Christopher holds both a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Education degree from Brock University. He an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) and a registered consultant with the Association of Registered Psychotherapists & Mental Health Professionals (OACCPP). He is researching mental health literacy (MHL) among pre-service teacher candidates through a master’s program at Brock.
After experiencing mental illness concerns first hand, Christopher chose to become involved as a volunteer in the mental health community and in addition to Rainbow’s End he currently serves as Vice-President for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Niagara, Vice-Chair of NEXTNiagara and as a Board Member of the North Hamilton Community Health Centre.
Mark is a partner with Vine and Partners LLP. He has extensive experience working with a variety of clients from sole proprietorships, profit-oriented private enterprises to not-for-profit organizations like Rainbow’s End. Mark is focused on improving the operations, efficiencies and controls of businesses. He provides valuable expertise to the Board on the appropriate reporting standards, tax planning and filings required.
Mark has been the Treasurer of Rainbows End Community Corporation since 2016 and has his Bachelor of Accounting, Honours from Brock University and is both CPA and CA designated.
Director, Past Chair
Bailey Lorv has been a member of the Rainbow’s End Board of Director since 2013. Bailey is passionate about mental health rehabilitation and business development in the healthcare sector.
Bailey serves as Project Manager in the Public Affairs and Strategic Partnerships Department at Trillium Health Partners working to establish innovative healthcare hubs and building needed healthcare capacity in the community.
Director, Past Chair
John is a strong advocate for continued improvement and change in the healthcare system, with experience both in the hospital and academic health environments. As a community volunteer in the Hamilton area, John spends his time in governance roles for community health and social enterprises.
John completed his BMSc at the University of Western Ontario and his MBA at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.
John is currently a Manager, Reprocessing Contracts and Standardization at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, Ontario
Fiona has been a strong advocate and educator within the mental health system for over two decades. She is the Professional Practice Lead for Peer Support and the Manager of Patient and Family Collaborative Support Services, at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
Fiona is the past Chair of the Certification Committee of Peer Support Accreditation and Certification Canada, and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Her professional and personal passion is to advocate for and develop meaningful and equitable opportunities for individuals living with mental illness and addiction.
Fiona is the key liaison with St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and a returning director, having been on the Board previously from 2009-2014.
Kayla has worked in community mental health for over five years in various roles, including; case management, employment support and volunteer management. She currently works for McMaster University in the Student Accessibility Services Department as the Transition Program Coordinator, assisting students with disabilities with transition to and out of university and as the Lead, Employment Services for Canadian Mental Health Association Niagara.
Kayla is also a Mental Health Works trainer, providing workshops to employers on workplace mental health. While Kayla’s work in helping individuals is mainly behind-the-scenes, it is her goal to bring mental health to the forefront, where it is openly discussed, accepted and supported in workplaces.
Elizabeth DiEmanuele is a digital communications professional, with growing leadership experience in the broader public sector and Hamilton community.
With over seven years of experience in communications, storytelling and community engagement, Elizabeth is passionate about supporting organizations in their goals to create real connections with their audiences. Elizabeth currently works at McMaster University, supporting the Student Success Centre in connecting students with services and resources to help them thrive and succeed, from the moment they accept their offer of admission, up until ten years after graduation.
Elizabeth is proud to serve on the Rainbow’s End board. She has been a member since December 2018