Melissa Twomey was born and raised in Kelowna BC, she lives with her partner of 19 years and their fur baby. She is surrounded by both immediate families and close friends. Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from UBCO and holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology. She currently studies under the Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research and Education and has 250 plus hours post masters training in trauma. Melissa founded the Mamas for Mamas Mental Health Department and has grown the program to serve over 5000 mamas, papas and caregivers through individual therapy and Wellness Group. Her passion is mental health and wellness and how we can create a comprehensive plan to find joy in all aspects of your life. Melissa supervises the head office mental health department, including supervising Masters level students. She also collaborates with universities such as the University of British Columbia on relevant research topics to the Mamas for Mamas organization. Melissa is always the organized one on camping trips and never forgets the bottled water. Her favourite dinner is Frank’s chicken and least favourite weather is anything cold!