Staff and Governance

Christina Lord

Executive Director

Christina LOVES supporting and helping people and communities through awareness, education, advocacy, and system of care navigation. Christina started her career in Advertising and Commercial production in Toronto where she worked for 17 years. In 2015 Christina moved to Kingston, where she made a career change with a focus on mental health advocacy, holistic health, and counseling. In 2018 Christina became a mental health professional after completing a diploma in Applied Psychology and Counseling. Christina was a facilitator for CMHA BC, for the Living Life to the Full, cognitive behavior therapy program. In 2021, Christina joined Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario as a Client Service Coordinator where she worked for 2 years. Today, Christina is Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario’s Executive Director where she continues to serve in supporting caregivers, families, and those living with Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders. 

Shannan Mercer

Client Service Coordinator

Shannan has several years of experience working with individuals and families affected by Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders. She has served in administrative roles within the mental health sector and developmental services. Shannan is fervent in providing a person-centred approach while ensuring that people have access to resources and holistic support to manage their daily lives. Her work involves providing information, education, advocacy, and timely support to address the needs of people living with epilepsy across all ages.  She is passionate about raising awareness of epilepsy and seizure disorders in the community to reduce stigma and create a more inclusive society. Shannan also facilitates epilepsy education, training, and support groups for clients/caregivers to enhance seizure management and empower clients to live well with epilepsy.

Eric Holland

Special Events and Volunteer /Fund Development Coordinator


As someone who lives with epilepsy, Eric feels an inherent personal desire to spread awareness and knowledge. He appreciates what it is like to have the disorder and hopes that through his work he can help others. Events are a great way for our organization to educate the public about epilepsy, while also raising funds. The events we host are also great opportunities for our clients and for anyone to socialize and have some fun! Check out our website and social media for more information. If you have any questions regarding events or fundraising, please contact



Board of Directors

Chair: Sadie Augustyn
Vice Chair: Anne Alkenbrack
Treasurer: Janet Mifflin
Secretary: Tracey Augustyn
Director: Dennis Clark
Director: Dan McKeown
Director: Sarah Da Costa
Director: Melissa Meisner
Director: Steve Merry 

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 South Eastern Ontario, including Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and Leeds and Grenville. We welcome inquiries from all 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: