HRLeaders-Speaker Marie-Hellene-Pelletier

Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier, MBA, PhD, RPsych

AVP, Workplace Mental Health, Sun Life Financial

Throughout her career in business management and psychology, Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier has spearheaded a national dialogue on the crucial issue of workplace health. Her work continues to this day. As Assistant Vice-President Workplace Mental Health at Sun Life Financial, Marie-Hélène oversees the organization’s mental health strategy for its Canadian group clients. She also oversees the financial health pillar of the company’s Integrated Health Solutions mandate.

Born and raised in Québec City and based in Vancouver, Marie-Hélène brings a truly national perspective to her work. She also brings an inter-disciplinary approach to helping organizations and their employees thrive. She holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from UBC and an MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business. With her unique background in both psychology and business, she continues to evolve business and human resources strategies to critical new areas – most recently to the integration of financial, physical and mental health.

She is a Director on the board of International Association of Applied Psychology and past chair of the Board and Director at Dress for Success Vancouver, an international non-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of women.

Marie-Hélène’s work has earned her numerous academic and industry awards, most recently as recipient of the Industry Leadership Award from Benefits Canada.