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WE ARE A GROUP OF MOTIVATED
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Board of Directors

Mission Statement:  “The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation is dedicated to the achievement of excellence in supporting the delivery of health services to our region.”

Through donations from numerous individuals, businesses and organizations we raise funds needed for crucial care medical equipment, staff education and other patient comfort programs at healthcare facilities throughout the South Okanagan Similkameen.

Our CRA registered charity number is: 11909 0793 RR0001

These include:

  • Penticton Regional Hospital
  • Trinity Centre, Penticton
  • Moog & Friends Hospice House, Penticton
  • Summerland Health Centre
  • Dr. Andrew Pavilion, Summerland
  • South Okanagan General Hospital, Oliver
  • Sunnybank Centre, Oliver
  • McKinney Place, Oliver
  • Osoyoos Health Centre
  • Princeton General Hospital
  • Ridgewood Lodge, Princeton
  • South Similkameen Health Centre, Keremeos
  • Orchard Haven, Keremeos
  • Penticton Health Centre
  • Braemore Lodge, Penticton

We have a dedicated Board of Directors, six staff members and a group of SOS Café volunteers.

If you would like to get involved please contact us:
South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation
Phone: (250) 492-9027
Toll Free: 1-866-771-0994
Email: sosmedicalfoundation@interiorhealth.ca

Board Chair

Peter Steele

Retired RBC Capital Markets V.P.

Vice-Chair

Ryan Mahaffy

Financial advisor, Raymond James

Treasurer

Tara Vanden Pol

Valley First Regional Manager, Commercial Banker

Past Chair

Gerry Ryan

Retired financial planner

Director

Gar Hatton

Retired Dentist

Director

Lorraine Unruh

Retired hospital administrator and nurse

Director

Mark Bowland

 Investment Advisor, CIBC WoodGundy

Director

Henry King

Semi-retired, businessman

Director

Ron Hovanes

Director

Pat Hampson

Senior Management Emergency Services Response Professional

Director

Heather Palberg

Retired Financial Planner, President of the Auxilary

 Director

Ramesh Rikhi

Orchardist, developer, businessman

Director

James Smirle

Lawyer, Handford Smirle LLP

Director

Dr. Chris Little

Cardiologist

Director

Carole Bird

Consultant, Volunteer with multiple NGOs, Retired RCMP Officer

Interior Health

Carl Meadows

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