Ambassadors for Drive

The Drive Foundation is honored to partner with legendary icons in the fields of music, television, sports and film.

By lending their background and sharing their own experiences in mental health awareness, together we will bring The Drive Foundation to the next level in our mission to work on a global level, supporting mental health through music, arts and holistic recovery.


Jeff Bova

Jeff is a Grammy Award-winning producer, arranger, and musician with hundreds of platinum and gold-selling records to his name. He won his Grammy for Album of the Year as a producer on Celine Dion’s, “Falling Into You”.

During a career spanning over 40 years, he toured as a member of Herbie Hancock’s Rockit Band and has contributed to hundreds of recordings by significant mainstream artists, including Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Robert Palmer, Billy Joel, Bee Gees, Backstreet Boys, Cher, Meat Loaf, Cyndi Lauper, Iron Maiden and many more.

Jeff continues to produce, arrange and collaborate with new and exciting young artists. Inspired by his role in the ever-changing music business, he looks forward to more opportunities for creativity and collaboration.

“The Drive Foundation brings valuable resources and support to artists and musicians who face the challenges of Mental Illness and Addiction in their professional and everyday lives. I want to share my experience, knowledge and resources to support our global creative community.”

Jeff Bova

Kelly Gruber

Toronto Blue Jay alumni, World  Series Champion, 2 time American League All Star,  Silver  Slugger and Golden Glove winner,  Kelly Gruber is proud to be an Ambassador for The Drive Foundation.

“As professional athletes we’re well trained and educated on maintaining our physical fitness to optimize our skills but little time is spent on our mental fitness. The mental ups and downs of our daily playing lives goes unseen to the public but it’s something all athletes deal with on a regular basis. The Drive Foundation gives me a chance to shed some light on the coping skills I’ve developed over the years.”

Kelly Gruber

Gail Harvey

Gail Harvey is an award-winning film director and photographer who has studied under Norman JewisonWim Wenders and Arthur Penn. She was the third woman ever hired as a staff photographer at United Press International wire service. Gail Harvey is forever etched into history for taking the iconic photos of Canadian hero, Terry Fox.

Her most recent venture is a production company called “Straight Shooters” – in partnership with her daughter, award-winning actress Katie Boland. Their first project completed was a documentary film about Rickie Lee Jones, entitled Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side of Desire (2015), recently short listed for a Grammy Award Nomination. Harvey is in post-production on her latest project a feature film Never Saw It Coming (2018), written by Linwood Barclay, based on his novel of the same name. The film stars Emily Hampshire and Eric Roberts. Her film Looking Is the Original Sin (2014), inspired by the life of Diane Arbus, starring Katie Boland, and Maria del Mar with a cameo role by Linda Hamilton premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival. It won best international feature at the New York International Film Festival, screened in London, England at the Raindance Film Festival and at the Female Eye Film Festival where Gail was awarded the Female Eye Honourary Director, Best in the Biz award for 2014. Gail has directed award-winning television shows Dark Matter (2015), Private Eyes (2016), Heartland (2007), Lost Girl (2010), Republic of Doyle (2010), Murdoch Mysteries (2008), as well as directing all the episodes of the HBO series The Line (2009), and two movies for Lifetime Network, Four Extraordinary Women (2006) starring Lindsay Wagner, and Home by Christmas (2006), starring Linda Hamilton.

“Even though we love our work, due to the high levels of stress and demands, the creative arts fields have always been affected by mental health issues. I am so glad we are bringing these issues to the forefront and talking about them openly and I am proud to be an Ambassador for the Drive Foundation as we move forward to find more solutions.”

Gail Harvey

Michael Williams

We are honoured to have Michael with us and lending his unforgettable voice and presence hosting our events. You will remember Michael from the days of his residency on MuchMusic as one of the first VJays in Canada to make a difference with music. He shares his own stories about his own mental health work while helping Drive. This is a new role we have initiated for the Foundation and as legendary icons in the field of music, television, sports and film.

“I have known Sandy Graham for decades and most recently worked with Michelle Titian at another event and now want to help in whatever way I can with The Drive Foundation and its mission. Having spent all my adult life working in the arts, I personally know the stress that can come about with the issues of mental health and the need for wellness moving forward. I want to lend my name and support to whatever initiatives The Drive Foundation has to not only address the mental health issues but to be part of the solutions.”

Michael Williams