Executive Director Selected for Highland Shores Children's Aid

January 24, 2019

Executive Director Selected for Highland Shores

January 24, 2019   –  Michael McLeod, President of the Board of Directors of Highland Shores Children’s Aid (HSCA), is pleased to announce that after an extensive process led by the Board, a new Executive Director has been chosen to lead the Society.  Tami Callahan, who was most recently in the role of Director of Services at HSCA and who has been in the role of Interim Executive Director since January 7, 2019, will assume the position immediately.

“Tami brings a wealth of experience to the role of Executive Director gained not only from her time as Director of Services but also from the more than 27 years she has devoted to the field of child welfare.  We are delighted that she is going to lead an organization whose staff are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and youth every day”, said Mr. McLeod.

Prior to her role at HSCA, Tami worked for 14 years at the Children’s Aid Society of Northumberland in the positions of  Supervisor and then Director of Services.  During this time, she also worked as a Clinical Investigator at the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.  More recently, at Highland Shores Children’s Aid, Tami has spent time in an Acting Executive Director role as required.  “Tami is a strong leader at the Society and is well-respected in the community”, said former Executive Director, Mark Kartusch.

“I am excited to be in the role of Executive Director and look forward to working with the staff, Board and community to respond to the needs of children, youth and families in our service area”, commented Tami Callahan.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors I’d like to acknowledge the significant contributions of Mark Kartusch, former Executive Director, who tendered his resignation in November.   We look forward to working with Tami and the staff of Highland Shores to continue to provide the best possible service to the children, youth and families of our communities”, said Michael McLeod.

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For more information contact:

Colleen Thompson, Executive Assistant
Highland Shores Children’s Aid
363 Dundas Street West, Belleville

Colleen.Thompson@HighlandShoresCAS.com | 613-962-9291 ext. 2336