Executive director will not return to Kamloops chapter of Canadian Mental Health Association

Christa Mullaly was relieved of her duties, with pay, in October 2019 while the provincial branch investigated what it called “operational challenges” at the Kamloops chapter. She joined the organization as executive director in 2015

Following an investigation launched into “operational challenges” at the Kamloops chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association, it appears the organization will move ahead without its executive director.

A spokesperson for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s B.C. division told KTW Christa Mullaly is no longer employed by the organization.

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Christa Mullaly, the former executive director of the Kamloops chapter of the CMHA, was relieved of her duties, with pay, while the organization's provincial division investigated. - KTW file

Mullaly was relieved of her duties, with pay, in October 2019 while the provincial branch investigated what it called “operational challenges” at the Kamloops chapter.

She joined the organization as executive director in 2015.

In response to a call from KTW, CMHA B.C. issued a statement: “CMHA BC Division continues to provide interim management services for CMHA Kamloops and Jonny Morris, CEO at BC Division supports the on-site leadership team in the day-to-day operations of the branch.”

That assistance came at the invitation of the local chapter’s board, which will need to decide its next direction — which it was expected to do when it was to meet on Thursday evening.

Despite the help it’s receiving, the local organization will retain its autonomy.

“We’re based on a federated model,” Maya Russell, CMHA B.C.’s director of communications, said.

“Every branch is an independently incorporated not-for-profit society, but we’re all certainly part of the CMHA family.”

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