As a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization, the Squamish Hospital Foundation works hand in hand with Vancouver Coastal Health, but is a separate organization, governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.The Board is comprised of elected, voluntary members of the community as well as representatives from the Squamish General Hospital.

Vancouver Coastal Health is responsible for the delivery of health care at Squamish Hospital and is funded through the British Columbia Ministry of Health.

We are extremely grateful to our dedicated Board for their tireless efforts on behalf of our Foundation and the entire Sea to Sky community.

The SHF Board of Directors include:

Alison Hopkins, President

Alison Hopkins is a lawyer with Sound Law LLP in Squamish. With an educational background focusing in health law and policy, Alison became involved with the Squamish Hospital Foundation shortly after moving to Squamish in 2012 and was elected as vice president in 2014. When not working or volunteering, she can be found outside with her family enjoying the best of the sea-to-sky: skiing, hiking or biking.


Karen Vanzella, Vice-President

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Dave Sweeney, Treasurer

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Ellen Grant

Ellen Grant has been a valuable member of the Foundation for 10+ years. A retired teacher and resident of the Squamish Valley for 70 plus years Ellen knows a thing or two about Squamish. When Ellen is not working tirelessly for the board she can be found gardening, working on her photography and enjoying her grandchildren.

Karyn Smith

Karyn graduated High School from Howe Sound Secondary in 1969 and returned to Squamish in 1982. She worked as a Nurse at the Squamish Hospital until retirement in 2011.  She recently retired as a Director on the Harbour Authority and is currently Chairman of the Hilltop House Support Society and a volunteer at Hilltop House.  She is passionate about advocating for Health Care in the Corridor.

    Corinne Lonsdale

Corinne has lived in Squamish since 1952. After graduation she was employed by the Royal Bank for 30 years. Community service has been her way of life. She received the Royal Canadian Legion Community medal and the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award in recognition of 30 plus years volunteering on numerous local groups and organizations. Corinne was honored to be presented with the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal by Lt. Gov. Iona Campagnola and Premier Gordon Campbell for her involvement in local government related committees within the region and the province. After serving 25 years as a member of Council, 16 as a Councillor and 9 as Mayor, Corinne was honored to be the first to receive a Key to the City. In her spare time Corinne enjoys spending time with her family and particularly the seven grandchildren who live here and in Prince George. She also likes to read, do crafts and spend time with husband John in their 5thwheel.

David Hildreth

David has been active in the Sea to Sky Corridor for almost 30 years, from living in Lions Bay to Founder and President of Furry Creek Community Association. Also founding President of Squamish Breakfast Club Society. As well, he is currently Rectors Warden at the Parish of St. John the Divine Anglican Church Squamish. David is also a member of the Squamish Valley Golf Club. Each of these organizations focuses on community,  wellness, youth and belief….. so when asked to serve on the Hospital Foundation it was a natural fit. His career has spanned “59” years in the Life Insurance business, and is still active with Sun Life Financial. His wife and family are his priorities. David believes in the “Do What You Promise” theme and plans to bring that philosophy to the Hospital Foundation.

Edward Archibald

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Jill Dunnigan

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Cathie Greenlees

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Bob Rogan

Bob is a new resident to Squamish for the past year having arrived from London, Ontario, with his wife Virginia an ICU Nurse at Lions Gate Hospital. . Bob comes to the foundation with over 40 years experience and an extensive background in Information Technology, Procurement, and Health Care Management in Ontario.  Bob has served in various management and consultancy positions at the London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario Ministry of Health, Ontario Community Health Care, and Ontario Public Health. He is looking forward to contributing and ensuring the objectives of the Squamish Hospital Foundation are meeting the needs of the Squamish Community.

To contact any of our Board members, please email the Foundation at