Meet Our Instructors

Christina Fuda

Christina Fuda

Christina Fuda is the Mental Health First Aid Coordinator at Ontario Shores.  Over the past two years she has trained more than 2000 people from various backgrounds and organizations to recognize and assist colleagues, friends and family living with mental illnesses.  Christina is a graduate from York University with a masters degree in neurosciences and a bachelors degree in psychology.

She was one of the key stakeholders in gathering a strong partnership between Ontario Shores and Ontario Power generation. From this partnership Christina has trained over 200 OPG leaders to assist with promoting a mentally healthy safe work environment.

Christina has worked with other organizations such as The Beer Store, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Borden Ladner & Gergvais LLP and the Town of Whitby.

Her goal is to continue educating and informing people on the importance of a mentally safe and healthy work environment.

Christina is a certified to teach Mental Health First Aid as well as all Ontario Shores Workplace Training Workshops and Seminars.

Angelique Benois

Angelique Benois

Angelique Benois has over 18 years of nursing experience. She holds a degree in Psychology, a Master’s of Science in Nursing and completed her Nurse Practitioner degree, specializing in mental health. Angelique is certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to provide education on Mental Health First Aid. She has also completed her Mental Health at Work Leadership certificate from Queen’s University and Morneau-Shepell.

Trained as a Yoga Instructor Angelique combines her extensive mental health clinical background with her yoga expertise through her business titled: Nurturing Our Wellbeing (N.O.W) where she offers integrated corporate self-care workshops & webinars. Angelique is trained in Mindfulness Stress Reduction Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and various forms of breathwork. Angelique is a mother of a busy 7-year-old who can appreciate the challenges of flowing with parenthood and being a successful entrepreneur working within the virtual world. One of Angelique’s favorite activities is travelling the world to learn cultures and remind herself of all the possibilities the world has to offer.

Roksana

Roksana Stech

I am a passionate and energetic individual who enjoys training Mental Health First Aid for the City of Toronto, on behalf of the hospital. I believe knowledge is power and I am thrilled to be a connection for people as they build on their mental health experience. Trainings provide individuals an opportunity for growth and I am excited to create a safe learning environment for all. On a personal note, I absolutely love to cook and enjoy making meals from scratch. Some of my favourite comfort foods to make are perogies (with home made dough), potato pancakes and French onion soup.

Jennifer

Jennifer Kavanaugh

Jennifer Kavanaugh has 20 years of experience working and advocating in the mental health field. She holds and undergraduate degree in psychology, diploma in social services and certificates in concurrent disorders and trauma counselling level 1 for frontline workers. Her extensive experience varies from working at local community mental health agencies providing case management and crisis support, working in post secondary education both as an educator and working one to one to support post secondary students while also facilitating groups and mental health awareness events. She is also a child and youth worker for a local school board supporting the mental health of primary and secondary aged students.

Jennifer is a certified yoga instructor and farmer, she offers wellness and nature events on her farm by bringing together her passion for wellness, nature and animals.