Hull Services Executive Director Appointment Announcement

Submitted by Stephen on Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:55


July 23, 2018 – For Immediate Release


Hull Services Executive Director Appointment Announcement


The Board of Governors of Hull Services is pleased to announce that Julie Kerr (B.A, M.SC.) has been appointed the Executive Director of Hull Services effective September 5, 2018.


Ms. Kerr brings to Hull considerable experience in the mental health field. She began her career as a clinician delivering mental health services to children and youth. She has held a number of leadership roles in the social and health services areas in government in both British Columbia and Alberta most recently serving as the Senior Operating Officer, Community, Rural and Mental Health for Alberta Health Services.


Her appointment was the result of a nation-wide search conducted by the Board of Governors following the announcement in September 2017 of the intended retirement of George Ghitan in August 2018 after 22 years as the Executive Director of Hull Services.


The Hull Board of Governors congratulates Ms. Kerr on her appointment and expresses its appreciation to Mr. Ghitan for his significant service during his tenure. The Board is confident that under Ms. Kerr's leadership Hull Services will continue to be a key provider of leading edge behavioural and mental health services for thousands of children and their families in the Calgary area and beyond.


Note: Jim Pritchard has been appointed interim Executive Director for the period following George Ghitan's retirement at the end of July until Julie Kerr assumes her role at the beginning of September.



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