Meet the Co-Founders

Jaime Charlebois, RN, BScN, PNC(C), MScN, PMH-C 

CPMHC Research Director

705-345-9049 / Jaime.charlebois@gmail.com

Jaime Charlebois

Jaime Charlebois is a mom of one who struggled through early parenting due to undiagnosed and untreated perinatal mental illness. She is the Co-founder & Research Director of the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative. Jaime has 23 years of clinical experience and is currently working as an Advanced Practice Nurse and Psychotherapist in perinatal mental health. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing, a Perinatal Nursing Certification from the Canadian Nurses Association and a Perinatal Mental Health certification from Postpartum Support International. Her work experience includes clinical nursing, higher education, and clinical leadership positions. She collaborates at the local, provincial, and national level with multiple organizations and committees.

Patricia Tomasi, B.J.

CPMHC Communications Director

705-715-3141 / tomasi.patricia@gmail.com

Patricia Tomasi

Patricia Tomasi is a mom of two who struggled to find help for perinatal mental illness. She is a former-journalist-turned-fierce-advocate who went from writing about the state of perinatal mental health in Canada as a reporter for HuffPost to lobbying the federal government for a national perinatal mental health strategy. She is the Co-founder, Communications and Media Relations Director for the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative and the founder of the cheeky Maternal Mental Health Matters Blog on motherhood, mental health, advocacy and her cat. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as she shares her day to day musings with over 16,000 followers. To help her and others find peer support while dealing with perinatal mental illness, Patricia started a private Facebook Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support Group in 2017 where thousands of women from around the world support each other 24/7. Prior to her advocacy work, Patricia spent a decade providing communications and media relations expertise for the Ontario government and in addition to HuffPost, she also worked as a reporter for CTV and CBC news in Vancouver, Toronto, Timmins, and Thunder Bay.