Sandra Moll, M.Sc.(OT), PhD – Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University
Sandra's research interests relate to mental health/mental illness, along the continuum from mental health promotion to illness intervention. Her primary program of research focuses on workplace mental health, including approaches to building mental wellness and mental health literacy and reducing stigma in the context of work. Recent projects include: a provincial study of the psychosocial vulnerabilities of young workers; mental health literacy training with healthcare workers; and a study of faculty-student interactions related to mental health in post-secondary education. Other areas of interest include occupation-based approaches to health promotion and psychotherapy interventions. Her primary methodological expertise is in qualitative, participatory research.
Susan Jakobson – CMHA Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor
Susan is the principal of Jakobson Consulting & Analytics as well as an associate of Mary Ann Baynton & Associates. As the former Director of Health, Safety & Wellness at the WSIB, Susan has developed and executed healthy workplace programs including specific mental health and diversity strategies. Susan is able to balance the business imperative with workplace health to provide practical and realistic approaches to improving healthy minds at work.
Kim Slade – Director Emerging Markets and Commercialization at Public Services Health and Safety Association
A highly accomplished senior executive who has the ability to engage customers and collaborative partners in active learning, dialogue and development. With a diverse background that includes marketing and communications, technical writing, product development and instructional design, Kim has lead innovation, commercialization and learning within multiple organizations. Kim has experience working in a variety of workplaces including a start-up, small and large private organizations and government.
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This project was funded in part by the Government of Ontario.