Rhonda Zasitko - Executive Director

Rhonda has been employed with Southwest Employment Services, a Nova Scotia Works Employment Centre since 2000. She reports directly to the society’s board of directors. Some of her responsibilities are to plan, direct, evaluate and coordinate the society’s operations of human resources and personnel activities, implement policies, programs and procedures regarding human resource planning, recruitment, training and development, and benefit administration. She is also responsible for all financial accountability of the society’s finances, and relations between management/employees and the society’s board of directors.

Rhonda was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she began her education. She later moved to Calgary, Alberta where she graduated from High School. Rhonda pursued post-secondary education at the University of Calgary where she graduated with a Certificate in Business Management. In 1990, she moved to Clare, Nova Scotia in large part to the beauty of the landscape and the friendliness of the residents. She then continued her studies with the University of Calgary long distance.

Rhonda’s past work experience background is in the banking industry. Before joining Southwest Employment Services, she worked for the Royal Bank for a period of thirteen years. She also enjoys volunteering as board member with Seafest, Friends of Sable Island, and acts as Chairperson for Yarmouth Life Skills for Disabled Adults. She also volunteers at local events when possible.

Rhonda really enjoys working for Southwest Employment Services as she finds her position very challenging. She feels the team and the board members work very well with each other. Inclusion is very important to Rhonda and stives for equity for all. She also feels her human relations’ skills continually improve during her employment as she tries to be sensitive to the different needs of others.

Location: Yarmouth
Telephone: 902-742-5859
Fax: 902-742-5861
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