In January, the CCHA said goodbye to its longtime Administrative and Membership Director, Valerie Burke.
Valerie has been a mainstay and cornerstone of the CCHA for many years, not only in her capacity as Administrative and Membership Director, but as the personal Assistant to our late Secretary General Fr. Jackman. Valerie has been particularly important in guiding our association in the wake of Father Jackman’s death, and her institutional knowledge of the past decades of the association has been invaluable.
Valerie has been the welcoming first point of contact with the Association for its members. She made it a point to meet and develop a relationship with virtually every member, whether through email or over the phone, and for many of us at our annual meeting each year. It is at that event that we will particularly miss Valerie’s expert event planning and most importantly her smiling presence.
We thank Valerie for her many years of devoted service to the CCHA and wish her all the best as she embarks on new adventures.