There's A New Head Of The Family!
April 9, 2014
“There’s A New Head of the Family”
Lethbridge Family Services (LFS) is pleased to announce Ms. Sandra Mintz as our new Chief Executive Officer. Sandra brings an incredible depth of knowledge, skills, and history in social services to the organization. Originally born and raised in Southern Alberta, and following a 21-year career in Edmonton, she has returned to her roots in Lethbridge. Sandra brings eleven years of Senior Management experience with large, complex, public and private human service organizations that include all the services areas offered by LFS. She is an international accreditation Team Leader with the Council on Accreditation of Services for Children and Families (COA) and has experience with a multitude of different accrediting bodies. Ms. Mintz holds an Executive MBA degree and an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Management from Athabasca University, is Lean Six Sigma Certified at the Black Belt level; completed her undergraduate degree at the U of A, and holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education from Lethbridge College.
“We are excited and honored to have this caliber of individual assume the role of Chief Executive Officer with our agency. Every year we strive to help the most vulnerable populations in Southern Alberta and I firmly believe that we will be able to help even more families and individuals with Sandra at our helm. “- Wendy Kalkan, Board Chair.
Lethbridge Family Services is a fully-accredited, multi-faceted not-for-profit organization that is committed to improving the well-being and quality of life for individuals and families of Southwestern Alberta. Lethbridge Family Services believes that the family, more than any other institution shapes the personality and the character of every person. We also believe that the nature of life in society is, in a large part, determined by the quality of family life. Program delivery occurs through Immigrant Services, Counseling, Outreach, and Education, Home Services, and the DaCapo (disability services) Program. Every year the agency serves over 3,000 people, is the largest community social service employer in the city, and has been serving Southern Alberta for over 100 years.
“I am very pleased to take on this new role with LFS. I was well aware of the caliber of professional services, administration, and governance within this highly accredited agency. I had the privilege of working at LFS in 1986/87 and I am looking forward to leading the organization to do even more for the community and its most vulnerable citizens. “- Sandra Mintz, CEO, Lethbridge Family Services.