May 9, 2022

Woodview's Executive Director, Cindy I'Anson, Announces Retirement

By Debora Hume, Board Chair at Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services

Cindy I'Anson
Flora Ennis

The Board of Directors of Woodview extends their gratitude to Cindy I’Anson, Executive Director, as she announces her retirement effective September 30, 2022. Cindy has dedicated 27 years of her career to Woodview with 15 of those years in the role of Executive Director.  Congratulations, Cindy!

As part of a thoughtful succession plan, it is our sincere pleasure to announce that Flora Ennis has been appointed Woodview’s new Executive Director effective September 4, 2022. Flora has been with Woodview for 22 years and has assumed increasingly responsible leadership positions during this time. While everyone at Woodview will certainly miss Cindy’s commitment, vision, and leadership, the board feels confident that Flora’s experience, leadership, and passion for the work that we do forms a strong foundation for her to continue moving the agency forward. Flora is well respected as a community leader in Brantford / Brant and beyond. She is enthusiastic, passionate, and a great collaborator and the community has greatly benefited from her leadership. Together, Cindy and Flora coined Woodview’s unofficial tagline, going above and beyond for the people we serve, a value they both hold deeply and is an integral part of the “Woodview Way.”

I have had the privilege of working directly with Cindy since September 2010. Her dedication, commitment and tireless devotion to Woodview is evident in the many accomplishments she has realized and in the incredible legacy that she leaves. Cindy has guided Woodview through change and development as an innovative, trusted, and respected leader.

During Cindy’s tenure, Woodview has delivered many innovative services and grown as an agency, celebrating many accomplishments including three successful accreditation reviews, three Employer of Choice awards, and our 60th anniversary of delivering dedicated community services. Cindy also launched what we now know and love to be our annual Staff Appreciation Day!

Cindy’s strengths of innovation and collaboration have led Woodview through the development of multiple strategic plans and robust succession planning across all areas of the organization. Cindy guided us over the last two years in successfully navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting staff in demonstrating remarkable resilience and adaptability.

Woodview owes so much to Cindy, her leadership, and the culture she has fostered. Cindy, you will always be remembered for your dedication and the leadership that you have given to Woodview. Please join me in expressing our sincere gratitude to Cindy for her service.

You are both entering new chapters of your lives — Congratulations Cindy and welcome to Flora!

We are very enthusiastic for this next phase and look forward to continued success and service to our communities under the inspired leadership that Flora will bring.

Debora Hume
Chair, Woodview Board of Directors

🎉 Cindy is going to be greatly missed by all of us in the Woodview family, and we know so many of you feel the same!  So, we’ve set up an online card to help share our well wishes, memories and congratulations.  We invite you to leave a message, a photo, or a video for Cindy! Please note all your messages, videos and photos will be visible to other contributors on this board.

Access Cindy’s card here

It’s easy to post your message to the Kudoboard, here’s how:
  1. Click the Kudo Board Link:
  2. Select “+ Add to Board”
  3. Leave Cindy a message – you can also share a photo, GIF or video along with your message!
  4. Select post.