As all of you are aware, I have been fulfilling the Interim Executive Directors position for the past 18 months. I am very proud and extremely grateful for the support and ongoing encouragement that I have received from the CLQW team throughout this journey. It has been a valuable experience and I have learned a great deal.
At this time, I would like to notify all of you that Iain Harper will be joining the CLQW team effective Monday December 17th, 2018 as the Executive Director. He is eager to get started and to meet all of you. I will be returning to my former role within the agency as the Director of Supports and Services.
Iain has a wealth of knowledge and Executive Director experience and I am confident he will lead this agency with the highest level of integrity and respect for the people in service, their families and of course, the CLQW team as a whole. I am certain that Iain will maintain and compliment the high level of care, support, and valued services we provide and will continue to provide within this agency.
Transitioning to a new agency can be exciting but it can also be stressful and filled with apprehension and anxiety of the unknown. Sometimes this apprehension is not only on the part of the person making the transition but also for the existing team within the agency. It is of utmost importance that we, as a whole, be supportive and encouraging in order to facilitate a smooth and successful transition as we move forward.
I have had the pleasure of meeting with Iain on a couple of occasions. I am excited for Iain’s leadership and introducing him to Community Living Quinte West. I believe he will be a strong leader and an asset to this agency.
I trust that you will join me in welcoming and supporting Iain with his introduction and transition to Community Living Quinte West. I look forward to the opportunity to learn from his leadership and guidance in moving this agency forward.
Lorrie Arsenault Interim Executive Director Community Living Quinte West