Leadership & Governance
Our governance model is designed to ensure effective oversight and strategic direction for CMHA Toronto.
Board of Directors
The CMHA Toronto Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the organization's strategic direction, financial management, and risk management. The Board is made up of volunteer members who have diverse backgrounds and expertise in areas such as finance, law, and mental health.
The Board delegates the day-to-day management of the organization to the Chief Executive Officer, who with the Senior Leadership Team, are responsible for ensuring that the organization's programs and services are delivered effectively and efficiently.
The CMHA Toronto governance model also includes a number of committees that are responsible for providing advice and support to the Board and Chief Executive Officer. These committees include the Finance and Audit Committee, the Governance Committee, Quality Improvement Committee and the Human Resources Committee.
Gulshan Alibhai, BSW, MSW, has been practiced social work for 22 years, working as an educator and case manager in mental health, long-term care, and settlement of newcomers.
Lara de Sousa has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, working as a personal support worker, an occupational therapist, and in leadership roles within the community services sector and acute, primary, and home and community care.
Paula Harrington has over 20 years of experience in human resources, working in both the private and public sectors. She is the Vice President, People, Culture and Organizational Development, CHRO for Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Maureen Hyland has been actively involved in mental health advocacy for many years. In 2015 she chaired a conference, Families Count: Healing Together, which offered strategies to assist individuals in navigating the mental health system.
Tarisai Madambi is a Director in KPMG’s Finance Transformation Consulting practice. She brings over 20 years experience in providing assurance and advisory services in business strategy, financial operations, corporate governance and risk management across various industries.
Tracey MacArthur is a respected health system leader who delivers strong results while building collaborative relationships and communities
Andrew Milroy (M.A., LSSBB) is a healthcare professional and systems thinker with a passion for Quality. He has spent over 10 years working in healthcare, clinical research, and international development to become an industry expert on matters of patient safety, quality assurance and improvement.
Cheryl Prescod strives to ensure equitable access to health services for vulnerable populations as the Black Creek Community Health Centre executive director. A dedicated community leader for over 25 years, she is a coalition builder, bringing together diverse stakeholders in community development initiatives that reflect the needs of people.
Nadine Reid is a senior research and evaluation consultant with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Murray Segal practices as independent legal counsel following a distinguished career with the Ontario government, including eight years as Deputy Attorney General and former Deputy Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs
Brent leads Sun Life’s Defined Benefit Solutions business and is the Executive Sponsor of Sun Life’s Indigenous reconciliation journey.
Become a board member
Interested in joining?
If you or someone you know is interested in supporting CMHA Toronto by being on our volunteer Board of Directors, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Leadership Team
Through good governance, an aligned strategic direction, and a strong commitment to integrating medical and social care, Michael ensures CMHA Toronto has the leadership and governance capacity it needs to support people in our communities.
With a long track record as a respected and collaborative systems leader, Garfield works to enhance CMHA Toronto’s strategies, interventions and services to increase capacity to carry out our core mission.
Susan draws on her extensive experience in the charitable sector to lead our finance, business and information technology strategies, collaborating with staff across the organization to design solutions to meet our evolving needs.
A skilled communicator, creative thinker and experienced fundraiser, Sarah cultivates a culture of philanthropy and leads a team that works to expand, enhance and sustain CMHA Toronto’s programs and services.
With her unique blend of clinical expertise, leadership acumen and deep commitment to advancing mental health care, Michelle oversees the overall strategic direction for the delivery of our programs and services.
An HR executive with a transformative leadership style, Rann leads a range of human resource responsibilities vital to our organization’s success, from talent acquisition and retention to advancing our commitment to moving towards being an anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization.
Focused on collaborative learning and creativity, Frank spearheads our research to drive service innovation, maximize the effectiveness of community mental health programs and improve the well-being of people with mental health challenges.