A new president is in the future
Markku Kostamo has led A Rocha Canada since its founding in 2001. In early years he was the Executive Director and, after a 2014 re-structuring to adapt to the organization’s growth, he was named President.
Since July 2017, however, Markku has been on medical leave.
In January 2018, he and the Board of Directors decided that he would not return to his former role.
This has been a season of significant adjustment as the National Management Team has adapted over the past seven months to managing the organization without Markku’s leadership. In his absence, Rick Faw, VP of Programming, has taken on the role of Acting President, and he will continue as Interim President as the Board turns its attention to a presidential search process.
“For those friends of A Rocha who know Markku personally – please know that he is doing much better now, and he and Leah and their girls are all fine,” says Rick Faw.