Our board is key to the functioning and success of LCHPS.
Lisa lives in Lake Country with her dog Jackson and has extensive volunteering, fundraising and community involvement experience. For the last four to six years, Lisa has been volunteering as a Mentor with Women in Science and Engineering (Okanagan), a Literacy Tutor with Okanagan College and as a Board Member and the Human alongside pet therapist Jackson with the Pet Therapy Program. Lisa has a long history of giving back to her community (she even biked across Canada as a fundraiser for cancer research once!) and she's excited to give back to her home community through board membership with the LCHPS.
Shannon has been a volunteer with LCHPS since 2013, and was President from 2013-2019. She is an avid community volunteer leading community advocacy and development of improved access to health and social services in Lake Country. She is the recipient of the 2018 Gerry Morton Award, Volunteer of the Year (Lake Country Chamber of Commerce). Shannon has a Master’s Degree in Nursing and brings to the board extensive knowledge and experience in health systems, health promotion, gerontology and
mental health and currently works for Interior Health. She was also a founding member of the Okanagan Men’s Shed and has served on several committees and boards such as Lake Country Dog Owner’s Association, Federation for University Women and UBC-Okanagan, Students Union. She is passionate about life in Lake Country and is grateful for the opportunities she has had while volunteering with LCHPS.
Hayden is proud to call Lake Country home with his wife, two kids, and dog Maverick! We spend our days seeking out the next adventure on the water, in the mountains and on the trails. Experienced in full-cycle operational accounting, auditing, and taxes, Hayden brings a well-rounded approach to finance. Hayden spent years volunteering as a youth volleyball coach, helping start a club team that has grown into a registered society. Hayden is excited to be involved in the LCHPS and support his local community!
Claire Ishoy has been a clinical pharmacist for Interior Health for the past 5 years. In the hospital, she has worked in a variety of multidisciplinary clinical settings including cardiology, cardiac surgery and medicine. More recently, Claire has become interested in committee work, joining the whole care palliative group, the stroke steering committee and the ethics committee at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. In her work with IH, Claire has come to appreciate the challenges faced by those in the community who are trying to access care and resources outside of an acute setting as well as the importance of continuity of care between hospitals and communities. When not working or volunteering, Claire has a passion for animals and can be found at the barn riding her horse Vinny or out for a hike around Laker Country with her husband and their dog Gizmo.
Lynne Blake was born and raised in North Vancouver, retiring to her family home in Okanagan Centre in June 2006. Lynne brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in Office Administration and Human Resources from her years with Metro Vancouver where she was responsible for recruiting and managing temporary staff positions. Lynne also serves on the Lake Country Heritage and Cultural Society Board as well as the Lake Country Tennis Association.
Bonny Taylor began her nursing career as a licenced practical nurse (LPN). After working as an LPN she went back-to-school and became a registered nurse (RN). She began working at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) in 1992 in a variety of roles, such as medicine, surgery, home IV, and as a float nurse before going to the emergency department (ED) in 1998. During her time in the ED Bonny developed an interest in the care of geriatric patients and returned to school to earn her Master’s of Science in Nursing and her geriatric certification. In 2006 Bonny began teaching nursing at UBC- Okanagan. She still continues to work as a casual RN in the KGH emergency department.
Rebecca (Bex) is an MSW graduate from the University of British Columbia, born and raised in Oyama BC. She is currently finishing her certification for Compassionate Inquiry, an approach developed by addiction expert Dr Gabor Mate and Sat Dharam Kaur (Beyond Addiction). Bex is a member of Canadian ACEs Connection & Trauma-Informed Network, as well as the Food Action Society of the North Okanagan. She believes in creative and holistic mind-body approaches to health, wellness and healing. Her passion for community, connection, advocacy, and equity are the center of her practice.
Randall Johnson has a background in Business and Commerce as well as Statistical Analysis. Following a career in senior management in the resource manufacturing field in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia, Randall is now retired in the Lake Country area where he enjoys spending time with his wife as well as hobbies including fishing and music.
Cait has almost two decades of experience as a strategic communications professional. She has provided guidance to senior leadership in areas of public relations, stakeholder engagement, issues management, strategic communications' goal setting and measurement, and public and community relations. The stakeholder populations whom she has served have included community, government and industry stakeholders and she focuses on providing thoughtful integrated communications planning, execution and measurement.
Cait has signiﬁcant training in working with cross-functional teams in large, public-facing and complex environments and is known by colleagues and clients to be collaborative and facilitative through active listening, participation, and negotiation. Her inquisitive nature and natural empathy demonstrate to her peers and leadership that she is an engaged colleague who focuses on the big picture while working effectively to achieve results.