Bill Howatt is Ph.D., Ed.D., Post Doctorate Behavioral Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, RTC, RSW, ICADC. He is Founder and President of Howatt HR. Dr. Howatt is known as one of Canada's top experts in mental health issues in the workplace and has more than 30 years' experience in the field of mental health, addiction, and human resources consulting.
Dr. Howatt has published over 40 books and 400 articles, such as Stop Hiding and Start Living and The Coping Crisis.
He is the former Chief of Research, Workforce Productivity, at The Conference Board of Canada, leading the board's applied research programs in workplace wellness, mental health, and workforce productivity, and former Chief of Research and Development, Workforce Productivity, at Morneau Shepell, where he launched a total health consulting strategy designed to improve health engagement and productivity in Canadian organizations.
Through the University of New Brunswick, Dr. Howatt has created the senate-approved Psychological Safe Leader Certificate in Certified Management Essentials, Pathway to Coping and Mental Fitness.
Dr. Howatt is the Chair of CSA Standard Z1008: Management of Substance Related Impairment in the Workplace and sits on the CSA OHS Strategic Steering Committee.