CALGARY, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada
is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Korabek to its Board
Ms. Korabek has 25 years of experience in management positions in a
variety of complex health care environments. She served in senior
leadership roles with Alberta's Calgary Health Region in the areas of
Mental Health and Substance Use, Outpatient Services and Home and
Community Care before moving on to provide executive leadership in
Vancouver Island Health Authority as well as Vice President of Clinical
Operations at Fraser Health Authority.
Ms. Korabek was appointed British Columbia's Assistant Deputy Minister
of the Health Authorities Division in April 2012. She has more than a
decade of experience with the BC Cancer Agency and is a published
researcher in Home and Primary Care. She holds her Bachelor of Science
in Nursing from the University of Alberta and her Master of Science in
Nursing, from the University of British Columbia.
"The Mental Health Commission of Canada is partnering with hundreds of
organizations, groups and individuals, putting a spotlight on the
concerns of those living with a mental health problem or mental
illness. I am looking forward to bringing my expertise in the
administration of health care to support the work of the Commission,"
says Ms. Korabek.
The MHCC Board is made up of non-government directors and
government-appointed directors from across Canada. Ms. Korabek, who is
from British Columbia, is one of four new members named to the MHCC
Board this week.
"The experiences and expertise of our new board members will be
tremendously beneficial in guiding the Commission as we continue to
present the national mental health strategy to policy makers, service
providers and others across the country," says MHCC Board Chair David
Goldbloom, MD. "They will play an important role, directing the MHCC in
its mission to make mental health a higher priority for our country and
to achieve change for people living with a mental health problem or
ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change. We are
collaborating with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of
Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve services and
support. Our goal is to help people who live with mental health
problems and illnesses lead meaningful and productive lives. Together
we spark change.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by Health Canada.
The views represented herein solely represent the views of the Mental
Health Commission of Canada.
Production of this document is made possible through a financial
contribution from Health Canada.
SOURCE: Mental Health Commission of Canada
For further information:
Kyle Marr, Senior Communication Specialist
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Office: (403) 385‐4050
Cell: (587) 226-8782