IAM is made up of a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in front-line community mental health, strategic communications, design thinking and health system transformation and health system policy. Our Advisory Circle includes people who bring their own lived experience with mental health to the work of IAM.
Chief Executive Officer
Mary is a creative, dynamic leader with more than 25 years experience in the non-profit and community sectors, fuelled by a vision and commitment to build opportunities, supportive systems and responsive services in collaboration with individuals, communities and cross-sector partners. Her experience spans leadership and management, community and social policy development, government and consultancy work. She has facilitated the development of practical yet innovative services and approaches in various sectors. Her current passion to transform the mental health sector to improve the lives of people impacted by mental illness has led to the development of IAM.
Chief Innovation Officer
Pam is the innovation lead at IAM and brings 15 + years of combined experience in design innovation, partnerships and innovation ecosystems, and creating programs in innovation. She has worked across industries: with governments, NGOs, and independent design firms. She has a background in public health and held advisory and technical roles at the World Health Organization, federal government committees, and Ontario's Ministry of Health.
A long-time mental health advocate with a background in government relations and policy, Erin has a passion for bringing the right stakeholders to the table to advance mental health in Ontario. Erin has worked in the government, child and youth mental health and youth homelessness space. She is an active community volunteer currently serving as vice chair of Griffin Centre Mental Health Services’ Board of Directors and a member of Casey House’s Stakeholder Relations Committee.
Ania has over 10 years experience in strategic health care communications, including hospital, charitable sector, community care, government and agency. Ania is a Big Sister, community volunteer and has a background in communications and media, languages, writing and editing. Her passion to build relationships, promote understanding of our often complex health care system, and connecting people to each other underpins her solid communication expertise.
Deborah has more than 15 years experience in both communications and fundraising across public, education and hospital sectors, both in Ontario and Alberta. Deborah’s current focus is on strategic fundraising for the charitable and non-profit sector.
Donna is an administrative professional with more than 15 years experience supporting executives across multiple sectors and a track record of delivering performance often in high-volume, high pressure environments.