The Do More Agriculture Foundation Announces Executive Director Adelle Stewart
Saskatchewan, May 21, 2019 – The Do More Agriculture Foundation, a not-for-profit championing mental health in agriculture across Canada welcomed their new Executive Director, Adelle Stewart to the organization. Stewart precedes Executive Director and Co-founder, Kim Keller. Under Keller’s leadership and dedication, the organization built its foundation, developed relationships and partnerships across Canada and within agriculture and mental health sectors. Stewart will lead the national efforts in support of mental health awareness and education, development and access of mental health resources and support and building community around mental health.
“We’re excited to have her on board to help lead the foundation even further,” says Do More Agriculture Foundation co-founder Himanshu Singh. “Adelle brings an important combination of operational experience and the ability to generate and execute on new exciting ideas. This combination and her professional background are exactly what we need to ensure the foundation continues on its path to champion the mental health of producers.”
Stewart joins The Do More Agriculture Foundation after 20 years in the health wellness sector, most recently as Director of Operations at Bridges Health. She brings with her a wealth of experience in short and long term disability, bodily injury, insurance, finance, and mental health. Her passion for the last four years has been helping others with their mental health in workplaces and communities.
“The opportunity for this position was a perfect for for me. The ability to combine my agriculture lifestyle with my business experience is a niche opportunity and I am so happy to be assisting in making a bigger impact on mental health in agriculture.” says Stewart. “We have really just scratched the surface on this initiative and I am touched every day hearing more and more farmers, ranchers and producers make mental health part of their daily conversations. I look forward to meeting more of this great community, so together we can unite in talking more, asking more, and listening more.”
Founded in 2017, Do More Ag is a non-profit organization focusing on mental health in agriculture across Canada. Do More Ag are champions for mental well-being of all Canadian producers; changing the culture of agriculture to one where all producers are encouraged, supported and empowered to take care of their mental well-being. Do More Ag’s focus and efforts are driven by three pillars: awareness, community and research.
Lesley Kelly/Himanshu Singh