About Life Support.
Founded to assist in the safe, timely and consistent assessment, review and triage of mental health issues and to set the standard for scalable mental health support.
Keith CrawfordCo-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Keith Crawford is co-founder and chief executive officer of Life Support Mental Health Inc. which was established in 2020. With over 35 years of experience directing companies in the energy sector, technology, real estate and health and wellness industries, Keith brings an innovative perspective to the convergence of technology and the metal health space. Keith’s entrepreneurial passion lies in the development of tools to ensure scalability of processes and procedures. He has brought the same mindset to Life Support Mental Health where scalable and timely support are paramount to the overall health of individuals.
Dean Morrison, CFACo-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer
Dean Morrison is co-founder and president and chief operating officer of Life Support Mental Health which was established in in 2020. Prior to Life Support, Dean held strategic management roles in medium-to-large public companies where he focused on strategy and enhancing shareholder value while balancing the needs and interests of all key stakeholders. Dean brings more than 25 years of broad-based leadership experience with specific expertise in capital markets, treasury, operations, corporate sourcing and governance, and has led award-winning stakeholder relations teams and initiatives. Dean is a past Director and Treasurer for the Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute. Dean holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Finance from the Haskayne School of Business and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.
Dr. Mitchell Colp, R.Psych.Clinical Director
Mitchell is a Registered Psychologist who supports children, adolescents, young adults, and parents overcome the situational or ongoing challenges that impact their lives. He obtained his PhD in Child Psychology from the University of Calgary and focused his research on how individuals bounce back from significant life adversities. With experience gained from working in public and specialized educational settings, he functions as a private practitioner in the Calgary area. Mitchell provides comprehensive psychological assessments to identify and then treat developmental and mental health challenges.
Mitchell is a lecturer with Ambrose University and Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, St. Mary’s University, and Cape Breton University. Mitchell teaches coursework across Canada on psychological assessment, mental health intervention, brain-behaviour relationships, research methodology, and statistics. Mitchell also provides contracted services to school districts and health authorities to measure the impact of their success and the fidelity of established programs for supporting children, youth, and families in the mental health realm. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and presented community-based research at various local, national, and international conferences. Mitchell serves as the Chair for the School Psychology Committee of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, where he advocates for increased access to school-based mental health support.
Ali has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian healthcare and has proven himself as an operator and creator of profitable businesses. He is co-founder and serves as the chief executive officer of Care Group of Pharmacies, the largest pharmacist controlled independent pharmacy chain in Canada with over 50 locations from coast to coast. Ali is also a director, president and co-founder of Mednow Inc. He was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2020, presented by BNN Bloomberg and the Financial Post, which is awarded to young achievers in Canadian business, visionaries and innovators. Ali holds a Pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto.
Regan DavisAdvisory Council Chair (CEO, STEP Energy Services)
President and CEO of STEP Energy Services, a publicly traded oilfield service company, which he co-founded in 2011.
Regan graduated from SAIT with a Petroleum Technology Diploma in 1986 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1988. As a professional engineer, Regan is registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, and is a certified director from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Regan’s career in the energy industry began working on drilling and service rigs throughout high school and his post-secondary education. Post university, Regan has been part of leading, growing and selling several businesses, both exploration and production as well as oilfield service.
Regan served on the board of Impact Society, a non-profit organization, and has been a director of several corporate boards. In 2006, 2014 and 2017, Regan was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year in the emerging business category and in 2012, he was recognized as one of Calgary’s Business Leaders of Tomorrow.
Kevin FlynnGovernment and Regulatory Affairs
The former Minister of Labour for Ontario with over 33 consecutive years in elected office, Kevin Flynn brings knowledge and insights that can only be gained from spending a life in public service. As Chair of the All Party Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions Kevin fought to bring the hidden issue of mental illness firmly to the forefront of the governmental agenda and demanded action from all parties. His committee’s watershed report received unanimous support from all parties in the House and resulted in real and meaningful change.
As Minister of Labour, the Honourable Kevin Flynn championed our brave first responder community suffering from PTSD and a lack of treatment, by introducing Bill 163 to finally implement presumptive coverage and compulsory PTSD prevention plans. These measures allowed for early identification, early intervention, early treatment and much better outcomes for those who keep us safe in their line of work. Psychological health and safety has always been a passion of Kevin’s and his leadership made those previous difficult workplace conversations around mental health easier and integral to the productivity and profitability of smart Canadian business.
His work has been recognized across Canada and adopted in many other jurisdictions. In recognition of his determination and accomplishments in mental health, Kevin has received awards from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Pathways and the Ontario Psychological Association.
Born in Liverpool, England Kevin, his wife Jan and their son have called Oakville home for over 40 years. An entrepreneur by nature and an MBA by training, Kevin is able to combine his passion for social issues with a strong business acumen.
Scott SilverbergInsurance Advisor (Partner, Silverberg Group)
Scott is a partner and co-founder of Silverberg Group and Vice President of People Corporation, Canada’s largest group insurance organization. Scott holds a degree in economics and is a Certified Financial Planner. He has completed the Canadian Investment Funds course, the Board Governance program and has been actively engaged in Board work with several organizations. These include the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Entrepreneurs Organization, Young Presidents Organization and the Calgary Golf and Country Club.
Scott’s primary focus over the past 25 years has been the research, development and implementation of innovative approaches and healthcare products for group insurance and group retirement programs.
Chris Pawluk, MSc, R.PsychClinical Research Consultant
Nicki Wilson, MSc, R.PsychClinical Research Consultant
Nicki is a Registered Psychologist in Calgary, Alberta. She is the Associate Executive Director at Renfrew Educational Services, a not-for-profit society and registered charity which encompasses schools for both typically developing students and those with special needs. Nicki is also the President of the Psychology Association of Alberta. She strongly believes in the advocacy for access of psychological supports for all individuals. In addition to presenting workshops, seminars and professional development in several areas, Nicki has also been a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary and has had a private practice.