Our Board

The Honourable Donald S Ethell - Patron
His Honor, Col. (Ret'd) the Honourable Donald S. Ethel was installed as the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta on May 11, 2010. His Vice-Regal duties came following a long and distinguished career in the Canadian Armed Forces as well as civilian service as a military advisor and volunteer with humanitarian causes.

"There are many people in Alberta - from all regions, all ages and all walks of life - who have dealt with mental health concerns.

I'm one of them. My own experiences with post traumatic stress disorder have allowed me to see the stigma and misunderstanding that can surround the issue."

"I've also come to appreciate the many remarkable Albertans from across our province who are working to deliver valued mental health programs, to enhance public awareness, and to encourage recovery, hope and understanding."

"This Circle is intended to shine a light on the progress we're making and to encourage even greater success in the future."

Sol Rolingher KStJ, QC, Pet. Eng. J.D. - Chair

Sol Rolinger graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a law degree from the University of Colorado and is a senior partner with Duncan & Craig, LLP. He has chaired the River Valley Alliance, Phoenix Multi-Faith Society, St. John Ambulance Alberta, Edmonton Space and Science Foundation, the Citadel Theatre Board of Directors, Telus World of Science - Edmonton Board of Directors and Beth Shalom Synagogue Board of Trustees. He has sat on the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta, the University of Alberta Senate and the Capital Health Authority.


He currently chairs the Manning Awards – Northern Alberta, John V. Decor eCentre for Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Law School, University of Alberta, Edmonton Space and Science Foundation Council of Governors. He also sits on the Citadel Theatre Board of Governors as Secretary, Corps of Commissionaires as Vice Chair, Edmonton Salutes Committee and the Discipline Committee of the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists, the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addictions Foundation as Chair and as Treasurer of its Board of Governors.


He is the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Alberta Centennial Medal and the Lieutenant Governor Leadership Award,inducted into the City of Edmonton Community Service Hall of Fame, the Beth Shalom 2009 Gala Honouree, the SAGE Award for Community Building and the Law Society of Alberta/Canadian Bar Association Alberta Distinguished Service Award. He recently received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He was Knighted in the Order of St. John and was appointed Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel of 1 Military Police Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. He is married to Marilyn and has three grown children.


Tom Shand - Past Chair

Tom Shand was previously the Executive Director of the Alberta Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association as well as the past Chair of the Alberta Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. In these capacities, he advocated for improved mental health services for Albertans as well as building strong linkages for mental health between government, community and professional organizations. For the past five years, he has participated in a great number of committees and consultations relating to mental health and mental illness.

Glynnis Lieb - Treasurer

Glynnis holds  a  PhD in  Personality  and Social  Psychology.  She has  worked  both for  government  and not-for 

profit social  services organizations, as  employee and  in  supervisory/managerial  roles. She is also a  post-secondary 

instructor and  has  held sessional  positions  in five  institutions  in Manitoba  and  Alberta for  the  past 14  years.  


Glynnis believes in strongly community  involvement  and social  activism.  She sits  on  a number  of  boards for entities that are 

health  or social  justice  focused. She  has  been a  union  activist for  much  of her  adult  life, currently  serving  as an  officer  on 

locals  two  separate unions.  She  was also  a  provincial Table  Officer  for her  union  for the  past  three years. Glynnis  also 

volunteers  for  a number  of  community organisations.  Through  this volunteerism,  she  is  an  active supporter of  local arts, 

poverty reduction initiatives,  mental  health and  addiction education and  support,  LGBTQ2+ community  members,  offender 

rehabilitation programs, supports for people with disabilities, and  anti discrimination  initiatives. 


Finally,  Glynnis  is very  politically  involved. She  has  volunteered for  numerous  campaigns at  municipal,  provincial and  federal levels of  government.  Her labour  involvement  has included  significant  lobbying activities  and  working for  the  Alberta 

Federation of Labour. She is currently the  Executive  Director of the Institute of Sexual Minority Studies & Services at the U of  A.

Kerry Brown - Director

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Patricia Murphy - Director 

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