Agency Leadership, alongside our regional care partners, are working together to build an integrated system of addictions and mental health care across KFLA.
With the inception of the Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Ontario Health Team (FLA OHT), AMHS-KFLA has formed a collaborative policy governance which will oversee the integration of AMHS-KFLA within the FLA-OHT with four key areas of focus:
- Improving the patient and caregiver experience.
- Improving the health of populations.
- Reducing the per capita cost of health care.
- Improving the work-life of providers.
Collaborative governance in this case means Board members come from partner organizations, the AMHS-KFLA Client & Family Advisory Council and the public at large.
The Board governs according to the Addiction and Mental Health – KFLA Ontario Corporation Bylaws. The Board will fulfill the requirements of Ontario Health Governance structures for Ontario Health Teams.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Jennifer Foster, Chair
Jennifer Foster has provided legal services to the Kingston community for over ten years. Her practice areas include health and mental health law and policy, as well as wills, estate planning, estate administration, corporate law, and real estate law. Jennifer earned her law degree from Queen’s University in 1999 and has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 2001. Read More
Pytor Hodgson, Vice Chair
Pytor Hodgson has been active in supporting youth since his teenaged years. Rooted in a respectful approach that recognizes traditional teachings from his Elders and Grandmothers, Pytor has been able to collaborate and work with more than 50 First Nations and Inuit communities. Pytor is Anishinaabe and based on his own lived experiences whose adoption left a disconnect between him and his culture, over the last thirty years, he has been gifted that spirit connection and today, walks the Red Road. At 17, inspired by his own lived experiences, Pytor helped found the Ottawa-Carleton Homeless Coalition, a street shelter for other homeless youth. By 19, Pytor completed a national speaking tour and had worked for several international environmental and social justice organizations. Read More
Emily Leslie, Treasurer
Emily Leslie is a Registered Nurse with 30 years experience in health care. She has experience in emergency care, endoscopy, community nursing, hospital bed utilization and quality improvement.
Emily has also played key roles in supporting strategic planning and integrations within the health system, including supporting planning and the development of…Read More
Dr. David Messenger
Dr. David Messenger (he/him) is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
He is an academic physician who practices Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Trauma at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, where he is also the Chief of Emergency Medicine. Read More
Brian G. Devlin
Brian brings a wealth of experience to our team, and has served on the Providence Care Board of Directors since 2014. Prior to joining Providence Care’s Board, Brian served as a member and then President of the Frontenac Children’s Aid Society Board of Directors for seven years. Read More
Marie-Line has more than 20 years of experience working and teaching in the field of mental health. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health, child development, and inpatient services.
Marie-Line holds a master’s degree in psychology from Laval University and is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Canadian Psychological Association.
Born in Quebec City, she moved to Ontario to learn English on a temporary basis after completing her master’s and enjoyed her time so much that she has never left. Read More
Kim has extensive experience within the healthcare sector. She is a family physician in Napanee and Fellow of the Canadian College of Family Physicians (FCFP), an Associate Professor at Queens University, Department of Family Medicine. as well as Chief of Staff at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital. Kim is presently the Executive Lead to the Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Ontario Health Team (FLA-OHT). Read More
Linda Hall is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years of experience working in both the private and public sectors. Now retired, Linda is dedicating time to support AMHS-KFLA as a volunteer member of the Client and Family Advisory Council (CFAC). With previous experience as a board member for not-for-profit organizations, Linda is representing the lived experience of CFAC as a member of this Board. Read More
Bio coming soon!
AMHS-KFLA Board Meetings take place monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Visit our Calendar for our meeting schedule. For more information on attending a meeting, or on the Board of Directors, please contact [email protected]
Our past Board Meeting Minutes can be found here: