Our board is key to the functioning and success of LCHPS.
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.
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.
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.
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.