Gail’s considerable experience in the addictions and mental health field includes serving as Executive Vice President of CAMH as well as its General Counsel. As EVP, Gail led a provincial team of policy and education specialists who developed important resources to build the addictions and community mental health system throughout the province. Her group also worked closely with provincial researchers who conducted the System Enhancement Evaluation Initiative for mental health reform. Gail undertook many challenging legislative assignments as Deputy Director of Legal Services at the MOHLTC. She was also Manager of the Legislative Policy Unit in the Ministry, where she developed policy for mental health reform, including a review of Provincial Forensic Mental Health Policy.
- Mental Health and Addictions Steering Committee, Toronto Central LHIN
- National Drug Prevention Advisory Committee to the Federal Minister of Health
- Co-Chair, National (Addiction) Treatment Strategy
- Methadone Maintenance Treatment Task Force
- Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health
- Board President, Houselink Community Homes
Gail has also authored and presented to local, national and international conferences on addictions and mental health issues.
Most recently, Gail has held a leadership position in the primary care field as Executive Director of a large Family Health Team serving 50,000 patient in a high-needs area of Toronto.
The Board of AMHO is excited to have Gail join us to provide visionary leadership as AMHO continues to champion a better system for persons living with addictions and mental health issues.
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario represents the addictions and mental health sector in Ontario. Our Members are community-governed, not-for-profit organizations that provide a full continuum of services and supports to help individuals in Ontario facing mental health and addiction issues. We work with our Members to address system issues and service barriers to build a mental health and addiction system responsive to the needs of individuals and their challenges.
President, Board of Directors
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario