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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation announces Board of Directors for 2007-2008 fiscal year

July 5th, 2007
  Vancouver: The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has named its Board of Directors for the 2007-2008 fiscal year. The Board appointed Mr. Richard Mahler as its Chair, Mr. Ronald Stern as its Vice-Chair, reappointed Mr. Ron Cliff as Treasurer and welcomes three new Board members Dick Bradshaw, Doug Whitehead and Bill Weymark.

 “On behalf of the Board and the Foundation, I would like to extend my congratulations to Mr. Bradshaw, Mr. Weymark and Mr. Whitehead on their appointments to the Board. Each Director possesses highly sought-after business acumen and knowledge within B.C.’s community of leaders to help grow and foster the fundraising efforts of the Foundation to benefit the hospitals we serve,” said Rick Mahler, Chair, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. “I would also like to thank Mrs. Barbara Brink for the dedication and expertise she brought as the Foundation’s Chair for the past two years.”

 “Our Foundation is honoured to attract many of B.C.'s pivotal leaders, who seek to advance the highest level of health care possible for all British Columbians. I would like to offer my continued thanks to all Board members who generously volunteer their time and knowledge, ” said Ron Dumouchelle, President and CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation


Following is a list of the 2007-2008 Board of Directors and their affiliation:

Mr. Richard Mahler, Chair, Former Executive Vice President & CFO, Finning International Inc.

Mr. Ronald N. Stern, Vice-Chair, President & CEO, Stern Partners Inc.

Mr. Ronald L. Cliff, Treasurer, C.M., Former Chairman, B.C. Gas

Mr. Peter J.G. Bentley, O.C., Chair Emeritus, Chairman, Canfor Corporation

Mr. Avtar T. Bains, Executive Vice President, Colliers International Vancouver

Mr. Frank Barker, Partner, Kinetic Capital Partners

Mr. Richard Bradshaw, Former President & CEO, Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management

Mrs. Barbara Brink, C.M., O.B.C., Businesswoman

Mr. Peter Chieng, President, Famcon Investments Ltd.

Ms. Ida Goodreau, President & CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health

Mr. Anthony Guglielmin, Senior Vice President, CFO & Corporate Secretary, Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc.

Mr. Mehdi Khimji, Principal, Highgate Holdings Inc.

Mr. Eugene H. Kwan, Senior Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LPP

Ms. Jill Leversage, Managing Director, TD Securities Inc.

Ms. Tracey McVicar, CFA, Managing Director, CAI Capital Management Co.

Dr. Graydon S. Meneilly, MD, FRCPC, Eric W. Hamber Professor & Head, Dept of Medicine, UBC & Vancouver Acute

Dr. Dianne M. Miller, MD, FRCSC, Department of Gynaecology, Vancouver General Hospital

Mr. Dave Mitchell, Businessman

Mr. Michael Phelps, O.C., Chairman, Dornoch Capital Inc.

Mr. Gary Powroznik, FCA, President, PricewaterhouseCoopers Real Estate Inc.

Mr. David Rowntree, Managing Director, Tricor Pacific Capital, Inc.

Mrs. Drinda Scott, Charity Projects Manager, Maynards Auctioneers

Mrs. Nancy Spooner, Nancy Spooner Consulting Inc.

Ms. Anne Sutherland Boal, Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health

Dr. Garth Warnock, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Professor & Head, Department of Surgery, UBC & VGH Dept of Surgery

Mr. Bill Weymark

Mr. Doug Whitehead, President & CEO, Finning International Inc.

Mr. Ken Woods, FCA, Businessman

Ms. Susan Yurkovich, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, BC Hydro

Dr. Bernard Bressler, PhD, Executive Director, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vice President Research, Vancouver Coastal Health

Mr. Ron Dumouchelle, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

  VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is a registered charity that raises funding for the latest, most sophisticated medical equipment, world-class research and improvements to patient care for Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. For more than 25 years, the Foundation and its donors have been a bridge between the essential health care governments provide and the most advanced health care possible.


 For more information:

  Jon Hicke                                                      

Director, Marketing & Communications

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

Tel: 604-875-5196