Who We Are

Pleo was created by parents, for parents.

We know first hand that parents play a significant role in their child’s outcomes and research supports this. We recognize that parents can’t and need not do it alone. We understand the challenges and the stressors on families. And we believe that families facing mental health challenges can flourish.

Our Vision is that families facing mental health challenges can flourish, stigma-free, with the support and services they need.

Our Mission is to foster positive outcomes for families with children to age 25 facing mental health challenges by providing family peer support and by amplifying the family voice for system change.

Family Peer Supporters (FPS)

These FPS will be there alongside you through your journey and behind the scenes, championing better mental health care for our kids and families.

Our Family Peer Supporters bring the wisdom and experience of supporting their child, youth, or young adult with mental health or addiction challenges. They also complete extensive ongoing training on the mental health system, diagnoses, promising and best practices, and specialized skills such as ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving, and SMART Recovery. They’re part of your community, ensuring that our services reflect the unique experiences and needs of each area we serve.

Leadership Team

Michelle Crogie
Executive Director
Anne Lukey
Executive Assistant
Diane Oxborough
Program Manager
Christine Richer
Program Manager
Chantal Porteous
Team Lead
Pamela McPhee-Marinuzzi
Team Lead
Holly Watson
Team Lead

Board Of Directors

Angela Fenton
President and Board Chair
Greg Nesbitt
Hedi Gordon
Amelie March
Kate Stoudt
Krista Daviault
Melissa Jennings
Rita Haddad

Our Funders


Thank you thank you … you were a guardian angel today. I was a bit distressed and you really did help; best phone call I ever decided to make, especially when I have no one. Again I can’t thank you enough .

PLEO Parent