Board of Directors

Provide leadership, vision, and direction
Meet Our Board
A group of outstanding individuals and professionals committed to driving excellence in health care forward for patients and families in our region. Together, the KGH Foundation Board of Directors provide leadership, direction, and support to Foundation staff and drive strategic partnership to raise funds vital to the acute and long-term care needs unique to our region.
Janine Karlsen
Board Chair
Owner/Managing Director​
Home Instead Senior Care
Janine is a registered nurse, with a master’s degree in Applied Behavioural Sciences – specializing in Systems Counselling. Janine has always worked within the healthcare world. She worked at the bedside at Children’s Hospital, then took on the role of Clinical Director for a group of family physician offices.

She was also the Clinical Director for a private surgical centre. At the time when physician practices were beginning to migrate from paper to electronic medical records; Janine worked throughout BC as the Client Advocate and Implementation Manager for one of the early EMR companies. She has also been the clinical sales lead for both large hospital equipment and bio-medical device companies.

Janine is the Chair of the Board, and a valued member of both the Executive Committee and Strategic Development Committee.
Roberta Fidalgo
Vice Board Chair
YET Human Resources and Coaching

Roberta Joined the Board in 2021. She is the Vice Chair of the Board, and currently sits on the CEO Performance and Compensation, Executive, and Governance Committees.

Roberta is the owner and principal HR Consultant at YET Human Resources. Prior to starting her own consulting firm, she was an integral part of senior leadership teams, as an executive and strategic HR business partner for over 20 years in various organizations. She was instrumental in leading and supporting the people integration of two organizations on more than three occasions.

As a lifelong volunteer, she has dedicated over 30 years of service, including most recently; President, Board of Directors, Kelowna Women’s Shelter (2017-2020), HR Committee Chair (2016-2021), and Board Vice-Chair (2022-Present).

Roberta lives by the motto – Aspire to Inspire before you Expire.

Dallas Chelick

Board Director

Dealized Investments, & More
CEO & Founder

Kathy Conway, FCPA, FCA

Board Director

Retired, President & CEO
Interior Savings Credit Union

Allyssa Costerton-Grant

Board Director

Associate Director, Industry Parterships and Alumni Development

Wendy Creelman

Board Director

Elections Canada
Returning Officer

Manik Dhir

Board Director

Epitome Holdings Inc.
Entrepreneur / Managing Director

Dr. Ryan Foster

Board Director

IH Medical Director, IH Critical Care Network
Critical Care Medicine, KGH

Shauna George

Board Director

RBC Phillips Hager & North Investment Counsel
Investment Counsellor

Yarden Gershony

Board Director

Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP

Jay Goodis

Board Director

Tax Templates Inc.
Chief Executive Officer

Kim Inglis

Board Director

Inglis Private Investment Counsel
Founder & Senior Portfolio Manager

Glen Jackson

Board Director

Millbank Materials Group
Chief Financial Officer

Christy Lovig

Board Director

Doak Shirreff LLP

Patrick Ng

Board Director

RBC Wealth Management
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
Investment Advisor

Greg Pratch

Board Director

JV Driver Group

Bruce Sprague

Board Director

Susan Thomas

Dr. Susan Thomas, PhD

Board Director

Okanagan School of Business
Educator/Leader & HR Professional  

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