Leadership Change at PIN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Leadership Change at PIN – The People and Information Network
PIN appreciates outgoing leadership and appoints Interim Executive Director
Guelph, Ontario | December 1, 2022 |
“Since her appointment in 2020,” says Janet Kaufman, Chair at PIN – The People and Information Network, “Kim Cusimano, executive director, has provided outstanding leadership to PIN and its members as well as support to the Board and staff during a time of considerable disruption due to the pandemic. Her commitment to and passion for volunteerism have been unwavering.”
Cusimano has worked with PIN since 2016 and supported PIN’s pillars of work in volunteerism and nonprofit leadership through expertise in volunteer engagement, facilitation and training, communications and events. During Cusimano’s leadership as executive director, PIN celebrated their 20th anniversary, led annual Community Benefit Sector Surveys and reports, developed the PIN Learning Space: an online training portal, advocated and delegated on behalf of volunteerism and police records checks as example.
“As I reflect over my time with PIN,” shares Cusimano, “I am grateful to have met awe-inspiring volunteers, collaborative leaders, advocates, visionaries, passionate and compassionate individuals who make a difference every day in support of community. As I return to my roots in support of life and living for older adults, I am pleased to have the opportunity to action work in the development and implementation of an Age-Friendly Community Plan in the City of Cambridge.”
Inspired by the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer in 2001, Volunteer Centre of Guelph and Wellington was born to engage volunteers and support nonprofits and charities to better utilize this powerful volunteer resource that fuels community. In 2017, the organization rebranded to PIN – The People and Information Network and at the core of their work, the organization is a connector and a conduit to action. Simply put – PIN connects people, ideas and information.
“20 years later, the need remains for the leadership, activation and advocacy of volunteerism that PIN provides,” notes Cusimano, “our communities need civic participation, volunteer contribution, and a robust community benefit sector.”
As Cusimano transitions from the role, PIN’s Board of Directors has appointed Peter Hohenadel as Interim Executive Director and is committed to ensuring that PIN’s core member services are maintained. “In addition to the tremendous contributions of the team,” says Kim, “PIN will be supported by Peter who has extensive leadership experience, a long history of volunteering and will be an asset to PIN.”