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Chair's Message

Message from Al White

Ralph Sprague, Chair of BPHS Foundation

Winter 2019

Change seems to be a constant in our lives these days. The seasons have changed into fall and now into winter and things have changed and are changing within Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation (the Foundation).

After over thirteen years with the Foundation, our Executive Director, Bev Boswell decided to retire at the end of December 2018. While we wish her all the best in her retirement and know that she will greatly enjoy it, we are going to miss her at the office.  Bev has been the heart & soul of the Foundation. We will miss her leadership and guidance as we go forward.

We are happy to have April Patry move into the role as our new Executive Director. We were pleased with the number and quality of applicants that applied for the position, but after interviewing the top candidates, April came out as the board’s unanimous selection for the position. We are confident that April can take over from where Bev left off and provide the leadership needed to go forward.

At the board level, we said good bye to Sharon Moss who finished her term with the Board in June after three years on the board and to Eric Robinson who had joined the board last winter but found his personal and work requirements didn’t give him enough time to devote to the Foundation. We welcomed back Kris Kreutzweiser who has returned after a two-year hiatus. Kris has taken on the role of Finance Chair for the Foundation.

The board has been working with the boards of the four other foundations that support Grey Bruce Health Services so that we can co-ordinate our efforts to raise the funds needed to help provide the best health care possible, close to home. Enjoy the winter, if you can and remember, the change of seasons is coming again. Spring and Summer will be here before you know it.

Al White, Chair of BPHS Foundation