The Team

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is dedicated to preserving the quality of health care delivery in the South Okanagan-Similkameen.

Through donations from numerous individuals, businesses and organizations we raise funds needed for crucial care medical equipment, staff education and other special patient comfort programs.

We have a dedicated board of directors, five staff and a group of SOS Café volunteers ready to help.

If you would like to get involved please contact us:
South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation
Phone: (250) 492-9027
Toll Free: (866) 771-0994  |  Fax: (250) 492-9054

Board Chair

Gerry Ryan

Finance Chair

Henry King

First Vice-Chair

Peter Steele

Board of Directors:

Board Chair: Gerry Ryan

First Vice-chair: Peter Steele

Second Vice-chair: Jim Cavin

Finance Chair: Henry King

Director: Mark Bowland

Director: Walter Despot

Director: Pat Hampson

Director: Gar Hatton

Director: Ken Jaggard

Director: Judy Jefferies

Director: Ryan Mahaffy

Director: Bob Sidhu

Director: Lorraine Unruh

Director: Ellen Walker-Matthews


Executive Director: Carey Bornn

Director of Finance: Liz Grosch

Office Manager: Lissette Little

Development & Communications: John Moorhouse

Manager, SOS Café: Marybeth Zelent

Interior Health Acute Area Administrator,
South Okanagan: Carl Meadows