| ||Mitchell Temkin, Chief Executive Officer |
Mitchell brings to his leadership role at the Garth Homer Society more than 25 years experience as a consultant and manager in business and the not-for-profit sector. He began his career as a strategist and program developer for Toronto social marketing agency, Manifest Communication. Subsequently, he was National Director of Advancement and Resource Development for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. He then became a founding partner and VP Marketing, Sales, and Business Development for Bird On A Wire Networks, a provider of Internet infrastructure. More recently he worked with a large Canadian travel retailer to launch the first online booking engine for student airfares in Canada.
Since moving from Toronto seven years ago, Mitchell has worked with clients providing strategy, business development, and board development services to public good organizations. In Victoria, he has been a volunteer with the United Way’s Volunteer Leadership Development Program and a Community Advisor to the Victoria Foundation. He is currently the President of Leadership Victoria.
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| ||Hayley Flood, Director, Finance and Administration |
Hayley started at GHS as an accountant in 2002, going on to become the Director of Finance and Administration in December 2008. Before coming to GHS Hayley worked as accountant at an insurance agency and a computer networking company. Hayley's responsibilities include fiscal operations, facilities management and emergency preparedness.
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| ||Colina Titus, Director, Client Services |
Colina joined Garth Homer Society as a volunteer in 1996 quickly becoming a full-time front line staff member. In 1999 she took on the Director of Client Services position. Colina is responsible for client assessments and placements, supervision of the team coordinators and human resources management of the service delivery staff.
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| ||Mary Ann Snowden, Director, Quality Assurance |
This former primary school teacher started to work at GHS in 1990 when she assumed a program facilitator position. In 1993 she took on the task of managing services to clients and carried on in that role until 2004. Since that time Mary Ann has worn a few hats – currently she is responsible for the Employment Services Team and ensuring the entire Society’s compliance to CARF standards.
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| ||Phemie Guttin, Director, Geriatric Services |
Phemie Guttin joined Garth Homer in May 2012. Phemie came from Ontario, where she was the Director of Operations for a company who owned and operated Retirement Residences. She has over 20 years of experience in the design and delivery of care and services for older adults, including dementia care. Earlier in her career, Phemie ran a group home providing service to individuals with both disabilities and mental health problems, so she has a good understanding of special needs clients.