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Alessandra Torresani

Actress, Mental Health Spokesperson, Lived Experience
@alessandratorresani    EmotionAL Support

Dr. Benjamin Goldstein

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Bradford Bitterly


Cara Lisette

Mental Health Therapist & Advocate, Lived Experience
@caralisette   @caralisette

Dr. Catriona Hippman

Genetic Counselor

Dr. David Gard

Clinical Psychologist

Don Kattler

Policy Analyst, Lived Experience

Dr. Elizabeth Tyler

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Emma Morton

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Erin Michalak

CREST.BD Network Lead

Prof. Felice Jacka

Professor of Nutritional Psychiatry

Prof. Fiona Lobban

Clinical Psychologist
@fionalobban    The Spectrum Centre

Prof. Greg Murray

Clinical Psychologist

Gregg F. Martin

Mental Health Advocate, Army Combat Veteran, Retired Major General, Lived Experience

Dr. Heather Armstrong

Psychologist, Sexual Health Researcher

Dr. Holly Swartz


Dr. Ivan Torres

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Jehannine Austin

Neuropsychiatric Geneticist, Genetic Counselor

Dr. Joanna Jarecki

Psychiatrist, Lived Experience

Dr. John Ogrodniczuk

Director of the Psychotherapy Program

Dr. John Torous

Psychiatrist, Clinical Informaticist

Dr. Josh Woolley


Keri Guelke

Outreach Worker & Mental Health Advocate, Lived Experience

Dr. Lisa O’Donnell

Cognitive Therapist, Social Worker

Louise Dwerryhouse

Retired Social Worker, Mental Health Blogger, Lived Experience
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Dr. Luke Clark

Director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC

Dr. Manuel Sánchez De Carmona


Meghan DellaCrosse

Psychedelic Researcher
@mmmhmmdella      TrPR Program

Dr. Nigila Ravichandran


Dr. Rob Tarzwell


Robert Villanueva

Mental Health Advocate, Lived Experience

Sara Schley

Author, Speaker, Lived Experience

Dr. Sheri Johnson

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Steven Barnes

CREST.BD Network Deputy

Prof. Steven Jones

Co-Director of Spectrum Centre
@lancsspectrum    The Spectrum Centre

Tera Armel

Mental Health Advocate, Lived Experience

Dr. Thomas Richardson

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Trisha Chakrabarty


Victoria Maxwell

Mental Health Educator, Performing Artist, Lived Experience

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