Leadership Statement

The Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program arose from a partnership between the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) and Dalton Associates in response to the OPPA’s concern for the mental health and wellness of their members.

The OPPA’s goal was to work with an organization towards the development of a wrap-around, cohesive, and comprehensive mental health support system for their members; one that would have a significant positive impact on a members’ access to care, the delivery of the right treatment for the right individual, and ultimately a positive effect on the members’ well-being.

What grew from this collaboration is Encompas; a First Responder-tailored mental health and wellness service that not only provides the direct and culturally-relevant assessment and treatment services, but also ensures that the pathway to mental healthcare is barrier-free and supports sustainable mental wellness for all those who access the program.

Clinical Leadership

Carl Dalton, M.S.W., RSW
Carl Dalton, M.S.W., RSWChief Executive Officer, Dalton Associates
Carl Dalton is the Chief Executive Officer of Dalton Associates Psychological Services, serving the province of Ontario. Carl holds a Masters of Social Work Degree and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. He brings 15 years of clinical and business leadership experience in education, mental health and addiction fields.
Michelle Goldsworthy, M.S.W., RSW
Michelle Goldsworthy, M.S.W., RSWManager of Administration and Partner Relations, Dalton Associates
Michelle Goldsworthy holds a Masters of Social Work degree, and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Michelle manages and coordinates mental health and wellness support programming within the Corporate and Government Services Division at Dalton Associates.
Dr. Jennifer Walsh, Psy.D., C. Psych
Dr. Jennifer Walsh, Psy.D., C. Psych
Jennifer is Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and is listed with the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. She holds a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University, Toronto, Masters of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler, Chicago, and a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Jennifer has over 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of therapeutic techniques and modalities.
Kathi Janusiak, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.
Kathi Janusiak, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.
Kathi is a Psychological Associate registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Since obtaining her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, she has worked mainly in private practice and has nearly 20 years experience providing psychological assessment and treatment to individuals and couples. She currently holds the position of Director of WSIB Services at Dalton Associates. Kathi has a special interest in working with first responders and has obtained extensive training in this field. She provides a full range of psychological services (diagnostic assessment and treatment) to those dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and specific phobia.
Dr. Rakesh Jetly, OMM, CD, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Rakesh Jetly, OMM, CD, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Jetly is a psychiatrist with many years of experience working with military and veterans in occupational health settings. Dr. Jetly is currently the Head of the Centre of Excellence on Mental Health, Directorate of Mental Health within the Canadian Armed Forces, and an associate professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University and the University of Ottawa. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and presents nationally and internationally on such topics as post-traumatic stress disorder, operational psychiatry occupational mental health and leveraging technology in mental health.
Manuela Joannou, MD
Manuela Joannou, MD
Dr. Joannou has worked in various Emergency Departments, in large centres and teaching hospitals, smaller community hospitals and remote hospitals for 28 years. Dr. Joannou has been leading discussion groups and wellness programs, and speaking at public events and conferences for the past 15 years. Dr. Joannou is one of two physicians currently on the Peer and Trauma Support Systems Team of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada.