The Board of Directors of the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) is pleased to announce that Paul Lapierre has been selected as the new Executive Director (ED). The selection was made after an extensive search and recruitment process, which was managed by the executive recruitment firm Crawford Connect.

“We are pleased to announce Paul’s appointment,” reported Board Co-Chair Stacey Mayhall. “Paul has 10 years of experience in the HIV sector in Ontario and nationally. He will bring his dynamic leadership and passion for the HIV sector to the OAN at this critical time.”

Paul Lapierre is a dynamic bilingual executive who brings extensive experience in communications, financial management, government relations and community action within the Voluntary sector. He was the ED of CAS from 2002-2006, a Board member of ICASO from 2002 until 2008, a program consultant for Health Canada on HIV, and for Kali Shiva AIDS Services. He has a solid record in partnership building with multiple stakeholders and with community mobilization. Paul is a progressive leader who believes in teamwork, public responsibility and capacity building, with special emphasis on Strategic Planning. Most recently, before he began working for himself, he was the VP, Public Affairs and Cancer Control for the Canadian Cancer Society.

John MacTavish, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors said, “We take this opportunity to extend a special thank you to Wendy Pinder, our Interim Managing Director since February of this year. The OAN has benefited over the past several months by have such a skilled operational and governance manager at the helm.”

Paul Lapierre said, “I’m very excited to start a new challenge with OAN and look forward to working with the team and the members. I’m very fortunate to be joining such a respected Network that prides itself on its mission work on behalf of our community”.

Paul’s first day will be Monday July 27, 2015 and his new coordinates are:

T:  416.364.4555 x308

Email:  ed@ontarioaidsnetwork.on.ca