FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Dianne is the founder of the Lennon Recovery House Association. She has been an advocate for change in PEI’s mental health and addiction system for many years. After her son Lennon ended his life by suicide in 2013, Dianne has been very persistent in creating housing and treatment for those suffering as her son did. It is her hope that Lennon House will bring healing and a new way of life to those who come to recovery at Lennon House.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Linda lost her son to addiction and mental illness. Since that time, she has had an overwhelming sense of uselessness, and wants to be a part of LRHA as her way of making a difference to those who suffer like her son did with addiction and mental health issues. Her involvement with Lennon House is her opportunity to make a difference.
Claire is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Classical Homeopath practicing in Charlottetown.
Claire believes that the link between nutrition and mental health is something that has been overlooked for far too long. Without the foundation of a healthy, well balanced diet that meets all our nutritional needs, a healthy, well balanced lifestyle, is very difficult to obtain.
Claire would like to see Lennon House offer healthy, nutritious meals to its residents. From farm to table, having a garden on the grounds, which residents take pride in tending and harvesting, will go a long way in educating individuals about the importance of whole foods in overall health. Residents should learn and be responsible for preparing meals and sitting down together to enjoy the food that has been prepared. She believes that our society no longer understands the value of real food and the power of enjoying it together. Addressing nutritional deficiencies through diet is key, and must be part of a holistic approach to healing.
- Holland College–Resident care worker
- Abegweit Association. Certificate in community counselling, specializing in addictions.
- McMaster University- Diploma in Addiction Studies
- Athabasca University, started a sociology degree, completed 3/4 of her degree before retiring.
- Certification in acupuncture
- Certificate in Reiki
- Non-violent crisis intervention
- CPR and first aid
- 30 years of workshops and inservices.
Patsy worked in the nursing department for 15 years at Hillsboro Hospital, as a RCW. . She worked in acute care, unit 3, admitting unit. she then moved to Addiction Services, where she worked as an addiction worker and a case worker. Patsy also worked at Lacey House for 15 years.