John G. Abbott joined the CMHA National Board in 2013 to support the collaboration of CMHAs across the country and to actively participate in the implementation of its nation-wide strategic plan. From 2014 to 2018, he was CMHA’s National Treasurer, and currently is its National Secretary.
John has an extensive public policy and administration background, including as a management consultant with The Institute for the Advancement of Public Policy, Inc. based in St. John’s, NL, and as former deputy minister of health with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, where he oversaw the design and implementation of its Provincial Action Plan on Mental Health and Addictions. He is also past CEO of the Health Council of Canada.
John is currently Special Advisor on Health-in-All-Policies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.