Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton Announces New Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton (CCASH) I am pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Zan as Executive Director effective July 18, 2022. Donna will succeed Rocco Gizzarelli who is retiring and who has served as Executive Director for the past 7 years.

Donna has been an employee of CCASH for the past 30 years and has held positions of Child Protection Worker, Service Supervisor, Manager of Quality Assurance and since 2015 as Director of Child Welfare Services. Donna has been a strong and compassionate leader throughout her time with CCASH. She was instrumental in the implementation of CCASH’s community-based model of service delivery, the development of the agency’s first Balanced Scorecard and the quality assurance program and is the lead for the community youth housing project. She values collaboration with community partners in the delivery of services.

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