Jennifer Ferguson – Chair
Jennifer is a dedicated marketing professional with a strong focus in advertising, direct mail and public relations. In her role as the Director of Marketing Services, Jennifer continues to develop new and successful initiatives and strategies for Niagara Casinos in the constantly evolving gaming industry which she has proudly been a part of for over 20 years. As a devoted supporter of mental health in the Niagara Region, Jennifer is passionate about improving the community and contributes through her participation with various community boards and volunteer work.
Laura Fyfe – Vice Chair
Laura Fyfe is a research-focused career professional with a background in skills translation and labour market research. In her role as the Skills Translation Coordinator at Brock University, Laura facilitates meaningful connections between skills, education, experiential learning, and an ever-evolving labour market. She is dedicated to the mental health, safety, and well-being of her community and has actively contributed through civic engagement and volunteer work.
Karen Smith Curtis – Treasurer
Karen Smith Curtis is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in financial services and the not-for-profit sectors. Karen has served on various non-profit boards and committees including Gillian’s Place, West Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Reconnect Mental Health Services. Karen currently works for the St. Catharines Public Library, resides in St. Catharines and is the mum of three grown children.
Carling Wright – Secretary
Carling Wright has been a proud volunteer with Pathstone since 2011, sitting on the Board of Directors for the past 4 years. As a Registered Social Worker, she has worked with both adult and youth populations with a focus on housing stability, addictions support, and mental health-related concerns. Carling currently works as a Front Desk Manager and Marketing Associate at a hotel in Niagara Falls.
Harroop has recently graduated from Brock University with a Bachelors in Public Health. As an active member of the community, Harroop has been a member of the Brock University Senate and delivered public health campaigns as a Community Outreach Coordinator for the Niagara Region Public Health. Harroop is passionate about developing healthy public policy, building community capacity, and working to develop safer and healthier communities.
Benoit is an IT Leader with over 22 years of experience currently working for Procter & Gamble. Having spent most of his life moving between Québec, Ontario and the US, he is now a resident of Niagara region since 2012 with his wife and daughter.
As the Executive Vice President of Operations at Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre, David Ceglie has demonstrated continuous commitment to planning and implementing strategic direction in propelling healthcare and rehabilitation forward at Hotel Dieu Shaver and throughout Niagara. David is the proud father of two.
Paddie Lucas is a marketing professional with 15 plus years of experience in branding, marketing, and sales. Prior to starting her own company, Brand You, Promotional Products, Paddie worked in corporate sales for Manheim Auctions as well as Account Management in the technology industry. She worked for 10 years at the Attorney General Support and Custody Office as an Enforcement Officer. Her passion is mental health promotion and awareness in the community.
Brad is an Elementary Principal with the District School Board of Niagara. He has a tremendous passion in working with children and to ensure that all kids get the support they need to reach their full potential. He is happily married with two children, ages 14 and 9.
Kechego is Anishainaabekwe, Ojibway from Kettle and Stoney Point, Turtle Clan, living in St. Catharines with her spouse and their three children. As an intergenerational survivor she has used her intergenerational strengths to graduate from Brock in 2013 with two degrees in History and Sociology. Willow is a long time and active community member currently working at the Niagara Regional Native Centre’s Indigenous Community Justice Program. Throughout her tenure at the Centre she has held numerous roles and continues to be an advocate for her community.