Diana has been solving workplace mental health problems for over 25 years in multiple industries. Her diverse experience spans public and private sectors, organizational and individual focus, and multiple stakeholders such as employers, unions, workers’ compensation boards, and private insurers.
Diana achieved her Master’s of Arts degree in Disability Management with a special focus on workplace disability prevention and mental health. She developed many education and support tools such as a COVID-19 psychological support toolkit developed in partnership with the BC Municipal Safety Association that has been used by more than 30,000 workers in BC, and the first Workplace Wellness course in Canada for Simon Fraser University’s Occupational Health and Safety Program.
Diana has a special interest in first responder mental health and works in a trauma day program in Vancouver. She also conducts research and support in the first responder community in British Columbia and provides in-kind services for the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association where she serves on the Mental Health Task Force.
Session 3 - Returning to work from a psychological injury: Challenges and recommendations