In June of 2015, I was honoured to take on the role of Chair of the Board of Directors at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. My family has shared a long history with St. Joe’s as my dad was a general surgeon at the Hospital for more than 30 years.
St. Joe’s has always been part of my life: I was born there, I volunteered there, and I worked there as a university student. My two daughters were born there.
In a way, I feel like I grew up in the hallways of the Hospital. I always admired the Sisters who brought a sense of calm and compassion to all who visited the Hospital. I had the good fortune to witness how patients were healed and saved by so many caring staff. Now, I feel as though it is my turn to give back to the Hospital that has been a part of my family for generations.
Through my participation on the Board of Directors since 2009, and my role as Gala Co-Chair with my husband Michael in 2014, I have seen first-hand the work that the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation is doing in this community to raise funds to support mental health and addiction care, to help the hospital purchase life-saving equipment, and to fund vital healthcare research, too.
I can assure you that your donation to our Hospital really is making a difference in the lives of so many patients and families. As Board Chair, I have learned how donations are secured and granted to the Hospital, and it has given me great faith in St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. Each and every donation secured supports hope, healing and discovery at the Hospital.
This year, in St. Joe's 126th year of caring for our region, there has never been a better time to demonstrate your support with a gift to St. Joe’s. You will be helping to ensure that St. Joe’s will be here, caring for all of us, for generations to come.
Sincerely and thank you for your support,
Chair, Board of Directors
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation