Cambrian Bestows Alumni Award on Social Services Leader
At a convocation ceremony held on Wednesday, May 22, Cambrian College honoured Patrick Gaughan, President and C.E.O. of Bartimaeus Inc., with the College’s Alumni Award. The Alumni Award recognizes outstanding contributions to Cambrian College and to society through professional excellence and extraordinary service to education.
Gaughan is a 1986 graduate of the Child Care Worker program who has spent the last 30 years of his career leading multi-disciplinary teams that provide a range of social services to those in need. Gaughan has held management positions in many organizations, and is now C.E.O. of Bartimaeus Inc., a private company that provides specialized support, rehabilitation, and services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors who live with mental, emotional, or psychiatric health concerns; trauma; or acquired brain injury. Bartimaeus also provides consultative services to other organizations.
Along with his exemplary professional accomplishments, Gaughan has dedicated himself to community service. He currently serves as board President of the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) in the Halton region and is a board member of the Alliance of Community and Medical Rehabilitation Providers. He also spent four years on the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors board and has devoted over a decade to coaching girls’ hockey in Burlington.
Regarded as a leader in his field, Gaughan has presented workshops and seminars at both national and international Child and Youth Care conferences and has been published in the Canadian Journal of Child and Youth Care.
Cambrian is proud of its 45,000-plus alumni, and is particularly appreciative of those whose outstanding careers and community service may inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
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