Staff and Governance

Colin Slack, H.B.A.

Executive Director

executive directorOur Executive Director, Colin Slack, has a professional background that 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.

Ekta Sehgal

Client Service Coordinator

Having an extensive background in Healthcare, Ekta understands the importance of assisting people who are affected by Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders. As Client Service Coordinator, Ekta is passionate about ensuring that clients and caregivers have access to resources and supports that will help them maintain and improve their quality of life. 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. Using a person-centred and strengths-based approach, Ekta is adept at identifying client needs and engaging clients in a client centred decision-making process to help them achieve their identified outcomes. Ekta also facilitates epilepsy education, training, and support groups for clients/caregivers to enhance seizure management and empower clients to live well with epilepsy.

Hailyne Carr-Williamson

Youth Transition Coordinator

Our Youth Transition Coordinator, Hailyne Carr-Williamson, has an educational background studying Mental Health Studies and Health Policy at the University of Toronto (HBSc) and completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation at St. Lawrence College. Through these academic experiences, Hailyne has had first hand experience working with, and running programs for youth and young adults in relation to mental health advocation and health promotion. Hailyne is passionate about creating programs for youth and adults that support the biopsychosocial model of health, as well as advocating for mental health policies and reducing stigma surrounding mental health. 

Board of Directors

Chair: Tracey Augustyn
Vice Chair: Dennis Clark
Treasurer: Adrian Fernandez
Director: Karen Labbett
Director: Sadie Augustyn
Director: Anne Alkenbrack
Director: David Rots
Director: Madison Compeau
Ex-officio Member: Dr. Athen MacDonald

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: