BC New Hope Recovery Society today announced Bill Pavich, Director of Operations since February 2016, has been named Executive Director of Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community & Farm.

“The Board has selected Bill Pavich to be our next Executive Director,” says BC New Hope Recovery Society Vice-President Sharon Hurd. “As Baldy Hughes celebrates its 10th year of operations, Bill is the right fit for us and will be a leader who has a vision of how to build upon and advance the work that has been done in the community over the past decade. He has a commitment to our core values and mission and a capacity to strategically guide the community forward. We have great confidence in Bill and know he will develop strong relationships with all of our stakeholders.”

“Having spent the past 18 months working closely with our residents, our staff and the Board, I’m very familiar with the program and operations and I’m ready to hit the ground running with this new mandate” says Bill Pavich, Executive Director of Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community & Farm. “Baldy Hughes is a special place and I’ve witnessed the profound impact this community has on the men who come here and commit to the work. I’m really excited to build on the platform we have and continue to evolve and enhance our program.”

Prior to joining the team at Baldy Hughes as Director of Operations in February 2016, Bill Pavich enjoyed a 25- year career with the Correctional Service of Canada, most recently as the Parole Officer Supervisor for the Prince George unit. He brings a wide scope of professional experiences and qualifications, and his credentials include a Bachelor of Social Work (with distinction) from Okanagan University College.

Since opening in 2007, over 900 individuals have participated in the recovery programs offered at Baldy Hughes and over 175 individuals have completed and graduated from the full one-year program. Funding for the non-profit organization is provided by the Province of British Columbia and generous donors. The success of Baldy Hughes would not be possible without the many volunteers who donate to their time and skills to the community, as well as the general goodwill Baldy Hughes receives from the citizens of Prince George.