OUR TEAM

TRALEENA ROULEAU

Traleena Rouleau currently serves as the President of the 1 in 5 Initiative and was involved as a former practicum student. She is a third year Clinical Psychology student at uOttawa under the supervision of Dr. Luc Pelletier in the Human Motivation Research Laboratory. Her research interests center on the relationship between anxiety, motivation, and need support and frustration experienced globally and in romantic relationships. Traleena makes the best of stress by spending time with her family, friends, and animals, as well as playing guitar, piano, and singing.

ALEXANDRA HADDAD

Alexandra has been the Director of Finance for the 1 in 5 for the past 3 years. She loves being a part of such a great team and has fun presenting the workshops to our community. She has a passion for psychology and works as a research assistant when she’s not being involved with the 1in5. In her spare time, Alex enjoys going on hikes, watching true crime, and catching up with friends.

SEVERINA BORISEVICH

Hi! I am Severina Borisevich. I am pursuing my PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, and I teach part-time. I love taking the time to engage in and enjoy the present moment. I believe it is important to take care of oneself as (aside from making you feel great!) it enables you to take care of others and helps you be at your best in other spheres of life. I also believe it is important to have access to quality mental health resources regardless of your socio-economic status and language, and love being part of the 1in5 Initiative as that is one of our goals. As part of my involvement in the initiative, I translate the website and some other content in French, and co-facilitate workshops . When not at work, I value spending time in nature. You are awesome, thanks for stopping by!

ALEX CASTRO

Alex is a new volunteer to the 1 in 5 Initiative. She is a first-year student in the clinical psychology program at uOttawa under the co-supervision of Dr. Patrick Davidson and Dr. Sara Tremblay. Her research focuses on using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as both an investigative and therapeutic tool in clinical populations, specifically probing underlying memory processes. As a fun fact, she saw the Canadian Rocky Mountains from an unusual vantage point – free falling from 10,000 feet at a 120 mph while skydiving in British Columbia!

MEGGAN PORTEOUS

Meggan is a 1st year student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Ottawa where she pursues her research in sleep and mental health. She is a practicum student with the 1 in 5 Initiative. Her clinical interests are related to trauma, sleep and emotional lability. Meggan aims to promote psychological well-being and reducing stigma through her work with the 1 in 5 initiative.

GENEVIÈVE TRUDEL

Geneviève Trudel is currently a member of the 1 in 5 Initiative. She is a second year Clinical Psychology student at uOttawa under the supervision of Dr. Erin Maloney in the Cognitive and Emotions Laboratory. Her research interests centre around math anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and finding interventions for those with math anxiety. Geneviève makes the best of stress by painting, spending time with friends and family, going on hikes, and listening to music.

MEENAKSHIE BRADLEY-GARCIA

Meenakshie is pursuing her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the influence of cancer and chemotherapy on memory in women with breast cancer under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Sekeres. Meenakshie is a practicum student and social media liaison with the 1 in 5 Initiative where she aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma on mental health. She makes the best of stress by spending time with family, animals and friends; being outdoors; utilizing deep breathing and mindfulness techniques; as well as being artistic.

LORI COHEN

Lori is in her 5th year of the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology, under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Kristjanssen. She has been a member of the 1/5 initiative for over a year, and has incorporated techniques from the “Making the Best of Stress” workshop into her wellness and self-care routines. Lori has three kids, three cats, eats too much chocolate, and watches too much Netflix, and she wants you to know that that’s ok.

MADELINE MONTOYA

Madeline is currently the director of communications and a previous practicum student with the 1in5 initiative. She helps maintain the initiative’s website and social media channels (Check us out!). She is a 3rd year student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Ottawa where she pursues her research and clinical interests in mental health care provision and classification under the supervision of Dr. Cary Kogan. Madeline aims to promote psychological well-being through her work with the 1in5 initiative and by indulging in the little things like good food, company, and coffee!

DR. TIM AUBRY

Tim Aubry is a Full Professor in the School of Psychology and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services at the University of Ottawa. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated on research projects with community organizations and government at all levels, contributing to the development of effective social programs and policies. In 2013, he received the Contribution to Evaluation in Canada award from the Canadian Evaluation Society. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association). He teaches graduate courses at the University of Ottawa in community psychology and program evaluation.

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