Kelly Philpott-Kocken, Interim Chief Executive Officer / Vice President Finance and Administrative Services
Kelly has been with CWSDS for over 36 years, holding numerous leadership roles including her current role as Vice President Finance and Administrative Services and previously serving as acting Chief Executive Officer. Kelly has been instrumental in bringing together collaborative partnerships to support CWSDS’ strategic plan and has established a strong relationship with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. She will continue to oversee Finance and Administrative Services during this transition period. Kelly is committed to ensuring that CWSDS continues to provide excellence in the delivery of specialized services to the people we support.
Denise Mitchell, Board Chair
Denise was elected to the Board of Directors in 2017. She has been past Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Fundraising Committee.
Her 30-year career has been focused in the area of Addiction and Mental Health where she has worked in both Clinical and Community Relations roles. Denise has worked to promote services, provide consultation and to strengthen collaboration with community partners. She has also been a strong advocate for improving services for clients and has been consistently recognized for her facilitation skills, as well as her ability to operationalize initiatives and policy. She is pleased to be a member of such an accomplished Board and looks forward to her continued work with Central West.