Hughes joins literacy team

Literacy Alberni welcomes Graham Hughes to the team as the new executive director.

  • Apr. 7, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Charmead Schella

Literacy Alberni welcomes Graham Hughes to the team as the new executive director.

“It is exciting,” Hughes said. “I’ve been involved with the non-profit sector for 12 years in various positions. It’s an honour now to be able to be in a position of leadership.”

Hughes will replace Charmead Schella, who is moving with her family to New Zealand.

Hughes, who began his new position on April 4, has a degree in social work and has vast experience working in community research and development.

“Adult learning is a really important part of our community and I really believe in the opportunities that we provide in this facility,” Hughes said.

“The staff is very wonderful, the programs are accessible and approachable and we really want to help serve the people in this community who have goals to increase their literacy rates.”

Hughes comes to the new position as his predecessor leaves the Alberni Valley for New Zealand in a few weeks.

“I feel like I’m leaving the organization in the most competent and fabulous hands; it’s a good feeling,” Schella said.

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