Meet our executives and find out what each role entails.
Chair of Support Services
Leader of service and executive team. Collaborates with the Vice Chair to ensure operations are running smoothly. Schedules and leads weekly executive meetings. Coordinates with other mental health services and professionals on campus. Meets with volunteers and service members for disciplinary action, feedback, and to offer support when needed. Utilizes leadership skills to keep the service running smoothly by planning, organizing, and supporting the service to create a positive service environment.
Current Chair: Sal Cuthbertson
Leader of operations and executive team. Collaborates with the Chair to develop and implement overarching vision for the service’s present and future alike. Helps ensure service and operations of the PSC are running smoothly. Responsibilities include contributing to all Operations portfolios as well as liaising and developing connections with all relevant McGill services and departments. Overseeing the backend operations of the PSC, as well as working on projects to improve the experience of our volunteers.
Current Vice Chair: Christal OuYang
Acquires and manages funds for the service. Responsible for creating annual and semester budgets as well as ensuring all of our expenses are properly tracked and reimbursed. Working to ensure that the Peer Support Centre meets the financial requirements of being a Students’ Society of McGill University service.
Current Finance Coordinator: Emily Chan
Role consists of two aspects: (1) volunteer engagement, and (2) volunteer support. Ensures that support resources are available to all of our volunteers and facilitates communication between volunteers and the rest of executive. The Volunteer Coordinator supervises and organizes social, self-care, and appreciation events for volunteers, and manages a team of Support Leads who act as internal Peer Supporters for volunteers.
Current Volunteer Coordinator: Sam Zhou
Shift Lead Coordinator
Trains and supports the Shift Leads at the Peer Support Centre. Responsible for training volunteers on crisis management and emergency protocols, as well as liaising with external services to update protocols and procedures. Shift Leads are the people who greet you when you come in, and are trained to work with peers in extreme distress. Often, they are sources of support for peer supporters and can be invited into a session. They are also there to answer any of your questions about the service or related resources on campus!
Current Shift Lead Coordinator: Maya Ortwein
The Logistics Coordinator schedules volunteer shifts at the Peer Support Centre, enforces policies, and coordinates the logistics of August training.
Current Logistics Coordinator: Dakota Goodale
Responsible for organizing Peer Support Centre’s extensive August volunteer training. Provides relevant and well-organized training sessions throughout the year so our volunteers can continue to expand their knowledge. Our Training Coordinator oversees the content, logistics, and speakers for these trainings and does their best to ensure that the volunteers get a well-rounded training experience. Tracks volunteer progress and feedback on training as well as leads the Training Committee of Training Leads to keep the trainings relevant and engaging. Please contact our Training Coordinator if you have any questions about the training of peer support volunteers!
Current Training Coordinator: Skylar Armstrong
Community Outreach Coordinator
Responsible for liaising and developing connections with relevant student groups and associations on-campus and ensuring their familiarity with the Peer Support Centre. Establishes and maintains relationships with peer support programs at other universities and in the community. Works with student groups on campus to offer workshops on a variety of topics, including active listening, stress reduction, resource referral and self-care (if you’d like to request a workshop, please complete this form).
Current Community Outreach Coordinator: Margo Levitan
Program Evaluation Coordinator
Responsible for collecting, analyzing, and presenting data with the purpose of evaluating and improving the organization as a whole. This includes the Peer Support Centre’s support services, promotional efforts, and training program. Primarily, our Program Evaluation Coordinator designs surveys and assessments, performs analyses on past and present data, writes reports, and makes recommendations based on data. Reach out to our Program Evaluation Coordinator for any questions regarding the kinds of measures they use to make this all possible!
Current Program Evaluation Coordinator: Sarah-Lena Grogg
Promotions and Outreach Coordinator
Responsible for the promotion of the Peer Support Centre on campus at McGill through social media, collaborations with other clubs and services, promotional events and activities, and general outreach. Our Promotions and Outreach Coordinator manages a team of six dedicated and talented Promotions Team volunteers. If you’d like to collaborate with the Peer Support Centre, feel free to reach out!
Current Promotions and Outreach Coordinator: Stephanie Pye