Mr. Buckley has a unique understanding of mentally ill people and their circumstances after a 25 year career as team leader for the community mental health team in the downtown eastside. His participation on our board since his retirement in March 2005 has been characterized by a combination of considerable common sense and vast specialized risk assessment experience. Mr. Buckley consistently contributes sound, mature judgment and helpful dialogue to the joint decision-making process.In the past, Mr. Buckley was a Team Director and Senior Mental Health Worker frot he Strathcona Mental Health Team. He was also a family counselor for the Family Services of Greater Vancouver, and a Psychiatric Social Worker at St. Pauls Hospital. Active in his community, Mr. Buckley was previously the President of the Health Sciences Association, board member for the Lookout Emergency Aid Society and a member of the Mental Patients Association board.