Dr. Catherine Zahn
President and Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Dr. Zahn was appointed President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in 2009. CAMH is the leading mental health hospital in Canada and the country’s largest academic health science centre focused on mental illness.
Dr. Zahn is a Professor in the U of T Faculty of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has made numerous contributions to health care in Ontario through her leadership in hospital integration, technology assessment and mental healthcare system improvement.
Recent honours include membership in the Order of Canada, Doctor of Laws degrees from Western University, and Ryerson University, and the York University Bryden Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement. Dr. Zahn is a champion for the integration of psychiatry and neuroscience, passionately working to steer mental illness into the mainstream of healthcare, promoting equitable access to healthcare resources for people with mental illness.