Theresa Claxton-Wali is the past chair and sits as ex-officio to the National Council of Persons with Lived Experience (NCPLE), an advisory body to the National Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Theresa is an active community volunteer with extensive experience as a board member with past and current positions with Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Journal of Ethics & Mental Health, Sound Times Peer Support Services and Community Resource Connections of Toronto and Ontario Peer Development Initiative.
Theresa brings 25 + years as an advocate for persons with lived experience and their families of mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities. She is an active member of the Ontario Association of Patient Councils and is a Patient & Family Advisor at her local community hospital. Theresa is also a certified peer supporter, advance level WRAP facilitator and recovery educator.