Board and Staff

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is governed by a national Board of Directors:

Mr. John Starzynski (President), Guelph, Ontario (Bio)
Dr. Tracey Trudeau, Edmonton, Alberta (Bio)
Dr. Chris Summerville, Steinbach, Manitoba ( Bio)
Dr. Vicki Smye, Bowen Island, B.C. (Bio)
Mr. Bill Mussell, Chilliwack, B.C. (Bio)
Ms. Cynthia Black (Bio)

The Board is supported by:

National Executive Director: Phil Upshall (Bio)
Associate National Executive Director: Dave Gallson ( Bio)
Executive Assistant:  Susan Kopperud
Lead Researcher: Barbara Everett, Ph.D. (Bio)
Senior Project Manager: Richard Chenier ( Bio)
Program Manager: Deb Turner, PMP, Cert. APM (Bio)
Program Manager: Ken Porter SSW, RCSS (Bio)

Transitions to Communities Staff:

Calgary
Site Coordinator: Jim Gordon (bio)
Participant Support Worker: Shelagh Cox (bio)
Clerical Support Worker: Louise Jones Jankovic (bio)

Montreal
Site Coordinator:  (bio)
Participant Support Worker: Alirio Ferreira (bio)
Clerical Support Worker: Evelyn LeBlanc (bio)

Toronto
Site Coordinator: Shelley Russell (bio)
Participant Support Worker: Debra Yeung (bio)
Clerical Support Worker: Makayla Sherwood (bio)

Peer Support Special Advisors:

Staff Seargent (Ret'd) Sylvio (Syd) A. Gravel, M.O.M (Bio)
Staff Sergeant (Ret'd) Brad McKay, CTSS (Bio)
Dr. Jeff Morley, Registered Psychologist (Bio)
Sergeant (Ret'd) Kurt Grant, CD2 (Bio)
Dr. Barbara Anschuetz, EdD, RP, CTS, Registered Psychotherapist (Bio)
Deanna Lennox, War Horse Awareness Foundation ( Bio)
Joddie Walker, MS, RP, CTC, D.A.A.E.T.S., Registered Psychotherapist (Bio)
LCol Alexandra Heber, MD FRCPC CCPE (Bio)
Dr. Isabelle Gamache (Bio)
Tamara Gaboury (Bio)
Tom Gabriel (Dipl.), ACW, ICADC (Ret'd Police Constable) (Bio)
Staff Sergeant Ron Campbell, RCMP "K" Division (Bio)
Detective Sergeant (Ret'd) Danny Bowers (Bio)
District Chief J. Dave Connor (Bio)
Neil Orr (Ret'd) York Regional Police (Bio)
Richard Chenier, Managing Partner, Chenier Consulting Canada (Bio)
K. Paul MacKenzie, CADC, CTR, CTSS ( Bio)
Dwight Powless (Bio)
Elaine Poulin, Health and Wellness Specialist (Bio)
Linda Antoniazzi, BA, MSW, RSW, CTS, CTR (Bio)
Dr. Manuela Joannou BSc. (Hons) M.D. CCFP (EM) (Bio)
Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP., CCC., Compassion Fatigue Specialist, Co-Executive Director, TEND (Bio)

Additional support provided by:

Director Emeritus: Bill Ashdown (Bio)