We employ professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds including health sciences, evaluation, research, knowledge exchange, communications, administration and more.

You can reach Centre staff by phone at 613-737-2297 and dialing their extension, or by email.

Executive

Our executive sets our entire team up for success. These individuals set direction, seek out emerging trends and work to inform practice and policy initiatives across the sector. 

Acting Executive Director,
Director of Knowledge Mobilization

Email Purnima
ext. 3769

Purnima's bio
 

Purnima Sundar is the acting executive director and director of knowledge mobilization at the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. She has 20 years of experience doing community-based, participatory action research and program evaluation in the areas of community mental health and diversity/multiculturalism.  

At the Centre, Purnima leads a team of experts to support practitioners to gather, share and use relevant information to strengthen services for children, youth and families, and works with government partners across ministries to facilitate knowledge mobilization within Ontario’s child/youth serving sectors. 

Director, Special Projects and Operations
 

Email MaryAnn
ext. 3314

MaryAnn's bio
 

MaryAnn Notarianni (she/her) is the director of special projects and operations at the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. MaryAnn has a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in public affairs and policy management, with a specialization in social policy. She has spent 15 years working in mental health, public health policy and community development, leading initiatives in e-mental health, youth suicide prevention/youth life promotion, Indigenous health promotion and knowledge mobilization.

MaryAnn leads the Centre's quality improvement and youth and family engagement services for Ontario's community-based child and youth mental health sector. She also oversees corporate operations.  

 

The Centre team

 Administration

This team is the backbone of the Centre. Team members make sure we pay our bills, spend wisely and demonstrate our impact.  

Portrait of Allanna DagleyAllanna Dagley

Senior Administrative Assistant (on leave)


Portrait of Nikki CollettNikki Collett
Senior Administrative Assistant
ext. 3732

 

Portrait of Émilie St-Jean SavoieÉmilie St-Jean Savoie
Administrative Assistant
ext. 3316

Portrait of Alison McAfeeAlison McAfee
Contracts Officer
ext. 3328

 

Portrait of Mageya CastedoMageya Castedo
Finance Clerk
ext. 3324

 Communications

Our communications team works strategically across the organization and with each of our project teams to ensure that we are effectively communicating what we do. 

 

Portrait of Geneviève C.GagnonGeneviève C.Gagnon

Manager, Communications
ext. 3388

Portrait of Brooke EbouleBrooke Eboule
Communications Specialist
ext. 3494

 

Portrait of François DemersFrançois Demers

Communications Specialist
ext. 3332

Portrait of Heather ParsonsHeather Parsons
Communications Specialist (on leave)

 

Portrait of Eric WellmanEric Wellman

Website Administrator
ext. 3326

 Data and quality improvement

This team uses its expertise to support others working in child and youth mental health to evaluate their work and make sure they are being the best they can be. Team members also do the same for the Centre, holding us accountable in our pursuit of excellence 

 

Portrait of Melissa JenningsMelissa Jennings
Manager, Planning and Performance
ext. 3720

Portrait of Sandra Huang Del FrariSandra Huang Del Frari
Manager, Quality
ext. 3327

Portrait of Kyle FergusonKyle Ferguson
Operations and Performance Measurement Specialist
ext. 2895

 

Portrait of Chrissi GalanakisChrissi Galanakis
Senior Data Analyst
ext. 3335

Portrait of Tracey MacLaurinTracey MacLaurin

Project Coordinator
ext. 3344

 

Portrait of Ann BarberAnn Barber
Quality Improvement Specialist
ext. 3483

Portrait of Blake DaveyBlake Davey
Quality Improvement Specialist
ext. 3313

 

Portrait of Julie BreauJulie Breau
Quality Improvement Specialist
ext. 3426

Portrait of Kristina RohdeKristina Rohde
Quality Improvement Specialist
ext. 3441

 Knowledge mobilization

Our knowledge mobilization team makes information accessible, understandable and usable for those who need it most. Team members’ expertise helps align research, policy and practice to improve outcomes for children, youth and families. 

 

Portrait of Mario CappelliMario Cappelli
Senior Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician-Scientist
ext. 3321

Portrait of Evangeline DansecoEvangeline Danseco
Performance Measurement Coach
ext. 3319

 

Portrait of Alan MartinoAlan Martino
Research Coach

ext. 3362 

 

Portrait of Jaime BrownJaime Brown
Research Coach (on leave)

 

 

Portrait of Ashley Radomski

Ashley Radomski

Postdoctoral Fellow
ext. 3475

 

Portrait of Tara McFaddenTara McFadden
Project Coordinator (on leave)


Portrait of Kelsey BinkleyKelsey Binkley
Knowledge Broker (on leave)

 

Portrait of Ashley CharbonneauAshley Charbonneau
Research Coordinator
ext. 3361

Portrait of Nicole SummersNicole Summers
Research Coordinator
ext. 3325

 

Portrait of Margot WallaceMargot Wallace
Program Associate
ext. 3469

 

Portrait of Melissa EdwardsMelissa Edwards
Program Associate
ext. 3736

 

Portrait of Shruti PatelShruti Patel
Program Associate
ext. 3374

Portrait of Huma MuhammadiHuma Muhammadi
Research Assistant
ext. 3731

 

Portrait of Marta Krygier-BartzMarta Krygier-Bartz
Research Assistant
ext. 3376

 Youth and family engagement and quality standards

This team supports our sector partners and others across the child and youth mental health system to meaningfully engage youth and families in Ontario. Team members also help us to fulfill our commitment to do so in our own work. 

 

Portrait of Jana KocourekJana Kocourek
Manager, Engagement and Standards
ext. 3310

 

Portrait of Kelli DilworthKelli Dilworth
Project Coordinator
ext. 3320

 

Portrait of Renée NossalRenée Nossal
Project Coordinator
ext. 3458

 

Portrait of Josianne FernandezJosianne Fernandez
Youth Advisor
ext. 3485

 

Portrait of Kamill SantafeKamill Santafe
Youth Advisor
ext. 3329