Josée Côté (she / her), Executive Director
A graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) and of Université de Montréal, Josée has a combination of expertises in management, leadership and communications. She has been working as a director of NPOs for 20 years. She is particularly concerned with the issues of family support and mental health promotion, and is dedicated to mandates and projects that are in line with a mental health promotion and prevention approach, especially in Montreal. She hopes that this approach will be incorporated into the health care network and into all spheres of society in a lasting way.
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.