Senior Director of Policy, Research, and Planning, CMHA BC
Breakout session 2: A Discussion with Future Heroes: A moderated discussion with emerging leaders | February 23, 2016 | Vancouver
In his role at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Jonny provides leadership for provincial mental health and substance use advocacy and change initiatives through the Association’s provincial office and the branch network across British Columbia. Jonny works closely with his CEO to build strategic partnerships with policy makers, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Currently, his portfolio includes addressing systemic disparities between physical and mental health, campus mental health, the criminal justice system, and systems transformation. Between 2008-12, Jonny co-ordinated Healthy Minds|Healthy Campuses, a provincial community of practice focused on supporting BC campuses in their efforts to improve student mental health and reduce harmful substance use. Jonny has a long research and practice history in suicide prevention, has trained as a counsellor, and holds a sessional teaching appointment at the University of Victoria. He has direct experience personally and as a family member.