Board of Directors

HPS has a dedicated Board of Directors that includes members from a wide variety of backgrounds including lived experience, business, police, family, psychiatry, academic legal and financial.

The HPS Board of Directors meet regularly to ensure accountabilities fiscally and objectively to the clients and LHIN 4.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Carla Labella

Carla LaBella is a Professor of Psychology at Mohawk College. Her engaging and dynamic teaching style has attracted hundreds of people to her popular wellness series where she encourages participants to be mindful, practice self-care, cultivate self-compassion, and ultimately live their purpose. Her passion for building resiliency has led to the co-development of the College’s first-ever Positive Psychology course. She also has a strong commitment to community mental wellness and serves as a board member for the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton and the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia. Recently, she was a nominee for the YWCA Women of Distinction award (2018) and recipient of the Jacqui Candlish Award for Excellence in Suicide Prevention Work (2019). She is a Unified Mindfulness Coach, holds a Certificate in Positive Psychology from the Flourishing Center, M.A. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo and Honours B.A. in Psychology from McMaster University.

Julia Liberale

Julia Liberale is an MBA graduate from the DeGroote School of Business where she specialized in Health Services Management. Her passion for learning about the health field began during her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at McMaster University. Julia has experience working in project management at an academic hospital in downtown Toronto and also supported several patient-centred initiatives during her co-op term at HPS. Her most recent work experience was in a business development role for a network that aims to scale Canadian health technology solutions across health organizations nationally and globally.


Salmaan Lodhi holds an MBA from the McMaster Degroote School of Business and has used his education to improve operations across numerous healthcare organizations. His project management work focuses on improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare services with a goal of bringing equitable access to health for all. Currently he works with Queen Square Family Health Team, servicing the Peel region. His project expansion work has been instrumental to filling gaps in access to primary health care throughout the community. He brings passion for working with diverse teams to achieve shared health goals. Outside of work, Salmaan enjoys spending time rock climbing and playing music.


Jack is a lifelong resident of Hamilton who completed his degree at McMaster University. He has been married for 31 years and is a father to two adult daughters. Jack is a retired police officer with 30 years of service to the community.


Hi, my name is Tintin Fuliang. I am a prospective MBA student and a graduate of the University of Toronto. I completed a double major in Biomedical Toxicology and Health & Disease as well as a minor in Psychology. I currently work at the Viral Hepatitis Care Network (VIRCAN) where we work with homeless/at-risk populations to get them tested and treated for Hepatitis C. My hobbies include basketball, piano and guitar, I hope to learn more instruments in the future!


Nadia is a recent graduate of the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and is currently a lawyer licensing candidate in the province of Ontario. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour from McMaster University. Prior to attending law school, Nadia worked in a Mental Health & Addiction Program at a major city hospital where she supported individuals as well as their families. She is deeply passionate about social justice and advocacy, particularly on behalf of vulnerable and marginalized groups.

Nadia has been a member of the HPS Board of Directors since 2019. She is a self-trained powerlifter, a cooking/baking enthusiast, and enjoys travelling in the form of backpacking and hiking in mountainous countries


Terry emigrated to Canada from the United Kingdom at an early age, and has resided in Hamilton for over 40 years. He is a Graduate of Mohawk College, and in 2016 retired from the Hamilton Police Service, where he served for 32 years. Since 2017, He has been a member of the Restorative Practices Team with The John Howard Society of Hamilton and Burlington.  In 2018, he began co-facilitating their Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Program.

Terry also serves as a member of the “Together We Rise” Advisory Committee, with The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic. He is an avid soccer fan, and spends much of his recreational time involved in the sport.