Retention Track Speaker

Elise Kruithof

Director of the Sakala Success Centre and the Mental Health Coordinator

Elise Kruithof is the Director of the Sakala Success Centre and the Mental Health Coordinator at Burman University. Prior to joining Burman University in 2018, Elise worked as a Provincial Suicide Prevention Coordinator with Alberta Health Services in Albert,a Canada. Prior to this role, Elise was a college professor at Northwest Community College in Northern British Columbia where she taught psychology, counseling, and criminology.  In addition, she worked as a community-based counselor with the Sexual Abuse Intervention Program. Over the years, Elise has developed a passion for educating others around mental health and wellness, including helping individuals understand the impact of stigma around mental health.