Our People

When you work at Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region (CMHA Calgary), you can take pride in the fact that you are part of a team that is helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society lead more fulfilling lives. You are also building a better community by contributing to CMHA Calgary’s efforts to combat the stigma associated with mental illness and raise awareness about the importance of mental health.

Leadership Team

Sara Jordan

Sara Jordan

Executive Director

Sara Jordan (she/her) is an accomplished, wellness-oriented, highly relational executive leader who is focused on achieving results through evidence-based decision-making, partnerships and collaboration.

Sara is passionate about supporting mental health and enabling others to live healthy lives. As Executive Director, Sara leads a dedicated team at Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region (CMHA Calgary) of approximately 120 employees to address the needs of those living with a mental health or substance use concern through community based mental health programming. As the Executive Director, she is responsible for guiding the creation and execution of the organization’s Strategic Plan, leading the Senior Leadership Team (comprised of directors and senior managers) and reporting to the Board of Directors.

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Cynthia Badura Berntson

Cynthia Badura Berntson

Director, Strategy, Grants & Performance

Cynthia Badura Berntson (she/her) is a strategic leader who enjoys bringing people and data together to determine how organizations can deliver what matters for clients and responsible businesses. She thrives in collaboratively finding and navigating the best way to develop and invest, especially in people.

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Rick Hammermeister

Rick Hammermeister

Director, Finance and Corporate Services

Rick Hammermeister (he/him) is an innovative and proven financial leader offering over 25+ years of experience building and leading finance teams across a variety of industries. He holds a prior record of success in providing strategic leadership towards executing and driving business plans and results as well as in-depth analysis of financial initiatives and directives.

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Michelle Wagner

Michelle Wagner

Director, Operations - Community Mental Health and Wellness

Michelle Wagner (she/her) is a dedicated leader who is passionate about working with people in the community and supporting those who are seeking help. Michelle is both focused and strategic in her approach, recognising the value in connecting with stakeholders, creating mutually beneficial partnerships, and investing in the relationships that will ensure sustainable progress is achieved.

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Abdulla Moussa

Abdulla Moussa

Director, Operations - Housing, Outreach and Support Services

Abdulla Moussa (he/him) is a dedicated and strategic leader with vast experience in working with at-risk populations and expertise in operating effective community-based programs.

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Board Officers

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

Chair
Retired Certified Mediator

Heidi Schubert

Heidi Schubert

Vice Chair
Lawyer, Queen's Counsel

Nancy Laird

Nancy Laird

Governance Chair
Retired Energy Executive

Kerilee Snatenchuk

Kerilee Snatenchuk

Fund Development & Engagement Chair
Human Resources Professional

Dr. Michael Trew

Dr. Michael Trew

Past Chair
Psychiatrist

Sandy Umpherville

Sandy Umpherville

Treasurer & Finance Chair
Chartered Professional Accountant

Board Members

Fraser Gordon

Fraser Gordon

Board Member
Lawyer

Alfred Han

Alfred Han

Community Member
Charted Professional Accountant

Rob Harding

Rob Harding

Board Member
Business Professional

Chris McNelly

Chris McNelly

Board Member
Human Resources Executive

Dr. Izu Nwachukwu

Dr. Izu Nwachukwu

Board Member
Psychiatrist & Professor

Karim Punja

Karim Punja

Board Member
Financial Executive

Karlyn Roberts

Karlyn Roberts

Board Member
Marketing Executive

Steve Sproule

Steve Sproule

Board Member
Retired Human Resources Professional