Norfolk County is pleased to announce that Sarah Page will become the General Manager, Health and Social Services, effective October 2, 2023. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, Page will lead the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, Haldimand-Norfolk Social Services and Housing, and Norview Lodge teams.
Sarah brings more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience to Norfolk County. She has a proven track record of building collaborative relationships, developing staff through mentoring and coaching, and fostering a positive workplace culture. Page most recently served as Norfolk County’s Chief of Paramedic Services. In this position, she provided oversight and strategic direction for paramedic and pre-hospital emergency health services. Sarah played a pivotal role during the COVID-19 pandemic response, leading Haldimand-Norfolk’s COVID-19 vaccine team.
“I am committed to improving the lives of Norfolk and Haldimand residents by delivering services and support that address the growing and changing needs of our community,” said Page. “I look forward to working with the Haldimand and Norfolk teams and all of our partners across the community in my new role as General Manager, Health and Social Services.”
Sarah will focus on key strategic priorities that include ensuring the health, safety and well-being of the community and delivering affordable, accessible, and equitable service options.
“I am thrilled with this announcement,” said Al Meneses, Norfolk County’s Chief Administrative Officer. “Sarah was selected after an extensive search led by a third-party recruitment firm. In addition to her impressive background and outstanding leadership qualities, she was able to effectively communicate her vision for the role and department. I am looking forward to working with Sarah in her new role.”
Page holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Trent University and has earned several credentials focused on paramedic care, mental health and wellness, and leadership.
Norfolk County extends its appreciation to Heidy VanDyk, Bill Nolan, Stephanie Rice and Syed Shah, who helped Norfolk deliver exceptional services while the General Manager role was vacant.