RUIS Sub-Committee Member Profiles

Serge Beaulieu

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Medical Chief, Mood, Anxiety and Impulsivity Disorders Program, DMHUI

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, FBC Pavilion
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 3301
serge [dot] beaulieu [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Beaulieu is the Program Leader for Mood and Anxiety Disorders within McGill’s RUIS Mental Health Subcommittee. He is the Medical Chief for the Bipolar Disorders Program at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

Dr. Beaulieu obtained a BSc in biochemistry followed by an MSc in neurobiology. He completed his MD and PhD at Laval University in 1988 and his training in psychiatry at McGill University in 1993. He spent four years at the National Institute of Mental Health with Dr. Robert M. Post at the Biological Psychiatry Branch. He is back at McGill University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and is an Associate Member in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Dr. Beaulieu received peer-reviewed research funding from NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders) and The Stanley Foundation in the USA, the Canadian Fund for Innovation, FRSQ, and CIHR. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of CANMAT (Canadian Network on Mood and Anxiety Treatment) and one of the Investigators and founding members of the Canadian Bipolar Consortium. In 2009, the Quebec Medical Association awarded him the prize of the “Médecin-clinicien-enseignant” for 2009, which underlines the exceptional commitment of a doctor having a teaching responsibility in one of the faculties of medicine in Quebec.

Michael Peter Bond

Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Jewish General Hospital

Jewish General Hospital
3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E2
michael [dot] bond [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Bond, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (ICFP), is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a member of the McGill Psychiatry Executive Committee. Dr. Bond is also currently a member of the JGH’s Medical Executive Committee and Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Bond has worked on the department’s youth service for over 30 years and supervises individual and family psychotherapy.

Dr. Bond developed the Defense Style Questionnaire, a self-report instrument that has been used in research around the world and has led to over 150 published studies. He has also created another research instrument, the Psychodynamic Intervention Rating Scale, which has been used here and abroad. Dr. Bond has published in the areas of defence mechanisms, psychotherapy research, and suicide management, presenting regularly at scientific meetings. Dr. Bond is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and was voted Best Supervisor by the McGill Residents Association in 1997.

Eduardo Chachamovitch

Co-Director, Great North Mental Health Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec 
H4H 1R3 
514-761-6131 ext. 3301
eduardo [dot] chachamovitch [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich is a psychiatrist with research expertise in Aboriginal mental health and in modern psychometric analyses. He received his doctorate in psychiatry from UFRGS/Brazil and University of Edinburgh/UK and has been involved for several years in multi-centre studies with the World Health Organization. He also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at McGill which consisted of a comprehensive assessment of risk and protective factors for suicide completion among Inuit in the Territory of Nunavut.

At McGill, he is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Psychiatry. He is also a member of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies and the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAHMR). Dr. Chachamovich is involved in the RUIS McGill committee for the promotion of the mental health care of the Great North and co-directs the Great North Mental Health Program alongside Mr. Charles-Edouard Carrier. His teaching activities include supervision of residents in northern communities as well as mentoring graduate students.

Based at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Dr. Chachamovich has a leadership position in advancing culturally-appropriate research and psychiatric care of the Aboriginal peoples in Quebec. He has been awarded with the FRSQ checheur-boursier clinicien 2011-2015.

Dara A. Charney

Director, McGill RUIS Addiction Program
Associate Chair of Psychiatry (Education)

McGill University Health Centre
Addictions Unit
1547 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1A3
dara [dot] charney [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Charney graduated from Harvard University in 1987. She obtained her MD from McGill University in 1991 and remained at McGill during her Psychiatry Residency and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. She joined the Department of Psychiatry in 1997 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. Dr. Charney's clinical and research work is conducted at the MUHC Addictions Unit. She has initiated a number of clinical trials and prospective treatment outcome studies with substance use disorder clients, with a particular emphasis on "dual disorder" clients. She has received research funding from the MUHC Research Institute, FRSQ, and CIHR. Since 2009, she has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Pavillon Foster.

Danielle Corbeil

Program Manager, Mental Health

St. Mary’s Hospital Centre
3830 Lacombe Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1M5
514-345-3511 ext. 3382 
danielle [dot] corbeil [at] ssss [dot] gouv [dot] qc [dot] ca

Ms. Corbeil is currently Program Manager, Mental Health at the St. Mary’s Hospital Centre, an institution affiliated with McGill University. From 2004 to 2006, she has also been nursing director and executive assistant at the nursing branch of the Douglas University Institute.

Previously, she had been holding the position of chief, development of vocational practice in nursing. She also acted as a clinical advisor in geropsychiatry and she practiced, among other things, in the fields of rehabilitation as well as extended and community care.

Anne Crocker


Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec 
H4H 1R3 
514-761-6131 ext. 3361 
anne [dot] crocker [at] mcgill [dot] ca



Francine Giroux

Director Mental Health, IH-PDD, Addiction CSSS Ouest-de-l'Île

West Island Health and Social Services Centre
180 Cartier Avenue
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
H9R 4S1
514-697-4110 ext.1327 
fgiroux [dot] odi [at] ssss [dot] gouv [dot] qc [dot] ca

Ms. Giroux holds a master’s degree in health administration from the Université de Montréal. She organizes first and second line mental health services for children and adults for the CSSS Ouest-de-l'Ile territory.

