Board of Director Members
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Dr. Doug Cochrane - Chair

Dr. Doug Cochrane is the chair and provincial patient safety and quality officer of the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council.

Dr. Cochrane is professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia in neurosurgery. Previously, he chaired the BC Patient Safety Taskforce and has served as a member of the board of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. 

Dr. Cochrane was appointed Board Chair in September 2017. 




Joyce Beddow

Joyce Beddow has worked in health care for over 30 years, home support, assisted living, long term care, recreation. Was elected 3 terms by the Hospital Employees Union to the Facilities Bargaining Committee. Appointed by FBA to BC Ambulance Local 873 Bargaining. She has volunteered in several groups in the community, curling club, soups on program, hospice, president Family Friends supports residents of Ashcroft Long Term Care. Twenty two year, maintenance and executive of Boy Scouts Camp.

In July of 2017 she helped form a support group to assist the residents of a 49 unit seniors trailer park that was lost in the wildfires.

Patricia Dooley

Patricia (Pat) Dooley grew up in the small town of Kaslo, B. C. and moved to Nelson after attending university in Vancouver.  Throughout her life, she has been a passionate advocate for public education and the importance of community contribution.  She retired as Superintendent of Schools for School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) after serving in a variety of educational leadership roles throughout the Kootenays and for the Ministry of Education. Currently, she is co-chairperson of the Rural Education Advisory Committee, a multi-partnership group focused on supporting innovation and education in rural schools and districts.

Mrs. Dooley continues to be involved in community service: She is a founding member and current chairperson of the Nelson and Area Friends of the Family organization, past-president and member of the Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club, and past chairperson of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. She is entering her 6th year as a member of the Selkirk College Board of Governors.

Mrs. Dooley has served on the Board of Directors since 2014 and is currently chairperson of the Governance and Human Resources Committee.



Dr. Selena Lawrie

Dr. Selena Lawrie is a family physician and site director for the University of British Columbia Family Practice Residency Program in Kamloops. Dr. Lawrie is also the president of Supporting Team Excellence with Patients Society and a steering committee member representative for the Ministry of Health in the Physicians Health Program.

Dr. Lawrie was appointed to the Board of Directors in September of 2017.



Diane Jules

Diane Jules has been President of the Sexqeltkemc Ltd. Partnership since 2010. Previously, she served four terms as an elected Band Councillor for Adam Lake Indian Band and as President of Adams Lake Band Development Corporation.

Ms. Jules has served as Vice-President of the Secwepemc Child and Family Service Board and was an integral part of the First Nation Education Council for School Districts 73 and 83 for almost ten years. She holds her Business Certificate from Cariboo College.

Ms. Jules was appointed to the Board of Directors in January of 2015.

Dennis Rounsville

Prior to his retirement, Dennis Rounsville was an Executive Vice-President and President of the Forest Products Group for Tembec Inc. from 2005-2013.

Mr. Rounsville has served on multiple boards including the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce and Blue Lake Forest Education Society.  He is a member of the Association of BC Forest Professionals, past Chair of the Council of Forest Industries and past Chair of the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association.
Mr. Rounsville holds his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of British Columbia. He completed the Executive Business Management Program from the Banff School of Advanced Management.

Mr. Rounsville has served on the Board of Director since April 2014 and is currently Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee.


Cindy Stewart

Cindy Stewart is the retired president of the Health Sciences Association of B.C. She was vice-president of the BC Federation of Labour and a member of the executive board of the National Union of Public and General Employees. Ms. Stewart served as one of two labour representatives appointed to the joint advisory committee to the arbitration bureau, and was a member of an adjudication committee for one of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s three 1999 strategic programs: Society, Culture and the Health of Canadians. She holds a bachelor of science in rehabilitation medicine from the University of British Columbia and has worked as physiotherapist.

Ms. Stewart was appointed to the Board of Directors in September of 2017.


Spring Hawes

Spring Hawes is an entrepreneur with extensive experience as a business owner and employer. She currently owns and manages several commercial and residential properties in the Columbia Valley, in addition to being a business partner at Evolve Fine Used Furniture. Ms. Hawes has served as councillor for the District of Invermere, participating in and leading multiple committees and working groups. She was also the president of Access in the Community for Equality, an accessibility advocacy group.

Ms. Hawes is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English at Athabasca University. She is involved in the community as an advocate for the equality of women, people with disabilities, and the full inclusion of all marginalized people.



Tammy Tugnum

Tammy Tugnum is currently the General Manager at Cariboo Chevrolet Buick GMC Limited in Williams Lake.  She has been working there since 1996.

Active in her community, Ms. Tugnum is currently the President of Williams Lake Harvest Fair and Director of the Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust.

Ms. Tugnum has served on the Board of Directors since April 2014.


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