Ms Kymberly Kaufmann
Deputy Minister of Mental Health and Community Wellness
Province of Manitoba

Ms. Kaufmann is the Deputy Minister of Mental Health and Community Wellness in Manitoba and has been in this role since the inception of the Department. Prior to this, she worked in various executive positions in the mental health and addictions system in Manitoba. Most recently, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Eden Health Care Services, a regional organization providing wrap around mental health services, operating as part of the provincial mental health and addictions system. For the preceding ten years, she worked at Selkirk Mental Health Centre in various senior level positions ending her career there as Director of Operations.

Her career highlights include transforming organizational cultures to promote innovation, inclusivity, performance and accountability; achieving Accreditation with Exemplary Status for Manitoba's provincial psychiatric hospital; and implementing mental health indicators with national comparative reporting, resulting in an appointment to the Canadian Institute for Health Information Mental Health Indicator Advisory Board for this achievement. She has been recognized for her strong leadership and innovation through nominations for Government of Manitoba Service Excellence Awards.

Ms. Kaufmann holds a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Occupational Therapy, Certificate in Quality Management, and Certificate in Public Sector Management from the University of Manitoba, and is a Registered Occupational Therapist. She is also a guest lecturer at the University of Manitoba School of Medical Rehabilitation.

Ms. Kaufmann has recently been appointed to the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addictions Board of Director and has served on numerous boards for organizations providing services for individuals with mental health concerns and individuals with intellectual impairment.