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

Board Members

Rachelle Kay
Rachelle Kay

Board Chair

Amber Benders

Vice Chair

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Brian Durkin


Mitchell Chorney


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nojan Mannini


Matt Lockert


Zach Amyot

Fund Development

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Alex Kwan

Secretary and Marketing

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Angela Morris


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.

Amber is an experienced leader with a strong background in communications, stakeholder engagement and fund development within the health and social sectors. In her current role as Director of Development & External Relations with the Glenrose Hospital Foundation, Amber oversees partnerships with key stakeholders in the health innovation ecosystem. She is dedicated to enhancing community well-being and looks forward to advocating for and supporting the important work at Momentum Counselling.

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.

Matt brings a distinctive blend of professional expertise and lived experiences to steer the organization towards its goals. With over 14 years as an Advanced Care Paramedic, he possesses a firsthand understanding of the importance of mental health care and support. As a Human Resources professional, Matt is driven to enact positive change at the highest echelons of organizational development.

His unique skill set positions him to provide valuable guidance and leadership to Momentum, aiming to ensure culturally safe and accessible mental health support services for all. Matt’s commitment to the well-being of individuals and passion for driving impactful change make him a valuable asset to the board.

Zach has a background in Sales and Business Development in the construction industry, where he has spent the last 13 years. Prior to this, spent time in the broadcasting world after graduating from Western Academy Broadcasting College in Saskatoon. He is passionate about bringing awareness to mental health and increasing accessibility. Outside of work, he spends his time connecting with his two children, family and friends.

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.

Angela Morris is a Certified Life and Mindset Coach, known for her commitment to personal development and empowerment. As a devoted mother of four, Angela’s life journey is a testament to healing and recovery with an unshakable belief in limitless possibilities, even in the face of adversity.

Angela’s coaching approach blends empathy and empowerment, helping clients reshape their mindsets to unlock their true potential and walk boldly in their purpose. She is a vocal advocate for women’s well-being and mental health, leveraging her own experiences to support others who have, or who are overcoming past traumas.

Her career as a life coach, born from enduring extreme challenges, is a testament to the power of mindset in achieving personal growth and happiness. With Angela, you will embark on a transformative journey to self-discovery and transformation!



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.