Board Of Directors

Julie Hamilton

Julie Hamilton

BOARD CHAIR / FUND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR

PCSBV is important to the community because it adds one more very important piece to the health care delivery model in comforting and supporting patients and families going through the palliative and end of life journey in the place they call home.

Aliza Leblanc

Aliza Leblanc

TREASURER / FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE CHAIR

PCSBV is very important to the community. When a life event, such as having a life-ending diagnosis, happens to you or to a loved one, it is important to know about the resources to support you. This can make a major impact in the quality of life, the mental wellness and the feeling of not being alone. 
Roseanne Tarnowski

Roseanne Tarnowski

BOARD SECRETARY

There are so many needs in the community where PCSBV can be a resource: education, grief and loss support, counselling, compassion, understanding, volunteering, companionship, to name but a few. We help fill a support gap that exists when people may need help the most.

Martin Buckley

Martin Buckley

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR

I have been involved in community initiatives on a number of fronts throughout my past 34 years in the Bow Valley; the palliative care/end of life care/hospice situation is one that has hit home within the past few years, with the passage of both my parents (in Drumheller), and the environments in which they spent their final months/days. I believe there are better, more comforting surroundings for a person’s final years, than those my late parents were in.
Penney Gaul

Penney Gaul

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR

I think it is really important to educate our community about the meaning of Palliative Care and how it can improve the quality of life of both the patient and their families. Terminal illness are frightening and a tremendous cause of stress, anxiety and grief. The PCSBV programs will be able to help and support patients and their families as they go through this journey

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Martin Tweeddale

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

Although Alberta is one of the better provinces, support for neither the palliative nor the end-of-life components of PEOLC (especially the former) are well-developed across Canada with only 15 to 30 per cent access at best.   "Full spectrum” palliative care should be available locally to all communities.
The full extent of palliative and end-of-life care and the opportunity “full spectrum” palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and caregivers along the entire palliative journey.
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Rosemary Boulton

Communications Committee Chair

I honestly believe that the end of life can be a time of great love and peace. Having a palliative care facility located in the shadows of our beautiful mountains  will provide all families in the Bow Valley with a place of comfort and care for both the patient and their family, during this time of transition. And importantly, people will not need to travel back and forth Calgary to access such a facility during such a challenging time.
Catharine Hinds

Catharine Hinds

DIRECTOR

I am constantly impressed with the dedication and passion of my fellow PCSBV board members.. We are a good team and progress has been significant.  It is exciting for me to be involved with our new Loss and Grief Program, and I look forward to its launch. Again we have a dedicated and passionate group who see the value for such a program.

We have come a long way since I started with the society at a grass roots level.

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Donna McKown

DIRECTOR

What excites me about the work of the PCSBV is the dream of building a hospice home for all Bow Valley residents and getting to a stage where the PCSBV's programs are known to all who need them across the Valley and, ultimately, to see the positive impacts of these programs for people.
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Norm Dreger

DIRECTOR

I initially got involved because a friend asked me to, due to my business background. I am not from the medical sector as many of the original group were. I since have learned so much from my PCSBV colleagues, and now realize just how important the services are we’re striving to bring to the community. As one learns what all is involved in PEOLC, they realize they have family and friends who have required, or will require, these services. That makes it very personal.

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