integral part in the development of the
the Court’s operation is the Mental Health Court Team. While there have been
some personnel changes over the span of the operation, overall
consistency of team members and continuity of approach have been maintained
throughout the process.
The efforts to develop the model and to help those who have entered the Court.
current Mental Health Court Team consists of :
Hon. Judge Alfred H. Brien
Patrick Wilbur, Crown Prosecutor
Brian Ferguson, Duty Defence Counsel
Margaret Gallagher, Duty Defence Counsel
Shawn Parlee, Probation Officer
Vinod Joshi , Psychiatrist, Mental Health Services
Cherry Gabriel, Mental Health Nurse
Mr. Robert Dickison, Caregiver , Salvation Army*
Ms. Jennifer Dywer, Social Worker, Mental Health Services
*deceased December 29, 2009
Others who have served on the Team include Crown prosecutors Lucie
Mathurin-Ring, Steven Hinkley and the late Philip Holland, Probation officers
Kathie Rodger, Sean Haggerty and Marilyn Estey, Dr. Pamela Forsythe, Jane Nason, and
Mental Health Nurses Dorothy Hughes and Susan O'Brien.
The 2009 Saint John Mental Health Court Team at its last Annual Review Meeting