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Board Of Directors

Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation Board of Directors 2015/2016:


Al White, Finance & Audit Chair, BPHS FoundationMr. Al 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 HospitalMrs. Nancy 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 HospitalMr. Glenn 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!


Joanne Germann, Director

Jo was born and raised in Waterloo, but has been cottaging in Oliphant for 35 years. Along with her husband Pete, they raised two boys in Guelph, before retiring and deciding to build and settle in Oliphant permanently, 10 years ago.

Jo worked for TD Bank for 28 years and retired from the area of advising Small Business clients. She enjoyed working with the customers to build solid relationships, with a priority on customer service.  

Shortly after moving to South Bruce Peninsula, she started volnteering with the Wairton Hospital Auxialiary, where she was President for 4 years. Her priorities targeted building a strong, inclusive team environment and growing the volunteer base through recruitment and job shadowing. Two new programs were introduced for the patients, Music Therapy and Pet Therapy. She is passionate about the volunteers who work tirelessly for better healthcare for our community.

Jo enjoys singing, playing the guitar, cross-country skiing, cycling and volleyball.

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.