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.


Karen Hamling

Karen Hamling served four terms as the mayor of Nakusp. Hamling retired after many years at the Arrow Lakes Hospital, most of which were spent as the Health Records Supervisor. She previously owned two businesses and is an active member in the community.  Ms. Hamling is one of the original directors and founders of the Nakusp and Area Community Foundation. She has sat on several committees including the Nakusp and Area Development Board, Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Kootenay, Halcyon Home Redevelopment Committee, Southern Interior Development Trust, and Columbia River Treaty Local Government’s Committee.

Ms. Hamling received an Honourary Diploma in Community Leadership from Selkirk College in 2017 and is a recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal for Mayoral roll.
Passionate about her community and the health care system, she has worked to improve health care in her community.

She is a grandmother of six and great-grandmother of one – soon to be two – great-grandchildren. 

 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.
 
 
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.
 
 

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.

 

 

 

 


 

Allan Louis

Allan Louis serves as a councillor of the Okanagan Indian Band, maintaining a focus on ideas and initiatives meant to benefit the membership.

He is co-chair of the Aboriginal Education Committee for School District 22, recognizing First Nations interests and challenges with the current education model.

In addition, he is an active member of the First Nations Health Council, working together with local, provincial and federal governments to achieve innovative ways of delivering health services to First Nations. Louis is the owner of Maximum One Venture. Previously, he worked as a manager for Vernon Travel Lodge. 
 
He has also worked as the security manager for Casino of the Rockies and as a service advisor for Cranbrook Dodge. Louis attended Okanagan College.
 

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.

 


 

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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