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Board of Directors

KBRH Health Foundation Executive and Board of Directors 2020-2021

John Sullivan - Chair
kbrh Board of DirectorsMr. Sullivan is the current Board Chair of the KBRH Health Foundation and member of the Finance Committee. Prior to his retirement, John invested 30 years’ of his life being a successful Insurance Broker, initially through
Brokerage Ownership and then as CEO of Kootenay Insurance Services Ltd. in Trail, BC. As CEO he led the expansion of the organization from 4 to 8 office locations throughout British Columbia. He earned a Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designation, which is the insurance industry’s most distinguished credential. He is also an avid member and twice President of the Rotary Club of Rossland, BC. Mr. Sullivan values family and the community and is driven to help others by enhancing his surroundings. In his words: “I leave things better than how I found it.” Growing up with parents in the medical field nurtured his understanding of the importance of good medical services and equipment required to serve its community. This directly inspired John’s volunteer efforts in support of the Foundation. He enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife of 40 years, Susan and together they spend time with their two children and their families. He also enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hockey, hiking and camping with family and friends.
Terry Martin - Vice Chair
kbrh Board of DirectorsMr. Martin is the current Vice Chair of the KBRH Health Foundation as well as a member of the Human Resources and Ambassador Committees. Now retired, Terry, served many years as the Regional Fire Chief (RFC)
and Fire Dispatch Manager of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR). The accomplishment he is most proud of as RFC,includes the consistent provision of high-quality professional standard fire and rescue protection for the citizens of his community. He was also proud to lead the successful fundraising campaign for the KBRFR Fire Rescue boat. Mr. Martin comprehends the importance of strong community healthcare and the service it delivers. He values community service and is dedicated to the greater good of his community. This inspires him to serve as a volunteer to the Foundation and in doing so he continues to give back to the community that supported him throughout his career. Together with his wife of 38 years, they enjoy spending time with their sons and grandsons. He also enjoys running, skiing, hunting and camping.
Bill Clark - Second Vice Chair
kbrh Board of DirectorsMr. Clark is the Second Vice Chair of the KBRH Health Foundation. Bill is the owner of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services. A company that he purchased in 2000 and expanded to include multiple Funeral Services
and two Crematoriums to serve the entire West Kootenay Area. He is a member of BC’s Funeral Association Board as well as the Cremation Association of North America. Bill is committed to helping people and giving back, both in his professional capacity and as a volunteer. He understands that improved services such as healthcare encourages people to stay in the community and because of this, he volunteers his time at the Foundation. He appreciates the work the Foundation does and motivates others to support the Foundation to advance healthcare for the community. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, curling, riding his motorcycle and mountain biking. He also spends a lot of time boating and relaxing around a campfire in the summer months.
Kim Ferraro - Secretary
kbrh Board of DirectorsKim is the current Secretary of the KBRH Health Foundation as well as the Chair of Ambassador Committee. She holds a master’s degree in nursing and is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Interior Health’s
Emergency Services Network. Being an advanced practice nurse, she collaborates with other nurses, physicians and clinicians to ensure excellent patient care throughout Interior Health’s Emergency Departments. Kim is committed to helping others and making a difference in the community. She is inspired by the community’s generosity and motivated by the Foundation’s work to enhance healthcare for staff, patients, families, and other caregivers. For this reason she dedicates her time as a KBRH Health Foundation volunteer. When she is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time traveling with her husband, Tony.
Anita Galay - Treasurer
kbrh Board of DirectorsAnita is the Treasurer of the KBRH Health Foundation and has been a member of the Board since 2016. Prior to her retirement, she established and managed the Flin Flon Bakery and Coffee
Shop; a successful business servicing Northern Manitoba. Anita values honesty and integrity, principles that determine how she lives her life, and brings these principles to her work at the Foundation. She enjoys helping people which inspires her to be a volunteer for the Foundation. Anita is motivated by the work done to improve local medical services and innovative improvements for medical equipment within our healthcare community. Anita loves nature and enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, biking and hiking. She maintains a healthy lifestyle by frequenting the gym and relaxes by means of gardening and spending time with her family.
Paul Butler - Director
kbrh Board of DirectorsPaul Butler, a Director of the KBRH Health Foundation, is the Branch Manager of Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU) in Trail, BC where he manages staff in both Fruitvale and Trail locations in aid of long-
standing relationships between KSCU and its clients. His enthusiastic nature encouraged him to register as an international student and obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Anglo-American University, Prague in the Czech Republic. Since then he achieved multiple certificates, some with distinction, from various entities to keep abreast of the latest developments in his environment. He values professionalism and hard work. Paul is enthusiastic about finding ways to give back, and making a sustainable impact on the Kootenay Boundary region. Leading by example, he understands the importance of volunteer work and volunteers at multiple organizations. He is dedicated and committed towards building the community and for this reason volunteers his time at the KBRH Health Foundation. When he doesn’t work or volunteer, he enjoys spending time with his husband, Josh and daughter and is an avid traveler.
