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Welcome Cathy O’Donnell

Welcome Cathy O’Donnell

It is with much excitement that we would like to welcome the wonderful Cathy O’Donnell to her new role as the Chair of CityKidz’ Board of Directors.

We are also filled with much gratitude and admiration for the work of our outgoing Chair of the Board, Mike Dowhaniuk, who has been on our Board since 2013. Throughout his tenure, Mike helped to increase the capacity of CityKidz, supported our Executive Director, helped to lead the completion of the renovations of our Studio Theatre and the growth of our staff and programs.

“It was an honour and humbling experience to lead such a dedicated team and Board working for the best interest of each child,” Mike says of his experience.

Cathy began her journey with CityKidz five years ago as a volunteer at our Saturday programs. Two years later, she joined the board of directors to help provide wisdom, governance and leadership to our organization’s executive team.

Cathy has been a proud Hamiltonian for over 25 years and is currently the Director of Security for Mohawk College. Cathy is a leader in security, crime prevention and emergency management with over two decades of proven experience in campus community policing and emergency preparedness.

In her role on the Board, Cathy has worked collaboratively to bring together people with diverse skills and insights, to understand CityKidz’ needs, broader trends in the non-profit sector and guide our growth and development in a way that is both progressive and sustainable so that we can continue to grow and reach ever more children with our life-changing message of faith, hope and love.

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