New CEO appointed

July 22, 2016
Sally Ginter to begin new role in August
Sally Ginter

Sally Ginter has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto. She will start her new role with the organization on Aug. 1, 2016.

Sally has more than 20 years of experience in both the private sector, particularly in the construction industry, and in the not-for-profit sector, with the Canadian Cancer Society. Most recently, she was the President and CEO of Kerry's Place Autism Services, North America's largest autism service provider. Born and raised in Peterborough, Ont., she holds an honours BA in English literature from Trent University and an MBA from Athabasca University.

“RMHC Toronto is a global leader in our sector, and with the continued expansion of our Family Rooms across Ontario, we are poised to make even greater impact on families in need in the years to come,” said Joe Cooper, Chair of the RMHC Toronto Board of Directors, in making the announcement. “Sally’s strong balance of skills, experience and personal qualities will ensure the organization continues to thrive in our increasingly complex environment into the future.”

In addition to its House in downtown Toronto for 81 families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment, RMHC Toronto also operates a growing network of in-hospital Family Rooms across the Greater Toronto Area, at Credit Valley Hospital, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Rouge Valley Centenary and SickKids. In December, it will open a much-anticipated Family Room to serve families in Northern Ontario at Health Sciences North in Sudbury. Last year, RMHC Toronto served 85 per cent more families than the year before, a growth in impact that is continuing in 2016.

Sally is looking forward to the challenge of her new role.

“I am truly excited and honoured to be joining an organization focused on keeping families close when they need each other the most. Families with seriously ill children come in all different sizes, shapes and forms. Through its House and Family Rooms, RMHC Toronto provides them a much-needed service. I’m looking forward to working with great colleagues and an impressive Board to support and advance our special and important mission.”

RMHC Toronto looks forward to welcoming Sally in August. 

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