Director, Family Mental Health and Social Inclusion
Christine (Chris) Mahoney joined Catholic Family Service in May 2020 as the Director of Family Mental Health and Social Inclusion. Chris is passionate about the non-profit sector and has spent over 25 years of her career promoting and supporting health and well-being as well as positive connections to self, others, and society. She is also passionate about people and believes in the power of family, friends, and community.
Chris completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) (University of Calgary) in 1998 and then her Master of Business Administration (MBA) specializing in Executive Management and Leadership (Royal Roads University) in 2005. In the early part of Chris’ career, she worked as a counsellor in the areas of crisis counselling, mental health, family violence, addictions, and individual and family well-being. She then moved into management/administration developing and evolving programs and organizational systems that supported children, youth, adults, families, and communities. With a strong value of collaboration and working together, Chris was involved in many partnerships and systems and believes in the power of collective impact when addressing complex social issues. Chris is grateful to have worked with so many talented people in her career and looks forward to more connections in the journey ahead.
Chris is married and the mother of two adult children. She comes from a large family and is close to her family. Chris loves spending time and sharing laughs with friends and family. She also enjoys travelling, nature, walking and is an avid reader.