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Alice Charasse (she / her), Executive Director

Holder of a master’s degree in criminal law and criminology, Alice was involved for nearly ten years as a manager within social organizations and groups, mainly in mental health! She is also a trainer at the Health and Recovery Learning Center (Recovery College). Recognized for her qualities as an analytical, creative and loyal manager, her contagious dynamism and her audacity allow the teams, board of directors and partners who work with her to transform challenges into opportunities. Within the team, Alice wishes to deploy all necessary efforts so that the ACSM Branch of Montreal becomes the reference in mental health for the Montreal population.

Émilie Jornet (she / her), Director of Programs

A graduate of Université du Québec à Montréal with a BA in Communication and Human Relations, Émilie has extensive experience in project management, strategy and team development and coordination. With over 12 years of professional experience in the Montreal community, she is interested in the sociocultural issues of the most vulnerable and works to find innovative, creative and concerted solutions to promote the inclusion and well-being of all.

Ikram Khiari (she / her), Community Life and Customer Service Manager

Ikram holds a master’s degree in public and international affairs and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Université de Montréal. She has five years of experience in public relations, communications and client and partner relations. She has worked for various community organizations that help vulnerable people. She is now in charge of the development of the associative life, the mobilization of the members and the service to the community for the CMHA Montreal Branch. Ikram is eager to promote the organization’s mission across all Montreal communities.

Fanny Gravel-Patry (she / her), Mental Health Promotion Advisor

With over eight years of experience in research, education, and knowledge promotion, with a particular interest in mental health issues, Fanny is currently completing a PhD in Communication at Concordia University, looking at mental health care communities on social networks. As part of the CMHA – Montreal Branch team, Fanny hopes to pursue her social engagement for individual and collective mental health and to work towards improving services to the community.

Marie-Ève Vautrin-Nadeau (she / her), Training and Skills Development Advisor

Marie-Ève holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in communications (UdeM and UQAM), and is currently completing a doctorate in health communications at Université de Montréal, where she is focusing on recovery and self representation for fighting stigma. Involved in community mental health since 2019, she holds a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainer certification from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and has been offering the MHFA Standard course within the organization since 2023. She is also pursuing studies in mental health intervention at the Faculté de l’éducation permanente (FEP), as well as an interest in peer support. Drawing on her experience in research, teaching, facilitation and writing, Marie-Ève now devotes herself full-time to the cause of mental health, keen to make a difference through training and mobilizing audiences.

Mélody Dorval (they / them), Communications advisor

A graduate of Université du Québec à Montreal with a BA in Communication and Public Relations, Mélody is passionate about the development and ideation of projects. With a certificate in film scriptwriting, they are very interested in the image and its influence on different audiences. As the communications advisor for the CMHA Montreal Branch, Mélody aspires to continue to be involved in the promotion of mental health in Montreal communities.

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