Todd Leader, an alumnus of Cape Breton University and Memorial University of Newfoundland, is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Social Worker. He has spent the last 27 years working as a transformational leader in health services and in health promotion, particularly in the areas of mental health, addictions, and primary health care. He has also been teaching in the Faculty of Science at Saint Mary’s University for the same 27 years. Todd has twice earned the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association. As well, health services under his leadership have earned two international best practice awards, and a leadership award for excellence in women’s health.
He was appointed by the Nova Scotia Minister of Health and Wellness to the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions. Todd has been the President of the Public Health Association of Nova Scotia, a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Public Health Association, and is currently both the President of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia and the Vice President of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers. Todd has spent his whole career working as an advocate for client-centered health services, and evidence-based healthy public policy. His most recent accomplishment is that he has written a book called “It’s Not About Us; The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addiction System in Canada”.
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