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Board Of Directors

Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation Board of Directors 2020/2021:

 

Al White, Finance & Audit Chair, BPHS FoundationAl White, Chair

Al grew up in the Wiarton area and is now a resident of Owen Sound. Al is a former chartered accountant who retired from BDO Canada LLP where he managed the firm’s office in Wiarton after many years as a partner in the Owen Sound office.

Al is knowledgeable about the responsibilities of non-profit Boards and very familiar with the local non-profit sector. He has been involved in auditing many local agencies and organizations and has provided consultation and advice to their Boards regarding internal controls and financial policies and procedures.

He has served as Treasurer and Board Chair of HopeGreyBruce Mental Health and Addiction Services and on the Board of the Owen Sound Little Theatre for three years.

 

Mrs. Nancy Strang, Director, BPHS Foundation, Wiarton Hospital & Lions Head HospitalNancy Strang, Director

Nancy grew up in Owen Sound and graduated from U of T in Physical & Occupational Therapy.  Specializing in paediatrics, Nancy worked at the Rotary Children's Center in Sarnia for over 25 years, and finished her career at Owen Sound Home Care.

Nancy moved to Hope Bay in 1992, and with her husband Bill, owned and operated Cedarholme Cottages Bed & Breakfast.  They currently own and operate The Bluffs B&B.

Nancy is a member of the Lion's Head Hospital Auxiliary and was a full time volunteer with the B.P.D.S. Breakfast Program.  She loves curling, cooking, knitting, reading, Nia and the Blue Jays!

 

 Mr. Glenn Beacock, Director, BPHS Foundation, Wiarton Hospital & Lions Head HospitalGlenn Beacock, Director

Glenn was born and raised in Wiarton and currently lives on the fifty acre farm in Georgian Bluffs where he grew up.  Glenn was an elementary school teacher and principal in a former life and earned a B.A. and an M.Ed along the way, while teaching in Cruickshank, Aurora, Wiarton and Hepworth.

Glenn has been a Rotarian since 1972 and has served on the Dream Draw committe for many years.  Glenn is a returning director, having served in the past as a Director on the Board of Directors of B.P.H.S.F.

Glenn enjoys playing music, woodworking, farm work and watching hockey!

 

 

Kris Kreutzweiser, Finance Chair

Kris was born and raised in Owen Sound. After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University, she returned to the area and currently lives in Georgian Bluffs. Kris received her chartered accountant designation in 1992 and is a Principal with Bakertilly Chartered Professional Accountants in Owen Sound.

Kris has several clients in the not-for-profit sector and has extensive experience in auditing and consulting in the industry. She has volunteered her time with many local organizations including Bruce Peninsula Minor Hockey and the Wiarton Rotary Club.

In her spare time, Kris enjoys running, biking, OCR training/racing, reading and movies.

                                            

 

  Connie Slaughter, Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kevin Walsh, Director

 Kevin grew up in Kitchener and moved to the Peninsula in 1985. Kevin started Kevin's Mobile Mechanic in 1987   and built a repair shop on Hwy 6 in 1992. He retired in 2017 after 37 years of self employment in the Auto/Ag  and Heavy Equipment repair business. Kevin proudly handed down the reins of Walsh's Garage to his kids upon retirement.

Kevin got recruited to fund raise for the new MRI campaign and from there to the Foundation Board. Kevin maintains that this is a twist in his life he did not see coming and raising awareness for health care has become a  good focus to work on in his retirement. His hobbies include travel, golf, camping, wood working and curling.

 

 Dr. Brian Taylor, Director

Brian grew up in farm country near Dorchester, Ontario, and spent many summer vacations on the Bruce and Manitoulin. He went to medical school at Western in London, completed his training in Colorectal Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and was a teaching surgeon at Western from 1983 until he retired in 2015. During his career at Western, he looked after many patients from Grey-Bruce with complex surgical problems. He and his wife Cathy had always planned to retire to the countryside near Lion's Head, and they felt very much at home here. But Brian lost Cathy to cancer in 2019, and will never forget the tremendous support he received from their village, from Home Care/CCAC and Palliative Care, and from the Lion's Head and Owen Sound Medical Staff and Hospitals. He saw what the health care system here could accomplish. With this knowledge of this vibrant community of Lion's Head, and with his past experience as Chief of Surgery in London, and with the ongoing information he has gained from working with the surgeons in Owen Sound as assistant when required, he feels that he can make a strong practical contribution to the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation. Brian is also a member of the Lion's eHead Hospital Auxiliary, and is also the current Board Chair of Golden Dawn Senior Citizen Home in Lion's Head.

 

Caleb Hull, Director

 

 

Dr. Shannon Vanderstelt, Director

Shannon grew up in Chatsworth, and spent a lot of time in her youth at a family cottage in Red Bay. She went to medical school in Adelaide, Australia and completed her family medicine residency through Western University. She now works with the Peninsula Family Health Team in North Bruce Peninsula. 

Shannon lives with her husband, Chris, in South Bruce Peninsula. In their spare time they enjoy hiking, skiing, sailing and attending Sauble Christian Fellowship Church.

 

 

We would like to say a BIG thank you for all of the work you have done and will be doing in order to see the Foundation succeed in our endeavors.

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