Donna Ellis

A Message from President Donna Ellis, August 14

In July, I wrote to you about transitions and how much they can make us feel overloaded. In recent conversations with POD Network colleagues, though, I’ve felt like it’s more than transitions that are exhausting us. I see, hear, and feel the stress and anxiety that is sapping our energy.

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Donna Ellis

A Message from President Donna Ellis, July 13

I considered providing you with some factual updates about our organization given that our Spring Core meeting just happened in June, but I’m going to save that for later. Instead, I’ve opted for something a bit more conceptual, which feels like a better fit at this point in time.

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Donna Ellis

A Message from President Donna Ellis, June 5

I am often at a loss for words, but I’m feeling more so that way at this time. My heart is heavy with the recent overwhelming and devastating acts of anti-Black racism and police brutality in the United States, in Canada, and beyond.

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Donna Ellis

A Message from President Donna Ellis, May 12

Connecting with POD colleagues is my emphasis this month. Our ongoing pandemic conditions can make us feel not only overworked but also isolated. But when I reach out to my POD colleagues, I feel less alone. How about you?

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Donna Ellis

A Message from President Donna Ellis, April 7

In stepping into the role of President as of March 21, I’ve opted to take a slightly different tack in communicating with you. Our newsletter has been phased out and we are putting more emphasis on social media messaging, but we also know that not all of you engage in those media, so I’m going old school with my messages. On a somewhat regular basis, I will communicate with you directly via a members’ email.

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POD Network Newsletter

The POD Network newsletter was published three times annually through 2019 to keep members informed about upcoming events and opportunities about resources for professional practice. We have since moved such communication to social media and more regular updates from the president.