CEO of John McGivney Children's Centre Retires


The CEO of the John McGivney Children's Centre is calling it a career.

Elaine Whitmore has retired after 17-years at the centre.

The Windsor native returned to the city to lead the organization after working in the health care sector in the Greater Toronto Area for 14-years.

Whitmore says while working in the GTA she didn't have much contact with patients and families and she missed that. 

"When this job came to my attention, it seemed like a perfect match of coming back home and being able to work with children with special needs and disabilities which was always a passion for me," says Whitmore.      

Whitmore says there are a number of accomplishments she's proud of including the expansion of the centre and the accessible playground.

"I think really being able to kind of build the partnerships with other local community agencies, we've been able to bring speciality services to the centre from London so families don't have to travel," says Whitmore.

She worked in the health care sector for 40-years and enjoyed her first day of retirement on Thursday.

Whitmore plans to travel, take up new hobbies and spend time with her family.

Her replacement has not been named.