New leadership at CMHA

Julia Payson has been hired as the new executive director of Vernon’s Canadian Mental Health Association

  • May. 18, 2017 4:15 p.m.

An agency focused on individuals and families is under new leadership.

Julia Payson has been hired as the new executive director of Vernon’s Canadian Mental Health Association, taking over from Sue Rossi who is retiring after three years.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Vernon,” said Payson, who graduated from Vernon Secondary School.

“I look forward to ensuring we continue to advocate for more mental health services in our community to meet the growing need. I will be actively working to promote early intervention and prevention education and programs to better service our community.”

Payson has more than 20 years of non-profit experience, including senior leadership roles with the Canadian Cancer Society and the John Howard Society of B.C. Most recently, she has been the secretariat director for Community Action Initiative, a funding agency focused on building capacity in the mental health and substance use sector.

Just Posted

Warmer fall weather could extend wildfire season: AccuWeather

Above seasonal temperatures are expected throughout September, October and November

The Harley Guy comedian rides into Vernon

Herb Dixon will be performing at The Green Pub in Vernon this Sept.

Vernon Mission hosts International Overdose Awareness Day event

Along with Interior Health, the event will run Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vernon ADHD workshop shows youths’ experience through art

Vernon ADHD Task Force is holding a final workshop Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Vernon Art Gallery

Cyclists don’t belong on sidewalks

LETTER: New Kal Road bike path not fit for avid riders or roadies

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria cases in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

B.C. seniors allowed more choice to stay in assisted living

Province doesn’t need to wait for a complaint to investigate care, Adrian Dix says

Power up: UBC Okanagan researchers designing battery that packs more punch

It’s a collaboration between the university and B.C.-based tech companies

Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC-Lavalin affair

Dion concluded in his report last week that Trudeau broke the Conflict of Interest Act

Infamous Okanagan motel to appeal being boarded up

‘The people that are living there today are compromised by the fact that they have to live there’

Retired Richmond fisherman wins record-breaking $60M Lotto Max jackpot

Joseph Katalinic won the biggest Lotto Max prize ever awarded

Lane had excelled in science fairs

Summerland graduate became senior geologist

Most Read