As most of you know Global has been going through some staffing changes. As of Aug 31, Gilad and Dawna are finishing up their commitment with Global. They both have been great to work with and I am sure they will be around at Global activities in the future. They have taken Global through some tough times especially some very difficult financial times. They have worked hard to create some stability and consistency in Global. We have really appreciated the time they have given to Global!
We would like to introduce you to the new Global staff. Peggy Hulley and Christine Suiza will be co workers running Global Teams in Southern Ontario. Peggy was with Global at the University of Guelph in 2006-2007 on the First Nations and Guatemala team. Christine was with Wilfrid Laurier University in 2007-2008 on the Mizoram and Sao Paulo Brazil team. She also worked with Dawna in 2008 as the Toronto regional coordinator. They will be contacting all those interested in becoming regional contacts and team leaders this coming week.
We would also like to welcome Kevin Field, Katie Keats and Lisa Prince who are now Globals’ Admin team. Kevin will be looking after most of the National administration and pay role. This is his first experience with Global so wish him luck. Katie will be connecting with all national locations working through budgeting and other administrative duties. She has been around Global for a long time traveling to Central America, Thailand, Kenya and was on Global’s First Nations team. Lisa who is still at the University of Guelph will be processing finances for Southern Ontario.
We also have created a new national leadership structure to support all the locations in Canada. JP. Morris who is on the Global Board, Dave Skene co founder of Global and Elise who has been the regional coordinator at Guelph will make up this leadership group. Their goal is to create a cohesive national Global team. To do this we will need to develop a strong communication network which this team will be responsible for.
We are having a staff retreat Sept. 2-5 after that there should be more news coming out on whats going on in Global!