Two months ago I sent a letter to the membership welcoming Stanley Mandarich as ADRIO’s new Executive Director. In an unexpected turn of events, Stan has left the organization to return to his previous employment. We wish him all the best as he pursues other interests.
The Human Resources Committee, staff, Marcel Mongeon (VP/President Elect), and I have mobilized to ensure that the operations of ADRIO are not adversely affected, to quickly put plans in place to perform Executive Director functions in the interim, and to hire a new Executive Director.
For the time being, Marcel Mongeon will be monitoring the emails/communications coming through the ED email address and dealing with matters or delegating to staff members as appropriate. With the AGM coming up so soon this is an especially huge task, so your patience and consideration are appreciated.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank Gary Furlong, Emily Lauzon, Marshall Schnapp, and Marcel Mongeon, all of whom have gone above and beyond expectations as volunteers to show true leadership in this challenging time. We are lucky to have wonderful staff: Tommy Lam, Morgan Horst, and Rachael Whitzman, who we can count on to keep operations moving smoothly. Hiring a new Executive Director so soon is not what we had hoped for but we have a great team who will keep us going. We remain excited for the AGM and election of new directors on June 3 and a new chapter for ADRIO.
I will keep you informed as we develop and implement plans for interim Executive Director functions and the search for a new ED.
Thank you, in advance, for your support and understanding.
Joan Cass, MSW, RSW, Q.Med