Problem Solver and Strategic Thinker New CEO of Crises Centre
The Board of Directors of Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region announced the appointment of Jennifer Hutton as the new CEO of the agency , effective April 26, 2018 .
Following the announcement last spring that our then CEO would be retiring at the end of March , 2018, the Board of Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR) began a province wide search and selection process aided by a leading firm in recruitment in the non - profit sector. The Board was presented with a number of candidates for consider ation and selected Ms. Hutton for the CEO position.
Ms. Hutton is a creative problem solver and strategic thinker with demonstrated skill as a collaborative leader. An Outreach Manager with WCSWR since 2012, Ms. Hutton brings experience and knowledge of t he Violence Against Women sector generally and our agency specifically. In this role, she managed 11 staff members and was involved in a variety of roles including coordi nation of agency education and presentations, community partnership development , budg et management and participation on a committee focused on organizational change . Prior to working at W CSWR , Ms. Hutton was employed by Grand River Hospital in a variety of roles including Clinical Manager , Social Worker and Team Lead.
Ms. Hutton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Social Work with a Clinical Concentration from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA with concentration in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour fr om Wilfrid Laurier University
The Board of Directors is confident that WCSWR is in excellent hands with the appointment of Jennifer Hutton as CEO . We l ook forward to working with Ms. Hutton in this new capacity as the agency continu es to empower and suppo rt women and children to move beyond violence through the provision of safe shelter, education and outreach services.