Chris A. D'Arcy - Director
kbrh Board of DirectorsChris is a longstanding Director of the KBRH Health Foundation and is a current member of the Finance Committee. Prior to Chris’s retirement he worked as a publisher and was an active Chris is a longstanding
Director of the KBRH Health Foundation and is a current member of the Finance Committee. Prior to Chris’s retirement he worked as a publisher and was an active political figure for Rossland and Trail in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. One of his biggest accomplishments, was his 2.5 years spent as a table negotiator for Forest Licensees, while the core land use plan was drawn up for South Eastern BC.political He values nature and family and understands the importance of regional healthcare. He is inspired by the work the Foundation does through the enhancement of facilities through new equipment purchases. This state of the art equipment, in turn attracts healthcare professionals to the region, to the benefit of the community. For this reason, he dedicates his time as volunteer for the KBRH Health Foundation. Chris spends most of his free time with his wife and 5 adult children and also enjoys walking his dogs in the outback. When time permits, he participates in curling.
Arleen Gallo - Director
kbrh Board of DirectorsArleen is a Director of the KBRH Health Foundation and Chair of the Foundation’s Human Resources Committee. Arleen is a Human Resource professional with 20 years’ experience in the public
and private sector. At present she is the Executive Director of Human Resources at Selkirk College. She is also a lifelong learner and a role model for Indigenous Leaders. Her accomplishments include the development of multiple leaders at various levels within the organizations she has served. She is a long standing volunteer with 25 years of support to various non-profits, foundations and charities. Arleen values integrity, curiosity, innovation and commitment and strives to stay true to herself and others. She is dedicated to build her community and making the world a better place. Being a past beneficiary of a volunteer’s kindness, she understands the importance of giving back. She is inspired by the saying: “There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer”. Together with her husband, they enjoy spending time with their large extended family and traveling. She also enjoys gardening, reading, crafts and getting involved with community events.
Brad Jensen - Director
kbrh Board of DirectorsBrad, a longstanding Director of the KBRH Health Foundation Board, is member of the Finance Committee. He is the Financial Services Manager at Castlegar Toyota and is responsible for the
administration of all finance related matters for this dealership’s customers. He values customer satisfaction and takes it very seriously in an ever changing competitive industry. He is proud to be part of this dealership as it received the Top North American Toyota Presidents Award for Customer Satisfaction and was also ranked as one of the best in Canada in 2017. Brad is part of a large family, who have used hospital services multiple times, and remains thankful for the wonderful facility and healthcare services that KBRH offers to the Kootenay Boundary region. Brad appreciates the community’s generosity and is committed to giving back. For this reason, he volunteers his time at the KBRH Health Foundation. He spends most of his free time with his wife and 4 children and also enjoys playing golf and watching football and all hockey, including the Trail Smoke Eaters, of which he has been a season ticket holder for multiple seasons.
Bernie Legatto - Director
kbrh Board of DirectorsDr. Legatto is a Director of the KBRH Health Foundation, a member of the Ambassador Committee and has been a member of the Foundation Board for 3 years. Bernie practiced as a Prosthodontist prior to
his retirement. His accomplishments include being a fellow of the International College of Dentists, receiving a distinguished service award from the BC Dental Association and his election to the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international honor dental organization. He believes that one should always give their best and treat others the way you wish to be treated. He is an optimist and trusts that a new day will bring new experiences and hopes to be lived. Bernie and his wife Lilly volunteer to give back and contribute to the community. He supports the Foundation which in turn supports the regional hospital to recruit qualified and capable specialists with the most up to date equipment available. This in turn benefits the community. He enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He also loves volunteering, pottery, gardening, cooking and visiting family and friends.
Rebecca Smyth - Director
kbrh Board of DirectorsRebecca is a Director of the KBRH Health Foundation and member of the Ambassador Committee. Rebecca has been practising as a prosecutor for the British Columbia Prosecution Service – Crown. Council
for the past 17 years and her accomplishments include her dedication in keeping our community safe through her commitment as a successful prosecutor. Her values are embedded in continuous improvement, and she strives to achieve this in everyday life. Rebecca has witnessed the community benefits gained through the efforts of volunteers, including those of her family members. She understands the importance of volunteerism and its impact on society. For this reason she is committed to the Foundation and its work towards the betterment of regional healthcare. During her free time, she enjoys spending time in her house and garden which she shares with her husband and teenage children. They enjoy traveling, exploring recreational opportunities, hiking and skiing.
Douglas Sperry - Director
kbrh Board of DirectorsDoug is a Director of the KBRH Health Foundation, a member of the Ambassador Committee and the Foundation’s Privacy Officer. Doug is a Lawyer and Mediator at McEwan & Co. Law Corp. and feels accomplished
when he is able to assist people through difficult and stressful times in their lives. He values compassion, fairness and equality. Doug understands the universal benefit of healthcare for all members of the community and for this reason volunteers his time at the Foundation. During his free time, Doug enjoys spending time with his family, particularly skiing and other outdoor activities.
Lindy Welsby - Director
kbrh Board of DirectorsLindy is a Director of the KBRH Health Foundation and member of the Human Resource Committee. Lindy practised as a Leadership & Executive Coach prior to her retirement. Her accomplishments include her accreditation to the level of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and during her work with the TD Bank, her leadership on a task force for the Advancement of Women in the early 1990’s.She values connection and contribution through her support of individuals and the community as a whole. Lindy has been volunteering since the age of 14 and is cognizant of the impact brought about by volunteerism, including healthcare. She recognizes KBRH as
one of the most important facilities in the area and the significant role the Foundation plays in contributing to the advancement of healthcare for the community. She is an animal lover, and together with her husband enjoys an outdoor lifestyle of skiing, hiking, biking and swimming. As a competitive triathlete, she finished the Ironman twice and used to be an avid horse rider and show jumping competitor.