Longtime board chair at Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre retiring

Survivor Lori Hare, Survivor and President of the Board for the Sexual Assault Survivor Centre Georgette Parsons and Sexual Assault Survivors Centre Executive Director Michelle Batty gather at the Footsteps Tribute to Courage Walkway. June 21, 2016 (BlackburnNews.com file photo by Melanie Irwin)

The longtime board president at the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre has decided to retire.

Georgette Parsons has served as chair for 25 years.

The centre said Parsons’ passion for the agency has been exemplary and she will be missed.

“During her time with the board, Georgette was a part of significant movements within our sector,” said board Vice Chair Eve Morgan Langille in a news release. “Her tireless advocacy, support and ongoing commitment, influenced growth and change for both the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre and community.”

It’s expected the board will choose a replacement by the end of October.

Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre of Sarnia-Lambton President Georgette Parsons. (Photo from Facebook)

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre of Sarnia-Lambton President Georgette Parsons. (Photo from Facebook)