Friday, 11 October 2013

Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services: Bridging the Gap (SDHHS) news!


 Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services: Bridging the Gap


For Immediate Release – October 10, 2013

SDHHS Appoints New Executive Director

Saskatoon – Dale Birley, the President of the Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc., the province’s only agency providing an assortment of services to persons living with deafness, has announced the appointment of a new Executive Director, starting November 1, 2013. The appointee, George Schinarakis, a current resident of Toronto, has extensive experience in the field of deafness and management. “He is well-suited for our purposes with his background and training in marketing, seeing that SDHHS had just launched a major marketing strategy initiative. With him at the helm, we can see SDHHS reaching out to many more Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing persons throughout the province.”

Mr. Schinarakis possesses a Master’s degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and a Business Management Certificate from George Brown College, where he also worked as a project manager in accessibility for Deaf students. The outgoing Executive Director, Roger Carver, who is retiring after four years of service to the SDHHS, is pleased with the selection, saying the similarities in their backgrounds would “ensure a smooth transition for the organization and enable it to stay on track in its strategic direction.”


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