Mimi Israël

President of the RUIS Mental Health Subcommittee

Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Montreal, Quebec
H4H 1R3
isrmim [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Israël’s experience as Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and as President of the Assembly of Chiefs of the Departments of Psychiatry in Montreal has contributed to her appreciation of the complexity of the Québec mental health system and of the challenges inherent in trying to develop a cohesive and effective RUIS McGill Mental Health Network. Her role has been to lead the committee in realizing the mission to optimize mental health care delivery to the population served by RUIS McGill by capitalizing on the network’s strengths and forging strong interdisciplinary and inter-institutional links.

Gail Myhr

Director, RUIS McGill CBT Teaching and Research Program
Director, MUHC CBT Unit

McGill University Health Centre
Allan Memorial Institute
1025 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-934-1934 ext. 35533 

Dr. Myhr is a psychiatrist at the MUHC and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University. She developed her expertise in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with the completion of a one-year CBT fellowship at McGill and an accreditation by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Myhr directs the MUHC CBT Unit as well as the RUIS McGill CBT Teaching and Research Program. Her areas of expertise include CBT of anxiety, mood, and psychotic disorders and the training of mental health professionals through seminars, workshops, and clinical supervision. Her research interests include suitability for short-term CBT, cost-effectiveness of CBT, and working with attachment.

Joel Paris

Associate Psychiatrist in Chief, MUHC
Director of External Services, Psychiatry, MUHC

Jewish General Hospital, ICFP
4335 Côte Ste. Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514 340-7507
joel [dot] paris [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Paris is the Program Leader for the RUIS Personality Disorders Subcommittee. The subcommittee’s goals are to harmonize programs at various hospitals and provide patient services that are not limited to one site. The aim is to provide a centre of excellence in research and treatment that meets Ministry guidelines. The program also sponsors regular conferences on PD for professionals.

Angelina Perillo

Coordinator of Mental Health - Adult Sites, MUHC 

Ms. Perillo is a Psychiatric Nurse Manager within the Inpatient Psychiatry and Addictions Unit and is the resource person for mental health at the MUHC. Involved in the organizational care of services, such as emergency and inpatient and outpatient services, she has currently developed a re-insertion program for long-term patients. This program allows patients to acquire the skills required to integrate themselves back into the community. Currently, Ms. Perillo is involved in the merging of two inpatient units and the harmonization of practices. Holding a Master's in Health Administration, Ms. Perillo is greatly involved with committees in the mental health community. 


Tewfik Said

Coordinator of Teaching and Training Portfolio, MUHC 

McGill University Health Centre
1025 Pine Avenue West, Suite P3.038
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-934-1934 ext. 35503, 34588 
tewfik [dot] said [at] mcgill [dot] ca

As the Coordinator of Countinuing Medical Education within the McGill Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Said’s role within the Teaching and Training Portfolio is to set up, organize, and coordinate continuing medical activities within the RUIS network. Dr. Said’s plans to develop two organizing committees. The goal of the first committee is to develop a symposium addressing health care for the people of Nunavik, and the second committee will focus on a symposium on stigma.

Rosemary Short

Head Nurse, Jewish General Hospital, Child Psychiatry Services
Day and Evening Hospital Programs for Children aged 3–12 years

Jewish General Hospital, Centre for Child Development and Mental Health
4335 Côte Ste. Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1E4
514-340-8222 ext. 5994
rshort [at] jgh [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Ms. Short’s role on the RUIS McGill Mental Health Subcommittee is to represent JGH-Psychiatric Nursing, which includes emergency, inpatient, and outpatient services for adults and child psychiatry for children aged 2–15.5 years. She is Head Nurse of Child Psychiatry Services, which provides second line and specialized treatment services to an ethnically diverse population of children and their families. Child Psychiatry comprises the Day and Evening Hospital Programs, which offer intensive treatment programs, specialized in multi-modal family-focused treatment for high risk children, aged 3–12 years, who suffer from complex severe disruptive behaviour disorders that have failed to improve in the first and second line services. The outpatient service provides consultation and treatment for children aged 2–15 years.

Howard Steiger

Director, Eating Disorders Program, DMHUI 

EDP-Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
Verdun, Quebec
H4H 1R3
514-761-6131 ext. 2897 
stehow [at] douglas [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Director of the Douglas Institute’s Eating Disorders Program (EDP) and Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at McGill University, Dr. Steiger directs the only large-scale, specialized program for adults suffering from eating disorders (EDs) in the Province of Quebec. The EDP offers inpatient, day hospital/day program and outpatient treatments. Dr. Steiger is a manager, clinician, researcher, and teacher. He and his colleagues are now studying a) genetic, neurobiological, and developmental processes thought to influence ED development and comorbidity; b) developmental, motivational, and biological factors that predict response during and after specialized treatments; and c) social programs aimed at achieving a population-level change in eating and body-image attitudes.

Nadia Szkrumelak

Psychiatrist in Chief, MUHC
Director of External Services, Psychiatry, MUHC

McGill University Health Centre
1025 Pine Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
514-934-1934 ext. 35683
nadia [dot] szkrumelak [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Clinically, Dr. Szkrumelak’s areas of expertise include emergency psychiatry and crisis intervention as well as pschodynamic psychotherapy. She is currently developing expertise in the treatment of schizophrenia and completing her training as a certified CBT therapist.

Dr. Szkrumelak has over 20 years’ experience in mental health care administation. In the last six years, with the integration of the departments of psychiatry at the Montreal General and Royal Victoria Hospitals, she has also focused on the reorganization of the delivery of care at the MUHC.