OUR TEAM

We're working to change the way people think.

 

 
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Starr Cunningham

President and CEO
starr.cunningham@nshealth.ca                                902.464.6053

 

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 a recent National Recipient of a Difference Makers, 150 Canadians Leading for Mental Health Award from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. She is the 2017 Halifax Business Awards Silver Business Person of the Year recipient and the Northwood Foundation 2017 Live More Advocacy Award winner.

Starr currently serves on the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund Advisory Committee – Atlantic Region, the St. John Ambulance Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Board of Directors, and just completed a two-year mandate as Co-Chair of the Minister’s Panel on Innovation in Mental Health and Addiction. A Rising Star Award Winner at the 2015 Maritime Philanthropy Awards, Starr also writes a monthly column for the provincial publication "Senior Living" and is a regular contributor to "Our Children" magazine.

Starr believes we all have a role to play in changing the way people think!

 
 

Alison Davidson

CEO Assistant and Board Lead
alison.davidson@nshealth.ca
902.464.6000

 
 

DEBORAH EATON

Fund Development and Donor Relations Lead
deboraha.eaton@nshealth.ca
902.464.5994

 

Sara Smysniuk

Finance Manager
sara.smysniuk@nshealth.ca
902.464.3013

 
 

Kate Udle

Event Lead
kate.udle@nshealth.ca
902.464.3099
 

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Mike Brannen

Communications Coordinator                                           mike.brannen@nshealth.ca                                              902.464.3210