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Our Senior Leadership Team. Dedicated to autism and children’s & youth mental health.

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We are thrilled to introduce our new Executive Director, Normandie Wragg, who joined the Maltby Centre team on August 14, 2023.

With a master’s degree in management and leadership, Normandie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization. Having started their career as a counsellor, our new Executive Director understands the importance of providing support and caring for individuals. Normandie is a true champion of equality, diversity, and inclusion, and believes that everyone deserves access to quality services.

With an impressive 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, spanning education, health, and social care for both adults and children, our new Executive Director is well-equipped to handle the diverse needs of our community. Furthermore, their international experience as an executive, including eight years as a Chief Executive Officer, gives them a unique perspective on organizational management.

Our new Executive Director subscribes to the Intent Based Leadership philosophy, which emphasizes empowerment, trust, and collaboration. Their kind-hearted leadership style encourages open communication and fosters a positive and inclusive work environment.

Normandie is particularly excited to be joining the community of Kingston, Ontario. With strengths in strategy, finance, technology, governance, and clinical services, our new Executive Director is dedicated to driving our organization forward and ensuring that the Maltby Centre continues to provide the highest quality services to those in need.

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Derek joined Maltby Centre in November 2020 as our DirectorFinance and Corporate Services, with responsibility for all financial, information technology, decision support, quality and property activities in the agency.

Derek has a 22-year career in senior leadership roles mostly in social services organizations.

He 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. He 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 Organization for more than 30 years as a cadet, volunteer and officer. As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces he has chosen to support the youth of today to become the leaders of tomorrow.

In his spare time Derek enjoys camping, sailing, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays along with a good Stephen King novel or interesting biography.

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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.