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Our Leadership

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Our Leadership Team

  • Neill Carson

    Interim Executive Director
  • Dr. Adam Enchin

    Medical Director
  • Robert Giansante, Director of Operations and Capital Planning, SickKids CCMH

    Robert Giansante

    Director of Operations and Capital Planning
  • Dr. Susan Yabsley

    Director of Specialized Services and Interprofessional Practice
  • Kelly McMillen, Director of Learning Institute, SickKids Hospital

    Kelly McMillen

    Director, Learning Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Alice Wright

    Alice Wright

    Director, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute

Neill Carson

Interim Executive Director

Neill Carson is Interim Executive Director at The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (GH-CCMH). He is a registered social worker with 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in child and youth mental health, adult mental health and dual diagnosis. Prior to coming to GH-CCMH at SickKids in 2017 he was Executive Director of Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatments at CAMH. Neill is on the Board of Directors at Fred Victor Centre and was the President and Chair of the Board at Mainstay Housing for three years.

Neill received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the University of Toronto, and his Master of Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University. His continuing education includes certificates in Evidence Based Administration, Collaborative Leadership and in Teaching in Clinical Settings. He also completed the Centering Black Youth Experience certificate provided to the Toronto child and youth mental health sector by YouthRex.

Neill is committed to extending the reach of child and youth mental health services to meet the changing needs of kids and families and to fostering an equitable and diverse service environment at the Centre that is welcoming and responsive for all who use it.

Dr. Adam Enchin

Medical Director

Dr. Adam Enchin, Medical Director, joined The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (GH-CCMH) in May 2022. Adam completed his child and adolescent psychiatry training at the University of Toronto in 2011. Prior to that, he had been in active practice as an emergency room physician with the Scarborough Health Network. 

Adam comes to GH-CCMH from Southlake Regional Health Centre. He has provided both inpatient psychiatric care and consultation liaison support to the paediatric service since 2016. Adam was also the medical director of the complex ADHD and Disruptive Behaviours program. Adam has also worked as a staff physician at Youthdale Treatment centres from 2011 to 2015 where he was the post-graduate site coordinator and actively engaged in post-graduate education. In addition, Adam co-led the establishment of a child and adolescent inpatient unit at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. 

Adam has a strong interest in health systems and quality improvement. He brings a wealth of knowledge around community agency work, academic work and acute care psychiatric work to his role. With the ongoing evolution of the collaboration between GH-CCMH and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Adam will spend time at both sites. He will be a physician member of the SickKids Mental Health Access Program and will be the physician lead of the Centre’s MHAP, thereby supporting intake at both sites. In keeping with his interest in enhancing access and improving physician support for community settings, Adam will work to further enhance integration of services across acute care and community programs. 

Robert Giansante

Director of Operations and Capital Planning

Robert Giansante joined our leadership team in September 2018 as the Director of Operations and Capital Planning. A seasoned real estate professional, he has 20 years of leadership experience in a variety of environments (office, retail, hotel, industrial) across the province. Robert’s leadership roles have focused on enhancing customer service excellence, financial management and planning many large capital projects totalling $50 million. Before joining the Centre, Robert worked in both the private and public sectors, with oversight and responsibilities for a large portfolio of properties across a wide geographic area. He brings extensive operational and strategic experience to the Centre.

Robert received his Bachelor of Arts from York University. He has complemented this with a variety of leadership based courses in the real estate industry focused on optimizing the client/tenant experience, operational excellence and mentoring young professionals.

Dr. Susan Yabsley

Director of Specialized Services and Interprofessional Practice

Dr. Susan Yabsley is the Director of Specialized Services and Interprofessional Practice at The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids (GH-CCMH) and recently joined the senior leadership team. Susan is a registered psychologist and a child and adolescent psychotherapist who has worked at the Centre for almost 20 years. 

Susan began her career with an honour’s degree in early childhood education followed by completing a Master of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her keen interest and love for young children who are experiencing social and emotional challenges led Susan to London, England where she completed her post-graduate training in child and adolescent psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at The Anna Freud Centre in London, England and her PhD in psychology at University College, London. Susan lived in London for 10 years and, after graduating from the program, worked for several years at The Anna Freud Centre helping to develop their Parent Infant Program. Her clinical work continues to focus on infants, preschoolers, as well as school-age children and their families. 

Susan is the director of psychology training at the Centre and chairs the Academic and Interprofessional Operations Council. Susan is committed to the training of professionals in the field of child and youth community mental and enjoys teaching and supervising graduate trainees in psychology, psychiatry, and social work. 

Kelly McMillen

Director, Learning Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children

Kelly joined the SickKids Learning Institute in 2008. Together with her team, she works collaboratively to develop and deliver programs and services that support the education mandate at SickKids including having oversight for the Simulation Program, Knowledge Translation Program, Conference Management, Resuscitation Education, Paediatric Project ECHO and ECHO Epilepsy: Across the LifeSpan, the Library, the SickKids Archives, the Staff Continuing Professional Development Fund, the Student Centre, AboutKidsHealth, Digital Learning Solutions and Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion. Kelly also provides leadership for the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute. Kelly holds a BPHE and BA from Queen`s University and an MBA from McMaster. She also completed the Advanced Health Leaders Program through the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Alice Wright

Director, SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute

Alice joined the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute in 2020. In her role, she leads the LI team and oversees the development and delivery of more than 100 webinars and custom programs a year – supporting 2,800+ learners. 

Alice finds passion and purpose by making meaningful connections between expert facilitators and learners and implementing online delivery best practices that support knowledge transfer. A stickler for detail and quality, she prioritizes ongoing engagement with stakeholders – from program inception to completion – identifying opportunities to enhance the learner experience. 

Alice holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University, an MA in Professional Communication from the University of Western Sydney (Australia), and a BA from Western University. Prior to joining SickKids CCMH LI, Alice was the Director of Executive Education at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University.