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Heather, Program Manager
Heather is a passionate and enthusiastic youth ally who tries to find adventure in everyday life. She spends her work hours making connections and bringing a clinical perspective to our multi-disciplinary team. Heather has been with mindyourmind since 2006 and has experienced first-hand the powerful impact that results from combining youth, mental health and technology to create meaningful change.
Michelle, Creative Lead
Michelle is one of mindyourmind's founding members and can't imagine a more perfect position. The ‘Graphics Queen’ loves to collaborate with young people and expand on the creativity they bring. Michelle hates early morning meetings, Times New Roman and diabetes! She loves her laptop and iPhone and will always have one or both in her hands.
Scarlett, Youth Liaison
Scarlett has been volunteering with mindyourmind since 2012 and became a member of the staff team in 2016. As a psychology graduate from King's University College at Western, she is passionate about all things related to the subject and is a proud mental health advocate. She also loves playing sports, board games, spending time outdoors in the countryside, hanging out with friends and family, being an aunt, and over-referencing The Office. "I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious".
Marnie, Engagement and Partnership Coordinator
Marnie has been happily working frontline in the mental health field for over a decade. She has spent years advocating for the youth she has served who experience mental health and addiction issues. She is beyond excited to continue working with youth and young adults by being a strong support for users of mindyourmind. Marnie always tries to find humour in everything and believes in the saying “Every day is a new day”. She goes by a variety of nicknames (Marsbar, Marnie the Carnie, Marns, etc.) and enjoys gardening, swimming, relaxing and laughing with friends.
Justin, Research and Evaluation Lead
Justin is a recent Master of Public Health graduate from Western University with interests in mental health, food and nutrition, and program evaluation. Born and raised in Toronto, he's made the move down the 401 to enjoy the greener spaces and cheaper rents of the Forest City. He is eager to be a part of the mindyourmind team, supporting effective program development. Away from the office, he enjoys sports (watching), board games (doing), and dance (both).
Kyle, Graphic and Web Design
Kyle has spent most of his life promising the people around him that someday he will grow up... just not right now. When he's not developing web games and creating content for mindyourmind you can find him playing board games or building a fort out of couch cushions and watching cartoons and scary movies. Having first joined the crew in 2005 and now back in 2018, he is the OG mindyourmind hipster who was totally into them before they got cool.
Carolyn, Curriculum Developer
Carolyn has been a part of the mindyourmind team for over a year now and is loving her role as curriculum developer! Carolyn is a passionate advocate for self awareness and personal growth. She is originally a child and youth care practitioner who has worked front line with children, youth, and their families, providing counselling, mentoring, advocacy, coaching, and support. She is also an instructor in the Child and Youth Care program at Fanshawe College, and loves to be a part of shaping the students’ professional and personal journeys. Carolyn is a 7th degree Reiki master and has a thriving Reiki practice. When Carolyn isn’t working, she is spending time with her children, family, and friends. She loves to sing, laugh, dine out, and talk! Carolyn is enjoying where life is taking her and cannot wait to see what happens next!
Simran,Youth Project Developer
Having recently graduated from Media & the Public Interest at Western University, Simran resides in Markham with her grandma, dad, sister, and her Havanese dog Thor. If Simran isn't smiling widely at any time of day, it's because she's either laughing or concentrating very hard. In addition to passions in mental health, media and cultural theory, and photography and design, Simran loves reading, playing various editions of Halo on Xbox, and dining out. She did her MPI Practicum with mindyourmind this past semester, and she is so excited to be back on such a wonderful team!