Maya Alonso

Project Co-Lead

Maya is the coordinator of Open Door Group’s THRIVE program, a community based health promotion program focused on supporting individuals living with mental illness in connecting meaningfully with their communities.

From 2013-2015 Maya was project co-lead of the community based research project “Imagining Inclusion: My health, wellbeing and community”, an examination of lived experiences of mental illness through the use of Photovoice.  With a background in Disability Studies and Community Development, Therapeutic Recreation and Project Management, she is interested in opportunities to bring about positive community and social change as well as developing meaningful methods of documenting health outcomes. With nearly a decade of working in Mental Health, Maya is passionate about addressing stigma, raising awareness, and promoting health, wellness and community inclusion for and with individuals living with a mental illness.