Wendy Dixon RN, MA, is a recipient of mental health services and a family member. She is a healthcare leader with a lifetime of academic and experiential knowledge managing psychosis in home, community, hospital, and the criminal justice system. She is a past board member of the Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan and the Schizophrenia Society of Canada.
In the early 1990’s Wendy became a therapeutic foster parent taking in youth with serious behavioral and emotional problems. In 1993 Wendy became a certified Teaching Parent at Radisson Receiving and Assessment Home William Roper Hull Child and Family Services, for children experiencing behavioral and emotional problems in Calgary Alberta. From 1994-1998 Wendy was the Coordinator of Community Development for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Calgary, Alberta, and in 1998, co-founded Brainstorm Fundamentals Inc. – a mental illness recovery company. Wendy is a past board member of the National Network of Mental Health, a consumer/survivor organization.
From 2005 to 2010, Wendy was the Unit Manager of a Neurological Rehabilitation Unit at Carewest in the Calgary Health Region. She concurrently received her Master’s Degree in Leadership Health Specialty from Royal Roads University in 2009. In 2010, she returned to her home province of Saskatchewan and is currently the Facility Manager of Golden Prairie Nursing Home in Indian Head, Saskatchewan. She is the founder of the Joshua’ Tree: the search for innovation in psychosis recovery.