Marj Wanner, chairperson of the Weyburn Group Homes Society, announced recently that Executive Director Bernice Erickson will be retiring this year after 25 years of dedicated service to the organization.
While no retirement date has been set yet, the announcement is the first step in the search for a new executive director. Upon completion of the recruitment process, an orderly transition process will begin, allowing the new executive director to increase responsibilities over a period of time.
Wanner noted that Erickson has played an instrumental role in the long term success of the Weyburn Group Homes Society. "She has been a valued employee who dedicated herself to the welfare of the participants we serve, to qualify facilities, and to building a team of compassionate and caring staff. Her expertise has greatly benefitted our organization. She will be missed as she enters her well deserved retirement, but we appreciate that her efforts have created a solid foundation for our new executive director to build upon."
The Weyburn Group Home Society, founded in 1975, supports individuals living independently in their own residents and operates seven licensed Group Homes, providing services to 70 participants with varying degrees of disability. They employ 50 staff and their annual operating budget is over $2.2 million.