Brandi is a passionate mental health supporter who advocates for community-based, family centred care for children, youth and families in Ontario. She brings her expertise as a Family Engagement Specialist with Parents for Children’s Mental Health and works in partnership with the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health to support the child and youth mental health sector in Ontario. She brings her lived-experience in navigating the Child and Youth Mental Health system to many Ministry-led initiatives, policy-ready papers, mental health resources and sits on the board of directors for Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services and Frayme. She is determined to see youth and family engagement be the driver to ensuring quality within the Child and Youth Mental Health sector.
Brandi is also a mother of four, has a background in public relations, marketing and advertising and runs a family-operated farm with her husband in beautiful Bruce County, ON.