The Team

Griffith Edwards CentreWe are a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals. Our staff are qualified members in the addictions field with a range of professional backgrounds such as psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and psychoeducation.

 

The Addictions Unit Team

 

Director: 

Jorge Palacios-Boix, MD, FRCP(C)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Research Director: Kathryn Gill, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

 

Inpatient Services:

Ron Fraser, MD, FRCP(C)
        Head, Inpatient Detoxification Service
        Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

 

Outpatient Services:

Dara Charney, MD, FRCP(C)
        Director, McGill RUIS Addiction Program
        Associate Chair (Education), Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
        & Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

 

Team Therapists

Kathryn Gill, PhD, Psychology, Psychotherapist

Jonathan Keeley, PhD., Clinical Psychologist

Melissa Myers, erg., MSc, OT 

Danit Nitka, PhD., Psychologist

Antonis Paraherakis, MSc, MBA

Vicki Tagalakis, M.Ed., Psychologist

 

Administrative staff:

Lyne Marchand

Patty Vlahos

 

Volunteers

Susan Britton
Certified Yoga Therapist

Howard McGillis
Budgeting and Community Resources