Canada and Cancer Care Ontario. Leading her own consultancy for close to 10 years, Melissa worked across the Canadian health sector for public and private organizations, advising on strategy, technology design, delivery and quality management. She is a certified project management professional and hold a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration, both from Queen’s University.

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Treasurer: Brian Edmonds

Brian Edmonds is a Chartered Professional Accountant/C.A. and holds a Masters Degree in Health Sciences Administration from the University of Michigan.  His executive interests include strategic planning, fiscal accountability, the impact of social determinants of health, change management, corporate governance and performance improvement.  Brian recently retired from the role of Vice President Support Services and CFO of CAMH, however has returned to providing interim executive leadership and strategic consulting advice, as well as sits on the Board of Directors for three non-profit organizations.

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Director: Joshua Campbell

Joshua has been in the real estate industry since 2005. He started his Real Estate Broker career with Coldwell Banker and has since evolved and founded the entity of Knowledge Broker. Joshua founded Pinnacle Ridge Capital, a company with divisions in mortgage financing, property management and property development. Joshua holds a Bachelor Degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies (BACS) from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.Joshua is also actively involved with the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, Newmarket Smart City Council, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Western and Ryerson University Alumni, York Region Humane Society, Inn From the Cold and Southlake Regional Health Centre. Joshua, his wife Kristy and their two children, Maeve and Clive can often be seen supporting their community at local events around the Town of Newmarket.

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Director: Maneesha Goonasekera

Maneesha Goonasekera is a Talent Management and Organization Development expert with broad global experience in developing talent strategies and improving organization effectiveness in Fortune 500 companies within the consumer goods and automotive industries.  She has leveraged her expertise in talent acquisition, employer branding, leadership development, succession planning, engagement, organization design, talent management and total rewards to successfully build organization capabilities and transform culture.  Her international career which includes expatriate assignments in Melbourne, Jakarta and New York has inspired her to be an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion. Maneesha is currently serving as a Senior Advisor of Talent Management, Organization Development and Compensation for the Conference Board of Canada.  She is a strong supporter of mental health and strategies that ensure a healthy work environment for all.  She joined the CMHA Board of Directors in 2018, and is a member of the Governance Committee and HR Task Force.  Maneesha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and is a Certified Talent Management Professional and Certified Change Management Practitioner.

Director: Brad Harrington

Brad Harrington became the Vice President, Finance & Operations at Oak Valley Health in February 2021.

Brad is the former Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at the Quinte Healthcare Corporation and the inaugural Chief Financial\Information Officer at the Sherbourne Health Centre in southeast Toronto. Brad has held numerous other roles with Ontario hospitals and has consulted in an Information Systems capacity during his career.

Brad has always given back to the communities in which he has worked and resided and has volunteered on numerous health care boards, including being a current Board Director with the Canadian Mental Health Association – York & Simcoe and being the current Chair of the Board for Belleville Quinte West Community Health Centre.

Brad has an undergraduate honours commerce degree and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Windsor. Brad is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Brad is also a certified member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives (CHE) and a Chartered Director (C.Dir) from McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada.

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Director: Mustafa Khaliq

Mustafa Khaliq is an accomplished analytics geek and storyteller. Over a 15 year career in the dynamic consumer goods industry, Mustafa leveraged multiple data and research sources to support marketing and sales with their brand stories and strategies. In addition, Mustafa developed and implemented national training programs and successfully managed the execution of new cost-efficient and user-friendly reporting platforms across the organization. Mustafa is also very passionate about several of his side projects which include: a wardrobe and image consulting service for time-strapped and fashion savvy professionals, an online men’s clothing and accessory line called Viktor and Muse and a marketing consultancy service which helps companies target and engage with underserved ethnic groups. In the same way Mustafa has helped clients grow awareness and engagement with communities, he hopes to bring the same success with CMHA and its vision and objectives. Mustafa earned his MBA from the Schulich School of Business and his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto.

Director: Inna Koldorf

Inna Koldorf is a lawyer and a partner with KPMG Law LLP’s Labour and Employment Law group, where she focuses on Employment Law, Labour Law, Human Rights Law, and Workplace Investigations. Having advised and represented unions and employees earlier in her career, Inna brings a unique perspective to the counsel and representation that she now provides exclusively to employers. Inna is also an accredited workplace investigator, and investigates harassment, violence, health and safety, fraud and conflict of interest allegations raised in the workplace.

Inna has served on Boards of Directors of various not-for-profit organizations, The Ontario Labour Relations Board Advisory Committee, as well as the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Labour and Employment Law Section, where she still serves as a Member-At-Large. She is also an active member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers and the Association of Workplace Investigators. She regularly contributes to Continuing Professional Development programs for lawyers, and has been quoted in several news publications on current issues in employment law.

Director: Cindy Lau

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Director: Monica Lam

Monica Lam (she/her) is an experienced case manager, currently working with the Regional Municipality of York. As a registered social worker, Monica has expertise in advocacy, research and policy, community outreach, and program development. She obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, Bachelor of Social Work from York University, and Master of Social Work from Ryerson University. On her free time, Monica publishes articles based off her lived experiences; using it as a platform for advocacy.

Director: Farhana Mahbub

Farhana Mahbub is the Head of Global Markets Strategic Initiatives and Integration in Global Markets Supervision, RBC Capital Markets. In this current role, she is responsible for all global strategic and regulatory initiatives within Global Markets Supervision. Prior to RBC, she worked at CIBC, Canada Life and Teva Pharmaceuticals. In these roles she led large scale programs and change management in risk, regulatory compliance and retail functions.

