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David Barnard became a 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 married …read more

“I have lived in Salmon Arm for 30 years and joined the Shuswap Hospital Foundation in 2018. I feel fortunate to be involved in such a worthwhile cause. I am the proud mom of 3 sons and thoroughly enjoy my two grandsons.”

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 years ago when his term …read more

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

Sunny Dhaliwal was born and raised in Kamloops, BC.  He attended University there to receive his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2000.  Sunny moved to Salmon Arm to join his family’s furniture business.  He got married in 2004 to his long-time girlfriend Prab and they have a one child together.  Over the years Sunny has expanded his furniture business, commercial real estate portfolio and several other businesses in around Western Canada.  Sunny and his family love to travel and always have several trips planned out.  Sunny and his family have always given back to the community and the Shuswap Hospital …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

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

Rob Marshall past 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 the community. …read more

Diane Pyke and her husband Brian moved to Tappen in 2014. Diane owned her own computer consulting firm for 27 years and has travelled extensively around the world installing and teaching companies a wide variety of software products. She joined the Hospital Auxiliary in 2017 and has been Vice President and is currently President.


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

James Young born and raised in the Peace River country of Northern Alberta. Worked for 16 years at several locations in Alberta’s oil patch. Moved to BC in 1979.

Married with one daughter, has enjoyed 32 years of working in sales and marketing, with the last 23 years as co-owner of a promotional marketing firm here in Salmon Arm.

Sold that business in 2016, and now works as an independent business agent.

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