Our Board of Directors
Laura credits her career for providing invaluable lived experience, providing learning opportunities and even hardships which allowed for transformation and personal growth in her own life journey. Laura is a strong believer in building resiliency and expresses gratitude for the hardships within her career which fostered her resiliency skills. Laura has had the opportunity to further her knowledge around resiliency, positive sleep hygiene, and mindfulness by completing courses with Penn State University, NYPD and Oscar Kilo in the UK.
Ontario Psychological Association – Past President Dr. Jonathan Douglas is a clinical psychologist, in private practice in Barrie, ON. His practice has evolved with a strong focus on trauma, particularly in veterans and first responders, but also including childhood trauma. He enjoys introducing innovative techniques while guiding the treatment with the consistent measurement of outcomes to ensure treatment progress. He is a passionate advocate for access to mental health services. Practice focused on: Police officers, firefighters, EMS professionals, 911/EMS dispatchers, active military and veterans.
After spending several years working in Search and Rescue with the Coast Guard, Dave Hurst began his education in psychology. He earned his Honours B.A. in Psychology from Laurentian University (2010), followed by his M.A. in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto (2013), where he is currently near completion of his Ph.D. in Clinical and Counselling Psychology.