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Announcement - Interim leadership team
On behalf of the PHO Board of Directors, I am writing to provide an update on our interim leadership arrangements as Dr. Vivek Goel, our founding President and CEO, is stepping down, effective May 9, 2014.
 
I am pleased to announce that on May 1, 2014, Dr. George Pasut will assume the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Donna Marafioti will assume the role of Interim Chief Operating Officer. They will also retain their existing titles and responsibilities, that of Vice-President, Science and Public Health and Vice-President, Corporate Services and Human Resources, respectively. Both George and Donna will work closely with Vivek throughout the coming weeks to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. 
 
The Board has initiated an international search for a new permanent President and CEO. The search process is already well underway with the selection of search consultants Odgers Berndtson. We will keep you updated on our progress over the coming months. I am confident that PHO will attract a talented successor to Vivek. We will have the opportunity over the coming weeks to honour him and his legacy. I’m sure you will all join me in expressing our thanks and regard for his many contributions.
 
I would also like to extend my thanks to George and Donna for their ongoing leadership and particularly for assuming additional responsibilities throughout this period of transition.
 
From all of us on the Board, we appreciate your ongoing support and look forward to continuing to work together to protect and promote the health of Ontarians.
 
Dr. Terrence Sullivan
Chair, PHO Board of Directors
 
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