As of June 19, 2023, Momentum's new address is #132 6325 Gateway Blvd Edmonton, AB T6H 5H6

Board Members

Kayla Mcnichol

 Board Chair

Rachelle Kay
Rachelle Kay

Vice Chair

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Brian Durkin


Mitchell Chorney


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nojan Mannini


Pei Ying NG


Catherine Arnold


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Alex Kwan


Kayla McNichol (She/They) is an anti-money laundering analyst at ATB Financial, dance instructor for Studio 89 Inc., board director at Momentum Counselling, and above all else a student. They are currently pursuing their Master’s of Science in Applied Neuroscience through King’s College London (UK) and received their Bachelor’s of Science from MacEwan University where they majored in Psychology. They intend to pursue further education specializing in neuropsychiatry. Previously, they volunteered at the Alberta Hospital Edmonton in the outreach and animal therapy programs. Kayla is passionate about promoting accessible, equitable, and inclusive mental health care and advocates for the reduced stigma surrounding mental illness. In their personal life, Kayla enjoys reading, exploring Edmonton’s many local coffee shops, and hunting for treasures hidden in thrift stores and antique shops.

Rachelle Kay holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta where she majored in Sociology and Spanish. She joined the Momentum team to assist in increasing mental health accessibility and awareness. Rachelle has worked in the public sector with non-profit organizations to increase mentoring for children and youth for over a decade, and is now working to increase psychological safety in the workplace. She is a long time youth mentor, and past board member for Today’s Innovative Music Edmonton (TIME Association) and Kenilworth Community League. In her down time, Rachelle enjoys expressing her creativity through pottery and watercolours, time with friends and family and being out in nature.

Mitchell Chorney holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta where he majored in Biology. He joined the Momentum team to continue his advocacy for mental health accessibility and awareness. Mitchell has worked and volunteered with children and youth in a variety of settings, including in mentoring, coaching, and teaching capacities. Most recently, Mitchell helped co-found the Delton Student Learning Organization with the goal of providing accessible classroom help at an Edmonton inner city elementary school. Away from school and work, Mitchell enjoys playing and watching sports, as well as spending time with friends and family.

Nojan Mannani recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology and plans on continuing his education in medical school one day. He is a co-founder of the Delton Student Learning Organization focused on providing increased classroom attention to students at an inner-city school in Edmonton and has extensive volunteer experience with kids in a variety of settings. Nojan is passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding seeking help for mental health, and believes in the importance of providing affordable, accessible counselling services to anyone who needs it. In his free time, Nojan enjoys watching and playing a variety of sports, as well as travelling as much as he can.

Pei Ying Ng aka PY (She/Her), holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer. She is actively seeking ways to spread mental health awareness especially with her engineering background because she strongly believes that everyone should be involved. Her natural leadership skills earned her the role of President of the Forward Thinkers Club (Toastmasters International) in Sherwood Park within two years of joining. Currently, she is using her transferable
skills and experience to help out the community whenever possible.

Catherine Arnold (she/her) has been a practicing social worker for 30 years, having initially worked in the not-for-profit sector before moving to government.   Catherine completed a BA in Sociology at the University of Alberta before pursuing a Bachelor and then Master’s degree in social work at the University of Calgary.  Catherine has worked for Alberta Children’s Services over the last 25 years, having started in front-line service delivery with vulnerable children and families, before shifting into program and policy development work at the Ministry level.  Given accrued professional and personal insights, Catherine is committed to promoting social justice and equity, and she is looking forward to contributing to Momentum’s mission of providing responsive, accessible and culturally safe mental health support services.

Alex (he/him) is a clinical pharmacist for Alberta Health Services and he currently practices in the ambulatory breast cancer clinic at the Cross Cancer Institute. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Alberta followed by a postgraduate residency training with Cancer Care Alberta. Throughout his undergraduate studies, Alex was a passionate advocate for student mental health. He is excited to continue to support mental health advocacy in his local community during his term on the Momentum Board of Directors.



With the health, safety and comfort of our clients and team members being our first priority, we are transitioning to in-person counselling on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only, beginning April 1st. We will continue to offer all of our services virtually as well. When booking your preferred method, please watch for ‘in person’ or ‘virtual’ offerings in the schedule.

Should you have any questions please email or call us at 780 757-0900.

If you require immediate assistance please contact the Distress Line at 780-482-4357, Access 24/7 at 780-424-2424 or 911.