Our Leaders

Karen Fleming
Executive Director
Karen Fleming became the Executive Director of Maltby Centre on March 9, 2020. Since assuming this role, she has successfully guided the organization through a global pandemic, initiated and led the development of a new strategic plan and approach, and focused on enhancing Maltby’s role and relationships with the communities it serves. Karen is recognized for advancing client and family focused environments that embrace the voice of the client within the organization, and for developing and implementing quality improvement strategies to support best possible client outcomes. She believes that healthy family units ensure healthy communities and is committed to improving both access to, and the quality of, mental health and autism services for families and children/youth in KFLA and the province of Ontario. Karen is a member of several Boards. She is a Registered Nurse by background, having completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s of Education at Brock University. When Karen isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, baking, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and biking outdoors with her family.
Derek Evans
Director of Finance and Corporate Services
The Director of Finance & Corporate Services oversees all finance, accounting, information technology, insurance, quality and risk, decision support and property needs of Maltby Centre. Derek has a 22 year career in accounting mostly as the senior finance staff in social services organizations. Derek holds a CPA accounting designation and an MBA from Laurentian University. Derek was part of a team at his last agency that was the first to implement a new Provincial client, accounting, reporting and information management system in child welfare. He was involved in developing system requirements and working through the challenges of a brand new system for the sector. Derek is someone who values giving back to the local community and supporting the needs of youth. Maltby’s services and the support to children, youth and families is a strong fit with him along with believing in possibilities. Derek has been involved with the Canadian Cadet Movement for more than 30 years as a cadet, volunteer and officer. As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Derek has chosen to support the youth of today to become the leaders of tomorrow. Camping, sailing, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays along with a good Stephen King novel or interesting biography.
Karen Livicker
Director, Clinical Programs and Services
Karen's role as Director of Clinical Programs & Services oversees the operations of Child & Youth Mental Health and Autism Services. Karen has 15 years of experience working to support children and youth in education and social services. Karen has a Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree, a Bachelor of Education Degree, and a Masters of Health Administration. She worked at Maltby for over three years managing the Autism Services department before taking on the new Director role. Karen led the expansion into the Kingston community of a not-for-profit organization that works with volunteers to provide free, specialized, in-home childcare for mothers with cancer. Karen believes that by building on strengths with the right supports, everyone has the potential to learn, grow, and live their best lives. At Maltby Centre, we work with families to support them through challenging times, while empowering them with knowledge and tools to grow and succeed. Karen has volunteered over the years coaching youth sports including badminton and volleyball. She supports local initiatives such as food drives and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society. Having spent 8 years living abroad, Karen enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures. She is an avid fisherwoman in the summer and is a super fan of the Toronto Raptors.
Jan Minaker
Senior Manager, People Services
The People Services portfolio is inclusive of HR, Occupational Health & Safety, and Organizational Development. This role provides oversight for the design and implementation of human resources programs, policies and practices that promote a healthy work environment and enhances human resources to meet Maltby Centre’s strategic objectives and mission. Jan has over 20 years of progressive human resources management experience in the mental health not-for-profit field, both in hospital and community unionized settings. She has led Maltby Centre’s safe return to in-person services during COVID-19, incorporating effective change management and communication strategies resulting in positive outcomes for staff and clients. Jan successfully led the first contract negotiations for an Agency that became unionized after 25 years of operation and supported leadership team members to effectively transition to a unionized environment. Jan's values include honesty, respect, integrity, trust and inclusion which are integrated throughout Maltby Centre’s mission, vision, and values. Our vision, mission and values are consistently incorporated into the design and implementation of human resources programs, policies and practices. Jan enjoys creative interests such as crafts, clothing design, music, home improvement and party planning.
John Suart
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
John’s role is to tell the Maltby Centre story. How it works. What it does. Why providing Mental Health and Autism services is important. John has worked for more than 20 years as a communicator and fundraiser for a variety of organizations in social services, healthcare, and higher education. His family were once Autism Services clients of Maltby. He knows first hand the challenging role families face navigating the system. John shares the Maltby Centre’s vision of a community that works together to support kids and families in need. He believes that listening to the people we serve is just as important as communicating to them. John is a member of the Board of Directors for Community Living Kingston. He loves barbequing and his Xbox.

Board of Directors

Suzanne Geoffrion
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
Board Vice President, Treasurer, & Chair of Finance/Risk/Audit Committee
Shelia is a Self Employed Life Insurance Underwriting Consultant and Board Member CAA Club Group. Sheila has a strong background in life insurance underwriting. After a career of nearly 40 years in life insurance underwriting she started her own underwriting consulting business in 2015. She also serves on the Board of Directors of CAA Club Group and has been a community volunteer for many years. Sheila joined the Maltby Board of Directors in 2017 because she believes strongly in the work that Maltby does to support children, youth and their families.
Chris Herron
Secretary & Chair of Governance Committee
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.
Rasha Fahim
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 Oliver
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.
Shalome Andrade
Shalome Andrade is a lawyer currently serving as Legal Counsel at a top-ten Canadian life insurance agency. She is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Frontenac Law Association. She has worked on committees focused on diversity in the workplace, and continues to do so in her current role as Legal Counsel. Shalome has also previously worked as an Academic Assistant at the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University, teaching legal skills to first year law students. Shalome is excited to use her skills to help her community and support the services offered at the Maltby Centre.
Jacquie Costron
Jacquie Coston is Co-Founder of Costron + Co., a boutique firm that provides holistic business support to entrepreneurs with a specialty focus on social-enterprise, creatives, and alternative health care professionals. She brings her diverse background to this work which encompasses financial management, strategic planning, life & executive coaching, and authentic leadership facilitation. Jacquie is a life-long volunteer of over 45 years supporting organizations from sports to the arts, to social services. During this volunteer experience Jacquie held roles such as Chair, Treasurer, Director, and founded new charities. Currently Jacquie is Chair of The Art of Courage, Development Team Lead for Danielle Laporte Inc. and joined the board of the Maltby Centre in 2021.
Stacey Roques
Stacey brings over 30 years of experience to the Maltby Board as a frontline nurse clinician, senior leader, and educator in the acute care, community, and public health sectors. Stacey has recently retired from corporate employment and continues to build organizational leadership capacity through a coaching and consulting practice. As a parent to a young adult with neurodiversity and a former family client of Pathways (Maltby Centre), she is deeply committed to supporting families and building inclusive communities.

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