Board Member - Toronto
Leah is a project manager with over 15 years of experience in health care and education in Canada and internationally. As project manager for the Toronto Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) Program at Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), Leah manages collaboration between six Toronto hospitals, Toronto Police Service, and provincial government stakeholders. Leah also led the Quality Improvement Expansion Evaluation, a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of the MCIT model in Toronto, which received the Transformative Healthcare Innovation and Best Build Community Innovation awards. Additionally, Leah recently began managing the development of a health hub with the goal of improving local access to harm reduction and health services for people living with substance use challenges in East Toronto. A former teacher, Leah has also developed educational programming for an English school in Qatar and managed a program for youth from low-income communities which provided students with resources to graduate from high school and break the cycle of poverty.
In her spare time, Leah is actively involved with health care governance in Toronto. She currently serves as board member with Cota, a community-based organization that supports adults with mental health and cognitive challenges, and previously held the position of vice chair with Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services. She also volunteers with Ryerson University where she was recently recognized with the G. Raymond Chang Outstanding Volunteer Award for her work with the Program Advisory Council for Workplace Mental Health course and the Internationally Trained Medical Doctors Project Management program.