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SickKids CCMH Leadership

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Our Leadership Team

  • Christina Bartha, Executive Director of SickKids CCMH

    Christina Bartha

    Executive Director
  • Neill Carson

    Neill Carson

    Clinical Director & Site Lead
  • Dr. Marshall Korenblum, Medical Director, SickKids CCMH

    Dr. Marshall Korenblum

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

    Robert Giansante

    Director of Operations & Capital Planning
  • 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

Christina Bartha

Executive Director

Christina Bartha is the Executive Director of the Brain and Mental Health Program at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), overseeing the programs of psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, adolescent medicine, the Medical Psychiatry Alliance, Telelink, the departments of social work and psychology, and in the community, the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health.

Christina is a graduate of Western University with both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work, and obtained a Masters of Social Work and Diploma in Research Methods at the University of Toronto. She has taken numerous leadership courses from both the Schulich and Rotman Schools of Business at York University and the University of Toronto. An experienced clinician and senior leader since 1987, Christina has led clinical mental health programs and transformative processes to enhance service delivery to populations across the lifespan, including children and youth, adults and geriatric populations, as well as programs for vulnerable populations with developmental disabilities and autism.

For 20 years at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Christina played a leadership role in the redevelopment of their Queen St. site in downtown Toronto as well as an ambitious agenda to redesign services with the client at the centre of care. She was instrumental in improving access to innovative services for children and youth with mental health, developmental disabilities and concurrent disorders.

Christina joined the SickKids team in November 2016 to lead the newly formed Brain and Mental Health Program, and in February 2017, assumed the role of Executive Director of the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (SickKids CCMH). To these roles, she brings a passion for excellence in clinical care, a supportive team-centred approach to leadership and a commitment to establishing measurable results for mental health services and initiatives. The SickKids integration with SickKids CCMH provides an exciting opportunity for two organizations to collaborate to leverage collective opportunities and overcome historical challenges in the field.

Over her career, Christina has contributed to peer-reviewed publications, authored a book for parents involved in complex custody disputes, co-authored patient and family information materials, and been a champion of student education and professional mentorship. She is committed to supporting evidence-based practice, quality improvement and high performing teams and leadership, all with the interests of our patients, clients and families at the centre of care.

Neill Carson

Clinical Director & Site Lead

Neill Carson is Clinical Director and Site Lead of SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health. 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 SickKids CCMH 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 for three years the President and Chair of the Board at Mainstay Housing.

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 is presently participating in the Toronto Region Youth Sector Centering Black Youth Experience certificate with 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 SickKids CCMH that is welcoming and responsive for all who use it.

Dr. Marshall Korenblum

Medical Director

Dr. Marshall Korenblum, Medical Director, has been a practising child/adolescent psychiatrist for over 38 years. His clinical and research interests focus on the intersection of mood and personality disorder in adolescence, and he has completed training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. A staff of the founding organization of SickKids CCMH, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. Marshall is an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Consultant, Division of Youth Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and Consultant, Jewish Family and Child Service, Toronto.

For over 10 years, Marshall was the Director of Postgraduate Education for the Division of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and for two years, he was Chair of the Education Committee of the Canadian Academy of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. In 2017, he was the winner of the Mary Seeman Award for Clinical Excellence, which is awarded by the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, to the clinician who best embodies the qualities of outstanding clinical performance.

In 2017-18, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney and University of Melbourne, Australia, and Consultant to the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Marshall is a passionate believer in public education and outreach, and has consulted to numerous public and private schools over the years. He has been featured in several instructional videos concerning children’s mental health, and is frequently contacted by the media for knowledge translation in the area of children’s mental health.

Robert Giansante

Director of Operations & 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 SickKids CCMH, 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 SickKids CCMH.

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.

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 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.