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
2016-2017 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.
A long time resident of Delta, Sarah’s professional journey has led her to be a Keynote presenter and workshop facilitator in the education field and presenter of a TEDx talk on “What is Success?” while in a leadership role with the Richmond school district as a Secondary Vice principal. As a board member Sarah helps to support and sustain a healthy and vital organization through constructive and thoughtful discussion of policies.
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.
Through her volunteer work with Delta Hospice over the past several years, Trish feels privileged to have experienced the profound impact that the Society has in her community. Having worked as an RN critical care nurse and also in home care, Trish provides insight to the Board from the health care perspective while employing the interpersonal, accounting and administrative skills involved in owning and managing a small business.
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.