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Our Team

Holly Murphy

MN, RN BScN, CPMHN(C), Advanced Practice Leader, Trauma Informed Care

Holly has enjoyed various roles from clinical care, professional practice, patient safety and management. She believes we all play an important role in creating trauma informed environments. Holly values time with family and friends, being mindful and enjoying the outdoors; especially being by the ocean or a campfire.

Dr. Susan McWilliam

Research and Evaluation Lead
Trauma Informed Care

Sue has worked extensively as a researcher and evaluator in the fields of mental health and addictions, with a specific focus on working with marginalized populations. Sue is very thankful for her family/friends, music, art, books, comedies and mindfulness.

Amy Jones

MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Worker & Co-Lead IWK/Dalhousie Family Therapy Training Clinic.

Amy has been with the IWK MHA Program since 2003 and has worked extensively in the field of child and adolescent mental health as a clinician and clinical supervisor. She has a particular interest in family therapy, clinical supervision, and treatment of childhood trauma. Amy’s passions include time with family/friends, athletics, literature and travel.

Prasanna Kariyawansa

Program Educator, IWK Mental Health & Addictions Program.

Prasanna has a lengthy history supporting providers and families with clients between the ages of 3 and 19 in day treatment, 24/7 care, inpatient, community and close custody environments. Prasanna is passionate about his family, volunteering time to community youth organizations and LFC!

Jennifer Jeffrey

Project Manager, IWK Mental Health & Addictions Program

Jennifer has been with the IWK MHA Program since 2014 and has 15 years of experience leading teams through process improvement and change management. She has a passion for animals and loves walking outdoors

Joanne Zevenhuizen

RNMN, Advanced Practice Leader, Education in the IWK Mental Health & Addictions Program

As a Masters prepared nurse, Joanne brings years of expertise highlighting interprofessional education, facilitation skills & change management. Passions include yoga, running, swimming and sprint kayaking.

Tonya Grant

MSW, RSW, NSHA Provincial Clinical Lead for Trauma Informed Care
NSHA Child/Youth Mental Health & Addictions Program

Tonya has worked for numerous years with children, youth, adults and their families as a MH&A Clinician and also in leadership roles to support practice. Tonya believes that overall well-being and collective resiliency is built from connection, relationships and social justice. Tonya enjoys history, music, travelling and spending lots of time with family and friends.