The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being’s inaugural board of directors are John Horrelt (Chair of the Board of Directors), Mary Pendergast (Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee), Carolyn Francis, Lucas MacArthur, Ryan Maxwell, Sophie MacDonald, and Chelsey Rogerson.

The selection was made by the Community Advisory Committee in consultation with Karen Cumberland, the Executive Director of the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being. The Alliance was created in 2021 by the PEI Government in response to community-led recommendations to use the science of resilience to build mental well-being for all Islanders throughout their lifespan, and it has since become a registered charity.

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PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being’s Inaugural Board of Directors