Our past, present and future.
Our past, present and future.
The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of 12 Directors elected by community Members of the Foundation. The Board meets monthly and convenes an Annual General Meeting of the Members. The Officers of the Foundation Board are elected by the Directors from among the Board Members.
Margaret is a life-time resident of the Alliston area with a thorough understanding of what Stevenson Memorial Hospital means to this community. She became a member of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation in 2003 and has served on many committees including Fundraising, By-Laws, Nominating, Executive, and Communications. Most recently she held the position of Co-Chair for the 2015 Stevenson Memorial Hospital Gala.
Norman is a recently retired teacher/ continuing education principal who has enjoyed living in Mulmur Township with his wife for the past 23 years. As one who has made use of Stevenson’s emergency department, Norman sees the importance of having a first class health care facility in the community and joined the Foundation to help the hospital achieve its goals and move forward.
Since 1990, Ken Burns and his wife have lived in Alliston where they raised their five children. Ken was elected to the Board of Directors of the Stevenson Foundation in 2008. The following year he became Vice-President, and in 2010 was elected President and Chairman of the Board, serving in that position for two one-year terms. His other volunteer interests include tutoring at the Literacy Council and helping at Habitat for Humanity
Tom Tworzyanski is a retired business professional with twenty-seven years of experience with the Provincial Government. Tom also has twelve years of experience in the private sector as a business development, marketing and staffing consultant. Tom has been a Foundation Board member since 2009. Tom is the current Chair of Fundraising and has held that role since joining the Foundation.
Tim became a member of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Board in November 2012 and is in the first year of a three year term. He is currently serving on the Fundraising Committee. Tim had a 38 year career in business with executive positions in Superior Propane, the RNG Group and two software companies. He also had his own consulting business.
Kara is an active member of the community, and has a passion for the wellbeing and encouragement of children, which she exudes in her position as an Education Assistant for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. She has two loving children, who she instills that same drive for confidence in everything they do. She has an abundance of volunteering in the community, and as the Founder of This Run’s for You, she is proud to be the Run Director executing the New Tecumseth Memorial Half Marathon/5KM benefiting Stevenson.
Lealand is a CPA – CGA and has been involved in municipal Finance for over 20 years, the majority of that time has been in a Treasurer role currently with the County of Simcoe. The responsibilities include development of annual budgets and long term financial plans, with significant project reporting. Recent volunteer work was as the Treasurer for the International Plowing Match that was held last fall in Essa Township.
Dave believes in the importance of living in a self-sufficient community, which has to include a dynamic & modern hospital, which is why he is committed to supporting Stevenson Memorial Hospital as a Foundation member. A dire need for emergency hospital care in 2004 solidified his belief to never take your local hospital for granted, and to offer support whenever you can.
Mike Dupuis is a retired social worker professional who moved to Alliston in 2014 with his wife. Mike holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. He has worked with the Children’s Aid Society of the Country of Simcoe for 33 years until his retirement in in 2011. At the Children’s Aid Society he held various roles from social worker, supervisor, and the role of Human Resources Manager for the last seven years of his career.
Dr. Hari’s belief that quality of life is very much dependent on eyesight has led him to participate in many community initiatives and volunteer his time performing free eye exams in underprivileged areas around the world, including in Canada. He also does home visits and provides on-site nursing home care. He has involved himself in the Alliston community in various initiatives including participating in potato festival and other charitable causes for My Sisters Place, CLASS, Matthew’s House and Nottawasaga Foundation.
David retired as a Partner and as the Co-Chair of the International Business Transactions Group in one of Canada’s largest law firms, Miller Thomson LLP, in 2013. His legal career spanned four decades mainly advising on business transactions and corporate and commercial matters with a major emphasis on international transactions and legal issues. David was qualified as a lawyer in England, Wales and Hong Kong in addition to Ontario, and continues to act as a corporate director. During his undergraduate years he was also trained as a naval officer in the University Naval Training Divisions.
Moving to the Alliston area, seven years ago with his wife, he created a Marketing Consultancy business focusing on product development and innovation in the food industry, for North American clients. On the Board of Directors of his condominium corporation for five years, he held various positions as V.P. and Treasurer. He was invited to join Stevenson Memorial Hospital as an Advisory Member on the Finance Committee in 2009. Then, Paul joined the Hospital Board of Directors in 2010.