Ms. Mahbub holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from University of Toronto and Masters in Business Administration from Ryerson University (Ted Rogers School of Management). She also holds several industry designations some of them includes Chief Compliance Officer (CSI), Project Management Professional (PMI), Lean Six Sigma (McGill University) and Change Management certifications.

Outside of work, Ms. Mahbub is mother of three boys and she lives with her husband and children in Markham, Ontario. She is passionate about philanthropic work and advancing women in leadership roles, and gives back to the community by either serving on the Board, playing an advisory role or as an Ambassador for many nonprofit organizations:  Women in Leadership Foundation, Aiza’s Teddy bear Foundation, Women on Board, UK, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Foundation, Royal College of Dentists of Canada and Canadian Mental Health Association (York/ Simcoe).

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Director: Parisa Mehrfar

Parisa Mehrfar is a Program Director at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), leading the expansion of Seamless Care Optimizing the Patient Experience (SCOPE Program) provincially. Prior to joining WCH, Parisa worked as an Integration and Planning Manager at Markham Stouffville Hospital, where she led the development of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team. During this time. Parisa launched Ontario’s first Integrated Primary Care Program for Homebound Seniors in the Markham and Stouffville areas.

In addition, Parisa worked as an Integration Lead at Ontario Health-Central East Region and supported the development of a Health Equity Framework at the OH. Parisa is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Wilfrid Laurier University. Parisa is a Certified Health Executive (CHE) and as an adjust lecturer at the University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation (IHPME) mentors emerging health leaders.

Director: Devon Mymko

Devon has over 18 years of diverse experience in health care, having worked in hospitals, the community, seniors living, clinics, eHealth, and as part of provincial programs. Devon is currently Principal Consultant at Dartridge Group where he specializes in supporting public health agencies and private operators through business development, transformation, and strategic planning initiatives.

With an extensive background in Canadian home care, Devon has worked for government, not-for-profit, and for-profit agencies, previously leading a portfolio of over $210 million dollars and 4200 indirect reports across 4 provinces. In addition to his extensive leadership experience with private operators, Devon has completed numerous high-impact workforce modernization projects for health authorities in ON, MB, AB, and BC and believes in leveraging technology to increase access and quality.

Devon received his MHA from the University of British Columbia and BA from the University of Manitoba. In his free time, he enjoys traveling throughout Western Canada visiting family and catching any live sporting, concert, or theatre event that he can.

Director: Sri Ramachandran

Sri Ramachandran is a finance and business executive with significant experience in: Strategy Development, Mergers, Due Diligence, Acquisition Integration, Business Strategy, Corporate Finance, Financial Modelling, Multimillion-dollar P&L Management, Multi-unit Operation Management; Project management; Strategic Analysis, Business Planning,  Organizational Restructure and Change management; In-depth knowledge of Canadian, American and European accounting and reporting standards and IFRS;  Corporate and regulatory financial planning and reporting; Diverse Industry Knowledge.

Sri’s career experience, including as a Director / CFO for over 25 years, not only covers various corporate business sectors but also of non-profit sectors. Sri lives his values in all he does and is committed to building strong relationships as they are key to all aspects of life. Sri holds a Masters Degree in Theology and his Professional affiliations and certifications include:

Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada) – CPA, CGA, Certified Public Accountant (Lic. Oregon – USA) – CPA, Chartered Management Accountant (UK) – FCMA, Chartered Certified Accountant (UK) – FCCA and Chartered Global Management Accountant (UK) – CGMA.

Director: Winnie Wong

As Chief Marketing, Brand and Communications Officer at OCAD University, Winnie Wong is responsible for leading OCAD U’s brand, marketing and communications. She oversees the university’s strategic positioning, branding and identity, marketing, creative services, web and mobile, social media, communications, media relations and issues management. A Senior Global Marketing Executive with over 25 years of experience, Winnie has a successful track record in leading integrated marketing and communications, digital media, strategy, business development, partnerships and marketing innovation for global organizations.

Prior to OCAD U, Winnie led Brand Marketing Experiences at Rogers Communications overseeing all brand experiences across Rogers Media, Rogers Enterprise and Rogers Consumer business units. In addition, Winnie led the Strategic Partnerships, Sponsorships and Events group at Rogers. Winnie has also held senior marketing and executive positions at Microsoft, Intel, TVO, eBay, American Express and Ogilvy Worldwide and was the head of PR and a publicist at Universal Music (A&M Records). Winnie is the recipient of Microsoft’s Marketing Award for her work on Microsoft’s CRM launch and has also received the Business Impact Team Award from Rogers. She is also the recipient of numerous creative and design awards at OCAD U and was a multi-discipline judge for the Canadian Marketing Association awards. Winnie holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) in Marketing, Strategy and Global Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto (Trinity College).

Winnie is passionate about healthcare and will begin a new position in September, 2022 leading Marketing and Communications nationally for the College of Family Physicians of Canada where she will play a key role with the organization in leading family medicine to improve the health of all people in Canada—by setting standards for education, certifying and supporting family physicians, championing advocacy and research, and honouring the patient-physician relationship as being core to the profession.

At Sunnybrook Hospital, Winnie is an advisor for the Patient and Family Advisory Council, the Chair of the Patient Resource Working Committee and also a member of the Quality Improvement Committee for Patient Care. Winnie is also a huge supporter for organizations such as CAMH, Jack.org, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Shining Through (Autism for youth), Ovarian Cancer, etc.

2019-2025 Strategic Plan

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