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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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 endeavoured 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 of local and provincial organizations.
SHEILA KINGSTONBOARD VICE PRESIDENT, TREASURER, & CHAIR OF FINANCE/RISK/AUDIT COMMITTEE
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 HERRONSECRETARY & 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) and saw first-hand the strengths of the Pathways agency. This experience is the primary reason Christine sought a position on the Maltby Board following her retirement.
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.
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 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 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.
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/IMR, 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.
MATT VAN NESSDIRECTOR
Matt is proud to be a life-long Kingstonian. His 35-year engineering career has been at the DuPont / Invista/Celanese site, where he currently manages the Worley office. Matt enjoys spending a lot of work, volunteer and spare time in Excel playing with numbers. He recently completed terms on the Board of the KFL&A United Way, where he served as Treasurer but continues volunteering on the Investment and Finance Committees. In 2021 he won an Ontario Volunteer Service Award for 25 years of United Way involvement. Matt is looking forward to contributing to the challenging work of the Maltby Centre.