The new FVHCF board.

FVHC Foundation introduces new chair

Mission's Heather Stewart and Kathleen Rake are serving on the board

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF)’s new chair of the board of trustees is David Thompson, a lawyer with Valley Law Group.

“We are pleased that David is stepping up to lead our board,” says Executive Director Vicki Raw. “He has been a trustee for the past year and brings knowledge of our organization as well as his vast experience as a lawyer to this position.”

Thompson replaces Chilliwack’s Maggie Reimer who served as chair for the past three years.

“We thank Maggie for her dedication and hard work which saw us through the Campaign for Health Care Excellence in Chilliwack and the initial planning for our upcoming fundraising campaign in Mission,” said Raw.

Joining Thompson on the executive committee are Greg Knill, editor of The Chilliwack Progress, as vice-chair; Gerry Carron, relationship manager of TD Commercial Banking in Abbotsford, as treasurer; Grace Saris, branch manager of Vancity in Mission, as secretary; and members-at-large, Jinder Sarowa, principal of Robert Bateman Secondary School in Abbotsford, and Mission’s Heather Stewart.

Rounding out the board are Jason Lum, director of business development at Myriad Group of Companies and Chilliwack city councillor; retired business owner Lorraine Hughes of Abbotsford; and newly elected Mission member Kathleen Rake, a communications and social media consultant at Click Media Works.

Appointed members are Ethel Hooge of the Mission Health-Care Auxiliary Society, and Fraser Health’s Diane Miller, executive director of Chilliwack General Hospital and Mission Memorial Hospital.

The FVHCF was incorporated in April 2000 to support the hospitals and health care services within the Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District and is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of volunteers from the communities served by the Foundation.

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