Ken Reddig is Chair of CMHA’s National Council of Persons with Lived Experience (NCPLE) and the NCPLE representative to the CMHA National Board of Directors. Ken is a former housing worker with the North Eastman Regional Health Authority and past Director of the Eden Foundation, where he worked with Manitoba Housing to develop a 45-unit housing project for people living with mental illness. As Executive Director of Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba, he led programs in refugee resettlement, immigration and Aboriginal issues among other social programs in Manitoba and internationally. Retired since June 2013, Ken sits on numerous mental health and publication boards and committees and speaks regularly to universities, churches, high schools and other groups and agencies on sexual abuse and mental health topics related to depression. He has also served on the Board of Directors for CMHA Manitoba for three years.
Ken holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education, a Master of Divinity from the Associated Biblical Seminaries in Indiana and a Master of Arts in Canadian History from the University of Manitoba. Ken and his wife Willa are avid outdoors people engaged in canoeing, hiking, bird-watching, gardening, fishing and cross-country skiing.