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The Team

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. 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

Mark Bowland

Investment advisor, CIBC WoodGundy

Treasurer

Henry King

Semi-retired, business owner

Past Chair

Gerry Ryan

Retired financial planner

Director

Ellen Walker-Matthews

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Vice President

Director

Gar Hatton

Retired dentist

Director

Lorraine Unruh

Retired hospital administrator and nurse

Director

Ryan Mahaffy

Financial advisor, Raymond James

Director

Susan Keyes

Retired

Director

Nancy Leardo

Retired teacher

Director

Pat Hampson

Senior management emergency services response professional

Director

Judy Jefferies

Retired LPN

 Director

James Smirle

Lawyer, Handford Smirle LLP

Director

Tara Vanden Pol

Valley First regional manager, Commercial Banking

Executive Director

Carey Bornn

Interior Health Acute Area Administrator

Carl Meadows

Staff:

Executive Director: Carey Bornn

Director of Finance: Liz Grosch

Office Manager: Lissette Little

Development & Communications: John Moorhouse

Manager, SOS Café: Marybeth Zelent

Foods Service Supervisor, SOS Café: Lisa Barkman

You can make a difference.