CEO Public Notice Announcement

February 1, 2021

CEO Public Notice Announcement


Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research Board of Directors announced today its CEO, Joan Lee, will be retiring June 30, 2021.


Joan has been a leader in the not-for-profit sector for decades and with Vecova for the past 42 years.  She has played an instrumental role in the development and success of Vecova through her vision and inspiring leadership. The Board of Directors thanks Joan for her long and dedicated service that has made Vecova a leader in the not-for-profit and disability sectors and poised for a strong future. We will greatly miss her and sincerely wish her all the best in her retirement.


“It has been my great honour to lead an organization that is deeply committed to serving people of all abilities. Our dedicated employees, volunteers, donors and community partners work tirelessly to uphold Vecova’s mission each and every day, ultimately improving the lives of those we serve. I am privileged and proud to have been part of such an impactful organization that provides ‘top notch’ quality services to our consumers. Vecova has an incredible vision for the future and plans for a new Centre of All Abilities where people will come together in an inclusive and welcoming space where everyone will feel a sense of belonging and community that supports positive life outcomes. I look forward to seeing this become a reality for Vecova.” – Joan Lee.


The Board of Directors has engaged Pekarsky & Co. to lead the search for its next Chief Executive Officer. For more information about this search, please see


During this transition period, it is Vecova’s priority to continue to advance our strategic vision while maintaining our delivery of high quality services and a stable and impactful organization.


Dr. Ivan Sierralta

Board Chair