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Press Release: New Executive Director

June 6, 2023

Family and Children’s Services – Renfrew County
Media Release (June 2, 2023):

The Board of Directors of Family and Children’s Services – Renfrew County is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer White as Executive Director, effective June 26, 2023.

Prior to joining FCS-RC, Mrs. White had more than a decade of progressive leadership in the not-for-profit (NFP) Health and Social Services sector working within multi-service agencies. She is versed in provincial, municipal and shared funding models, multi-million dollar budgets and is committed to care, development of community partnerships and the administration of services that are both adaptive and responsive.

She has a profound appreciation of both the value and necessity of embedding the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into all organizational practices. She is practiced in effectively engaging with a large, diverse, and unionized multidisciplinary workforce and has broad experience in occupational health, labour management, collective bargaining and implementing creative recruitment and retention strategies. Jennifer is bilingual (French/English), has completed Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training and is currently completing a Master’s degree. Her experience and leadership skills will be valuable in her role as Executive Director. The recruitment process valued the contributions of more than seventy stakeholders that completed a survey about characteristics necessary for an Executive Director at FCS-RC. Feedback was used extensively in crafting the scoring mechanism and interview questions, and as a framework for the process of identifying a successful candidate. It is evidence of the scope of caring in our communities that people took time to contribute their thoughts.

Mrs. White replaces Kathy Davis, who has moved to a role with the Mississippi Mills municipality.

On behalf of our Board, staff, volunteers and caregivers, we welcome Jennifer White as our new Executive Director. The Board also wishes to acknowledge and thank Jeff List who is covering as acting Executive Director during the gap of Kathy’s departure and Jennifer’s start. Congratulations Jennifer, and welcome!

Family & Children's Services of Renfrew County. Together, A Caring Community
Services à la famille et à l'enfance du Comté de Renfrew. Ensemble, Une Communaté Bienvillante.