Karla Thorpe

Karla joined the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) in 2014, bringing a wealth of health care leadership experience and a unique mix of expertise in research, marketing, communications and building key stakeholder relationships in the private, non-profit and government sectors.

As Vice President, Organizational Performance and Public Affairs, Karla is directly responsible for overall strategic and operational performance of the Government Relations, Stakeholder Relations, Communications and Performance Management functions. Karla measures the impact of MHCC focus areas and their activities to inform operations, track and report on progress, and evaluate performance. Through collaboration with the Executive Leadership Team, she ensures the alignment of the Commission’s operational plans and organizational processes with its strategic objectives and priorities.

Karla has earned a Master of Science in Statistics from Queen’s University as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University.

A graduate of the Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program, Karla is also an active member of the Institute for Corporate Directors.