Saturday, December 07, 2019
Board of Directors

Karen Aldrich: Karen is an Educational Assistant for the UCDSB. She has been supporting individuals with developmental delays for 20 years. She respects that people have differences and embraces them. Karen believes everyone has a place in society.

Susan Boehnke
:  Susan is the proud mother of 10 yr old twin boys, one of whom has autism and intellectual disability and receives support from Community Living’s Childcare Resource Consultant program. She is a neuroscientist in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University, and teaches about Autism in the “Disorders of the Nervous System” course.  Susan joined the CLKD board in 2014. She previously served on the board of the “Limestone Advisory for Child Care Programs” (2010-13), and also sits on Advisory Committees for the Autism and Behavioural Sciences program at St. Lawrence College (2013-present) and Q-POND (Queen’s Partnership on Neurodevelopment, 2016-present).

Heather Campbell:  Ms Heather Campbell has a Business Administration (Finance) education, is retired from IT Finance at a Life Insurance company and previously worked in Internal Audit/Risk Management. She enjoys being an active volunteer member in the gardening community and operates a garden design business. Heather and her family have a strong commitment to Community Living Kingston; her brother Robbie was supported by Community Living Kingston for eleven years and her father Ian served on the Board of Director’s for several terms. Heather became a member of the Board in 2012.

Vici Clarke: Vici joins our Board with over 40 years of volunteer and professional experience at the local, provincial, national levels of the Community Living and People First movements. She grew up in a household of active advocacy due to the efforts of her mother-Muriel Grace (Past - President of CLK&D) to ensure Vici’s brother Rob would have the same opportunities as Vici. Her exposure to clear values, advocacy, creative & innovative systems redesign, and learning from leaders, Dr. Wolf Wolfersberger, Dr. John O’Brien, Jean Vanier and others; has resulted in her involvement with creative efforts deeply rooted in the inherent rights of all people.  Most of her work has been on the closure of institutions and the development of innovative creative supports. Due to Rob’s efforts in 2010 Vici was appointed by the Ontario Superior Court as the Litigation Guardian for the Rideau Regional Class Action. Currently Vici’s efforts are to ensure the history and voices of the survivors and their families are heard and recorded.

Vici began her work in our field at CLK&D as a residential counsellor while studying at Queen’s University. As a condition of winning the Scottish Rite Bursary she resigned her position to focus on her studies. She has also held the roles Family Support Coordinator, BDACI; Counsellor, DSLG; Independent Planner and Facilitator, and National Advisor for People First of Canada.

Vici has also been active in providing opportunities for values clarification with the development of workshops, seminars at national and international levels; including teaching Social Role Valorization. Vici holds a B.A. Honours from Queen’s University in Sociology, and courses from Syracuse University Leadership and Change Agentry. She currently is a freelance consultant.  Vici feels privileged to live with Rob. She enjoys travelling, art history, opera, ballet, good movies and great coffee!

Michael Curtis:
Michael has been employed in Social Worker positions for the past 37 years working primarily with children throughout Eastern Ontario. Since retiring 3 years ago he has kept busy by working on short term, contract projects as well as Co-Chairing the Board of Directors for the Kingston Daycare Services. Michael has combined two passions by also being actively involved with the Guardians of the Children Motorcycle Club who work with abused children in Kingston. Michael and his partner Linda live in a 170 year old Loyalist home and enjoy motorcycling, sailing and kayaking. 

Robert Hickey:  Robert is an Associate Professor of Industrial Relations at Queen’s University. His area of research encompasses unions, labour relations, and human resource practices. He teaches courses on work, employment relations, negotiations, and conflict resolution.  Robert and his wife Erin Sheldon have 2 daughters Maggie and Ella. 

Kimberly Hurt:  Kimberly is a licensed paralegal at Kingston Community Legal Clinic. Kimberly joined the Legal Clinic in 1998 as frontline staff. She has been a paralegal since 2008 specializing in social assistance law, including representing clients at the Social Benefits Tribunal. Besides representing clients, Kimberly provides public legal education to the public, government agencies and health care professionals. Kimberly is a past member of the City of Kingston’s Poverty Reduction Initiative Steering Committee for Social Services, the Provincial Inter-Clinic Steering Committee on Social Assistance and Big Brothers Big Sisters Kingston. Currently Kimberly is a Board Member for the Income Security and Advocacy Centre. 

Linda Lam:  Miss Lam is a chartered professional accountant (CPA, CMA).  Linda is the Director, Finance & Administration for Queen's School of Graduate Studies.  She was first appointed to the Board in 1990 and completed three six-year terms as Director.  During her tenure on the Board she served most of that time as Association Treasurer.  Linda is a member of the Finance Committee of the Board.

Diane Mills:  Diane has been involved with Community Living Kingston and District since the age of 16 years.  Diane lived at the Rideau Street group home when she started at the ARC Industries workshop.  She was the first President of the first worker owned cooperative, Prepco, and still provides service to that business.  Diane has Board experience with Prepco and was on the Community Living Kingston Board a number of years back prior to her current status of a Director.  Diane her husband of 29 years are presently supported through the SIL program.  Diane brings 36 years of experience with the Association.

Erina Park: Erina joined Community Living Kingston & District (CLKD) as a volunteer in 2015. Prior, she volunteered for Best Buddies Canada, an organization also supporting individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. Erina currently attends school full-time and hopes to become a strong advocate for organizations like CLKD in the near future.

Bill Scrannage: Bill is a graduate of Queen’s University (BCom, Honours) and is a designated accountant, CPA, CMA. Bill has worked in both the public and private sectors in a variety of financial and management roles. He owned and operated Ward’s Marine for over 20 years, selling it in 2015. He and his wife Theresa have an adult special needs child who has participated in various Community Living activities for many years.

Karin Steiner:  PhD, Director. began her career as an English instructor at universities in China and Japan. After her son was diagnosed with autism, she embarked upon a second academic career in cognitive theories of autism, developmental psychology, and special education. Her experience encompasses research, writing, online course development and instruction, textbook consulting, and editorial management. Karin was New Leaf Link’s Founding Executive Director and Secretary. She has lived in South Frontenac Township since 1994. In November 2018, she joined the Board of Community Living Kingston and District.

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