Nova Scotia Seniors Mental Health Network members involved in the CCSMH pilot project to implement the CCSMH national guidelines in Nova Scotia (Jan – Dec 2008):

Co-Chairs

Mary Ritchie,
* Community Mental Health Nurse, Seniors Outreach, Mental Health Program, Capital District Health Authority

Faizal Nanji, Director, Adult Mental Health, Mental Health, Children’s Services & Addiction Treatment Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Health

Members

Dr. Fred Archibald,
Family Physician, Hydrostone Medical Centre

Christine Belliveau, Psychologist, Mental Health Services, Cumberland District Health Authority

Dr. Mark Bosma,* Geriatric Psychiatrist and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Ronata Brophy,* Community Mental Health Nurse, Guysborough Antigonish Strait District Health Authority

Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy,* Geriatric Psychiatrist, Seniors Mental Health and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Capital District Health Authority

Joanne Collins, Coordinator, Challenging Behavior Resources Team, Nova Scotia Department of Health

Diane Corbet, Seniors Nurse Practitioner, South West Nova

Doug Crossman, Director, Mental Health Services, South Shore District Health Authority

Alyson Currie, Caregivers Nova Scotia Association

Pamela Fancey, Associate Director & Research Associate, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University

Dr. Jeanne Ferguson,* Psychiatrist, Cape Breton District Health Authority

Iain Jack, Client Services Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

Gerard LaPierre, Constable, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Caregiver

Peggy MacCormack, Senior Coordinator, Adult Services, Mental Health, Children’s Services & Addiction Treatment Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Health

Brian McIsaac, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Seniors Mental Health Program, Cape Breton District Health Authority

Linda McNicol,* Community Mental Health Nurse, South West Nova District Health Authority

Pam McKinley, Psychiatric Social Worker, Mental Health Program, Annapolis Valley District Health Authority

Shauna Maltby-Doane,* Nurse Clinician, Seniors Mental Health, Colchester East Hants Health Authority

Tony Prime, Coordinator, Adult Services, Mental Health, Children’s Services & Addiction Treatment Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Health

Jacki Purcell, Coordinator, Residential Facilities/ Policy and Program Development, Services for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Community Services

Sharon Reashore, Executive Director, Caregivers Nova Scotia Association

Dr. Theresa Vienneau,* Psychiatrist, Aberdeen Mental Health Services, Pictou County District Health Authority

Valerie White, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Citizens’ Secretariat

*Network members who participated in the face-to-face knowledge transfer sessions, including Raylene MacDonald and Dr. Louise Cormier

[updated March 29, 2010]