Director of Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Amber discovered a passion for working with children and youth at an early age, starting her career working with vulnerable youth. She has experience in crisis and assessment services, parent training, trauma, general counselling and in clinical leadership positions.
Betty Jo Dean
Director of Organisational Services
Betty Jo has had a career focused in Finance and Organisational Management in the non-profit sector. She is responsible for the oversight of the Finance, Information Technology, Facilities and Human Resources functions of the Agency.
Board of Directors
Suzanne joined the Board in May 2018. Suzanne comes to the Board with over 30 years of experience working for agencies serving vulnerable children, youth and their families. As the Executive Director of the Children's Aid Society of the County of Lanark and the Town of Smiths Falls she endeavored to build a strong network of partners to ensure that integrated and comprehensive services were provided.Since her formal retirement she has been a consultant to and a volunteer in a wide range local and provincial organizations.
Sheila Kingston started her own underwriting consulting business 2.5 years ago after a nearly 40 year career in the life insurance business. She has been a member of the United Way Cabinet as a Leadership Giving representative and currently is on the Retiree committee. In addition, Sheila is a member of the Board of Directors for CAA Club Group and serves on the Audit / Risk and Human Resources committees. Sheila was appointed to the Maltby Board of Directors in December 2017 She believes strongly in providing support for families who need help and in the work that Maltby does in the community.
Christine Herron recently retired from the Limestone District School Board as the Educational Services and Safe Schools Liaison Coordinator after a 34-year career. In her previous role with the Limestone DSB, she interacted with and worked alongside many staff and administrators of Pathways (now Maltby Centre) and saw first-hand the strengths of the Pathways agency. This experience is the primary reason Christine sought a position on the Maltby Centre Board following her retirement.
Cassandra joined the Board in October 2018. Cassandra holds an MSW degree with a focus in health care. In previous roles with Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and Kingston Community Health Centers Cassandra has worked collaboratively with Pathway’s (now Maltby Centre) staff to address children’s mental health needs. Cassandra currently works at Kingston Health Sciences Centre as a Social Worker and therapist. Having worked several years in the community prior to her hospital work, Cassandra understands the value of community mental health services which prompted her to want to join the Maltby Centre Board. Cassandra’s previous Board experience includes working with Lennox and Addington Interval House in Napanee.
Christine Noble Seller
Christine Noble Seller is a parent of a young adult with complex exceptionalities. For 15 years, she and her family accessed services at Pathways (now Maltby Centre). Christine brings her lived experience of autism and mental health, along with her experience as a former client to the board. An advocate, activist and educator, Christine is passionate about supporting families, especially those who face additional challenges.
Wendy joined the Board September 30, 2019
Deb has a nursing background that included care of the critically ill and as a coordinator of a national research program that aimed to describe what seriously ill patients and their family members consider to be key elements of quality end-of-life care. The results illuminated gaps and opportunities to develop initiatives to improve palliative care. Deb has served on Hospice Kingston BOD for 6 years and on the Campaign Cabinet, fundraising for Kingston’s first Residential Hospice that will begin construction in the spring of 2020.
Rasha is a Coordinator and Settlement Advisor at Immigrant Services Kingston and area, Kingston Community Health Centres. She is an educator and teaches English as a second language to newcomers to Canada. She is familiar with the Maltby Centre in this role and has helped facilitate referrals to the Centre on behalf of her families. She brings to the Board a vast knowledge of cultural challenges faced by newcomers and understands trauma within this context. Rasha is a strong supporter of the value of the services delivered by the Maltby Centre and is eager to provide service to the Board.
Julian works in the pharmaceutical industry, in the field of neuroscience and mental health. He possesses a vast knowledge and network of psychiatry and neurology clinics across Eastern Ontario. His educational background is in business with a Bachelor of Commerce and continued education in Business Analysis, Marketing and Health Science. He has past volunteer experience with non-profit organizations in fundraising and coaching. Julian views serving on the Maltby Board of Directors as an opportunity to apply his knowledge, experience and skills to make a difference in his community.
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