Atlantic Seniors’ Mental Health Network


Join the ASMHN Community of Practice

All Atlantic province healthcare providers and seniors-serving health organization members are invited to join the ASMHN.  Affiliation with the ASMHN is free! You will receive our regional updates, news, educational opportunities and a connection with and belonging to our growing community of practice.

Examples of disciplines that are ASMHN affiliates:

  • Allied Health (nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists)
  • Geriatricians
  • Family Physicians, including Health Care of the Elderly Physicians
  • Psychiatrists, including Geriatric Psychiatrists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Workers in Adult Protection, Continuing Care, Long Term Care, and more
  • Provincial government reps from relevant sectors (Departments of Health, Continuing Care, Seniors)

ASMHN Leadership Team

The ASMHN Leadership Team is composed of 1-2 representatives from each of the four Atlantic Provinces (co-chairs from two provinces - currently Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) and a national representative from the CCSMH who serves as a co-Chair.

If you are interested in joining the ASMHN Leadership Team, please contact:

National Representative
Claire Checkland CCSMH National Rep, Executive Director, CCSMH, ASMHN Co-Chair
NS Representatives
Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy ASMHN Co-Chair, Sector: Urban NS Health Authority, Geriatric Psychiatrist
Dr. Ian Mackay ASMHN Co-Chair, Sector: Rural Health Authority, Geriatric Psychiatrist
Mr. Paul Fieldhouse Sector: Continuing Care, Manager Behavioural Health and LTC
Ms. Wendy McVeigh Sector: Continuing Care, Director, Continuing Care
NB Representatives
Dr. Sarah Thompson ASMHN Co-Chair, Sector: NB Health Authority, Geriatric Psychiatrist
Ms. Debbra Cyr-Lebel Sector: NB Department of Health Senior Health Consultant, Psychologist
NL Representatives
Vacant Sector: NL Department of Health
Vacant Sector: NL Department of Health, Social Worker
Dr. Veronica Hutchings Sector: NL Health Authority/ Research, Geriatric Psychologist
Dr. Kimberly Babb Sector: NL Health Authority, Geriatrician
PEI Representative
Dr. J. Salabarria PEI representative, Sector: PEI Health Authority, Geriatric Psychiatrist