Sue Garries is retired from her role as a staff educator and development leader for Vancouver Coastal Health for the Vancouver Community Mental Health and Substance Use (VCMHSU) services. Previously, she was a manager for two mental health facilities, Venture and Trout Lake Tertiary Unit, within Vancouver Coastal Mental Health. She was also nurse for Lions Gate Hospital, Magnolia House, C.R.E.S.S.T. and a family support worker for Chesterfield House Society. Ms. Garries completed her Master of Arts in Leadership (Health) from Royal Roads University, her diploma in Psychiatric Nursing from Douglas College and her Early Childhood Education certificate (special needs) from Capilano College.