Jennifer Hope has been a member of EMHAC since our 2nd YegSemicolon event and she’s excited to follow in her mentor, friend, and EMHAC’s founder, Wendy Enberg’s footsteps as Chair. Jennifer is a wife, mother of 3, and a passionate advocate for Mental Health/Illness Awareness.
Jenn shares her personal experience with mental illness and her current mental health recovery through vlogging/blogging and has had her posts published on multiple platforms such as Sick Not Weak & Mental Health Canada.
She has her mental health first aid and is passionate about continuing her own education surrounding Mental Health/Illness.
Jennifer brings passion and lived experience to the committee and both are assets in raising awareness.
Komala was born in Durban, South Africa and at age 10 moved to Alberta. During her first mental health placement as a student OT she discovered her lifelong passion. Komala’s dynamic 35-year career included a leadership role as an Addiction and Mental Health program manager with AHS, Edmonton. The highlight of Komala’s career was leading transformative system change in the area of peer support and recovery focused care.
Komala is described as “having a can-do spirit who gets things done” Komala is a founding member of EMHAC and believes wholeheartedly in its mission to enrich the lives of people who live with mental illness. She knows the best way to do this is to eradicate stigma, discrimination, and myths with facts, education and consistent messaging.
“I have hope for us to do this better!”
Mary Logan wears many hats: mother, wife, grandmother, but being a mental health advocate is her true passion. Not only does she live with it, so do those around her. She spends her time trying to educate others in order to reduce stigma and raise awareness. EMHAC has helped her to become a part of something bigger, something important. She joined EMHAC to help make a difference.
Vivian is a vocal mental health advocate in the Edmonton community. Her passion for mental health stemmed from personal experiences. Over the years, she had held leadership roles with the University of Alberta and local community to raise awareness for mental health. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters in Public Health, hoping to make an impact in the field of health policy one day. On her spare time, she enjoys exploring new food spots in her neighbourhood.
Roxine is the newest member to the EMHAC Executive Committee, and she is thrilled to be able to be a part of something so important. She believes in the notion that the more we talk about these issues, the more we can do to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness. EMHAC is a wonderful means of spreading awareness surrounding mental health and advocating for people affected by mental illness in Edmonton.