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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Christine Fowler

Christine Fowler

Director, Human Resources

Christine Fowler (she/her) has worked in human resources for nearly 20 years – both in the corporate and non-profit sectors. She is passionate about connecting with people, and building teams and feels energized when teams are working together at their best.

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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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Board Officers

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

Chair

Heidi Schubert

Heidi Schubert

Vice Chair

Nancy Laird

Nancy Laird

Governance Chair

Kerilee Snatenchuk

Kerilee Snatenchuk

Fund Development & Engagement Chair

Dr. Michael Trew

Dr. Michael Trew

Past Chair

Sandy Umpherville

Sandy Umpherville

Treasurer & Finance Chair

Board Members

Debasis Bhaumik

Debasis Bhaumik

Board Member

Fraser Gordon

Fraser Gordon

Board Member

John McDougall

John McDougall

Board Member

Chris McNelly

Chris McNelly

Board Member

Dr. Izu Nwachukwu

Dr. Izu Nwachukwu

Board Member

Karim Punja

Karim Punja

Board Member

Karlyn Roberts

Karlyn Roberts

Board Member

Steve Sproule

Steve Sproule

Board Member