The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s CEO, Wendy Schettler, is set to retire at the end of May 2023.
Schettler’s commitment to building a strong organization has shaped her career throughout her 22-year history with the Society, with the last 10 years as CEO. With the number of Manitobans living with dementia expected to more than double by 2050, Schettler leaves the Alzheimer Society poised to meet the growing need for dementia support.
“It has been my honour and privilege to support Manitobans on their dementia journey and I leave knowing that the organization is ready for what the future brings,” says Schettler. “Dementia remains an extremely difficult diagnosis and it is more essential than ever that families have access to the Alzheimer Society for information and support.”
Schettler has provided a clear vision for the organization during her time as CEO. Under her leadership the Society saw significant growth including an increase in First Link® staff, allowing the organization to expand its program and support offerings.
A leadership transition is already well underway as the Society welcomes Erin Crawford as incoming CEO.