Board of Directors – 2020 to 2021

John Darch
 is an Insurance/Financial Advisor and owner of John Darch Insurance & Investments Inc., representing The Co-operators in Beamsville and Grimsby. He is a lifelong resident of Niagara and father of three.

Jennifer Ferguson 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 19 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.

April Cotton resides in St. Catharines and isa certified public accountant and chartered accountant. After working at Deloitte for nearly a decade, she took on the role of CAO at Breakwater Investments Inc. in Burlington. April has served on various non-profit boards and committees including the Alzheimer’s Society Niagara Foundation Board, ProAction (Niagara Council Member) and has a dual role on both the Foundation and Agency Boards at Pathstone.


David Ceglie is the Executive Vice President of Operations at Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre. David has demonstrated continuous commitment to planning and implementing strategic direction in propelling healthcare and rehabilitation forward at Hotel Dieu Shaver and throughout Niagara, and is the proud father of two.

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.

Tammi Givans, is my English name. I am Anishinaabe (Potawotomi, Ojibwe, Metis) living in Niagara and belonging to Beausoleil First Nation. I am a Child and Youth Worker currently employed with the Niagara Regional Native Centre as a Literacy Instructor. The proud mother of 3 beautiful children and work to ensure the Indigenous children of this region have a voice and to ensure our People’s traditionals are included within the Pathstone environment. I joined Pathstone BOD January 2019.

Brent Harasym is an Associate with Daniel & Partners LLP in St. Catharines. Brent also serves on the Board of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra. He moved to the Niagara Region in 2012 following his graduation from Law School at Western University.

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.

Taylor McRae is a Brock University student studying Honours Psychology with the future goal of working in pediatric mental health. She has been involved in our youth volunteer program for many years and is currently the president of our Youth Advisory Committee.

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 the city of St. Catharines and is the mum of three grown children.

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.

Pathstone Metal HealthBoard of Directors – 2020 to 2021