Dr. Roumen Milev, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. Head, Department of Psychiatry,
Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
Dr. Milev graduated medicine in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1983, obtained Specialty of Psychiatry in Bulgaria,
MRCPsych in England and FRCPC in Canada. Dr. Milev defended his PhD in Forensic Psychiatry. In
1995 he moved to Regina, Canada where he became Medical Director of the Mental Health Clinic. In
2001 he was appointed Clinical Director of the Mood Disorder Research and Treatment Service in
Kingston. In 2007 he became the Head of Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University. He is actively involved in research with patients with Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and
other Affective Disorders. Main areas of his research include issues of Stigma and ways of dealing with it,
Sleep architecture, psychopharmacological and rTMS treatments.
Dr. Milev has many publications and significant teaching experience. He lead workshops and panel
discussions at conferences and has presented numerous lectures to Psychiatrists, Family Physicians and
other health professionals. Dr. Milev is involved actively in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching,
including supervision of masters and PhD students. He has been involved with CANMAT guidelines for management of patients with Bipolar Disorders, and with Depression. He has won several
prizes and awards.
Pat Offer, Coordinator, Family Resource Centre (FCMHAS), Kingston
Pat became the Coordinator of the Family Resource Centre after my retirement from The Algonquin and
Lakeshore Catholic School Board in 2011, having worked in many public sectors as a Bank Administrator,
Ontario Works Manager, Adult Education Worker, NAMI Teacher, I felt this was the right place to get
involved with advocacy for families of people with mental illness .
Her real journey began when her daughter was diagnosed in her first year of university in 1998, she took
the NAMI course and became a Teacher in 2000 and continue to be one of four qualified teachers for this
education program in Kingston and area.
She was invited to be on the committees for LHIN’s System Redesign and the Service Collaborative for
Systems Improvement for KFL&A as part of systems improvement for mental health in Ontario.
Her passion for Mental Health is boundless as she tries to help clients and their families navigate the
system of care for the best treatment possible inclusive of our support groups, FSG, MDAO open, MAD
YAK and NAMI.