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Neta Gear

New executive director of the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre

Rev. Dr. Mark Harris, principal-dean of Martin Luther University College, is pleased to announce the appointment of Neta Gear as the new executive director of the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre.

“We welcome Neta into a pivotal role as the centre continues to grow and serve students and the broader community,” Harris says. “I am confident that her experience in strategic planning and community development will ensure the continued positive trajectory the centre has been experiencing since its founding five years ago.”

Gear is a registered social worker (RSW) who has served in numerous managerial roles with the Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region; Traverse Independence, providing brain injury services, in Kitchener; Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre, and others. She has also taught in the Social Service Worker program at Sheridan College in Brampton and Oakville.

Gear has begun her orientation to the new position at the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre, and assumes the directorship on January 1. She is replacing Janet Howitt, who is retiring to spend more time with her family after serving as the centre’s executive director since June 2016.

“My heartfelt thanks go out to Janet for her dedicated service,” Harris adds.

The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre is a community service provided by Martin Luther University College. Founded in 2013 by clinical director Rev. Dr. Kristine Lund, the not-for-profit centre provides psychotherapy services to residents throughout Waterloo Region as well as to students of both nearby universities. The centre’s 23 therapists provide services in 14 languages. For more information, visit the centre’s website at

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