The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Welcomes Glenn Brimacombe as Vice-president

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Welcomes Glenn Brimacombe as Vice-president

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Glenn Brimacombe to Vice-president, Strategic Partnerships and Priorities, a new executive leadership role within the organization. Mr. Brimacombe will officially assume this position on January 8, 2018.

Mr. Brimacombe comes to CCSA from the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA), where he was Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations, now known as HealthCareCAN.

“I am delighted to welcome Glenn to the CCSA team as our new vice-president of Strategic Partnerships and Priorities,” said Rita Notarandrea, CEO of CCSA. “The issues surrounding substance use and addiction are complex and consequential. To address them requires an approach that involves having everyone at the table. For nearly three decades, Glenn has cultivated these kinds of strategic partnerships in the healthcare sector and I am so pleased that we will soon bring his talent and expertise to CCSA and to the individuals and organizations we serve.”

For thirty years, CCSA has been at the forefront of knowledge mobilization, bridging the gap and connecting the dots between people, issues and resources across Canada on matters of substance use and addiction. As the only pan-Canadian health organization with a mandate to explore the effects of both licit and illicit substances on the health and safety of Canadians, CCSA has built a strong reputation and an even stronger network of stakeholders with a common goal of reducing the harms of substance use on Canadian society and the economy.

Mr. Brimacombe is uniquely positioned to assume this new role and advance this important work. Throughout his career, his focus has been on the management of strategic policy issues related to the organization, financing and delivery of healthcare, and the federal role in research, innovation and commercialization, as well as the identification, development and nurturing of a number of strategic alliances.

“I’m honoured to join a highly reputable national health agency that has an impressive track record in helping individuals and working with partners to achieve results on substance use and addiction,” said Mr. Brimacombe. “In my role as vice-president, and drawing on my past roles and experiences as a CEO of two national health organizations, I look forward to working in strategic partnership with a broad number of stakeholders to advance research, policy and practice on the services and supports to address substance use in Canada to the benefit of all Canadians.”

Mr. Brimacombe holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Ottawa.

Previous Positions of Glenn Brimacombe

  • CEO, Canadian Psychiatric Association, 2013–2017
  • Co-chair, Health Action Lobby, 2009–2014
  • President and CEO, Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations, 2002–2013
  • Director, Health Programs, Conference Board of Canada, 2000–2001
  • Visiting Senior Policy Analyst, Health Canada, 1997–1998
  • Director, Health Economics, Canadian Medical Association, 1991–2000
  • Economist, Ontario Medical Association, 1988–1990
  • University of Ottawa, Master’s, Economics 1984–1988

About CCSA

CCSA is Canada’s only agency with a legislated national mandate to reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs on Canadians. We do so by gathering the latest evidence and promoting that evidence widely. Created by an Act of Parliament in 1988, CCSA’s vision is for a healthier Canadian society where evidence transforms approaches to substance use. Our mission is to address issues of substance use by providing national leadership and harnessing the power of evidence to generate coordinated action to inform policy, practice and programs.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society. We partner with public, private and non-governmental organizations to improve the health and safety of Canadians.

CCSA activities and products are made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views of CCSA do not necessarily represent the views of the Government of Canada.


SOURCE Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

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Leading Fleet Solutions Provider, Utilimaster®, Expands Footprint to Eastern U.S. and Looks to Hire 100 New Employees in the Next 60 Days


Leading Fleet Solutions Provider, Utilimaster®, Expands Footprint to Eastern U.S. and Looks to Hire 100 New Employees in the Next 60 Days

PR Newswire

EPHRATA, Pa., Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Utilimaster®, a Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) Company operating within Spartan’s Fleet Vehicles & Services business unit (“Spartan” or “Spartan FVS”), plans to add 100 new employees in its Ephrata facility to support growing demand for Utilimaster’s truck body solutions.

First shift open positions at the plant, located at 64 Cocalico Creek Road, include plant manager, plant supervisors, quality engineer, material lead, planner/expediter, general assemblers, and  skilled trades team leaders to include welder, decalers, electrical assembly, and mechanical assembly . The pay range for skilled and salaried positions is based on applicant experience. Applicants with truck body production and assembly experience is preferred but not required.   

