Board of Directors
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.
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Sheila has served on the Maltby board since 2017, previously as Chair of Finance Audit Risk Committee as well Vice President and Treasurer. She became President in June 2023.
Sheila brings over 40 years’ experience in the business of life insurance underwriting and risk management. She currently serves on the CAA Club Group board and is a member of the Government and Community Relations and Audit Risk Committees. Sheila has been a volunteer involved in various community initiatives and served on the United Way Cabinet as a Leadership Giving representative for several years.
Having served on the Maltby board , Sheila has seen first-hand the important and impactful work that Maltby Centre does in providing support and treatment for children and families living with autism or experiencing mental health challenges. She is passionate about this organization and the dedicated and highly skilled staff who make a such a difference in the lives of these children and their families.
JACQUIE COSTRONVICE PRESIDENT
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, and Finance Committee member Kingston Native Centre & Language Nest and joined the board of the Maltby Centre in 2021.
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.
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 continues to build organizational leadership capacity through her coaching and consulting practice, Straight Up Leadership. 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.
Alynn is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a unique blend of academic and corporate experience. As a professor in the post-secondary education system, Alynn specializes in financial accounting and taxation, incorporating real-world business insights, gained from professional experiences. Beyond the classroom, she has over 15 years of formal business experience in a corporate setting. Highlights of that experience include providing internal taxation advice, guidance and solutions for insurance and investments. More recently, Alynn has worked in the charitable sector, as a key advisor on charitable compliance with complex gifts and solicitation programs, including the oversight of the proper recording and acknowledgement of charitable donations.
Alynn is actively involved in various industry associations and philanthropic initiatives. Her dedication to giving back to the community underscores her commitment to corporate social responsibility and making a positive impact on society.
Stephanie is an Associate Superintendent with the Limestone District School Board. She has been fortunate to work for three different school boards in southwestern Ontario throughout her 25 year career in education. She values the ongoing, positive partnerships between the schools and community organizations in the greater Kingston area in order to support student and family success and well-being. Stephanie enjoys volunteering her time with non-profit organizations and promoting physical activity and wellness within the community.
Prakash Vaghela comes to the Maltby Board with 33 years of health sector experience at various levels of public health institutions. He has overseen implementation of a broad range of community & national health programs, prepared budget plans, developed policies and procedures, overseen quality assurance, and monitored and evaluated government programs. He has contributed significantly in improving MMR/MR, nutrition, immunization and mental health issues for children and adolescents, and community processes using innovation and technology.
While working with the government sector he has been on various boards in different capacities. He has worked with UNICEF, UNDP, UNAID, NABARD, World Bank, NHM and many non-profit organizations. Apart from his professional path, he enjoys music, traveling and meeting new people.
Allison is an accomplished development professional with over 20 years of experience. Her expertise is working in major and principal gift fundraising, corporate and foundation relations, strategic program development, and building sustainable proactive fundraising programs.
An innovative thinker and natural collaborator, Allison is driven by a commitment to developing sustainable solutions that make a real difference in the communities she serves. Her visionary leadership and keen understanding of philanthropic trends have enabled her to adapt to ever-evolving demands and establish a solid foundation for long-term fundraising success.
Allison demonstrates a deep understanding of the needs of both donors and beneficiaries, creating synergies that have maximized the impact of philanthropic initiatives. Her ability to communicate the value of giving and inspire others to participate in meaningful ways has solidified her reputation as an advocate for social responsibility.
With an impressive combination of strategic acumen, fundraising expertise, and passion for philanthropy and volunteerism, Allison continues to be a driving force in transforming lives and building a better future.
Martin Gravelle is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a Partner with Wilkinson & Company LLP. Martin is also the lead partner for the firm’s forensic accounting and business valuation practice. Martin brings over 30 years of experience as an accountant including 20 years in public practice providing assurance, tax and accounting services to many not-for-profit clients, businesses and individuals in the community. Martin has also worked in the private sector as a controller and in the municipal sector as a deputy treasurer. Martin looks forward to contributing his financial skills and knowledge to the Maltby Centre.