Adam's Apples FoundationConnecting Youth, One Conversation At A Time

Adam’s Apples Foundation is a non-profit organization established to address and prevent mental health issues facing youth today.

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What Is Adam's Apples Foundation?

Adam’s Apples Foundation is a non-profit organization established to address and prevent mental health issues facing youth today. AAF facilitates connection and mental health literacy programming in our schools by encouraging interpersonal communication, understanding, and education among teens and pre-teens.
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Board Members

Beth Allard

Beth is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. As a mother of two, she understands the importance of giving children the opportunity to connect, to be heard and to be valued.

Muffy Greenaway

Dr. Muffy Greenaway MD, FRPC© is the Founder and Director of Three Story Clinic and is a Psychiatrist with over 10 years of experience assessing and treating conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Psychosis, and Complex Pain.

Sean MacLachlan

Adam’s brother, Sean, is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Ernst & Young’s TransactionAdvisory practice. Sean’s primary expertise is providing buy-side transaction diligence servicesfor a diverse range of clients, including private equity groups, large corporations, and owner-managed businesses. Sean is serving on the board of Adam’s Apples Foundation to connectwith youth who are going facing mental health challenges.  As someone personally impacted byAdam’s passing, he is excited about the foundation’s mental health literacy programming that isdesigned to help youth gain peer support competencies and mental health knowledge. Seangraduated from Magee High School before attending the University of Arizona as a student-athlete and graduated with magna cum laude honors.

Katy Harandi

Katy Harandi is the mother of two children, one of whom has autism. Katy is the co- founder and Chair of the Board at PALS Autism Society, a specialized educational program for children and young adults with autism.

Leslie Blake

Leslie has worked in the helping professions for over 35 years, first as a critical care nurse in several large teaching hospitals, and currently as a Registered Psychologist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology; and a Master of Arts and PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Steve Anthony

Head of School at West Point Grey Academy, Stephen believes deeply in the potential of our youth, and the critical importance of actively developing their character, leadership capacity, and unique voices.

Liz Fleming

Originally trained at the University of Victoria as a Social Worker, Liz has served at the Board of Directors level with community services organizations including P.I.N. Crisis Line, Chimo Crisis Line, Vernon Women’s Transition House, the Richmond Caring Place Society, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon.

David Chevreau

David works as a Senior School Counsellor at West Point Grey Academy. He is convinced that adolescents who have meaningful connections are more likely to make healthy decisions as they navigate the “fire swamp” of their teenage years. In addition to other degrees, David completed a MA in Counselling Psychology at UBC.

Peter Blake

Annalisa Turner is a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia with a degree in History. She now works for The Humphrey Group as a Client Services Coordinator where she creates a transformational learning experience for her clients through the successful coordination of courses. With The Humphrey Group, she is in charge of their working relationship with Dress for Success. Outside of work, Annalisa has been working with children ages 3-12 for over ten years.

Beth Allard

Beth is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. As a mother of two, she understands the importance of giving children the opportunity to connect, to be heard and to be valued.

Muffy Greenaway

Dr. Muffy Greenaway MD, FRPC© is the Founder and Director of Three Story Clinic and is a Psychiatrist with over 10 years of experience assessing and treating conditions such as Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Psychosis, and Complex Pain.

Sean MacLachlan

Adam’s brother, Sean, is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory practice. Sean’s primary expertise is providing buy-side transaction diligence services for a diverse range of clients, including private equity groups, large corporations, and owner-managed businesses. Sean is serving on the board of Adam’s Apples Foundation to connect with youth who are going facing mental health challenges.

Katy Harandi

Katy Harandi is the mother of two children, one of whom has autism. Katy is the co- founder and Chair of the Board at PALS Autism Society, a specialized educational program for children and young adults with autism.

Leslie Blake

Leslie has worked in the helping professions for over 35 years, first as a critical care nurse in several large teaching hospitals, and currently as a Registered Psychologist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology; and a Master of Arts and PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Steve Anthony

Head of School at West Point Grey Academy, Stephen believes deeply in the potential of our youth, and the critical importance of actively developing their character, leadership capacity, and unique voices.

Liz Fleming

Originally trained at the University of Victoria as a Social Worker, Liz has served at the Board of Directors level with community services organizations including P.I.N. Crisis Line, Chimo Crisis Line, Vernon Women’s Transition House, the Richmond Caring Place Society, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon.

David Chevreau

David works as a Senior School Counsellor at West Point Grey Academy. He is convinced that adolescents who have meaningful connections are more likely to make healthy decisions as they navigate the “fire swamp” of their teenage years. In addition to other degrees, David completed a MA in Counselling Psychology at UBC.

Peter Blake

Peter is an accomplished business leader who enjoyed a successful career, most recently as Chief Executive Officer with both Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and WesternOne Inc. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of West Point Grey Academy, and as a cabinet member for the BC Business Laureates Hall of Fame.

What others are saying

“The Adam’s Apples Foundation has provided a safe and positive place for our students to go to.  We have hundreds of students coming in to the Windermere Community Programs room each week to have a healthy snack and relax with their peers.  It creates an atmosphere that is unlike any other.”
 Eileen Zheng, Windermere Community Schools Team Programmer

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“I was new to my school this year and one day, someone handed me an apple from the Adam’s Apples bowl. It felt great for someone to extend their hand and invite me to join their group of friends.”
Grade 7 Student

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“Sometimes I’ll offer someone at school an apple as a way to start a friendship. It’s a nice way to start a conversation with someone you haven’t talked to before.”
Grade 5 Student

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“We need to see to it that men and women who would never hesitate to go see a doctor if they had a broken arm or came down with the flu, that they have that same attitude when it comes to their mental health.”
Barack Obama

Students who complete Adam’s Apples Foundation’s mental health literacy training are eligible for a $500 scholarship towards post-secondary education.

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