John McGivney Children's Centre Names New CEO


There's a new CEO at the John McGivney Children's Centre in Windsor.

After an extensive search, the board of directors has announced that Jessica Sartori, the chair at the Greater Essex County District School Board, is the new head of the organization, replacing Elaine Whitmore who retired in August.

"It's wonderful, John McGivney is a leader in the community and we are the only publicly funded source of specialized paediatric rehabilitation expertise in the region," says Sartori.

Sartori has worked as the Director of Quality Assurance at the Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society since 2012.

She admits she has big shoes to fill in replacing Elaine Whitmore, who had been with the organization for 17 years.

"Getting up to speed and familiarizing myself with the various files," says Sartori.  "The centre does provide a lot of different types of services.  The core services are physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy."

The John McGivney Children's Centre provides rehabilitation and support services to children and youth and helps close to 3,000 children every  year with physical, neurological and developmental needs.