Message from POGO Board Chair James Scongack
The team at the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), along with our many dedicated partners, continues to work as hard as we can every day to ensure everyone affected by childhood cancer has access to the best care and support. The organization has continued to make substantial progress in many areas and we are committed to building on this going forward.
This progress and passion doesn’t happen without strong leadership and dedication. Jill Ross has served as the CEO of POGO since 2018 and has been instrumental in this progress as a true champion and leader of this important work. Jill has informed us of her intention to step down as the CEO after a very successful tenure. Jill remains wholeheartedly committed to POGO’s mission, and to her ongoing work with you, our partners in childhood cancer care.
The Board has commenced a formal search process for Jill’s successor. This process is being led by a Board-appointed CEO Search Committee and we’ve retained Boyden, given their extensive experience in executive search and the health/not-for-profit sector, to advance this important process in a comprehensive manner. Following consultation and incorporating feedback from the Board, senior staff, partners and other stakeholders, the posting for this role has been made public and can be found here. Questions about the posting can be addressed to Boyden.
Through this process, we will take the time to ensure we find a CEO that meets the needs for the future of POGO and will update you when this process is completed.
In the meantime, it’s business as usual for POGO. We will continue the important work to move the organization forward, advancing the supports, engagement and actions to achieve an excellent childhood cancer care system for children, youth, survivors, and their families and healthcare teams, in Ontario and beyond.