Our Team

Welcome to AMI-Quebec, Action on Mental Illness! We are dedicated to helping families and their loved ones live better lives despite mental illnesses and mental health challenges. Please click on the links below to email our staff members or call 514-486-1448 (1-877-303-0264 outside Montreal) and we will be happy to help you.

Not sure who to email? Send an email to reception@amiquebec.org and we will make sure it gets to the correct person.

Meet the AMI staff

Tony Alfonso

Tony Alfonso

Outreach Coordinator

At AMI, I am the Outreach Coordinator, my role is to reach out to families, schools, businesses, and community organizations in an effort to get people talking about mental health in order to reduce stigma. I do this through targeted presentations, tabling at mental health fairs, and virtual presentations and workshops.

I love bad jokes, riding motorcycles, and making things work that stopped working for whatever reason!

Ella Amir

Ella Amir

Executive Director

Staying in one workplace for the long run means you are either afraid to leave or you love what you do. Count me with the latter. Serving the community, while sustaining a culture of engagement, respect and trust within, has been an invaluable, gratifying experience. And it continues...

Natalie Boileau

Natalie Boileau

Family Peer Support Worker

I am a Family Peer Support Worker at AMI, and I am collaborating with the CIUSSS Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal to expand our service to caregivers who support a loved one with a mental illness across the territory. I aim to bring awareness on the roles and challenges that family members, partners and friends have as they follow their loved one along the journey that is mental illness.

I‘d rather be barefoot all the time, I love slack lining (but I’m no expert), I’m vegan, and most importantly I make sure to watch every single movie nominated at the Oscars ahead of time, so I can be excited about who wins.

Sylvie Bouchard

Sylvie Bouchard

BPD Programs for Family Members

At AMI, I offer counseling, guidance and information to family members, partners and friends who have a loved one suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder or struggling to regulate their emotions. This is done through workshops, groups and one on one counseling.

I love walking, trees and bird watching, dancing, and singing to chihuahuas!

Marc Griffin

Marc Griffin

Program Coordinator

Howdy, I am the Program Coordinator at AMI-Quebec. I oversee our support groups, Facebook Live events, and workshops. Since the pandemic began, we moved all of our events online, so I do alotta Technical Support.

I love basketball, yoga, obscure movies, and writing.

Oliver Fitzpatrick

Oliver Fitzpatrick

Young Carers Project Coordinator

At AMI-Quebec I’m working to build awareness of the important role young carers play in supporting their loved ones, and create resources and community connections to support them.

I‘m a park connoisseur, songwriter and podcast fanatic. You can find me out admiring Montreal’s architecture and arts scene.

Blanche Moskovici

Blanche Moskovici

Counsellor

Hi, I am an Intake Worker and Family Mental Health Counselor at AMI. I guide people in need of support services towards appropriate educational, self-care and counseling resources, including our SOS-Famille Program, “a short-term intervention for long-term impact.”

I love to start my day with a cup of tea and a good book. I enjoy Lakeshore walks, motorcycle rides, practicing Qigong with my cat …

Diana Verrall

Diana Verrall

Administration

I work in administration which includes communication, accounting, fundraising, IT, office management, and more. Having struggled for many years with severe depression, I know how important it is for families to get support too, and that’s what we do here at AMI.

I run for fun!

David Windsor

David Windsor

IT

I’m IT at AMI and I was brought in to try and help make everyone else’s job easier. I’m very eager to learn more about mental health from everyone else on staff. If you reach out because you’re having trouble attending something remotely, chances are we will end up speaking.

Outside of AMI, I’m a brewer, baker, photographer and Brazilian Jiujitsu instructor.

Staff holiday party 2021

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