The Mental Health Commission of Canada welcomes Barbara Korabek to its Board of Directors

CALGARY, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Korabek to its Board of Directors.

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 mental illness."

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.
www.mentalhealthcommission.ca
strategy.mentalhealthcommission.ca

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
kmarr@mentalhealthcommission.ca


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