Board of Directors
Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation: Board of Directors 2021 – 2022
The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board meets at least quarterly and convenes an Annual General Meeting of Corporate Members.
Boris Pavlin / Chair
Boris is Corporate Director and retired National Accounting Partner with Ernst & Young. His past experience has been an asset to the Foundation Board. While at Ernst & Young, Boris acted as a consultant to clients and partners of his firm on difficult accounting issues related to innovative financing techniques, securitization, leasing, financial instruments derivatives, rate-regulated account and Canadian and US regulatory matters.
Lealand Sibbick / Treasurer
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.
Lealand’s previous volunteer work was as the Treasurer for the International Plowing Match held in the fall of 2014 in Essa Township. This involved a budget in excess of $3M with planning and accounting for the event occurring over a 4-year period.
Lealand became a member of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Board in June 2015 and has previously been a member on the finance committee. Lealand is currently Chair of the Foundation’s Audit Committee.
Darlene Blendick / Director
Now retired, Darlene worked for 43 years in the prevention of occupational health and safety injuries, latterly as Vice President, Corporate Services. In this role she was responsible for finance, human resources, communications and information technology. Married for 35 years, Darlene has resided in Adjala-Tosorontio with her husband Bill since 2001 and are actively engaged in the community.
Darlene sat on the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Board and currently participates as a Board Director for the Foundation, contributing in various committees with her knowledge and passion for fundraising. Darlene is excited to be part of the redevelopment of the local hospital and the Because of you, we can campaign.
Paul Edmonds / Director
Paul is a long-term resident of New Tecumseth. As a Professional Engineer with a business degree, he commenced his business life within the Soft Drink Industry. He concluded this career phase leading the Canada Dry, Canadian business unit for Cadbury Schweppes PLC. His next venture was initiating a marketing consultancy practice that focused on the consumer foods business which continues currently on a part time basis. Paul’s prior volunteer service was a Stevenson Memorial Hospital Board Director, SMH Board Liaison to the Foundation Board and Chair of the Redevelopment Committee. Paul looks forward to contributing to the goals of the Because of you, we can Campaign and to the redevelopment of the hospital.
Jennifer McCreary / Director
Jennifer has lived in the Town of new Tecumseth for almost 15 years, previously residing in Mississauga.
Jennifer had a 24-year sales career in the contract furniture industry, specializing in project management, national accounts, contract negotiation, developing standards programs and KPI tracking and reporting. Her areas of expertise included healthcare, education, federal government sectors and broader public sector agencies.
Jennifer has been actively involved with volunteer work all her life with various organizations including The Red Cross, The United Way, The Children’s Aid Society Foundation, Scouts Canada, and The Church of The Evangelists. Jennifer’s positive energy, strong communication and relationship-building skills are a definite asset to the Campaign Cabinet and Foundation Board.
Jennifer has two sons and enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, reading, and music. She is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to go swimming, kayaking, and hiking. Her family has also been a sponsor of a little girl in Bangladesh for 5 years.
Fayaaz Kala / Director
Fayaaz is currently working as an Inside Sales Manager with Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. Fayaaz has an extensive career in the financial service industry, as prior to Allstate Fayaaz spent 11 years with TD Bank Financial Group. During this time Fayaaz received his yellow belt training in lean six sigma methodologies. Fayaaz’s experience and expertise fall within Operational Efficiency, Leadership, Sales Management and Change Management
Fayaaz has always been passionate about giving back and prior to joining Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Fayaaz worked with various charity events, mainly with the United Way. When Fayaaz moved to Alliston in 2018 with his wife Kayla and two daughters Iyla and Rayna. Fayaaz had set a goal for himself to find a way to give back to the community in which he was residing, New Tecumseth. Giving back has always been at the core of Fayaaz and his family.
Fayaaz joined the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation board in July of 2020 and has also been working with the Major Gifts Committee since March of 2020. Fayaaz is looking forward to being a part of the Because of you, we can Campaign and be part of the redevelopment of the hospital within our community.
Tim Macdonald / Vice-Chair
Tim lives in the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio. Tim retired after a 38-year career in business with executive positions for Superior Propane, the RNG group and two software companies. He also had his own consulting business. Tim continues to commit time for volunteer work and giving back to the community. Tim became a member of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Board in November, 2012.
Tim is currently Vice Chair of the Foundation, Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Tim has previously held positions of Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee.
Margaret Barber / Director (Past Chair)
A life-long resident of New Tecumseth, Margaret became a member of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation in 2003. Margaret retired after 38 years at Baxter Corporation and brought many of her strong organizational, procedural and team-building skills to the Foundation Board in 2011.
Serving on many committees and as a past Board Chair, Margaret is very passionate about her fundraising role and believes we are “Transforming Stevenson!”
Enjoying a game of golf or at the Alliston Curling Club is where you will find Margaret when she’s not raising funds for Stevenson.
David Buchanan / Director
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 law career spanned four decades advising on business transactions, corporate and commercial matters with an 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.
David Green / Director
Dave is a retired, environmental educator and community development facilitator who has lived in the greater Alliston area for 15 years. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Alliston and volunteers at Out of the Cold – Alliston. Dave believes that a local hospital is a cornerstone of the community and we must all work together to ensure ongoing success of Stevenson Memorial Hospital.
Darlene Mcleod / Director
Darlene is currently working as a Mortgage Broker with Dominion Lending Centers, Clear Trust Mortgages. She has had an extensive career in the financial services industry including accreditation as a financial planner while employed as a regional manager with National Bank.
Prior to moving to Alliston, Darlene was a volunteer with the Markham-Stouffville Hospital, working on many fundraising committees and hospital events. She remains a member of the Markham Sunrise Rotary Club and continues to be involved in the Markham Ribfest Event, managed by Rotary.
Darlene joined the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Board in November 2018 because she believes in supporting her local community. Darlene is currently a member of the Because of you, we can Campaign Cabinet where her strong fundraising skills have led her to be Co-Chair of the Community Gifts Committee.
Nancy O’Halloran / Director
Nancy currently serves as Chief of Staff – Utilities at InnServices / InnPower / InnTerprises in Innisfil. She also serves as Board Secretary for the InnServices Board of Directors. Nancy and her husband have been residents in Alliston since 2014. Nancy’s work as a senior administrator for several companies and Manager of Special Events for ClubLink bring value-added experience to the Board and the Foundation. Joining the Foundation Board allows her to continue her fundraising efforts in our community and to contribute to the goal of transforming health care close to home.