Louise Pitre on Coffee, Leadership, and Power

Louise Pitre, the Executive Director for Family Service Thames Valley, and member of the Governance Board for the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, was recently profiled in the London Free Press.

Coming Out Over Coffee, a program of Family Service Thames Valley, is a growing and successful initiative. The program gives clients a safe and confidential place to discuss issues related to sexual orientation. But despite its success, Pitre does not want to take the credit for what the program has accomplished. As she tells the London Free Press, leadership means relinquishing power and decision-making to people who have the perspective, experience, and knowledge to create something new.

Coming Out Over Coffee has been nominated for a Pillar Community Award, in the community-impact category.