If you are in crisis, please call the Crisis Intervention Centre at 613-969-7400 ext. 12753, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline is also a 24/7 support service. Call or text 9-8-8.

For access to addictions and mental health support, connect to AccessMHA Regional Coordinated Access to make an online referral.

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Board of Directors

We are governed by a dedicated volunteer board of directors. The membership is drawn from individuals either living or working in the Hastings Prince Edward region. Efforts are made to provide diverse representation while considering required skills, experience and knowledge.

Join CMHA HPE Board of Directors

If you are interested in joining a dynamic group of volunteers, who are passionate about making the addictions and mental health systems more responsive to community needs, please complete and submit the items listed below to executiveoffice@cmhahpe.ca.

Volunteer Opportunity

Board Candidate Posting (Pdf)

Orlana Bourgoin

Officer – President, Chair

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Orlana Bourgoin

Orlana grew up in the GTA and has lived and worked in the area for the past 13 years with her spouse and children. She obtained her Master’s in Education – Educational Leadership from Yorkville University and holds a Diploma in Social Service Work from Loyalist College of Applied Arts. Orlana is a Registered Social Service Worker and Registered Social Worker (Qualifying) with the OCSWSSW and is bilingual in both English and French.

Throughout her career, Orlana has worked for various social service organizations providing program development and design, along with systems and clinical support to individuals with disabilities and their families. For the past seven years, Orlana has specialized in supporting Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) families and individuals with disabilities to navigate the complexities of the Educational System, assisting with Person-Directed Planning and Resource Consultation.

 

Orlana is a firm believer in Mental Health awareness and dedicates herself to the education and support of families with disabilities and the community.

Jessica Anderson

Officer – Vice-Chair

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Jessica Anderson

Jessica is the Executive Director of North Hastings Children’s Services (NHCS). As the central provider of licensed educational, social, family and childcare services to 7 municipalities, NHCS partners with over 20 agencies to enhance the wellbeing of children and families. Ms. Anderson has a professional background in corporate, government and non-profit agencies and a proven track-record in organizational change, program integrity and finance. She has also served and currently serves as a key member of several health and family advisory boards, including: Quinte Health Board of Directors; Quinte Health Advisory Council; Bancroft Family Health Team; Loyalist College Early Childhood Education Advisory Board; Hastings and Prince Edward (HPE) Children and Youth Services Network Planning Table; Community Safety and Wellbeing Committees; and the Ontario Health Team Rural Hastings. She brings her expertise in diversity and inclusivity, particularly concerning First Nations, Metis and Inuit populations.

Paul Perkins

Officer – Treasurer

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Paul Perkins

Paul is an entrepreneur and has successfully owned/operated his own business(s) since 1992. As a CPA with strong financial skills, he is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Central Station Marketing Inc., an advertising and marketing firm based in Toronto.

“I am pleased to volunteer my time and skills to causes that I am passionate about, including, working on the Board of CMHA HPE. I hope, through my participation, to be part of a team that can improve the lives of people suffering from addition and/or mental health issues and position the organization to fully meet the needs of the community as an integral part of the health services sector.”

Paul recently moved to Prince Edward County and enjoys painting, woodworking, traveling and multiple outdoor activities. Paul is married with three grown children and two grandchildren.

Denise Hughes

Director

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Denise Hughes

Denise is a dedicated Human Resources professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, currently serving as an HR Generalist and Acting Manager, Office Services at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health in Corporate Services. Her career spans extensive experience in HR, Health & Safety, and Environmental management, where she has implemented strategic initiatives to enhance organizational efficiency and employee satisfaction. Living and growing up in the Stirling area has deepened her connection to the community, driving my passion for contributing positively to local organizations.

“I am particularly drawn to CMHA HPE’s commitment to advocacy and awareness in mental health, alongside their mission to provide accessible mental health services. My professional background equips me with a nuanced understanding of organizational dynamics and governance practices, ensuring transparency, accountability, and effective decision-making. I am eager to leverage my expertise to support CMHA HPE’s initiatives, advocating for innovative approaches to mental health awareness and inclusivity within our community. Joining the Board represents a natural extension of my dedication to public service and my commitment to making a meaningful impact on mental health outcomes in our region.”

Jaclyn Hunter

Director

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Jaclyn Hunter

Jaclyn grew up in the Stirling area and presently lives north of Belleville.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Trent University and has also obtained a post-graduate diploma in Behavioural Science Technology from St. Lawrence College.  Jaclyn is presently working toward her Master’s degree.

Jaclyn is presently employed by the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre as a case manager and previously worked in the corrections system providing case management services to inmates.  She also worked briefly with Youth Hab as an in-school mental health worker.

Jaclyn has expressed an interest in working with the Quality Assurance Committee and has a strong statistical and data management background which would fit well with this committee.

Carl Mustos

Director

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Carl Mustos

Carl is a recently retired executive from the Wealth and Asset Management business and currently lives in Wellington, Ontario with his wife. He brings over 25 years of professional experience in broad business areas including Finance, Governance, HR and Strategy.

“While not professionally involved with addiction and mental health issues, I am personally keenly aware of the need for extensive support and understanding in this important space. My goal is to support the industry professionals on the board and in management in any way possible. They do such incredible work in such an important area. I’m honoured to have this opportunity to help.”

Sue Ritchie Raymond

Director

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Sue Ritchie Raymond

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