Meet Your Team

Our CSA Developers and PH&S advisors, Industry Experts, and Mental Health specialists bring a breadth of expertise and diverse talents & skills to MyWorkplaceHealth

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

                                  – John Quincy Adams

Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych.

CEO & Founder

Vancouver, BC

Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. is a national thought leader on issues relating to psychological health, wellness and resilience. She is the CEO & Founder of MyWorkplaceHealth, a full-suite national workplace consulting firm and Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych & Associates, an in-office and online (virtual) clinical counselling practice with offices located throughout BC.

Dr. Samra is a highly-regarded expert in psychological health and safety (PH&S). Over the past two decades, she has been involved in numerous national initiatives that have contributed to policy change in Canada, and is a Founding & Ongoing Member of the CSA Technical Committee that developed the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace (CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ9700-803/2013). This Standard is the first of its kind in the world, and is shaping policy development for workplace PH&S at the international ISO level.

Dr. Samra is the lead Research Scientist who created Guarding Minds at Work: A Workplace Guide to Psychological Health & Safety, in which the psychosocial factor frame adopted by the Standard was developed. She is also the developer of the Psychologically Safe Leader Assessment, an assessment and action planning resource that aligns leaders’ skills with the requirements of the Standard. Dr. Samra and her team have extensive expertise in helping organizations implement initiatives related to workplace PH&S including implementation of the CSA Standard; providing leadership development, training & coaching services across a broad range of areas, including emotional intelligence, psychologically safe leadership and mental health awareness; and, providing a breadth of services to enhance employee psychological health, wellness and resilience.

Dr. Samra has received a number of awards and accolades for her clinical and research work. She is proud to be the recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association’s New Researcher Award and the British Columbia Psychological Association’s Advancement of the Profession of Psychology Award. She is also the former President of the BC Psychological Association and past Chair of the BC Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee.

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Executive Team

Rebecca Hardy
Rebecca HardyClinical Manager
Xavier Mercader
Xavier MercaderDigital Communications Manager

Training Development Partner
Addiev Corporate Training

Guy Paquette
Guy PaquetteDirector of Training
Karie Dufour
Karie DufourInstructional Design
Jacqui Haines
Jacqui HainesGovernance, Standards, & Project Management

CSA Developers and PH&S Advisors

Mary Ann Baynton
Mary Ann BayntonCSA Founding Member & Co-Chair
Susan Jakobson
Susan JakobsonPH&S Advisor
Tracey Hawthorn
Tracey HawthornPH&S Advisor
Mike Harnett
Mike HarnettFatigue Management Expert

Industry Experts

Charmaine Hammond
Charmaine HammondConflict Resolution Specialist
Dr. Erika Penner
Dr. Erika PennerRegistered Psychologist
Paul Griggs
Paul GriggsBusiness & Strategy Consultant
Janice Mitchell
Janice MitchellWorkplace Health Consultant and Leadership Coach

Mental Health Specialists

Vanessa Rouzier
Vanessa RouzierRegistered Clinical Counsellor
Patricia Ruiz
Patricia RuizRegistered Clinical Counsellor

Health & Fitness Affiliates

Dr. Janet Kusler
Dr. Janet KuslerPsychiatrist
Johanna Ward
Johanna WardFitness & Wellness Consultant
Dr. Jyoti Mistry
Dr. Jyoti MistryNaturopathic Doctor

Research & Creative Team

Aidan Hooper
Aidan HooperSystems & Project Manager
Emory Oakley
Emory OakleySocial Media Copywriter
Jocelyn Thomas
Jocelyn ThomasResearch Assistant
Donelle Pavey
Donelle PaveyResearch Assistant

Advisory Board

Maureen Shaw
Maureen ShawHealth & Safety Thought Leader
Scott Montgomery
Scott MontgomeryCorporate Health & Technology Leader
Sarah Liverance
Sarah LiveranceEngagement Champion
Charmaine Hammond
Charmaine HammondCollaboration, Sponsorship & Partnership Advisor
Kathryn Gretsinger
Kathryn GretsingerMedia & Knowledge Dissemination Expert
Chris Farber
Chris FarberLegal & Contract Advisor
Richard Campeau
Richard CampeauBusiness & Financial Advisor

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