inclusion Powell River’s (iPR) board of directors has announced that longtime chief executive officer (CEO) Lilla Tipton will be retiring from the organization.
According to a media release, the (iPR) board has awarded the CEO position to Corinna Curtis, who is currently the director of adult and residential services for the organization.
Tipton will be stepping down as CEO effective April 1, 2022. Her last day will be June 30, 2022.
The release stated that Tipton joined iPR in 1996 and took on the role of CEO in 2001. She has played a critical role in the growth and diversification of the organization over the past 25 years.
“We cannot thank Lilla enough for her leadership, expertise, dedication and innumerable contributions to the organization over the years,” stated iPR board president David Morris. “She will be missed by the staff, board, clients, families, qathet community and provincial community living sector. We wish her the very best as she takes retirement.”
Curtis will step into the role on April 1. She joined iPR in 2018 and has held the position of director of adult and residential services for the past three years. As a registered nurse and former manager of acute services at Powell River General Hospital, Curtis brings more than 10 years of leadership from in-person-centred care and advocacy.
“We are very excited for Corinna to bring her management expertise, passion for person-centred care and progressive vision to the CEO role,” stated Morris. “We are both saddened to see Lilla go, and excited for this next chapter.”