Who We Are

Our Vision: to educate, collaborate and advocate to transform culture and create caring campus communities throughout the province of Alberta

Our Mission: to create an inclusive, collaborative, and community-integrated approach to mental health and wellness on campuses

The Healthy Campus Alberta community is a valuable resource for anyone working on campus or in mental health. Ways to get involved include attending webinars and summits, joining the dialogue through the Community Hub, taking part in training opportunities, arranging a campus visit, and attending community meetings to share and learn with others. To get started and be a part of this supportive community of practice, sign up for our newsletterjoin the online community, or contact us today. We’re always happy to chat!

Introduction Slideshow

HCA Letter of Introduction

Your Current HCA Team

Melodie Esau, Coordinator

Melodie has been with Healthy Campus Alberta since 2018. She holds a diploma in Business Administration from Mount Royal College and is a Certified Leadership Coach. Melodie has worked in non-profit, community development, and business environments in numerous countries. She has a passion for people, building community, and the process of co-creation. Melodie loves logistics and creating a culture for individuals to thrive. She can be contacted at [email protected]

Jen, Research & Knowledge Exchange Facilitator

Jen is a facilitator & wholistic coach at heart. With 10+ years of instructing classes, mentoring, and facilitating workshops, Jen’s ability to communicate with empathy and awareness is what she does best. She holds a diploma in Addiction Studies from McMaster University and a certificate in Clinical Hypnosis from the University of Toronto. 

As an addictions coach, her focus on the black experience has led her to work on initiatives involving addictions in the black community and how to address stigma and create inclusive conversations around substance use, mental health and accessing spaces designed to support black people involved in addiction.

Rebecca Hung, Administrative Assistant

Rebecca is a Human Service Administrator and Certified Wellness Professional with a passion for holistic mental health. She enjoys being part of initiatives that nurture wellness in community spaces and is thrilled to be part of the HCA team helping to manage the community’s administrative activities. When she isn’t working, Rebecca can be found in the forest on long walks with her pup.

Not sure who to contact? For General Inquiries, fill out our contact form here.

Student Staff

Dineo Tshosa, Community Engagement Assistant

Dineo holds a bachelor’s degree in financial management sciences and Master’s in Sports studies. She has a passion for inclusion and is committed to exploring ways of co-creating meaningful physical activity experiences with individuals diagnosed with Intellectual impairments. She brings in a wealth of experience in community and civic engagement, backed by national and international awards, including the prestigious Mandela-Washington Fellowship. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Alberta, where she has worked in the last year as a Teaching Assistant and Proctor at the Student Success Center and wishes to employ community-based participatory research methods for her thesis.

Saugat, Event Assistant

Saugat is a mental health and wellness enthusiast who has experience in programming and organizing events. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. He hopes to use his knowledge and skills to support the HCA team in organizing events and advocating for post-secondary mental health.


One of HCA’s values is creating a platform for the student voice as an equal stakeholder in the community of practice. Thus, we have rotating student positions on the HCA staff team and have had the pleasure of working with the following students. Each of them has contributed something unique to the HCA team throughout their time with us.

Lisa Nguyen, Community Event Assistant, 2022-2023

Theresa Chris-Amadin, Event Assistant, 2022-2023

Cheyanne Soetaert, Community Engagement Assistant, 2021-2022

Daniel V. Sadler, Event Assistant, 2021-2022

Makayla Freeman, Project Assistant 2019-2021; Student Communications Assistant, 2018

Aubrianna Snow, Student Communications Assistant, 2021

Cynthia Ma, Student Event Assistant, 2020-2021

Katherine Liu, Student Event Assistant, 2020

Katherine DeCoste, Student Communications Assistant, 2020

Dalia Grobovaite, Student Communications Assistant, 2018-2019

Teresa Chen, Student Evaluations Assistant, 2018-2019

Art Assoiants, Program Evaluator, 2018

Our Partners

Alberta Government
Canadian Mental Health Association

Alberta

Mental health for all
UCalgaryStrong
Alberta Campus

Mental Health Innovation