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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Jamie Benner
We just had a brief meeting with Sally. She seems like a genuinely caring individual who is an excellent embassador for RMH and the family's it serves.
14/02/2017 1:18:57 PM

Welcome and congrats Sally!!! RMHC Toronto is simply one of the best places in the world :)
26/07/2016 9:20:05 PM

Sherri Paiement
Wow! So excited for you! They've made a great choice in you and I know you will be amazing! Please keep in touch and best wishes for you new position!
26/07/2016 1:22:49 PM

Kim Morningstar
Sending you heartfelt congratulations and best wishes in your new role with RMHC!
Kindest regards,
26/07/2016 12:06:19 PM

Jocelyne Paul
Congratulations Sally on your new role. You will excel and RMHC Toronto will benefit from both your experience and knowledge. All the best in your new role
26/07/2016 11:54:44 AM

Peter Manu
Congratulations, Sally! I sincerely believe that RMHC has made a very wonderful and well-informed choice bringing you aboard to steer its affairs. I have no doubt about the priceless contribution you are going to make to help move RMHC's mission, vision, values and principles to the next level.

Peter Manu, CPA, CGA, CFE
Former Regional Business Manager, Kerry's Place Autism Services
26/07/2016 10:49:15 AM

Deborah Frieberg
Congratulations! Truly a wonderful organization that brings warmth to many families who need it most... Looking forward to supporting the new growth where ever I can (volunteer).
Deb Frieberg
25/07/2016 1:26:19 PM

Debbie Irish
Congratulations Sally! Your passion and drive will be a true asset to RMHC Toronto! Wishing you both great success together!
22/07/2016 5:14:45 PM

Richard Thomas
Sally, Congratulations to you in your new role. I am confident you will be successful as I know you will bring your passion, desire to succeed and knowledge to RMHC. They are fortunate to have you join them.

All the best,

22/07/2016 4:37:56 PM

Chris Beesley
Congratulations to Sally and RMHC. You both chose very well!

All the best,
Chris Beesley - Community Living Ontario
22/07/2016 2:16:27 PM

John Melodysta
Sally ... congratulations to you and also to RMHC. I want to wish you all the best in your new role. Clearly the people handling the selection process are very smart people ... they have made a wonderful choice for a new CEO.

Best regards,
22/07/2016 12:53:34 PM

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