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Ariane Charlebois is Communications Advisor at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Montreal branch. She holds a graduate degree in public health and a bachelor’s in psychology from the Université de Montréal. Passionate about mental health promotion and social impact, she favours a social marketing approach to influence and raise awareness among different audiences. For the past few years, she has been involved with the cause of caregivers by sitting on the board of directors of a Montreal organization specializing in caregiving.
Sophie Chamberland is a Project manager with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Montreal branch. She has been working in the occupational health field for more than 20 years for national and international companies. She combines several university courses in occupational health and safety and business management. With 12 years as a consultant and manager in occupational health and safety, Sophie is interested in prevention and especially by the psychological health promotion. The past few years have led her to play a strategic role in creating, implementing and measuring the impact of health wellness programs at work. Her growing interest in psychological health has resulted in her involvement with mental health support organizations. She is passionate about people and overall health and strongly believes that mental health should be at the heart of organizations’ concerns.
Geneviève Fecteau is Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Québec Division and Montréal Branch. A graduate of the School of Industrial Relations of the University of Montréal, she has several specializations, including intercultural relations, career counselling and linguistics. She has worked in the mental health field for more than 15 years. Her work is based primarily on promotion-prevention.
Emily Gervais is Development Officer, partnerships and socio-political action, for the Canadian Mental Health Association-Montreal branch. With a Bachelor in Law degree and in Communication, she specializes in project management and consultation. In addition to enhancing her training as a jurist, she brings 7 years of experience in implementation of innovative projects to mobilize the corporate and community segments as well as citizen engagement. She relates to social justice issues and innovative problem solving.
Catherine Harton is a Youth Project Manager with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Montréal branch. Her various experiences in community mental health have focused on group intervention. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is pursuing her master’s degree in social work at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her dissertation project focuses on the management of adolescent anxiety through art therapy. Through her personal art practice, she is interested in alternative practices in mental health, storytelling and population empowerment.
Émilie Jornet is Content and Program Advisor at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Montreal branch. Having obtained a B.A. of Communication (specialization in Human Relations) from Université du Québec à Montréal, she develops her skills in project management, strategy and development, as well as team coordination. With a career path of more than 12 years in the Montreal community, Émilie takes an interest in the most vulnerable socio-cultural issues, and strives to bring innovative, creative and concerted solutions to promote inclusion and well-being for all.
Anne-Marie Lanthier (absent)
Fanny-Claudie Solomon is Administrative Support Officer (temporary) for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Montreal Branch. She holds a Bachelor of Professional Translation from Université de Sherbrooke and a college degree in Computer Science. Throughout her 20 years as a professional, Fanny-Claudie develops her skills in project management, human resources, and operational support. Her volunteer involvement in various organizations, particularly with women living in precarious conditions, has dotted her path and has raised a real interest for sociocultural, inclusion and wellness issues.
Florence Yvon is Project Manager, mental health promotion-prevention. With a PhD in psychology, she offers some expertise in mental health along with her 5-year experience in France as a psychologist in institutional environment. She has also led research activities at Université de Bordeaux and UQAM. She shows interest in social inclusion and empowerment of marginalized populations. She uses a person-centred approach and is passionate about the impact of environmental factors—such as stigma—in mental health.