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Introducing MaryAnn Notarianni and Dr. Mario Cappelli

Tuesday, February 27, 2018Alex Almendrades

Mario Cappelli

The Centre is thrilled to welcome Mario Cappelli (PhD, CPsych) to our team in the role of senior child and youth mental health clinician-scientist. Dr. Cappelli comes to us on a two-year secondment from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (the Centre's parent organization) where he serves as the director of psychiatric and mental health research.

Dr. Cappelli’s research focuses on the mental health of children, youth, and families; specifically, how to best identify needs and to deliver mental health services to children and youth in an effective and integrated way. His research has spanned from how mental health services are provided to young people in Emergency Departments to improving care for young adults as they transition from child to adult mental health services. In addition to research, Dr. Cappelli has been a mentor to graduate students, health professionals, an advocate for the Clinician-Scientist and currently is an executive board member of the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program.

At the Centre, Dr. Cappelli is already engaged in a pilot project using his HEADS-ED screening tool to help primary care practitioners quickly identify an appropriate care pathway for their patients and ease the transition between providers. In his new role, Dr. Cappelli will develop and maintain an active program of collaborative research to inform service delivery and system level change in Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector. He will also support and inform work across the Centre – using his vast experience as a clinician and researcher to inform our project planning and implementation every step of the way.

MaryAnn Notarianni

The Centre is excited to announce that MaryAnn Notarianni has returned to our team as director of special projects and operations.

MaryAnn is no stranger to the child and youth mental health sector. In her four years managing knowledge mobilizations projects at the Centre, she was instrumental in the success of many projects - including our youth suicide prevention efforts and the development of the community mobilization toolkit. 

Since Summer 2016, MaryAnn has built and managed e-mental health activities at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Her experience and leadership in developing and implementing knowledge exchange initiatives to advance the use of technology to deliver mental health services will be an asset to the Centre and the Ontario child and youth mental health sector.

MaryAnn brings a wealth of experience managing multi-stakeholder projects within the federal government and national NGOs focused on development, public health and indigenous health. She holds an undergraduate degree in public affairs and policy management and a Master's degree in social work.

We are excited to welcome MaryAnn back to the Centre family. You can reach her at 613-737-2297 x3314 or


Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

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Tel.: 613-737-2297   Fax: 613-738-4894


Please note: We do not provide mental health advice, counselling or treatment.
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