Cornwall, Ontario – The Agapè Centre’s Executive Director, Diane Plourde, will be leaving at the end of March to pursue a new challenge. She will be returning to her previous role as Executive Director of Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne with the added responsibility of also overseeing Koala Place as both organizations prepare to move and co-locate at a new location in May 2018.
“It was a difficult decision to leave after such a short time with the Agapè Centre but the opportunity to bring two complimentary agencies with multiple partners together to provide a better service to victims and their families was just too exciting to pass up. I will continue, however, to be a strong supporter of the Agapè Centre and will greatly miss the wonderful staff and volunteers that work so hard to ensure that no child, man or woman goes hungry in our community” states Diane Plourde.
As a result of Mrs. Plourde’s departure, the Agapè Centre has decided to take this opportunity to restructure. The organization will be amalgamating the Operations Manager and Executive Director position together which will allow the hiring of a new Fund Development/Public Education Coordinator. Johanne Couture, the current Operations Manager, has been appointed as the new Executive Director. Other minor staffing changes will also take place which will allow better cost efficiencies and support of the goals of the organization.
Jim Healey, Board Chair states: “The Board thanks Diane for her dedication and leadership at the Agapè Centre and we wish her great success in her new challenges at Victim Services. We are pleased that Johanne will be able to offer continuity to our organization and the Board looks forward to our work together.“