January 23, 2023 – On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Plummer as National Executive Director of CHHA. The appointment is effective immediately.
Richard brings to his new role over 20 years of extensive experience in the non-profit and healthcare fields. He served as VP, Community and Family Services YMCA-YWCA and was Senior Director, Community Impact and Investment for the United Way. His experience includes five years in Audiology and hearing healthcare management. As a strategy consultant, he established and led his own enterprise “Plum Solutions”. He has and continues to serve on numerous advisory committees and is an active member of several associations.
Richard joined CHHA in June 2020 as the Director of Business Development and Operations. During that time, he has been instrumental in advancing our strategic priorities through key initiatives including launching our social enterprise Barrier-Free Communication e-Store and leading the “Share your Smile” and “Get in the Hearing Loop” campaigns. Along with designing key changes to our accounting and operational practices, Richard has worked hard to strengthen the engagement with our national Networks and build new program partnerships with businesses and other sector stakeholders such as Cochlear Canada and Mohawk College.
Over the last four months, Richard has served as Acting National Director for CHHA. Throughout his tenure with CHHA, Richard has led by example. He exemplifies our values by supporting inclusion and diversity, breaking down barriers and building bridges, and being a force for positive change.
Please join me in welcoming Richard into his new role.