Interested applicants can submit applications online at

“We’re in the midst of a remarkable period of growth and our team is expanding as a result,” said Daryl Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Spartan Motors. “We build the very best purpose-built vehicles on the road today, so for new hires, this is a tremendous opportunity to join a growing team that I believe represents the very best in manufacturing excellence.”

Utilimaster is offering a comprehensive and competitive regional benefits package which could include an up to $3,000 sign on bonus, up to $900 in wellness credits, tuition reimbursement for employees looking to continue their education, and holiday pay. Additionally, all Utilimaster and Spartan Motors employees are eligible to participate in Spartan’s quarterly bonus program. Candidates hired after January 1, 2018 are eligible for benefits on the date of hire.

For more information on Spartan’s Fleet Vehicles & Services and its Utilimaster brand, visit

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc. is a leading designer, engineer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty vehicles, specialty chassis, vehicle bodies and parts for the fleet and delivery, recreational vehicle (RV), emergency response, defense forces and contract assembly (light / medium duty truck) markets. The Company’s brand names — Spartan Motors, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Spartan Emergency Response, Spartan Parts and Accessories; Smeal® and its family of brands, including Ladder Tower™ and UST®; and Utilimaster®, a Spartan Motors Company — are known for quality, durability, performance, customer service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 2,200 associates and operates facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota; Saltillo, Mexico; and Lima, Peru. Spartan reported sales of $591 million in 2016. Visit Spartan Motors at

This release contains several forward-looking statements that are not historical facts, including statements concerning our business, strategic position, financial projections, financial strength, future plans, objectives, and the performance of our products and operations.  These statements can be identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “potential,” “future,” “may,” “will,” “should,” and similar expressions regarding future expectations.  These forward-looking statements involve various known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, and likelihood.  Therefore, actual performance and results may materially differ from what may be expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could contribute to these differences include operational and other complications that may arise affecting the implementation of our plans and business objectives; continued pressures caused by economic conditions and the pace and extent of the economic recovery; challenges that may arise in connection with the integration of new businesses or assets we acquire or the disposition of assets; restructuring of our operations, and/or our expansion into new geographic markets; issues unique to government contracting, such as competitive bidding processes, qualification requirements, and delays or changes in funding; disruptions within our dealer network; changes in our relationships with major customers, suppliers, or other business partners, including Isuzu; changes in the demand or supply of products within our markets or raw materials needed to manufacture those products; and changes in laws and regulations affecting our business.  Other factors that could affect outcomes are set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available at or our website.  All forward-looking statements in this release are qualified by this paragraph.  Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Ketchum Hires Samantha Wolf as SVP, Corporate Media Strategy

Ketchum Hires Samantha Wolf as SVP, Corporate Media Strategy

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NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Leading global communications firm Ketchum today announced the appointment of Samantha Wolf as SVP, corporate media strategy. In this role, Wolf will focus on creating and executing media and communications strategies for Ketchum’s Corporate and Public Affairs clients. She will report to John Bradbury, partner and director of Ketchum’s New York Corporate Practice and its Global Issues & Crisis Management Network.

“Samantha’s track record of delivering tremendous earned media results across the U.S. and globally, combined with her deep understanding of executing media strategy across a variety of industries and corporate disciplines, will be of considerable value for our clients,” said Bradbury.

Wolf joins Ketchum from Havas PR, where she most recently served as SVP for the corporate and global teams. Prior to Havas PR, Wolf spent nearly six years at KCSA Strategic Communications. She was named a “Rising Star” by PR News in 2015, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia.  

“I am impressed with the depth of expertise within Ketchum’s Corporate and Public Affairs Practices,” said Wolf. “This is a pivotal time for the strategic communications industry, and I look forward to working with Ketchum’s clients to ensure they reach their target audiences through impactful storytelling.” 

About Ketchum
Ketchum is a leading global communications firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents. The winner of 45 Cannes Lions and an unprecedented five PRWeek Campaign of the Year Awards, Ketchum partners with clients to deliver strategic programming, game-changing creative and measurable results that build brands and reputations. For more information on Ketchum, a part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, visit

About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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