Dear friends and supporters of Accessible Housing:
As some of you may know, Michelle Rhode began her role as Executive Director in May of 2017. Michelle came to Accessible during a crucial time during the construction and commissioning of Inclusio. Michelle was instrumental in supporting the organization to not only successfully open Inclusio but navigate other significant program changes as well. Michelle’s open communication style assisted the organization to maintain and enhance collaborative culture. Michelle has made the difficult decision to step out of her full-time role to allow her to spend more time with her 1 year old son and have the flexibility to potentially pursue part-time employment.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Stacey Stilling has stepped into the full-time Executive Director role, effective September 16. Stacey previously took on the position for an interim period last year during Michelle’s maternity leave and we were all incredibly impressed with her abilities and leadership.
Over the next few weeks, Stacey will work with Michelle to ensure a smooth transition as we continue to serve our team members, clients and residents.
Stacey has worked with Accessible Housing in several capacities within the last two years. Her first role with the organization was in November 2017 as a Project Consultant with a focus on commissioning our latest home for 45 individuals with limited mobility, Inclusio. She then served as Interim Executive Director from June 2018 to February 2019 before serving as an Operations Consultant since then. In addition to these roles, Stacey has over 20 years of professional experience across a variety of industries, including non-profit, healthcare, supportive living and education. She recently completed her Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Executive Management from Royal Roads University, adding to her breadth of high-level leadership expertise that she brings to Accessible Housing. The team is very excited to have Stacey’s energy and expertise as she leads our organization.
Welcome to the team Stacey!