A statement from Amanda Demmer, current Program Coordinator:
With mixed emotions, I share the news that I will be stepping down from my position as WRSPC’s Program Coordinator. I am saddened to be leaving a role that has allowed me such fulfilling opportunities to connect with and impact our community, though excited for my next chapter as I enter into a PhD in Public Health and Health Systems and The University of Waterloo in September. It has been a privilege to hold this position for the past three years, and I am grateful for those I have met and been influenced by as I have grown within this role. I know the experiences I have had here will be carried with me into my next journey.
The transition out of this role is made easier knowing that I am staying in Waterloo Region, and I hope to stay connected to WRSPC and our community partners as I engage in my PhD work and research. The Program Coordinator role is an immensely fulfilling one for someone who feels a deep passion for promoting mental health and mobilizing the community in suicide prevention efforts. This role also leaves space for someone to bring their own creativity and innovation into it, so as I transition out of this role I look forward to welcoming and supporting a new Program Coordinator as they navigate how to make the role their own.