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Board of Directors

Anne Kinvig

Chair

Anne Kinvig

Chair

Anne is a seasoned senior executive with 30 years of leadership experience, most recently in the position of Chief Operating Officer with Pacific Blue Cross. Prior to assuming this role Anne has held leadership positions in the area of Human Resources and Labour Relations, both at Pacific Blue Cross and Canadian Airlines. In addition to her strong leadership and management skills, Anne possesses a strong understanding of Board Governance and Oversight. In addition to serving on the Board of CMHA NWV, Anne also serves on Coast Mountain Bus Company, Pacific Salmon Endowment Fund Society, and Vancouver Native Health Society and also has her ICD.D certification (Institute of Corporate Directors). Anne was drawn to join the CMHA NWV Board of Directors by a desire to volunteer with an organization in her community that advocates for improved mental health services as it touches so many lives. Anne has deep ties to her community, especially through her hidden painted rocks project on community hiking trails which are a real hit with the area children.

Karine Russell

Vice Chair

Karine Russell

Vice Chair

Karine is a lawyer and partner in the Vancouver office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. She has experience in a broad range of litigation matters, including complex contractual and tort disputes, class proceedings, product liability claims, real estate disputes, infrastructure/construction disputes, and employment disputes. Karine lives in North Vancouver with her husband and two young children. She cares deeply about improving mental health in the community and looks forward to serving on the Board of CMHA NWV.

Karine is originally from Powell River, BC, which is where she first developed a strong sense of community and giving back. Karine has consistently demonstrated meaningful community leadership ever since, and her charitable work in the Vancouver area dates back over two decades since she moved to the Lower Mainland to attend the University of British Columbia.

Karine is the past Chair of a non-profit organization working with youth-at-risk impacted by violence, and for several years, she volunteered with the Breakfast Program, an initiative ensuring students and families of Lord Strathcona Elementary start their days with a healthy breakfast. Since 2020, Karine has volunteered as a class rep at her children’s elementary school serving as a liaison between staff, the Parent Advisory Council, and parents.

Sam Dayal

Treasurer and Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Sam Dayal

Treasurer and Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Sam has worked as a licensed mortgage broker for 12 years with a specialization in commercial mortgages. He also lends out his family funds as private mortgages to clients that need short term assistance. Sam is currently a board member for a Mortgage Investment Company (MIC) and previously was a designated individual for another MIC.

Prior to becoming a mortgage broker, he worked as an accountant in industry (private and publicly traded companies) for 10 years and has held his CPA designation since 2004. Sam was a part-time instructor for the CMA program during his transition from accounting to brokering. He completed his education at Simon Fraser University and Capilano University where he obtained a BA in Economics and a finance diploma, respectively.

Sam currently volunteers as treasurer for the North West Vancouver Ringette Association as his daughter plays on the team. His other volunteer work includes the CPA association as a mentor for two years, treasurer of the Mortgage Investments Association of BC for five years, treasurer of a community organization for four years and a board member for an MLA for nine years.

Nick Argue

Director

Nick Argue

Director

Nick Argue is Chief Financial Officer for the Strongman Group, a North Vancouver based commercial real estate and investment company. Nick provides strategic financial leadership and asset management for the Strongman Group and its various real estate investment companies under management. Prior to joining the Strongman Group, Nick was Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP in Vancouver and spent 14 years as a business advisor to clients and their Board of Directors, primarily in the real estate industry. Nick has a wide breadth of financial and governance skills developed over many years of advising global organizations. Nick has international experience from working for two years each in London, UK, and Auckland, New Zealand. Nick is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and earned his B.Comm. from Queen’s University. Nick is a North Vancouver resident and is passionate about improving mental health in the community. Nick is personally connected to the CMHA vision of Mentally Healthy People in a Healthy Society in remembrance of several friends who had their lives end prematurely due to mental illness. In his spare time, Nick plays hockey, golf and is a volunteer coach with North Shore Girls Soccer Club.

Julie Menten

Director

Julie Menten

Director

Julie Menten is a partner at a workplace law firm, Roper Greyell LLP, in British Columbia, where she practices in employment, labour, human rights and privacy law. A large part of her practice involves helping employers manage mental health and substance use issues in the workplace, as well as conducting investigations into workplace misconduct, bullying, harassment and sexual harassment. Prior to joining Roper Greyell, she clerked at the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

Before joining the legal profession, Ms. Menten spent most of her career working with children, youth and families as a psychotherapist and clinician. She began in the helping professions as a child protection social worker on an Aboriginal family services team for the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development. After completing her graduate degree in couple and family therapy, she started a private practice; worked as a therapist for the Associated Youth Services of the Regional Municipality of Peel in Ontario; worked as a counsellor for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people in London, Ontario; and as a clinician with the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System in London, Ontario, providing intensive mental health services to young people in custody settings and government care. Her goal is to leverage a decade of experience in the helping professions in her career in law, and she specializes in mental health and substance use in the workplace.

