Nancy Mannix: Early Brain Development & Building Resilient Young People

In this session, Nancy will present the findings from research that the Norlien Foundation conducted in partnership with the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University and the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative.

  Nancy Mannix is the Chair and Patron of the Norlien Foundation, a private foundation with offices in Calgary and Edmonton.

  • Through the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, the Foundation is focused on creating alignments between science, policy and practice in the areas of brain development and its connection to addiction in order to bring about effective, comprehensive and integrated services for Alberta families.
  • She has had a long career in the charitable sector and has worked for a number of organizations, including the Calgary Health Trust and the Canada West Foundation. Her involvements with numerous boards include the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute, Alberta Innovates, Canadian Association of Gift Planners, and Social Venture Partners Calgary.  She is a member of the External Advirosy Council for the School of Public Health at University of Alberta.
  • Mrs. Mannix has also served on several task forces with the provincial and federal governments, dealing with charitable legislation.
  • She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Diego and a Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University.