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Guelph's PIN has new interim executive director

Peter Hohenadel takes over for Kim Cusimano on an interim basis
Kim Cusimano
Kim Cusimano is leaving the volunteer network PIN. File photo submitted by PIN.

A Guelph based volunteer network has a new leader.

Peter Hohenadel is taking over as the executive director of the People and Information Network (PIN) on an interim basis.

Outgoing head Kim Cusimano has led the organization since 2020.

Cusimano, who has been with PIN since 2016, is moving to the other side of the 401 in Cambridge to help in the development and implementation of the city's Age-Friendly Community Plan. She begins in the age friendly coordinator role Dec. 12.

"As I reflect over my time with PIN, I am grateful to have met awe-inspiring volunteers, collaborative leaders, advocates, visionaries, passionate and compassionate individuals who make a difference every day in support of community," she said in a news release.

Janet Kaufman, the PIN chair, commended Cusimano for her outstanding leadership to PIN and its members, as well as the support she provided staff during the pandemic.

"Her commitment to and passion for volunteerism have been unwavering," Kaufman said.

Cusimano pointed out Hohenadel brings "extensive leadership experience, a long history of volunteering" to the role, adding he'll be an asset to PIN.

The search for a new executive director has not begun, and no timeline has been set at the moment.

Kaufman said it's anticipated Hohenadel will be in the interim role "for some time into 2023 while the board considers how it will proceed."