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New CEO Appointed to The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society’s National Board of Directors announces the appointment of Janet Yale to the role of President and CEO, effective June 4, 2012.  Ms. Yale joins The Society having held significant leadership positions in the non-profit, public and private sectors. 

Ken Ready, Chair of the Search Committee and Vice Chair to the National Board, believes that Janet Yale is the ideal candidate to move The Society to new levels of achievement and success.  “Janet’s expertise in strategic development, relationship building and revenue generation, along with her passion for community service, will enhance The Arthritis Society’s position with the Canadian public, governments, corporate Canada, donors and patients.

In her new role, Yale will be responsible for leading the organization to shape the future of The Society while it delivers its mission to the millions of Canadians living with arthritis. 

“We are thrilled to have Janet Yale join The Arthritis Society,” says Maureen Quigley, National Board Chair.  “Janet’s approach to innovative and creative thinking, coupled with her experience and talent, will foster positive relationships within the organization and the broader arthritis community.”

About The Arthritis Society

The Arthritis Society is dedicated to a vision of Living well while creating a future without arthritis. It is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to 4.6 million Canadians with arthritis and their loved ones. Since its founding in 1948, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada by investing more than $175 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis.

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For more information, please contact:

Tracy Folkes Hanson
Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
The Arthritis Society
(416) 979-7228, ext. 3391
Cell: (647) 393-8764


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