We proudly introduce to you our leadership team. Each member of our team brings forward an array of skills, years of experience and is committed to the vision and mission of our organization.
The delivery of programs and services is not possible without all staff. Our organization has grown to a staff of over 70 skilled and qualified individuals who are committed to ensuring we are providing person centered care and meeting the needs of individuals accessing our services.
Together we foster an environment of accountability, authenticity and quality. We believe in the importance of working as a collective towards a shared vision is the best way to achieve our goal of providing a good service.
Marion Quigley, Chief Executive Officer
“People is one of CMHA-S/M‘s core values. For me, this represents the individuals that come to the agency for services, the staff that deliver the services and the volunteers that assist us with our work. Everyone that walks through our doors is valued, heard and respected. In my opinion, this makes CMHA S/M a great place to receive services and to work!”
Sylvie Leblanc, Executive Assistant
“I enjoy working for CMHA S/M so much because it really is a family. Everyone is always looking out for one another and supportive of each other. In my experience, this is such an uncommon occurrence in the other organizations that I feel truly blessed to have found such a place to work.”
Patty MacDonald, Director of Operations
“CMHA S/M is a great place to work because of our culture of inclusiveness, respect and being person-centred. Person-centred is about valuing people; and valuing the individuals we provide service to; valuing the people in our community; and valuing the people within our organization. I believe this is a significant strength that sets us apart in the services that we offer and the passion and commitment that we have as staff.”
Christopher Piel, Manager of Finance
‘Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago’ – Warren Buffett
Jessica Hamilton, Quality Improvement Coordinator
“Everyone at CMHA S/M is motivated to continually improve the quality of care and services we provide to our community. I’m inspired every time I get to collaborate with my colleagues and the individuals we serve in finding innovative solutions for service planning and delivery. The opportunity to bring together our values of ‘People’ and ‘Innovation’ is why I love coming to work every day!”
Sue Tassé, Manager of Clinical Services
‘The focus is on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning and social environments of their choice and include a wide continuum of services and supports.’ (PSR/RPS Canada, 2013).
“I am proud to work in an environment where the value is on people and striving for one’s own wellness.”
Krysten Ranger, Rehabilitation Coordinator
“CMHA values integrity which is demonstrated in our daily work with individuals, staff, organizations and members of the community. CMHA staff not only “talk the talk”, but “walk the walk”, everyday, which makes CMHA a great place to work.”
Karen Henze, Manager of Community Development and Housing
‘Recovery is personal. Recovery acknowledges the individual nature of each person’s journey of wellness and each person’s right to find their own way to living a life of value and purpose in the community of their choice.” (Mental Health Commission of Canada, Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice, p.15).
“I am proud to work at CMHA S/M where people and recovery-oriented practice are central to everything we do.”
Lynne Annett, Rent Supplement Coordinator
“I enjoy working for CMHA S/M for the people not only for my colleagues but more importantly the individuals we provide support to. I am constantly amazed everyday on the tenacity and the resilience that individuals I work with exhibit. I feel very privileged to meet and be able to walk along side with individuals in their unique paths to recovery.”
Victoria Tremblay, Residential Coordinator
‘Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.’ –Bill Nye
” I feel proud to work at CMHA S/M and be part of such a phenomenal team that values each individual person and what they have to offer. Every person who comes into the agency adds value to the CMHA S/M team; individuals accessing services, staff, board members, community partners, and volunteers.”
Pamela Lamarche, Property Coordinator
‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.’ – Maya Angelou
“Working for CMHA S/M gives me the platform to do just that.”
Cindy Rose, Manager of Harm Reduction and Shelter Services
“When I look at the values of CMHA S/M the one that is most important to me is PEOPLE”. We are in the field of social service because we value people and feel every person has skills and attributes that contribute positively to our community with the right support. The staff are genuine, knowledgeable and compassionate. People supporting people is what makes our community a stronger and safer place.”
Stephanie Lefebvre, Manager of Service Collaboration
“I love working at CMHA S/M because we are supported to think outside of the box. Staff and leadership aren’t afraid to get creative to meet individuals’ needs. It may result in a different approach to providing support, or an innovative, new community program.”