Board of Directors

  1. Nathan Schultz - Chair
    Nathan is a passionate advocate for mental health access and awareness. As a recently returned long time Yukoner Nathan is actively seeking ways to give back to the community that raised him. Beyond his contributions to MHAY, he works with vulnerable populations, volunteers with Yukon Support and Distress Line and is currently completing his Masters of Counselling Psychology.
  2. Kim Solonick -
    Kim became involved in issues surrounding mental health 15 years ago when mental illness had a very personal effect on her and her family. Finding little support, she created the Family Caregiver Support Group. Building partnerships is one of Kim’s priorities. She has significant board experience as she is currently the Chair of the Yukon Advisory Council on Women’s issues and serves as a director with the Arctic Institute of Community Based Research. Kim is currently employed at Kwanlin Dün First Nation as the Registrar of Citizenship.
  3. Ray Wells- Past Chair
    Ray spent his career with Northwestel. His last 12 years were at the Executive level. His experience includes Chair of the following Boards: United Way, RAB Energy, Kilrich Industries, Yukon Energy and Yukon Development Corporation and Yukon Chamber of Commerce. He hopes his experience in governance and project delivery can help MHAY achieve our Vision for Yukon. He has personal experience with friends and extended family struggling with mental health issues. Ray has an MBA from Queens University.
  4. Darcy Tkachuk - Membership
    Darcy came to the Yukon for adventure and to practice law in 1995. After many years of service in the legal profession, he left full-time practice to travel across Canada, complete an MBA and work on a number of community boards and programs. He became involved with mental health issues after seeing the challenges faced by many people he has worked involved with the legal system and his own family members. After serving as Co-Chairperson of the Mental Health Association of Yukon, he took on the role of Membership Director.
  1. Lisa Beck
    I have worked most of my career building organizations through people. Through my personal experience with family members living with and overcoming mental illness challenges I believe without the support of family, access to care providers and support organizations life would have been very different for all of us. I believe it’s critical toto work to ensure I am able to give of my time in a positive and impactful way for the community.
  2. Stephanie Padfield
    Originally from Calgary, I am a massage therapist by trade, and additionally teach yoga. My interests in mental health and the board come from my own struggles and challenges over the years trying to address my mental health situation. I have fallen through the cracks, and run into the walls dealing with the current systems in place meant to help support people in need like myself.
  1. Fiona Azizaj
  2. Leah White
  3. Ray Wells- Past Chair
    Ray spent his career with Northwestel. His last 12 years were at the Executive level. His experience includes Chair of the following Boards: United Way, RAB Energy, Kilrich Industries, Yukon Energy and Yukon Development Corporation and Yukon Chamber of Commerce. He hopes his experience in governance and project delivery can help MHAY achieve our Vision for Yukon. He has personal experience with friends and extended family struggling with mental health issues. Ray has an MBA from Queens University.
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