she/her, Executive Director, Happy Roots Foundation, Ontario
I am thrilled to be on the CPMHC Board of Directors! Jaime and Patricia have single-handedly raised awareness and brought attention to the lack of perinatal mental health supports in Canada. As a (tired) mom of two, consistent perinatal mental health screening would have made such a difference to her after the birth of her first child, and she is so excited to be cheering them on as they continue this incredibly important work. As a policy wonk and all-around nerd (she’s fun at dinner parties, she promises!), she looks forward to working collaboratively with her board colleagues. Monique is keen to support the CPMHC with her previous board experience in governance and strategic planning, as well as with her background as a lawyer and government relations specialist. It is Monique’s sincere hope that, should her kiddos go on to have families of their own, the necessary screening and supports will be in place to help them if they need it. But it can’t take another generation! CPMHC has built up incredible momentum on this issue and she can’t wait to work together.