Advocacy Distinction Award: Starr Dobson
President & CEO of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
Starr Dobson first started sharing stories about Northwood as a junior reporter at ATV more than 25 years ago and continues to raise awareness of Northwood today through her monthly column in Senior Living, her social media channels and by speaking at many Northwood Foundation events.
An acclaimed journalist, best-selling children’s author, and dedicated community volunteer, Starr holds an Honours Journalism Degree from the University of King’s College. Starr is the Co-Chair of the Minister’s Panel on Innovation in Mental Health & Addictions and recently received the 2017 Halifax Business Awards Business Person of the Year Silver Award.
Her passion is mental health. As President and CEO of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, she is committed to changing society’s perception of mental health and how we support those who struggle in our society. Starr is incredibly proud of her connections with Northwood staff, residents, clients and members of Team M (for Mental Health). The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is also a proud supporter of Northwood’s Seeds of Success program.