A Few New Faces in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation Boardroom

SYDNEY, N.S –  The most recent board meeting at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation was unlike any other. With two new and exciting board members in the room, there was a lot of enthusiasm and many new ideas.

Frank VanSchaayk and Mike Kelloway are the two newest members of the board of governors but they are far from new to the world of charity and business. “I’ve been privileged to see the work done by some great charities in different parts of the world,” said VanSchaayk. “What the hospital foundation is doing here in Cape Breton is world class.”

 

VanSchaayk, who is now living in Cape Breton, served as the Regional President of the Americas at McCain Foods Limited until his retirement in 2014. In this role VanSchaayk was responsible for leading McCain's growth and development in North and South America.

 

The Foundation has always focused on recruiting strategic-minded, hardworking professionals to govern the board.  “We’re very fortunate to have these new additions,” said Glen Brann, Board Chair of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. “We’re thrilled to see how engaged and active the new members already are.”

With a focus on advocating for Cape Breton’s healthcare needs, the board is seeing a re-invigoration. “I see the incredible work that has been done over the past three decades and I also see what more can be done over the next three,” said Mike Kelloway, Senior Manager of Customized Learning at NSCC. “We’ve got the tools and the skills to ensure healthcare in Cape Breton is second to none.”

With fresh fundraising ideas and a few new tools in the tool belt, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is ready to make a real difference in the landscape of healthcare in our community.

Since 1992, the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation, in partnership with the community has raised more than $38 million to purchase equipment, and fund upgrades at the Regional Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of the community, the foundation has been able to purchase priority equipment which provides world-class care, closer to home.

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For more information, please contact:

Mark Inglis

Communications Officer

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation

902.567.7054

Mark.Inglis@nshealth.ca


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