Susan Hollyman

Susan Hollyman

Susan Hollyman was elected President and Chair of the Board of Vanier Children's Services in 2001 after being on the Board for two years.  Susan was one in a long line of Board members from the May Court Club of London.  The May Court Club of London has supported Vanier from its inception with funding, volunteer support and governance leadership. Susan had already shown leadership in the May Court Club as the key person for the Breakfast food program for schools, a cause with which she has continued.

Susan's style of leadership exudes commitment to mission, a sense of responsibility and a quiet but determined resolve to make things better for people.  During her tenure, she effectively advocated for mental health services for children and families.  Susan's leadership with the Board members resulted in a high level of collaboration.  Her support for the Executive Director was invaluable during difficult times.  A major achievement was a campaign to enrich and enlarge our Board with a wider representation of community members.  Susan's efforts led to the recruitment of excellent Board members thus ensuring effective succession planning and a Board which has continued to gain in strength. Vanier owes Susan a huge debt of gratitude for her willingness to step forward and support us during challenging times.