January is definitely a new beginning for many of us, but here at the OAN it signals the closure of a cycle as well.

On behalf of all of the staff of the OAN, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Wendy Pinder, Acting Executive Director, as she completes her full-time contract with us and returns to the Ontario Organizational Development Program as Program Administrator.

Since her arrival last February, Wendy has overseen three successful Skills Workshops (as well as the planning of the upcoming ED/Board Chair Forum), two Board trainings and our best-attended AGM ever!

Additionally, Wendy worked very closely with the PLDI program, supporting two national team meetings which resulted in increased facilitator capacity and broadened reach for future PLDI participants across the country.

Wendy’s vision and collaborative energy has provided focus and intention to our little organization and although she will be continuing with us part-time until the end of January (until our new Executive Director is hired) we will miss her presence in the office.

We wish her very well in her next chapter at the OODP!