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Shepherds of Good Hope has a New CEO
On March 3, 2014 Shepherds of Good Hope accepted a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization. The torch was passed from Sheila Burnett to Deirdre Freiheit.
Deirdre comes to Shepherds of Good Hope from the Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC) where she has been Executive Director since 2006.
Prior to joining HCCC, Deirdre spent ten years at the Canadian Lung Association where she held a variety of management positions which led to her tenure as President and CEO.
Deirdre is a recognized leader in the charitable health sector and is frequently requested to address Boards of Directors, government groups and other organizations about the role of national health charities in relation to research, health policy and the enormous impact of Health Charities’ contributions to society.
Deirdre has lived in Ottawa for 22 years with her Husband and two children. She has worked in the area of health and health charities and is very much looking forward to contributing to our community.
Sheila who has steadfastly given over 31 years of her life caring for the poor and underprivileged will remain with the organization as Director of Care assisting the clients and programs. It is with compassion, determination, dedication to a cause and the knowledge that what she was doing was so necessary to the betterment of the lives of the people forced to live on the street. Sheila has been an integral part of Shepherds of Good Hope and will continue to be so.
Shepherds of Good Hope is pleased to have Deirdre join the organization.