New head of Camp Simcha announced

Daniel Gillis has been working in different roles at the charity since 2010


New CEO of Camp Simcha, Daniel Gillis (Photo: Camp Simcha)

Camp Simcha has announced its new CEO.

Daniel Gillis will be taking the helm, having already held a number of positions at the charity since he joined in 2010.

He will be filling the role after former CEO Neville Goldschneider retired after 19 years leading the organisation which supports families with a seriously ill child.

Gillis, 35, who is currently the organisations’s head of services and deputy chief executive, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to accept the position of CEO at Camp Simcha. It is both an honour and a privilege to step into this pivotal role within our vital community charity.

“Having witnessed first-hand the profound impact our services have had on the lives of seriously ill children and their families, I am deeply committed to our mission. I look forward to continuing to work alongside our dedicated staff, trustees, volunteers and supporters – all collectively striving to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we support.”

Making the announcement, Simon Johnson, chair of Camp Simcha, said: “Together with the board of trustees, I am delighted to share the news that Daniel Gillis has been appointed as Camp Simcha’s new CEO, following a comprehensive, externally supported recruitment process.

“Daniel was the outstanding candidate who emerged from a very talented field of applicants. His passion for, knowledge of, and commitment to Camp Simcha is unquestioned. He has a compassionate and enthusiastic nature, and we are delighted to see how he grew into the role of deputy CEO and how he continued to grow through this rigorous recruitment process.

Johnson added: “The trustees and I are looking forward to working with Daniel and the rest of the team as we continue to grow Camp Simcha, moving it forward while maintaining its reputation as a highly respected and admired organisation, providing critical support to families with seriously ill children in the community.”

Gillis, a father of three and an honorary officer at Edgware Adath Yisroel Congregation, is a graduate of the Dangoor JLC Senior Leadership programme and a long-standing first responder for Hatzola Edgware and the London Ambulance Service.

Camp Simcha annually supports some 1,500 family members throughout the UK, coping with over 50 different serious childhood medical conditions.

They provide a range of more than 20 different practical, therapeutic and emotional support services, as well as positive experiences during challenging times.

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