Delta Hospice Seeks New Board Members


We are seeking Delta residents who wish to join our Governance Policy Board of Directors.

Applicants must have an interest in leading and governing rather than being involved in how the Society operates on a day-to-day basis.  If you are a visionary with a positive attitude, open to opportunity, a team player, and interested in making our community a better place through thoughtful consideration of and constructive contribution to board discussions, our Nominating Committee wants to hear from you.

To express your interest, please complete the Board Application Form.

Selected applicants will be interviewed and assessed on the basis of past governance experiences, interests in health care, and attributes required by the Board to fulfill its role over the next several years.

We follow a policy governance model designed to empower us to fulfill our obligation of accountability to our community. This allows us to focus on larger issues and to set and maintain a framework of delegation and internal control that ensures compliance with the Society’s commitment to service.

Successful nomination and subsequent election would result in a two-year term, with eligibility to stand for re-election for a further three two-year terms.

Applications are invited throughout the year; however, a March submission deadline is generally published to allow for the necessary interview and selection processes to occur prior to the Annual General Meeting which typically occurs in June.

All nominations presented at the Annual General Meeting must come through our Nominating Committee. As there is an open invitation for potential candidates, nominations from the floor at the Annual General Meetings are not permitted.

To become a Society member you can apply through this link Membership Form


Your application or questions can be submitted by Email, Mail or Hand Delivery

Delta Hospice Society

Board of Directors Nominating Committee

4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent

Delta, BC V4K 4L8



Board of Directors

Chris Pettypiece – President
Chris has chosen to have his family home in South Delta, where he grew up. His successful TELUS career and experience on the Board of the Symphony Orchestra, where he chairs its Strategic Planning Committee, reflect some of his wide ranging interests including all types of woodworking and a variety of music. Chris has merged two of his favorite worlds into one fantastic hobby – guitar making.


Jim Levin – Vice President
With 32 years as a senior manager for three B.C. cities, experience in leadership positions on numerous boards, and a solid knowledge of the principles of Board Governance, Jim is a welcome addition to our governance Board.  Jim has lived and worked in Ladner since 1997; now retired, he has been gifting his expertise to our community through volunteer and leadership roles with the Delta Managerial Society, Ladner-Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club, Kin Village Association, Delta Gymnastics Society and as a Delta Hospice Society client volunteer serving individual clients, fulfilling shifts at the Irene Thomas Hospice, scheduling and filling vigil shifts, and assisting with the Basic Client Volunteer Training programs.




Karen Gillespie
Karen sees Delta Hospice as an integral and important part of the community that she so loves.  Her CPA-CGA accreditation in corporate and now not-for-profit roles along with policy board experiences align to allow Karen to bring financial oversight and a strong contribution toward determining Board policies that provide strategic direction for the organization.




Bob de Ridder 

Bob joined the Board in 2016. Bob brings a wealth of knowledge at Board level, including corporate governance, along with a background of executive level accounting and business experiences. His first introduction to hospice was volunteering with his high school class as gardeners and patient visitors when Dame Cicely Saunders opened the first modern palliative care unit in South London. 



Doug Mather                         

Doug’s experience as a financial executive with one of Vancouver’s top real estate development companies allows him to contribute strengths in setting strategy and direction for the Society.  Having had a family experience with care at the Delta Hospice Doug also understands the compassion that is intrinsic to the work done by the Society.  Previous experience on the board of the Delta Hospital Foundation will also inform Doug’s work as a member of the Society’s Board of Directors.

Christine Sutherland            

As a lifelong resident of Delta, Christine is passionate about giving back to her community and believes it is important to support people and families in a time of vulnerability through dignity and that the Delta Hospice Society is an amazing organization that is an integral part of this community.  Christine’s success in the financial industry has earned her the experience and personal attributes necessary to contribute positively to the Board’s work.  Christine has also demonstrated her commitment to community through her volunteering with the Reach Society.

Charles Girard                       

Having had experiences, both personally and professionally, with end of life, grief, and loss, Charles welcomes the opportunity to support the work of Delta Hospice.   Previous experience in community leadership, service and board roles, along with professional success in operation of his own funeral home in Alberta, have led Charles to want to be a part of providing long term positive impact in his community as a volunteer member of the Board.


Bruce Gordon

After a notable history in ownership, and senior administrative positions in many organizations Bruce has, with his wife, established a consulting business to assist organizations to manage development and growth. Bruce also has a part time role on the Pastoral Team at Peace Portal Alliance Church , South Surrey. Hearing of the Society’s work through the personal experience of friends Bruce felt drawn to share his business expertise and practice his personal advocacy for the Carver Model of Board Governance by volunteering as a member of the Society’s Board of Directors.