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Dr. Heidi Cramm

Associate Professor

Trained as an occupational therapist, Dr. Cramm is an associate professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. Her program of research involves the mental health of military families, Veterans and their families, and public safety personnel, health system access and navigation for military families and Veterans, and trauma.

 

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Steffi Oberthier

Research Assistant

Steffi is a research assistant with CIPSRT and has primarily been involved on the PHAC Families Project. In spring 2022, she received a Bachelor of Arts Honours with Honours in Psychology degree through the University of Regina. She has worked in a variety of research settings, both professional and academic. Steffi has also been a part of many volunteer research projects and maintains membership in the Child Evidence Lab and the NELL Lab which are both located at the University of Regina. Steffi will be applying for Master of Science in Experimental and Applied Psychology in fall 2023 with the hope of one day acquiring a PhD.

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Rhett Danyluk

Instructional Designer

Rhett is an Instructional Designer with CIPSRT. Rhett has worked in instructional design for the University of Regina for several years, helping with the development and delivery of asynchronous online university courses. Rhett’s goal is to enable all learner’s success through translating content into interesting, engaging, and accessible delivery modalities. He is currently completing his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Regina with an expected completion of April 2023. Rhett has experience working in private, public, and non-profit sectors within Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Myla Nicolas

Instructional Designer

Myla Nicolas is an Instructional Designer with CIPSRT. She has worked in instructional design for the University of Regina for several years, helping develop and deliver online, live, and remote courses. As a lifelong learner with a diversified educational background, she is currently completing her Master of Education at the University of Regina. Myla has worked in corporate and academic settings within Regina, Saskatchewan. She believes empowering people through education to reach their full potential creates lasting positive change in the world.

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Melissa Scheltgen

Social Worker

Melissa is a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers and Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. Melissa received her Masters of Social Work degree through Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has worked as a Social Worker in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. For over 20 years, Melissa has supported individuals and groups at the municipal, provincial, federal and national level develop and access resources for improved quality of life, understand and address mental health stigma and support individuals to heal from traumas using an empowering, mindful based approach. Melissa has worked in public safety and is a strong ally and advocate for first responders and their families.

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Melissa Richardson

Research Assistant

Melissa is a research assistant for the Family Matters Research Group based at Queen’s University. She is currently completing an MSc in Rehabilitation Science at Queen’s University under Dr. Heidi Cramm. Throughout completing a Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences, Melissa primarily focused on mental health research from a variety of different perspectives. She is a passionate believer in and advocate for accessible and equitable mental health care. Based on this passion, Melissa wishes to improve mental health care support available for family members of military and public safety personnel through her research and participation on this project.

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Marilyn Cox

Research Associate

Marilyn Cox has a BA in Sociology and a postgraduate degree in Grief and Bereavement Studies and a master’s degree in Family Studies and Gerontology. She is currently a research associate with the Family Matters Research Group. Her research centers on the experiences and relationships of individuals and families, the environments and processes that enhance family functioning, and the resources and support systems needed to promote healthy outcomes. The current focus of this applied research is on assessing needs and developing resources for military families and public safety personnel families.

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Lisa Delaney

Occupational Therapist

Lisa Delaney is a registered Occupational Therapist with years of clinical and teaching experience, with a focus in child and family health, and community development. Through her clinical occupational therapy practice and fieldwork development and coordination, she has served as a connector and collaborator co-creating and fostering sustainable partnerships with stakeholders across multiple levels of organizations building capacity to promote community health and well-being.

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Heather Hadjitavropoulos

Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos is a Professor of Psychology and co-principal investigator of PSPNET Families. Dr. Hadjistavropoulos is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (ICBT). She is passionate about collaborating with clients, trainees, researchers, and stakeholder organizations to improve client access to effective online interventions to improve wellbeing. She is Founder and Director of the Public Safety Personnel Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (PSPNET) team responsible for delivering and evaluating ICBT for public safety personnel across Canada. Dr. Hadjistavropoulos also leads the Wellbeing Innovation Lab at the University of Regina, and is Founder and Executive Director of the Online Therapy Unit which has been delivering and optimizing ICBT in Saskatchewan since 2010.

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Dr. Sarah Reiser

Registered Psychologist

Dr. Sarah Reiser is a Registered Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists and a clinical research associate with PSPNET Families. She completed her M.A. (2013) and Ph.D. (2019) in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina. Her research focus was in the areas of anxiety disorders and women’s health issues. Dr. Reiser has presented her research work at national and international conferences and has published several peer-reviewed journal articles. Clinically, Dr. Reiser completed her predoctoral residency through the Clinical Health Psychology Program in Manitoba, which provided specialized training in child and adolescent mental health, adult anxiety and related disorders, and women’s health. Dr. Reiser previously worked in private practice where a portion of her work was with PSP and family members of PSP.

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