Current Board Members

Dr. Adam Newman, Chair

 Adam has worked as a family doctor in Kingston caring for pregnant women since 1996.  In 2000 he started work in a methadone clinic and  began looking after pregnant women with substance use disorders. In 2011 he and other clinicians at KGH established the first rooming-in program for babies born to opioid-dependent mothers in Ontario. Since 2015 he has worked in private practice devoted to patients with addiction, including pregnant women. Adam is married with two children currently attending university.

Dr. Susan Brogly

Dr. Susan Brogly is a perinatal epidemiologist.  Susan has led studies in Canada and the US on the comparative safety of medications used to treat opioid dependence in pregnancy.  Susan’s research expertise and experience in writing grant complements the expertise of the KHRWC board members.  

Maggie Hogan

Maggie has been living in Kingston and working as a visual artist for the past 20 years. She is currently in the process of completing her Masters of Counselling Psychology.


Cara Chesney, CPA, CA

Cara Chesney, CPA, CA is a partner at a local accounting firm where she regularly works with local businesses and non-profits. She serves as the treasurer for the organization.  

Janice Link

Jan enjoys volunteering with a variety of local community and international organizations. Working with the members and volunteers of the Kingston House of Recovery for Women and Children has helped her to understand some of her personal biases and convinced her how important the mandate for the Kingston House of Recovery is for women, children and society.

Kendra Link

Kendra is a Community Dietitian.  Originally from Prince Edward Island, she now calls Kingston her home.  She works passionately within the framework of the social determinants of health, with a keen interest in maternal and child nutrition.

Susan Young, M.Ad.Ed.

Susan Young, M.Ad.Ed., is a Life Coach and Mindfulness Facilitator with a private practice in Kingston, Ontario. Susan Young has worked as a feminist activist in the anti-violence community for many years. She brings extensive knowledge and experience of Boards along with a deep passion and commitment to support women in recovery with children.

Tina Tom

Lousanne Rode

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