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Jessica Turowski

Project Manager

Jessica Turowski is the Project Manager for the Rural Mental Health Project with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division. She endeavors to enable better mental health for all through continual engagement and dialogue with local and provincial stakeholders. She is a champion of systems-thinking and social innovation. Her work focuses on embedding health promotion and community development principles, along with supporting collaboration processes and creating strategic opportunities to tackle the complexity of mental wellness. Jessica has a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, a BA (Honours) in Psychology, and 10 years of provincial mental health project management.

Reach out to Jessica to chat about:

• Partnerships that leverage our collective efforts
• Social innovation to shift systems
• Collaborative leadership
• Balancing theory and practice
• Positive psychology
• Art in practice and knowledge creation
• Equity

Contact Jessica

Tim Neubauer

Project Coordinator – Training

Tim is the Training Coordinator for the Rural Mental Health Project. He has spent over 28 years involved in community development work (asset-based), psycho-social capacity building in communities following natural and man made disasters and training development and facilitation for organizations across Alberta looking to create psychologically safer workplaces. Passionate about citizen-led community action he is a champion for social movements seeking change at a societal level. 

Reach out to Tim to chat about:

  • Asset Based Community development
  • Mentally healthier workplaces
  • Disaster recovery and collective resilience
  • Psycho-social capacity building
  • Training creation and facilitation
  • Community coaching

Contact Tim

Stefani Chokka

Project Coordinator – Network

Stefani Chokka is the Network Coordinator for the Rural Mental Health Project. With a BSc in Psychology and a Masters of Global Public Health, mental health and wellness have been intricately woven into the backbone of her drive and purpose. Her experience and exposure with the clinical nature of mental health has given her a duality of perspective with her shift in focus to mental wellness, population health and community development. Stefani hopes to always empower and foster growth, equity, passion, and creativity in the work that she does.

Reach out to Stefani about:

  • Network Activities and Inquiries
  • Training Details
  • Backbone Organization Support
  • Culture and equity
  • Creative design

Contact Stefani

Shannon Marshall

Project Coordinator – Grants 

Shannon Marshall is the Grants Coordinator for the Rural Mental Health Project with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division. Shannon has many years of experience with volunteers, Non-Profits, special events and programs. She is a graduate of MacEwan University when it was still a “Community College”. She loves the outdoors, camping, hiking, has a dark and great sense of humor, is a life longer learner, self-proclaimed geek, loves to read, laugh and is a dog person. When Shannon is not devouring podcasts or audiobooks, she is volunteering in her community. Her favorite volunteer job was being a “hider” for the Search & Rescue Dog Association of Alberta, watching dogs and handlers learn to find lost people – is amazing. She practices & teaches mediation and gets a great deal of satisfaction enabling people to learn this skill.  

Reach out to Shannon to chat about:

  • Community Grants Program and other funding questions 
  • Network Development 
  • Volunteerism & Non-Profits 

Contact Shannon




Rural Mental Health Project

CMHA Alberta Division
320 Ledgeview Business Centre
9707 – 110 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9

E-mail: [email protected]