Mission Community Services Society hires new executive director

Michelle Puffer takes over from Sanjay Gulati, who left the position in June

Michelle Puffer has been named as the new executive director of the Mission Community Services Society. / Submitted Photo

Mission Community Services Society has a new executive director.

Michelle Puffer will take over from Sanjay Gulati, who left the position in June to take up a new opportunity in Galway, Ireland.

Puffer began he career in the non-profit sector with the Salvation Army where she worked for five years as the manager of business administration.

She moved on from there to take up a senior manager role with WeCare/CBI Home Care. She comes to MCSS from G4S Aviation where she served as operations director.

Puffer holds a professional designation (PHRi) in human resources from the HR Certification Institute and a diploma in business management from the International Correspondence School.

“Michelle describes herself as having a heart for serving people and she is eager to get back to working in the non-profit world,” said Bob Ingram, chair of Mission Community Services Society.

She is passionate, engaging, a strategic thinker and she will bring solid operations leadership to MCSS, he added

Puffer will lead the management team at MCSS and is responsible for reporting to the board of directors. She will serve as the main public contact and spokesperson for MCSS, and will represent the organization in all professional business capacities.

Puffer is looking forward to using her communication skills and volunteer leadership experience in working with local community partners and she will seek out opportunities to build on those relationships.

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