Letter to the Editor
New Chief Operating Officer named to Mental Health Commission
CALGARY - Louise Bradley has been named Chief
Operating Officer of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).
"Louise brings with her a wealth of experience in the mental health field
and I am very pleased to welcome her to help lead our team," says MHCC
President and CEO Michael Howlett.
Ms. Bradley is currently Vice President and COO of Regional Mental Health
for Capital Health in Edmonton. In that capacity she manages a broad continuum
of services including both in-patient and community programs. She plays a lead
role in policy development and in the design and implementation of mental
health strategies in the region.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Bradley was a member of the MHCC's Service
Systems advisory committee. During her career she has been actively involved
in providing professional mental health advice and support, leading the
integration of provincial health programs, and managing the needs of a wide
variety of stakeholders in both Eastern and Western Canada.
"The Commission is the most important thing to happen to mental health in
the country," says Ms. Bradley. "I believe the work of the Commission can make
a real difference in many lives and I am delighted and honored to become a
formal part of this great initiative."
Ms. Bradley is a registered nurse and also holds a Master of Science
degree with a specialty in mental health. She will be based out of the
Commission's Calgary office and begins her new role on February 9th.
The MHCC is a non-profit organization created to focus national attention
on mental health issues. It is funded by the federal government but operates
at arm's length from all levels of government. The Commission's objective is
to enhance the health and social outcomes for Canadians living with mental
health problems and illnesses. www.mentalhealthcommission.ca