Communications and Public Affairs leadership change
It was announced earlier this week that due to a possible restructuring of the VCH Communications & Public Affairs (C&PA) function, and resulting changes to the role of the Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, Clay Adams, ABC, APR, will be leaving VCH.
Clay is well known across the organization and was a founding member of the communications team when VCH was established in 2001. He was appointed Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs in 2006. In the years since, Clay has led the team to earn numerous international awards and honours, including recognition as the worldwide “Not for Profit Communications Department of the Year” in 2017 by the International Association of Business Communicators.
Clay has an outstanding reputation as one who has significantly advanced the reputation and profile of our health authority among employees, media, government, and external stakeholders. His last day with VCH will be Friday, April 6, 2018. Laurie Dawkins, Director of Corporate Communications, will step into the role of Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs on an interim basis while decisions are made about next steps in leadership of the C&PA team.