Welcome to our new Executive Director!

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On behalf of the Seaway Valley Community Health Centre Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that, following an extensive search, Erin Killoran will become the new Executive Director effective August 9th, 2021.  We are thrilled that Erin has accepted the Executive Director position and we look forward to working with her.

Erin will lead our organization as the second Executive Director, succeeding Debbie St John-de Wit, who was the inaugural executive lead for the past 12.5 years. Debbie will officially leave her post on August 27th, 2021. We will miss her leadership, energy and vibrant personality a great deal, but we wish her all the very best in her well-deserved retirement.

Erin has over 20 years of senior management experience, 18 of which with the Heart and Stroke. She has served the past 5 years as Regional Director with Heart and Stroke managing high performing teams of staff and hundreds of volunteers, leading major fundraising campaigns and providing oversight of finances, programs and operations in 8 different office locations simultaneously.  Erin also served as Executive Director for the Cornwall Hospital Foundation from 2014 to 2016, where she led the overall governance, operation and fundraising initiatives for the organization.

Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies, Post-Graduate Certificate in Event Management, Certified Fundraising Executive Designation and significant continuing education in human resource management, leadership and coaching.

Erin is familiar with our community, with an understanding of its’ strengths and challenges and ready to build on opportunities. She has developed solid relationships rooted in trust with many key health funders and partners – essential in the current environment of health system transformation.

Erin has built a reputation as a dynamic, well-respected leader and known for building strong, collaborative teams. She is described as compassionate and engaging – a person who will lead with advocacy and action.

We are certain she will lead by example with her strong work ethic, a passion for healthcare and values compatible with our Centre’s mission and vision.

Please join me in welcoming Erin Killoran to our Community Health Centre.

Elizabeth Helmer

President of the Board of Directors

Seaway Valley Community Health Centre

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