About FSC Board Members
Sue Mallon, Secretary
Home agency: Calgary Family Services
Home region: Calgary, AB
Sue Mallon has been the CEO of Calgary Family Services since January 2003. Calgary Family Services is a diverse organization with over 250 employees, an annual operating budge exceeding $12 million and program areas focused in Homecare, Older Adults and Counselling and Community Supports.
Prior to her role as CEO, Sue was an Executive in charge of the Community portfolio with The City of Calgary and has a wealth of experience in management both in the Human Services and the Public sectors. Sue holds a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Business Administration. Early in Sue’s career she worked in the counselling field, followed by a 22 year career with the City of Calgary. During her tenure at the City of Calgary, she worked in many different departments including Social Services, the Commissioners Office, Finance, Human Resources and finally, in her executive role overseeing the Community portfolio.
Valerie Bobyk, Director
Home agency: Family Service Association
Home region: Halifax, NS
Bio coming soon.
Maurice LeBlanc, Director
Home agency: Family Service Moncton
Home region: Moncton, NB
Maurice D. LeBlanc is a registered Social Worker with a Masters degree in Public Administration from l’Université de Moncton. For over 30 years he has led the design and implementation of a wide variety of community mental health, social service and correctional programs within the not for profit and human services sectors. For 13 years, he was the Program Director of Moncton Youth Residences Inc., a community-based agency offering a continuum of services for young offenders, high-risk children and their families. Since 1999, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of Family Service Moncton, a non-profit agency that offers counselling and family education programs and serves as one of the region’s largest Employee Assistance service providers. He is also the Regional Director of FSEAP in the Atlantic Provinces and a member of the National Management Board of FSEAP.
Maurice is also President and CEO of MDL Consultants Inc, a private firm specialized in public policy consultation and research. More recently, he acted as consultant for a number of national research initiatives and has co-authored four Best Practice documents under the authority of Health Canada related to community-based service delivery systems. He has also co-authored the Greater Moncton Community plan on homelessness and is the Past Chair of the Public Safety Advisory Committee for the City of Moncton, a municipal committee mandated to advise the City on matters pertaining to public safety and crime prevention through social development initiatives.
On a personal note, Maurice and his wife Julie are parents to a blended family of 5 teenagers ranging in age from 15 to 19.
Shellie Pociuk, Treasurer
Home agency: Family Service Regina
Home region: Regina, SK
Shellie Pociuk is the Executive Director of Family Service Regina. Prior to joining the organization 8 years ago she held senior management positions in the corporate sector working in the telecommunication and oil field service industries in Canada and for the Canadian Forces Personal Support Agency in Germany. In her role as Executive Director of Family Service Regina Shellie has strengthened the organizations financial viability and increased its capacity in service delivery to the community.
Shellie serves on various local and provincial organizations which work to enhance our communities and the non profit sector. She has worked with the Canadian Revenue Agency in the development and delivery of a training program for registered charities in Saskatchewan to strengthen capacity in meeting compliance with the Registered Charities Information Return. For the last 5 years she has served as the Vice Chair on the United Way of Regina Campaign Cabinet responsible for the Health and Education division.
Shellie and her family have lived in a number of communities throughout Canada and Europe through transfers in the Military with her husband’s career. With each move they have embraced the community they have lived in.
Peter Portlock, Chair
Home agency: Lethbridge Family Services
Home region: Lethbridge, AB
Peter is CEO of Lethbridge Family Services, a COA-accredited, multi-faceted human services agency working with immigrants and refugees, providing home care throughout southwestern Alberta, offering counseling support to all ages in times of personal challenge and crisis, and employment and day support for adults with developmental disabilities. The agency employs 350 staff and has an annual operating budget of $13M.
Peter has a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration and previously served as an ombudsman in Alberta’s health care system. He has worked in the not-for-profit sector since 1990, leading diverse nationally-affiliated organizations including the Canadian Diabetes Association and Canadian Mental Health Association in Alberta. Prior to moving to Lethbridge in 2009, Peter was CEO of the Alberta Physiotherapy Association. Married with five grandchildren, he is an Edmonton native who for the past 40 years has been an organist and choir director, and lounge pianist.
Rod Rode, Director
Home agency: The Family Centre of Northern Alberta
Home region: Edmonton, AB
Rod Rode is President and CEO of The Family Centre of Northern Alberta, a private not-for-profit human service agency based in Edmonton. Rod graduated from the University of Alberta in 1972 with a BA degree, and subsequently obtained Bachelor and Masters degrees in Social Work from the University of Calgary. After several years with Alberta Children’s Services, he joined The Family Centre in 1980. He assumed his current position in 1993. Rod is married with two children.