Ann Davis Transition Society has a new director.
ADTS board members spent months painstakingly seeking a new Executive Director to replace longtime ADTS head Bobbi Jacob, who is retiring after 18 years in the role.
“We are delighted to announce today that following a comprehensive hiring process that attracted a strong pool of candidates, the board has chosen Patti MacAhonic as its new Executive Director,” said ADTS board chair Kathy Clement.
Patti MacAhonic has lived in Chilliwack for more than 20 years, and has an MBA and a bachelor of Adult Education from UFV.
“She brings a wealth of management experience, with stellar leadership and proven fund development skills,” added Clement.
Patti has held the position of Executive Director for several organizations including Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and BC Wildlife Federation, as well as the B.C. Brain Injury Association and Agassiz-Harrison Community Services.
Patti rose to some prominence while lobbying for legislative changes to benefit survivors of workplace accidents. She was instrumental in finally getting B.C’s Bill C37 passed in 2003.
She also made headlines in town earlier this year when she ran for provincial election under the B.C. New Democratic Party banner against criminologist John Martin.
Patti said she is excited about taking on this new challenge and the chance to assist in taking the organization to the next level.