“Greetings everyone! I am happy to be the new Executive Director for Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario. Originally I grew up in the Sarnia-Lambton Area, attended University of Windsor Ontario, and in 2011 became a resident of Eastern Ontario. I’m looking forward to applying my experience working in local government to this agency and to make my mark on an organization like Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario which will continue to strive to make a difference in people’s lives that live every day with epilepsy.”
Client Services Coordinator
Our new Client Services Coordinator, Emilia Leslie, has had the privilege of working with members of Toronto and Kingston communities. Professional experiences include four years of service supporting individuals, families and children, and four years working with older adults with a variety of life challenges. Emilia is a registered social worker with the OCSWSSW. Her academic credentials include a Diploma in Social Service Work from St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus, a Bachelor of Psychology from RyersonUniversity, and a Masters of Social Work from University of Toronto. Emilia is looking forward to supporting individuals and families affected by epilepsy in our community, in particular through the Epilepsy Clinic at
Hotel Dieu and through our epilepsy group.
After graduating from Trent University with her Bachelor of Arts (History), she gained her Education Assistant Diploma and worked for many years supporting a student with a seizure disorder. In 2010, Claire attended the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University and became an Ontario Certified Teacher. For the past several years, she has worked implementing programs for students with learning disabilities in Kingston and the surrounding area. With her many years working with and for students with special education needs, Claire is thrilled to be continuing to work in the area of public education and awareness through the Thinking About Epilepsy program.