Important Changes at PAD – Parent Action on Drugs

Parent Action on Drugs is pleased to share some exciting news about changes within our organization. As of May, 2016, Joanne Brown has assumed the role of Executive Director.  Joanne has been at PAD for over 25 years, in the roles of Program Director and Lead for PAD within HC Link.  Joanne will be applying her extensive management experience and health promotion knowledge to provide leadership for PAD as we continue to deliver evidence-based, innovative and responsive service within the substance misuse prevention field.

To complement Joanne’s new role, we are also pleased to announce that Jane McCarthy has joined PAD as Manager of Program Development.  Jane has over 25 years’ experience in the health promotion field, following completion of her Master of Public Health degree from the School of Public Health at UCLA and Master of Science, Health Behaviour from the University of Waterloo.  Her experience in the health charity sector has been as the Director of Services and Education with the ALS Society of Canada, and with The ALS Association, National Office in the U.S.  Most recently Jane has completed a contract role within the William Osler Health System.

Diane Buhler, PAD’s previous Executive Director for over 25 years, will remain on board at PAD in a consultative role to assist in the transition process as she works her way to full retirement in the fall.

The PAD team looks forward to our continuing work with partners, stakeholders and supporters to further our shared vision of healthy and informed youth, families and communities.

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