JULIA ATHERLEY, PEng, Director is a Civil Engineer and former Canadian Armed Forces officer who is employed with Defence Construction Canada.  She has two daughters and a son Keifer who has autism.  Since Keifer was diagnosed at the age of three, Julia has been dedicated to administering programs so he may continue to learn and lead a satisfying life.  Julia was introduced to NeLL as a perfect place for Keifer to continue that journey.  Julia, and her husband Dave, live in Petworth.

CHRISTINE BELL completed her Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources in 2012 after a 30+ year career with Corrections Canada. Since graduating, she continues to work in multiple roles as an HR and Administrative Consultant in government, Not-for-Profit and the Private Sector. Christine contributes to New Leaf Link as a volunteer, as a program facilitator and in numerous administrative roles from event planning, writing grant applications and Facebook administration.

JULIE HUNT has a son with developmental disabilities who has been with NeLL since its inception. Julie studied accounting at St. Lawrence College and worked in the bookkeeping field for many years in Kingston. Her family has lived in South Frontenac for many years, so she is happy to be giving back to this community by volunteering at the NeLL program and with the Board of Directors. Julie’s interests include traveling, cottaging with her husband and children, boating, fishing, and cooking for family gatherings. She has recently started playing a sport called Ice Stock which can be played by people of all ages.

CAROL MARTIN  S-LP, Director, President & Secretary is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Limestone District School Board. Carol met Karin Steiner, founder of NeLL, and her son Nicolas, while working for the Developmental Consultation Program at Queen’s University. At the time, Carol was teaching and working with adults with developmental disabilities in Southeastern Ontario. Carol has been a Director since the inception of NeLL. Carol and her husband Bill live in Kingston with their 2 daughters. As a family, they enjoy skiing, boating, skating and spending time with friends and family.

HEIDI PENNING holds a Master of Public Administration degree and is an Equity Advisor at Queen’s University. She plays a leading role in achieving diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging throughout the Queen’s community. For more than 20 years Heidi has been passionate about the way that public policy, human behaviour, and community realities intersect to create sustainable and positive change for equity-seeking groups so they can live, work, and play with dignity in their communities

GARY RASBERRY. Philosopher. Poet. Imagination Consultant. Musician. Artist.

Educator. With a PhD in education and over 25 years experience as an artist and an educator, Gary has held artist-in-residencies internationally in California, Barcelona, and Amsterdam; nationally in British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario; and locally in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. This JUNO-nominated children’s artist offers Song, Story & Sound Workshops and concert performances in schools everywhere. Gary’s album, “What’s the Big Idea?!?” (2013) was nominated for a JUNO award. His most recent children’s recording is called “The Very Next Day.”
www.garyrasberry.com
www.facebook.com/GaryRasberryMusic

DR. KARIN STEINER, PhD, Director, began her career as an English instructor at universities in China and Japan. After her son was diagnosed with autism, she embarked upon a second academic career in cognitive theories of autism, developmental psychology, and special education. Her experience encompasses research, writing, online course development and instruction, textbook consulting, and editorial management. Karin was NeLL’s Founding Executive Director and Secretary. She has lived in South Frontenac Township since 1994.

 

Colour image head shot photo of Julia Atherley. JULIA ATHERLEY is a Civil Engineer and former Canadian Armed Forces officer who is employed with Defence Construction Canada.  She has two daughters and a son Keifer who has autism.  Since Keifer was diagnosed at the age of three, Julia has been dedicated to administering programs so he may continue to learn and lead a satisfying life.  Julia was introduced to NeLL as a perfect place for Keifer to continue that journey.  Julia, and her husband Dave, live in Petworth.
Colour photo headshot image of Christine Bell CHRISTINE BELL completed her Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources in 2012 after a 30+ year career with Corrections Canada. Since graduating, she continues to work in multiple roles as an HR and Administrative Consultant in government, Not-for-Profit and the Private Sector. Christine contributes to New Leaf Link as a volunteer, as a program facilitator and in numerous administrative roles from event planning, writing grant applications and Facebook administration.

Colour head shot image of Julie Hunt.

JULIE HUNT, Director, has a son with developmental disabilities who has been with NeLL since its inception. Julie studied accounting at St. Lawrence College and worked in the bookkeeping field for many years in Kingston. Her family has lived in South Frontenac for many years, so she is happy to be giving back to this community by volunteering at the NeLL program and with the Board of Directors. Julie’s interests include traveling, cottaging with her husband and children, boating, fishing, and cooking for family gatherings. She has recently started playing a sport called Ice Stock which can be played by people of all ages.

Colour head shot image of Carol Martin.

CAROL MARTIN S-LP, Director, President & Secretary is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Limestone District School Board. Carol met Karin Steiner, founder of NeLL, and her son Nicolas, while working for the Developmental Consultation Program at Queen’s University. At the time, Carol was teaching and working with adults with developmental disabilities in Southeastern Ontario. Carol has been a Director since the inception of NeLL. Carol and her husband Bill live in Kingston with their 2 daughters. As a family, they enjoy skiing, boating, skating and spending time with friends and family.
Colour head shot image of Heidi Penning. HEIDI PENNING holds a Master of Public Administration degree and is an Equity Advisor at Queen’s University. She plays a leading role in achieving diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging throughout the Queen’s community. For more than 20 years Heidi has been passionate about the way that public policy, human behaviour, and community realities intersect to create sustainable and positive change for equity-seeking groups so they can live, work, and play with dignity in their communities
Gary Rasberry

 

 

GARY RASBERRY. Philosopher. Poet. Imagination Consultant. Musician. Artist.

Educator. With a PhD in education and over 25 years experience as an artist and an educator, Gary has held artist-in-residencies internationally in California, Barcelona, and Amsterdam; nationally in British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario; and locally in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. This JUNO-nominated children’s artist offers Song, Story & Sound Workshops and concert performances in schools everywhere. Gary’s album, “What’s the Big Idea?!?” (2013) was nominated for a JUNO award. His most recent children’s recording is called “The Very Next Day.”
www.garyrasberry.com
www.facebook.com/GaryRasberryMusic

Karin Steiner KARIN STEINER, PhD, Director. began her career as an English instructor at universities in China and Japan. After her son was diagnosed with autism, she embarked upon a second academic career in cognitive theories of autism, developmental psychology, and special education. Her experience encompasses research, writing, online course development and instruction, textbook consulting, and editorial management. Karin was NeLL’s Founding Executive Director and Secretary. She has lived in South Frontenac Township since 1994.

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