Angela, Coordinator, Rehabilitation and Recovery | Staff Feature


Coordinator, Rehabilitation & Recovery

Burnaby Mental Health
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“I love that I have been able to significantly contribute to shifting the culture within mental health and substance use over the 30 years I’ve been with Fraser Health. I have grown my understanding on how change can happen within a large organization and in my ability to support my team. Fraser Health has provided me with transparent leadership, a strong vision, direction and autonomy within the team as we work towards our overall vision. I also appreciate the ability to work closely with my leadership colleagues on various projects.

My advice to anyone considering a career in mental health and substance use it to have a strong understanding of recovery and know the direction the team is going. It’s important to work well and communicate with others in order to contribute to team cohesion. Being able to laugh, have fun and enjoy the projects I am working on with other colleagues is a large part of my satisfaction at work.

I live and work in Burnaby and the short commute has augmented my work/life balance. Everything is close, yet there are so many pockets of nature throughout the city. There are a lot of places to walk along the water and different areas in nature to photograph. I manage my work/life balance by knowing how much energy I have for things outside of work and staying within my limits.”

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