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Our Staff

Our dedicated staff would be pleased to assist you in your efforts to support health care on the Peninsula.


Beverley Boswell - Executive Director

After attending school in Toronto and working for a time in a local law office in Thornbury, Bev, and her husband Paul moved home to Wiarton to raise their girls.
In 1986 Bev was hired in a contract position by Bruce Peninsula Health Services to work in the Fundraising Campaign office of Generations of Care. This Campaign, chaired by Tom Norris, successfully raised over $3.5m to build a new hospital in Wiarton. When this contract ended she became an independent Licence Issuing Agent for the MTO until 1999 and, during this time, until 2005, she also worked in an administrative position for BPHS Housing Corporation for seventeen years. In August of 2005 Bev was hired by Bruce Peninsula Health Services
Foundation. It was like coming home again!

The Executive Director, under the supervision of the Board of Directors through the Chair, is responsible for strategic leadership and effective management of day-to-day administration and operations of the Foundation. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and monitoring annual budgets and resource planning. This includes securing funding through major / legacy gifts and fundraising events, developing and sustaining donor and community relationships and partnerships to support GBHS requirements of Wiarton, Lion's Head and Owen Sound Hospitals. The Executive Director reports to the Board on activities and initiatives; maintains strong relationships with community stakeholders, donors and volunteers; and is responsible for the supervision of staff and a professional office environment. If you have any questions with respect to Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director at 519-534-5856.

Email: Bev Boswell, Executive Director



April Patry - Administrative & Event Assistant

Fund development, special events, Tiffany Robbins, Lion's Head Hospital, Wiarton Hospital

The Administrative & Event Assistant professionally maintains the front office operations and financial records management, donor and volunteer relationships, fundraising event assistance, and communications. BPHS Foundation annual fundraising events include the Stone Classic Curling Bonspiel, Hooked On Health Lottery, Spring Auction, Troy Schmidt Memorial Golf Tournament, and the Live Your Dream Lottery. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in hosting a third party event to assist in raising funds for local healthcare, contact us today!

Email: April Patry, Special Events & Administrative Assistant



Willard VanderPloeg - Charitable Gifting Advisor

Willard promotes legacy giving to Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation and assists donors in planning will bequests and other special gifts in support of Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation and other GBHS hospitals in Centre  Grey, Owen Sound, Southampton, and Meaford.       

He has more than 25 years experience in the charitable sector and in estate and gift planning. Willard has a BA in Business Administration from McMaster University and Redeemer College. He is a long time member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners. 

If you have been thinking about making a special gift to support your Hospital, Willard is available to help you. Call him at (519)376-2121 ext. 2736.        

Email:  Willard Vanderploeg, Charitable Gifting Advisor