New Executive Director of Empower

Kimberly Yetman Dawson Executive Director

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New Executive Director of Empower

Media Release July 15, 2015 For Immediate Release

New Executive Director for Disability Resource Centre

(St. John’s, NL) Empower, the Disability Resource Centre, is pleased to announce Kimberly Yetman Dawson has been hired as its new Executive Director. While new to Empower, she has 25 years experience in the non-profit sector, strong collaboration skills and excellent marketing expertise. Empower Chairperson Cecilia Carroll says “Yetman Dawson’s professional experience, her leadership and unique skill set will be a huge advantage as the Centre moves forward.”

Carroll says, “assisting persons with disabilities and helping to ensure that all individuals have a voice in determining the kinds of services they require is what the Empower is all about.” The Centre was established in 1997 to offer supports and services to persons with disabilities so that individuals will have greater control over the decisions that affect their lives.

Yetman Dawson said she is excited to be joining Empower. “I’m following in the footsteps of some very strong leadership, so I look forward to building on what they have established – excellent consumer driven programming plus strong partnerships with government and community,” she said.

Yetman Dawson said she wants to enhance the profile of Empower so it becomes more of a household name. “We want to ensure that everyone is aware of our services. We invite people to come, drop in, learn about us and participate in our programming,” she said.

Carroll says the Empower board is excited about the future. “We’re going to have a great future; we have some exciting initiatives coming up and Kimberly is going be a huge asset for us. We’re excited to have Kimberly join our team.”

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Photograph attached of Kimberly Yetman Dawson


Kimberly Yetman Dawson, ILRC Executive Director, 722-4031

Cecilia Carroll, ILRC Board of Directors Chairperson 722-4031

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