Kathy started at Excel Society in April of 2004 as a Recreation Therapist at the Gerard Raymond Centre and John McGee Day Options (as it was known back then) developing and implementing recreation programs for clients who attended these programs. She eventually took over the supervision of the Recreation Assistants working in the residential homes funded by AHS and at Grand Manor, and was involved in the hiring of the first ever Recreation Assistant at the GRC – it was an exciting time. With the opening of Balwin Villa in 2010 and the hiring of 2 full time recreation assistants Kathy was promoted to the position of Recreation Manager supervising a team of 8 assistants and “Recreation” became its own Department within Excel Society.
Kathy took on a new challenge in mid-2013 and moved to the position of Program Manager of the Child & Youth Department, she held this position for three and a half years. Kathy obtained the position of Instructor at the Excel Academy in January of 2017 and now enjoys facilitating the professional development courses staff require.