The Board of Directors manages and directs local programs, plans and directs policy, channels community input, and provides accountability. It has full legal responsibilities and liability. The Board also has a district responsibility to the communities it serves. Its members are drawn from all walks of life, and a significant number are consumers of mental health services and/or their family members are.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin board please connect with our branch by completing the following application form.
Download Application Form Here: Board Member Application Form
Kari Gerhard, President
“I continue to be impressed and amazed by the passion and commitment of everyone at CMHA-Sudbury/Manitoulin to provide and improve high quality services and programming. I am inspired by the courage and resilience of those who access services and support and by those who work tirelessly to remove barriers and to ensure that everyone can be healthy, feel valued and participate meaningfully in our community. The Harm Reduction/Managed Alcohol program, Off the Street Shelter, and ongoing focus on safe and affordable housing initiatives are all exciting to me because they show that we are moving forward and closing some of the gaps so that our vision and mission can be realized.”
Nicholas Kuchtaruk, Vice-President
“Being involved with CMHA S/M allows me to learn from the leaders in mental health. It is a privilege to work with the individuals leading cutting-edge programs such as the Greater Sudbury Health Link and the Harm Reduction Home. As a Board Member, it is extremely rewarding to contribute to reducing the strain mental health issues put on our community’s resources. As an individual, volunteering with CMHA has better equipped me to assist those living with mental health issues. I encourage anyone looking to become involved in this field to consider volunteering with us.”
“Of the CMHA core values, I embrace the core value of Respect and Dignity most. It is in knowing that their needs will be addressed in a dignified and respectful manner, that persons who may have suffered in silence will begin to reach out and receive the support and services offered by the Agency. The Staff at CMHA are passionate about the work they do and the services they offer. Together we can continue the great work of removing barriers, erasing the stigma and improving mental health for all.”
“I wanted to volunteer my time and chose CMHA because they play such a vital role in our community in bringing about awareness and change regarding mental health. I am very passionate about mental health and helping people and this gives me the opportunity to render a service which I feel is extremely important in people’s lives.”
“A Psychologist I enjoyed studying in undergrad stated”… “By changing the internal state of mind, people can change the outer aspects of their lives.” – William James
“I am motivated to be part of a great organization who believes in helping people regain a meaningful role in their community. I feel that contributing in making a difference in people’s lives is a way to give back to the community that I live in!”
“Helping set the direction for a wonderful organization like CMHA is a pleasure. I know the impact CMHA has on the Sudbury/Manitoulin district and we are always looking to improve/expand the services offered to our community members.”
‘Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.’ – Helen Keller)
“For Me, volunteering and being part of the CMHA S/M Board of Directors is another piece of the puzzle that allows me to help our community members. The initiatives in social housing, service collaboration efforts, mental health and addiction services and resources as well as belonging to a group of people who are so passionate and driven to service our community is what sparks my energy and allows me to help ensure the gaps are being addressed for the ones who need it the most; today and in the years to come. Every person has value, experience and knowledge that we can learn from; they just need a helping hand, the right services and access to resources to guide them sometimes. CMHA is providing just that and I am very inspired and honored to be part of the team who is ensuring this continues.”
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To view our current By-Laws, please download them here: 2018 By-Laws