RNAO Expert Panel

Ashley Ahuja, BScN (candidate)

Nursing Student
York University
Toronto, Ontario

Cynthia Baker, RN, PhD

Executive Director
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Ottawa, Ontario

Cheryl Forchuk, RN, PhD

Professor, Arthur Labatt Family
School of Nursing
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

Marlee Groening, RN, MSN

Lecturer, School of Nursing
B.C. Representative, Canadian
Federation of Mental Health Nurses
Vancouver, British Columbia

Catherine Gros, RN, MSc(A)

Assistant Professor, Ingram School of Nursing
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec

Michelle Jubin, RN, MN

Mental Health Nurse Consultant
Toronto Public Health
Toronto, Ontario

Kamini Kalia, RN, MScN, CPMHN(C)

Manager of Clinical Education and Informatics,
Professional Practice Office
President, Mental Health Nurses Interest Group
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario

Arlene Kent-Wilkinson, RN CPMHN(C), MN, PhD

Associate Professor, College of Nursing
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Betty-Lou Kristy

Peer Supports Substance Use Systems Lead
Consumer Survivor Lead
Mississauga Halton LHIN Enhancing &
Sustaining Peer Initiative
TEACH: Teach Empower Advocate Community
Health a peer initiative of Support &
Halton, Ontario

Wendy Panagopoulos, RN, BScN

Nurse Educator, School of Nursing
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, Nova Scotia 

Elizabeth Richardson, RN, CPMHN(C)

Institutional Mental Health Nurse
Warkworth Institution
Correctional Services of Canada
Campbellford, Ontario

Deborrah Sherman

Executive Director
Ontario Peer Development Initiative
Toronto, Ontario

Amanda Vandyk, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

Paula Walbourne, RN, BN, CPMHN(C)

Staff Officer, Directorate of Mental Health
Senior Practice Leader, Mental Health Nursing
Canadian Forces Health Services Group
Canadian Armed Forces

Leah Watts, BA, MA

Education Programs Coordinator
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Ottawa, Ontario 

**Special acknowledgement to the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) for their contribution to this work and support for its alignment with the CASN/CFMHN competencies.