John G. Abbott joined the CMHA National Board to support the collaboration of CMHAs across the country and to actively participate in the implementation of its new nation-wide strategic plan. In October 2014, he was elected as Treasurer of CMHA’s National Board.
John has an extensive public policy and administration professional background, including acting as former deputy minister of health with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, where he oversaw the development of the province’s first mental health and addictions strategy. He is also past CEO of the Health Council of Canada. John is currently a management consultant specializing in public policy analysis and development with The Institute for the Advancement of Public Policy, Inc. based in St. John’s, NL.