Shuswap Hospital Foundation Board Members Photos and Bios
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David Barnard became a newly elected Shuswap Hospital Foundation Board member at the September 10, 2014, AGM. Dave was born in Salmon Arm and attended Carlin, J.L. Jackson and the Salmon Arm Senior High schools, graduating in 1970. He attended Simon Fraser University and University of Victoria, graduating in 1976 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Economics. Dave articled with KPMG and received designation as a Chartered Account in 1981. He enjoyed a career working in public practice with Collins Barrow in the Salmon Arm area until 1997 and then in the Forest Seedling Sector until retirement in 2014. Dave is …read more
Robert ‘Bob’ Burechailo was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan. He attended the U.of S. in Saskatoon and received his B.Sc. in 1969 and M.D. Degree in 1974. Bob moved to Salmon Arm with his wife and family in 1975 and joined the Shuswap Medical group as a general practitioner. After 25 years, he shifted gears and spent the last 10 years of his medical career as a medical locum. This took him to various communities in B.C., Newfoundland and P.E.I. Bob has worked in Australia on five different occasions. His most unique work experience was as a Medical Officer …read more
Eugene Casavant has resided in Salmon Arm for the past 32 years. He worked for 15 of those years as the CEO of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital as well as other health care operations. He worked consistently to bring health care services into one stream. He spent much effort in bringing a regionalization program into force that would maintain a community driven delivery system. These efforts were dashed by a political decision. He retired from the system in 1998 and spent some 15 years since volunteering for the Hospital Foundation. He retired from that service 2 years ago when …read more
Rick Hirtle has served on the Board of Shuswap Hospital Foundation since 2011. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience and presently a retired Partner of BDO Canada LLP. He previously chaired the Policy Board of BDO Canada LLP and was Regional Managing Partner for the BC Interior Region. Rick, a Salmon Arm resident, has a great deal of experience and knowledge within the field of financial management and in addition has spent many years working with community and Canadian organizations. Some of these include Salmon Arm Rotary Club, Okanagan University College, Shuswap Lake General Hospital, …read more
Dr. Darren Lorenz joined the Shuswap Hospital Foundation Board in 2016. He and his wife Susan have 3 children, ages 8, 10, and 12 and have been fortunate to live in the Salmon Arm area since 2007. He is a full service family physician currently working at the Mount Ida Medical Clinic, as well as Salmon Arm Mental Health and Substance Use. He is an active member of the medical staff. Past appointments include physician lead of the BC Stroke Collaborative and head of the Emergency Department at Shuswap Lake Hospital. He is the current Rural Medical Director Acute for …read more
Gloria Lynd and her husband Warne moved to Salmon Arm in 2007 to help their son start Apple Auto Glass. Gloria had spent many years as an Emergency Nurse in the Lower Mainland. She joined the Shuswap Lake Health-Care Auxiliary in 2008 and has enjoyed being back in the hospital environment as a volunteer. Gloria has been appointed as the new Auxiliary Board Representative, and is looking forward to being part of the Hospital Foundation Board.
Theresa Markowski was elected to the Board of Shuswap Hospital Foundation at the September 10, 2014 AGM. Theresa graduated from Salmon Arm Senior High School and went on to a very rewarding career in nursing. Theresa’s background in medical nursing included work in Peritoneal Dialysis, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, Operating and Recovery areas. In addition Theresa has had experience in leadership and in-charge duties, volunteer for Cardiac Ambulatory Rehabilitation Exercise (C.A.R.E.) program while working in the CCU and is a past member of the B.C. Operating Nurses Group. Theresa nursed in a number of B.C. hospitals including Royal …read more
Rob Marshall is the new President of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, elected at the AGM on September 14, 2016. Rob joined the Board of SHF in 2014. Rob and his wife Nicole have lived in Salmon Arm for 11 years, Rob has pursued a career in the retail industry for over 40 years and many of those in management and leadership roles. He recently transitioned to a new position as Executive Director at Community Futures Shuswap. In addition he is actively involved in several business and service organizations whose purpose it is to improve the vitality and economic health of …read more
Dr. Maureen McTavish, who also attained a B.Sc. in nursing, graduated as a doctor of medicine and worked as a family physician in Prince Rupert and Salmon Arm before going on to specialize in anaesthesia. Currently a full time anaesthetist at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Dr. McTavish volunteers on surgical missions to Guatemala and Africa. She spends time with her two sons, travelling with friends and family and working on Rotary projects. Dr. Maureen McTavish has served on the Shuswap Hospital Foundation Board since 2012.
Jackie Morrison came to the Shuswap with her family in 1974, graduated from SASH (Salmon Arm Senior High) in 1976, and was married in Salmon Arm. After 2 children and a career in banking, Jackie and her husband owned and operated Sorrento Parts and Service for 15 years. Since then she has enjoyed working for Dr.Low’s dental office as a receptionist. Jackie was active in helping the Sorrento and Area Community Association with their ‘Nurse Practioner’ project and is also on the Board of Directors for the South Shuswap First Responders. Jackie has served on the Board of the Shuswap …read more
Doug Murray is the Past President of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. Doug was the SHF President from 2014-2016 and the SHF Vice-President from 2012-2014. He is a Financial Advisor with CIBC with over 30 years experience in financial services including retirement/investment planning and commercial banking. Doug and his wife Carol have been in Salmon Arm for over 10 years. Community development is a passion. Doug is the Past President of the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm.
Angie Spencer, CPA, CA is a new nominee to the board. Angie grew up in Salmon Arm and has recently returned to the community after 20 years, with her husband Bill and their two children Liam (6) and Saige (2).
Angie is a Senior Manager at BDO Canada LLP and has over 13 years’ experience providing accounting, assurance/audit, tax and financial management services to a broad range of clients in industries that include consumer business, professional services, public sector, not-for-profit, and banking. Angie has over 10 years’ experience serving on other not-for-profit boards and works with various boards within …read more