Friends of St. Matthew’s House:
On behalf of the Board of Directors of St. Matthew’s House, I want to share with you information about some important changes related to the leadership team of our organization.
The most substantial, and difficult, change is that Steve Leighfield is no longer with our organization. We thank Steve for his significant contributions to St. Matthew’s House over the past five years.
As an interim measure, Karen Randell and Angela Dauda, both program managers, will assume the overall management of the organization, now as co-executive directors. They will report directly to me and the Board of Directors and have our full support. The Board will be taking steps to recruit a new Executive Director who will lead St. Matthew’s House into its next chapter in fulfilling our mission of being a place of hope and assistance to Hamiltonians in need.
The Board has conscientiously made these changes as part of our ongoing discernment of a revitalized vision for St. Matthew’s House after the loss of our largest program, Early Childhood Integration Support Services. Further restructuring will be considered as we seek to address our new financial and organizational reality and to better align St. Matthew’s House with local community needs.
We appreciate your continued and generous support of the programs and good works that St. Matthew’s House provides.
Please do not hesitate to contact Karen Randell, Angela Dauda or me if you have questions or concerns.
Chair, Board of Directors