Michael has spent over 20 years working in the not-for-profit sector, and for the last 7 years, he has lead CMHA Vancouver-Fraser Branch as the Executive Director. Since joining CMHA, he has led the amalgamation of three formerly independent CMHA branches, oversaw preparation for the Branch’s first accreditation survey with the Council on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and has grown annual revenues and associated services by over 35%, including a significant increase in both private fundraising revenue and earned revenue.
Michael has participated in disaster response in three provinces (Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia) and in the United States. Michael has held positions in disaster responses ranging from front-line registration volunteer to leading a disaster response.
Michael is passionate about helping people live more mentally health lives and creating an inclusive society, growing the role of peers in delivery of mental health services and ensuring that the not-for-profit sector in general, and specifically CMHA, has the leadership and governance capacity it needs to support people in our communities. Michael has also spent 15 years as a guest in First Nations’ Sweat Lodge Ceremonies.