Dog Assistance in Disability (Dog A.I.D.), a prominent assistance dogs charity, welcomes its new Chief Executive Officer, Belinda Johnson.
With an extensive background in the charity sector, Belinda Johnson brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her new position. She is now set to steer Dog A.I.D. as it helps disabled individuals train their pet dogs to become assistance dogs.
A Decade of Charitable Expertise
Belinda Johnson, known as Bee, boasts over a decade of experience within the charity sector. Her professional journey encompassed roles in various charitable domains, including mental health, higher education, and homelessness. Prior to joining Dog A.I.D., Bee was an integral member of the Organisational Planning and Performance Team at national homelessness charity Shelter.
Moreover, Bee Johnson’s portfolio includes proficiency in charity strategic planning and fundraising. During her tenure as a project manager at capacity-building charity Pilotlight, she collaborated with numerous charities across the UK. She also aided them in broadening their reach, income, and impact.
Additionally, Bee Johnson has previously engaged with Dog A.I.D. in a voluntary capacity. This gave her a further, personal connection to the organisation.
Bee Johnson’s Vision
Bee Johnson said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be taking up the role of Chief Executive with Dog A.I.D. It’s a charity extremely close to my heart. I am inspired daily by the life-changing work that it delivers in enabling physically disabled people to train their pet dog to become an Assistance Dog.
“I am looking forward to meeting clients, our volunteer trainers, and our community partners over the coming weeks, as well as working alongside our amazing staff team in the delivery of Dog A.I.D.’s new 3-year strategy.”
Paul Miles, Chair of Trustees at Dog A.I.D., expressed his excitement about the charity’s new leadership. He stated: “We are absolutely delighted to have Bee onboard as our new CEO. I know she is going to be a tremendous asset as we take our amazing charity forward.”
Charting a New Course for Assistance Dogs
Under Bee Johnson’s leadership, Dog A.I.D. is poised to pursue an ambitious agenda. The charity’s forthcoming strategy will emphasise the recruitment of volunteer dog trainers throughout the UK. Additionally, it will see to the expansion of income streams to accommodate the growing numbers of prospective clients seeking help.
Thus, with a new leader at the helm, Dog A.I.D. is poised to further its mission of transforming the lives of physically disabled individuals by enabling them to train their loyal companions as assistance dogs.Ch