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Departure of United Way Leeds & Grenville Executive Director

The United Way Leeds & Grenville Board of Directors would like to announce the departure of our Executive Director, Melissa Hillier. “At this time, the Board is taking a step back to look at our strengths and our opportunities for growth; so that United Way Leeds & Grenville can continue to make the greatest impact possible on the most pressing social issues experienced in our community,” said Shawn Souder, Board President.

“I would like to thank this amazing community for their continued generosity and their support of the United Way,” said Melissa Hillier, departing Executive Director.  “I know that it has been tough for organizations to meet their targets, both in Leeds Grenville and the surrounding communities. However, I am very proud of the staff and volunteers, for raising well over three-quarters of a million dollars, in both 2015 and 2016.”

Melissa will be moving to Seattle to join her husband, Dr. Matthew Rodrigues, as he pursues his career in Cancer research.  “I have seen first-hand, how committed the Board, Volunteers and Staff are to changing lives locally; I will be cheering them on from Seattle,” added Hillier.

Please keep an eye out for details regarding the Executive Director position, as they will be posted through local media and at in the near future. The Hiring Committee is targeting May 1st  2017, to have a new Executive Director in place. In the meantime, Hillier has committed to remain with the organization until the transition is complete.

For additional information, contact:

Melissa Hillier, Executive Director (613)342-8889

United Way Leeds & Grenville

42 George St. P.O. Box 576

Brockville, Ontario

K6V 5V7

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