Martine joined MHI in November of 2018 to deliver training, provide peer support and to facilitate workshops. In the last two years, she was a collaborator for the Ready Willing and Able federal program, which has the mandate to increase the employability of people with autism and/or intellectual disabilities.
She brings experience of over 32 years in technology that has spanned multiple industries and 15 years as a director of professional services, while raising two wonderful daughters. She worked in Benin, Africa, in a mental health hospital, as a business consultant, side by side with staff who were recovering mental health patients. This was one of her most rewarding and thought provoking experiences.
Having personally been challenged with mental health issues and within her close circle, Martine has developed a passion for making the workplace more adapted for Canadians living with such challenges. As a manager, she has had a very proactive, open and human approach to supporting her teams who worked in a fast-paced, high performance IT project delivery context.
Martine studied Computer Science, Human Resources and is a Certified Professional Coach from Concordia University and has a passion for helping people become their best self in their personal life and at work, always respectful of their capabilities.