Melissa Wood originally hails from Oshawa ON and re-located to Whitehorse, Yukon for work two years ago. She has both a personal and professional passion for mental health and breaking down the stigma of mental illness. Prior to moving to the Yukon she completed a Post- Graduate Certificate in Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion at Centennial College in Toronto, ON.
She is also a peer support volunteer for Canadians struggling with body focused repetitive behaviours with CBSN (Canadian Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviour Support Network).
When she is not working or volunteering she is practicing her tap dancing. She looks forward to working along-side fellow board members across the country to promote and support mental wellness for Canadians.