Michael is the Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver-Fraser Branch. He has been with CMHA since 2012. During this time, he led the amalgamation of three formerly independent branches, oversaw preparation for the Branch’s first accreditation survey with the Council on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and has grown annual revenues by approximately 20% (over $1 million). Michael is passionate about thoughtful transition (or change) management and leadership development. Although he has worked in both the public and not-for-profit sectors, he has consistently focused on developing leadership and governance capacity in the not-for-profit sector. Michael has a Master of Arts in Planning from the University of British Columbia.