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Starr Cunningham is the President & CEO of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. An acclaimed journalist, best-selling children’s author, and dedicated community volunteer, Starr holds an Honours Journalism Degree from the University of King’s College.
Starr is the Co-Chair of the Minister’s Panel on Innovation in Mental Health & Addictions. She is a National Recipient of Difference Makers 150 Canadians Leading for Mental Health Award from CAMH – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She recently received the 2017 Halifax Business Awards Business Person of the Year Silver Award and the Northwood Foundation 2017 Live More Advocacy Award. She was named the Rising Star Award Winner at the 2015 Maritime Philanthropy Awards. Starr currently serves on the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund Advisory Committee – Atlantic Region.
Starr writes a monthly column for "Senior Living" and is a regular contributor to "Our Children" magazine. She also serves on the Nova Scotia / Prince Edward Island St. John Ambulance Board of Directors and the Moore Suites Advisory Board.