Chris Cecchini

Chris Cecchini, Vice President People & Culture and Organizational Effectiveness -Canadian Mental Health Association, York South Simcoe.

Chris has a broad suite of executive human resources expertise, including labour relations, occupational health, and safety, pay equity, recruitment and retention, legal compliance wellness, compensation administration, and mediation.

Prior to joining CMHA, Chris held the position of VP, Employee Experience and CHRO at Southlake Regional Health Centre for over four years. He also spent three years as Chief Human Resource Officer and Senior Director at Orillia’s Soldier’s Memorial Hospitals, as well as Vice President of Human Resources at Sun Country health Region in Saskatchewan, where he was responsible for all aspects of the Human Resources portfolio across 28 healthcare facilities.

Chris holds the Certified Human Resources Executive designation (CHRE), the highest designation for Human Resources professional, a Master of Arts in Work and Society, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Labour Studies and Sociology.

He is also a part-time professor teaching business and management at Georgina College in Barrie.