Jenny Greensmith, the long-serving executive director of Pathways Health Centre for Children, has announced her retirement from the organization later this year.
The news came in an announcement to staff followed by an announcement on Tuesday to members of the Rotary Club of Sarnia on, the service club that has been closely linked to Pathways since its inception—it once had Rotary in its name before legal implications lead to its renaming in 2002.
Greensmith joined the staff of Pathways in 1999 as manager of Speech-Language Pathology and Augmentative Communication Services and took the lead role in 2004.
Rotary members first identified the need for a treatment centre in Sarnia-Lambton in the 1940s and in 1975 it had its official opening, on land leased to the Centre for $1 a year by the Rotary Club.
In 1987, the Centre’s Therapeutic Pool was opened with funding from the Rotary Club of Sarnia, the Ministry of Health, the Easter Seal Society and community contributions.
Greensmith and her husband, Dr. Chris Greensmith, a family medicine physician who once served as Lambton County’s Medical Officer of Health, have been residents of the area for several decades.
A replacement for Jenny Greensmith as executive director of Pathways will be conducted by a search firm.