Paula Reaume-Zimmer, DHA
Paula Reaume-Zimmer currently holds a unique leadership role as Integrated Vice President, for Mental Health and Addictions at Bluewater Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton-Kent.
Paula is known and respected locally and provincially for her leadership, expertise and passion for collaborative and cross-sectoral approaches to integrated mental health and addictions service delivery and system outcomes. Her professional career began in nursing as an inpatient psychiatric nurse, she has held various roles related to MH&A and Emergency Dept. leadership throughout her professional career. Paula is the Chatham-Kent site Executive Lead of a SPOR research grant, ACCESS Open Mind, leading the only site located in ON. Paula has earned her Doctorate in Health Administration (DHA) from Central Michigan University with her research focus on Transitional Age Youth Mental Health Services. She is a Lecturer for the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario, and is an alumni of the University of Toronto Rotman, Advanced Health Leadership Program.