Staff and Governance

Colin Slack, H.B.A.

Executive Director

executive directorOur Executive Director, Colin Slack, joined the team at Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario in January of 2019. Colin’s professional background includes serving as the Executive Director for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) of Leeds and Grenville for 21 years, as well as being the Mental Health Lead Consultant for Brockville General Hospital’s Inpatient, Outpatient and Community Services Teams during relocation and transition from the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. Mr. Slack has also held positions as the Program Manager and Acting Provincial Director for Secure Custody and Detention Services in the Toronto area, in addition to being the Children’s Services Manager for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Colin is passionate about community partnership development, as well as developing and providing services for persons affected by health or social challenges.

Emilia Leslie

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 Ryerson University, 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 support group.

Board of Directors

Chair: Kyle Lawlor
Vice Chair: Tracey Augustyn
Treasurer: Adrian Fernandez
Director: Dennis Clark
Director: Harry Smith
Director: Karen Labbett

The Board of Directors is a group of elected volunteers who are responsible for governing the organization. The Board holds monthly meetings to manage the business and provide direction, supervision, and support for staff who manage the day-to-day activities of the organization.

We are currently seeking new Board members in the Kingston and Brockville areas, and welcome inquiries from interested community members. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at:

(613) 542-6222
1-866-EPILEPSY (374-5377)
or via email: