Dave MacKenzie

Dave MacKenzie BEd, MA, has been a secondary school counsellor in Vernon since 2001 and has also taught at the elementary level and in alternate education in Manitoba and BC. He is president of the BC School Counsellors Assn and also co-chairs the BC School Centered Mental Health Coalition. Dave is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association-Vernon branch and was a founding member of the Interior Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative. He experiences every day how a young person’s mental health challenges impact their academic achievement and overall sense of self.