Dev Ramcharan, Chair
Dev Ramcharan is the Managing Director of AROUCA Consulting and Career Coaching and is a Transformation Specialist working with Coaching for Action. He helps clients to experience transformative performance improvement using Emotional Intelligence science, Change Resistance Breakthrough facilitation, and Career Optimization Coaching and Advanced Organizational Change Management techniques. Dev is a PMP with 25 years of experience, a Prostate certified Change Management Practitioner, a certified Career Transition Coach (CCTC), a Minds at Work ‘Immunity to Change’ Process Facilitator and a certified EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessor, Trainer and Coach.
David Frattini, Treasurer
David is a social entrepreneur. His business – prepareforcanada.com – is the largest digital community for recent and prospective newcomers to Canada. Newcomers are encouraged to participate and prepare for success in Canada by engaging in the free delivery of job and settlement preparedness information and advice from experts across Canada. David has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience with traditional packaged goods companies (Nestle Canada, Pepsi-Cola Canada) as well as publishing experience with Post Media and Torstar. David understands the challenges of mental health stigma, particularly as it pertains to newcomer communities, and wants to help break down stigma in these communities.
Jane McNulty, Board Member
Jane has worked as a writer, developmental editor, project manager, marketing product manager, and publisher in the book and magazine industry for many years. She oversaw a team of educators in developing resources in Kinesiology for Grade 12 students and teachers in Ontario, with a particular emphasis on physical literacy, healthy active living, and mental health. She is currently managing the development of the fourth edition of a text for beginning social work students for use all across Canada. Prior to becoming a FAME Family Member more than fifteen years ago, Jane volunteered as a small group team leader with the Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario for seven years. Other volunteer commitments include fundraising for the Irish Choral Society of Canada (a portion of whose performance proceeds support the Out of the Cold program and the St. Paul Irish School of Music). Jane has served on the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Fellowship of Northwest Toronto, where she has been a long-time member of the Sunday Services Speakers Committee. She is an avid participant in yogathons, zumbathons, and walkathons to raise funds for mental health initiatives, cancer research, and palliative care.
Fatima Hussain, Board Member
Fatima is a lawyer who was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998. Since then, she has practised primarily in the litigation field, initially for a regulator, then briefly in private practice, and finally for the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. After working for almost a year for the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, she began, in 2002, working in-house for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, and has practised exclusively in the area of child protection law ever since. New to the Board, she is deeply interested in the work that FAME does to support persons who experience mental health issues by supporting those around them.
Christine Burych, Board Member
Christine is a “workplace therapist” who works with leaders to create collaborative, safe and mentally healthy workplaces, to increase engagement and productivity. As an executive coach, she has the blend of frankness without judgment and the ability to read leadership behaviours that may be a blind spot in preventing team growth. She is known for delivering high impact leadership development programs that promote awareness to stimulate behaviour change for optimal performance.
Her career has spanned over twenty-five years starting from a front line community mental health clinician to Interim Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Canada’s largest teaching and research mental health facility. Christine has held senior positions in HR and OD, facilitated, bought, coached and fed clients and families, community members, volunteers, employees and executives across various public and private sectors. Her clients include healthcare, airlines, first responders and financial institutions.
Christine’s passion for promoting awareness and making changes in the mental health system has been influenced by many family members living with mental health challenges and especially her Mother who teaches her how to live with purpose.