Mike Gawliuk named CMHA Kelowna’s new CEO

CMHA Kelowna has named a replacement for CEO Shelagh Turner, who will be leaving the role on May 31.

Mike Gawliuk has accepted the job and will begin his new duties on June 1. Gawliuk is currently the director of service delivery and program innovation at the organization.

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<p dir=Board chair Stuart Yanow said it was a rigorous selection process, but noted that Gawliuk’s experience, knowledge and relationships make him the perfect choice.

“Mike believes strongly in the power of strategy and collaboration,” explained Yanow.

“He takes a thoughtful approach to the work, and has a deep respect for the CMHA Kelowna team and the individuals who use our programs and services.”

Yanow added that it’s an “incredible advantage” to have Gawliuk as the new CEO and the Board is excited to see CMHA Kelowna flourish under his leadership.

Gawliuk is no stranger to the non-profit sector, as his career has seen him work with at-risk youth and individuals experiencing homeless.

He joined CMHA Kelowna in 2011 and has been instrumental in the development of some of the organization’s most innovative programs.

That includes Housing First, Scattered Sites and Foundry Kelowna.

Gawliuk has also been involved with a number of local, provincial and national level organizations, and was recognized as one of Kelowna’s Top 40 over 40 in 2017.

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