Welcome to our new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Huron House Boys’ Home is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Gatt as Executive Director. Brett will be replacing Don Adam, who is retiring after 43 years of working with youth.

Brett will start with Huron House on Monday, December 6. “The Board is excited to welcome Brett to our organization,” said Bert Phills, HHBH Board President. “Brett brings a wealth of experience from the organizations he has worked with in the past, which will be a huge benefit to Huron House.”

Brett has served as Clinical Director of Stratford Children Service for the last 10 years, supporting live-in residential youth, and providing transitional service for adult foster care. He has an MBA from Royal Roads University, a BA from University of Western Ontario and certificate programs in Play Therapy, Applied Counselling, Not-for Profit Management. He is a Master Trainer (CPI) in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. Brett has extensive experience in leadership, strategy, public relations, marketing, and communications. In the community he has been an active participant coaching hockey teams, participating on parent/teacher councils, and being involved in fundraising activities.

“I am proud and honoured to become part of this organization that has provided valuable services to youth for over 50 years,” said Gatt. “I look forward to building strategic partnerships and continuing to build on this incredible legacy which has already contributed so much to our community.”

Huron House faces funding challenges and is working on opportunities to address this. We look forward to building on the progress our previous Director has made, along with Gatt’s collaborative leadership style, commitment to accountability, and to the community.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Don Adam for his years of dedicated service to Huron House Boys Home. The youth, staff, and board members have benefited from his leadership and dedication,” added Board President Phills.

Don Adam is supporting the transition, remaining with Huron House through December 24.

For more information:

Bert Phills, Board President
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 519-869-2036