Nick Blackman is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and is a graduate of both Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. Professionally Nick has worked in both emergency community mental health and long term care. He has been a Nurse Clinician for a 116 bed long term care home with special interests in palliative and dementia care. More recently Nick was the Coordinator of the Residential Services Program for a non-profit organization encompassing both Licensed and Supported Housing in the downtown eastside. Both programs supported the recovery of residents with chronic mental health concerns. Nick joined MPA Society in 2008.