Rochelle joined the Board of Directors in 2018. Raised in Salmon Arm and well rooted in the community she is always looking for ways to give back to this wonderful place she calls home. As a successful local Realtor for RE/MAX Shuswap she tends to be first in line with new comers to our City. One of the main questions is always ‘what is your hospital and health services like’ and I get to tell them how fortunate we are to have such a well-equipped hospital with amazing staff. Rochelle’s community involvement has included, five years as PAC chair of …read more
Angie Spencer, CPA, CA is the Vice President of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation 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.
Angie is a Senior Manager at BDO Canada LLP and has over number of 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 experience serving on other not-for-profit boards and works with various boards within the community advising on …read more
Dr. Darren Lorenz joined the Shuswap Hospital Foundation Board in 2016. He and his wife Susan have 3 children. 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 Senior Medical Director (for the Shuswap region, he covers Salmon Arm, …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 years ago when his term …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
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 enjoying being part of the Hospital Foundation Board.
Theresa Markowski, Current President of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. She was elected to the foundation board, 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 …read more