Nancy Parker, President

As Board President, Nancy Parker, is passionately aware of the importance of CASP’s vision of a Canada without Suicide.

Having been deeply involved in systems development to support individuals and families struggling with suicide thoughts and behaviours during her career in the community mental health system as a clinician, clinical director and CEO in the Northwestern USA, upon returning to Canada, and Winnipeg in 2011, Nancy became involved in the development and operations of Canada’s first Crisis Response Centre, serving as the Provincial Suicide Prevention Coordinator with the Government of Manitoba, before moving to her current role as the Executive Director at Marymound.   

With a Masters Degree in Music Therapy from Florida State University and as a certified family therapist who has completed graduate clinical training in Infant/Toddler Mental Health from the University of Washington, Nancy has appreciated the experience of meeting colleagues across Canada and learning about the Canadian context and is continually inspired by the Indigenous perspective of Life Promotion, as a resident of Treaty 1 land in Winnipeg Manitoba.