Our Board & Leadership Team

The Maltby Centre’s volunteer Board of Directors has a broad range of skills and experience. Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting and meet ten times per year.

Board of Directors

Lynlee George

Lynlee George comes to Maltby Centre with significant Board and committee experience. She is currently the Chair of the Workplace Fundraising Campaign for the United Way and was a member of the Grants Committee at the Community Foundation of Kingston & Area from 2012-2016, and the director of the Sunnyside Children’s Foundation Board of Directors from 2007-2012. Lynlee is also working towards her CPA designation while maintaining her day job as Manager at Withey Addison LLP.

Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson joined the Board in December 2017. Rick holds a MSW with a specialization in policy analysis and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Rick recently moved back to the Kingston area from the Niagara Region where he was the Director of Student Services at Niagara College; he currently holds the Director of Student Services position at St. Lawrence College. Rick’s previous Board experience includes working with Pathstone Mental Health in the Niagara Region.

Sheila Kingston

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.

Chris Herron

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.

Beth ten Hove
Past President

Beth ten Hove joined the Board in 2010 and currently serves as its chair. She is an occupational therapist by trade and has lectured in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University, as well as worked as a therapist within the Department of Child & Family Psychiatry at Hotel Dieu Hospital. Beth retired from her work as an OT in 2005 to pursue her passion for painting. She is now a full-time professional artist and community arts advocate/educator. Beth is passionate about building healthy communities, and she actively supports initiatives of the KFL&A United Way and the Kingston Community Foundation.

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.

Cassandra Millen

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.

Leadership Team

Nicki Collins
Executive Director
Margaret Bissell
Director of Autism Services
Betty Jo Dean
Director of Organisational Services
Amber McCart
Director of Child and Youth Mental Health Services

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Nicki Collins
Executive Director

"I am so proud of our staff and the work that they do every day for children, youth and families."

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