Driving Greater Impact Begins with a High-Performing Team. Children's Mental Health Ontario has a team in place that we are absolutely confident will deliver powerful impact for our members. Our team has experience working inside and outside the provincial government both on the bureaucratic and political sides.
Kimberly Moran, Chief Executive Officer
(416) 921-2109 ext. 123
Sibel Cicek, Director of Public Policy
Sibel is the public policy voice of CMHO. For nearly 15 years she has been advocating for policy change on a range of social justice issues across non-profit, government, and multilateral environments. She led a gender-based community empowerment program in rural India with World Literacy Canada, drove a multilateral policy initiative with Right To Play and partners from the United Nations, and contributed to the establishment of Full-Day Kindergarten and child care reform throughout Ontario as policy lead on key legislation with the Ministry of Education. As CMHO’s Director of Public Policy, she works collaboratively with members to understand complex and systemic challenges facing the sector and to develop and lead practical policy solutions to improve the health and well-being of children, youth and their families.
(416) 921-2109 ext. 129
Angela Fowler, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Angela has 10 years of experience in strategic public policy development and implementation with a focus on health and child welfare issues. Having served as a senior advisor in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS), and in the Minister’s Office at MCYS, Angela brings a solid understanding of government priorities and of the policy issues affecting the child and youth mental health sector. She has led several multi-million dollar policy initiatives on behalf of government with a focus on child welfare system transformation and health system sustainability and coordination.
(416) 921-2109 ext. 127
Caralyn Quan, Senior Program Manager, The New Mentality
As The New Mentality’s Program Manager, Caralyn leads CMHO’s youth engagement initiatives, overseeing a large network of youth and adult allies doing leading-edge youth engagement work in communities throughout the province. Caralyn has a background planning and facilitating youth programs in a range of environments, including in Toronto, across Ontario, and abroad and brings experience in Art of Hosting and Deep Democracy facilitation techniques. Under her leadership, TNM has grown to 17 groups and successively hosted its 3 largest Disable the Label training retreats.
(416) 921-2109 ext. 135
Chris Langlois, Senior Policy Advisor
Chris is a seasoned policy analyst with multiple graduate degrees and wide-ranging expertise in research, writing, and formal analysis. In addition to his academic training, he has many years of hands-on experience as a policy professional in the health care system, engaging with government, not-for-profit organizations and a wide range of health care professionals. Chris has an increasingly strong foundation in the child and youth mental health sector, particularly with respect to the government's Moving on Mental Health strategy, intensive treatment, and key legislative issues in Ontario, including the regulation of psychotherapy.
(416) 921-2109 ext. 132
Cindy Prins, Executive Coordinator
Cindy joined us from The Hospital for Sick Children, Research Institute, where she worked with Principal Investigators in the department for Neuroscience & Mental Health. She has a B.A. in Psychology from McMaster University. As Executive Coordinator, Cindy has a lead role in areas including event management, CMHO board support, and office administration. Cindy is our point person for CMHO’s website e.g. login credentials, billing questions, and event/employment postings.
(416) 921-2109 ext. 124
Mary-Anne Leahy, Network Coordinator, The New Mentality
Mary-Anne is a youth engagement specialist with a wealth of experience as a youth advocate, organizer and facilitator. She works as a Network Coordinator for The New Mentality, ensuring the program enhances the health and lives of youth across Ontario. She co-chaired the Youth Action Committee where she worked on the Speak Up Speak Out Project, a province-wide youth engagement initiative to look at the education system and opportunities to provide better support for children and youth in elementary and high school.
(416) 921-2109 ext.133
Leah Sullivan, Digital Communications & Media Officer
Leah is a communications professional with experience in government relations, marketing and community outreach and engagement. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Calgary and a Communications degree from York University. Leah will be working on our communications, media relations, digital media and stakeholders' engagement. She will also be working with our government relations and advocacy team during this upcoming election year.
(416) 921-2109 ext.130