Ms. Menten believes in giving back to her community and has served on a variety of boards and advisory committees. She was past Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Bottom Line Conference on workplace mental health with CMHA BC, a past member of the board for the Crisis Centre in Vancouver, and is a current member of the board of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

She holds a BA in child and youth care with distinction from the University of Victoria, an MSc in couple and family therapy from the University of Guelph, and a juris doctor degree with distinction from Western University. Julie was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2013 and the Alberta Bar in 2019.

Joshua Radcliffe

Director

Joshua Radcliffe

Director

Josh has volunteered with the St. Paul’s Inner City Youth Program as well as the Breakfast Club of Canada in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver. It was through this volunteer work that Josh recognized the need for mental health services in his own community and sought to join CMHA NWV. Currently, Josh is VP & Market Head for Commercial Banking, Western Region, for HSBC Bank. Throughout his career, Josh has gained valuable leadership and project management skills that he believes will lead to the future success of CMHA NWV, a strong and resilient Board of Directors & a North Shore community that continues to grow together.

John Miller

Director

John Miller

Director

John is a Chartered Professional Accountant and serves in a senior finance role at RB Global, a leading, omnichannel marketplace that provides value-added insights, services and transaction solutions for buyers and sellers of commercial assets and vehicles. Prior to RB Global, John spent 15 years at Ernst & Young LLP where he served public company clients in the transportation, technology, and energy industries.

As a resident of North Vancouver, John is passionate about the cause of improving mental health in the community and programs aimed at ensuring that its constituents have sufficient resources and support available to them when they are personally impacted by mental illness.

John also serves on the Audit and Finance Committee of the Terry Fox Foundation and in his spare time enjoys the various outdoor pursuits that the North Shore offers and spending time with his wife and two children.

Jaspreet Dhillon Gupta

Director

Jaspreet Dhillon Gupta

Director

Jas brings an integral combination of experience and heart to her role on the Board of Directors. Through her role as Branch Manager at Vancity, Jas has gained valuable experience in a people centric approach to program and service delivery. Personally, Jas, like so many in our community, has lived experience with mental health and is passionate about ensuring that everyone can access the supports they need and to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Jas hopes to support CMHA NWV to become the ‘Go To’ resource for mental health awareness and services on the North Shore. When she isn’t busy advocating for mental health awareness in the community, Jas can be found diving into a good book or walking her adorable Husky named Xena.


Head Office

  • Leanne Mack
    Executive Director
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  • Talayeh Jamshidi
    Director of Operations
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  • Glenda Savage
    Finance Manager
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  • Anoo Mammen
    Bookkeeper
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  • Avneet Mann
    Communications Assistant Manager
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  • Shahin Ghouchani
    Office Coordinator
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Residential Homes

  • Mallory Kinar
    Senior Housing Coordinator, Arborlynn House
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  • Natalie Trainor
    Coordinator, Harold House
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  • Alyssa Kensall
    Coordinator, Lilian House
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Employment Services – WorkBC North Shore Employment Centre

  • Mahdish Ashrafi
    Case Manager
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  • Alla Chumachenko
    Case Manager
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  • Marwan Noueihed
    Counsellor
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  • Anar Virani
    Customized Employment Specialist
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Outreach Services

  • Amy Jack
    Community Outreach Lead
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  • Stephi Sagris
    Homeless Outreach Worker
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  • Azin Farhangi
    Homeless Outreach Worker
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Counselling Services

  • Maria Watson
    Counselling Manager
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  • Marwan Noueihed
    Counsellor
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  • Shahin Ghouchani
    Counsellor
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  • Dina Lanzi
    Counsellor
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  • Blair Hackman
    Counsellor
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STEPS Youth Program


Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre


Foundry

  • Dana Warburton
    Family Navigator
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Recovery College YVR (RC YVR)

  • Elaina Moss
    Recovery College YVR Manager
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  • Benita Riaubiene
    Program Assistant
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Peer Assisted Care Team (PACT)

  • Tejal Barde
    Peer Assisted Care Team Manager & Circle of Care Housing Manager
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