BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Commitee
ranken.png
shahram.png
lagace.png
Egan.png
Taylor.png

Ms. Lisa Ranken, P.Eng, M.Eng (she/her)

President

Lisa is an established senior operational and organisational leader. As President of Formation Consulting, she supports new technology start-ups and small businesses in building the foundation for growth. With over 15 years of operational experience, Lisa is a master of solving complex business challenges and scaling those solutions progressively. Lisa brings a broad depth of board and business experience including operations, human resources, regulatory compliance, fundraising and finance. When not working, Lisa volunteers with her poodador, Jackson, sharing a dose of paws-itivity through pet therapy.

 

Dr. Sana Shahram, MPH, PhD (she/her) 

Vice President

Sana is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (Syilx Okanagan Nation territory), a Collaborating Scientist with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research and an Embedded Health Equity Scholar with Interior Health. She brings to the LCH board advanced training & expertise in health communications, public health systems, community- and Nation-led partnerships. She is a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar, a 2021 BC Reconciliation Team Award recipient, and one of 2022’s BDO Kelowna’s Top 40 under 40. Sana is a co-owner Pivot Rx Pharmacy in Vernon, and leads their media and communications. She lives in Oyama with her husband and mischievous toddler.

 

Ms. Nola Lagace, BSc (she/her) 

Treasurer

Nola is a Manager, Sales Support for Royal Bank of Canada. She has spent the last 12 years in the financial service industry, specializing in Commercial Lending for the majority of that time. Nola brings eight years of previous board experience to Lake Country Health, with significant financial expertise to oversee the budget and reporting activities of the organization. She is a proud Lake Country resident with her husband, energetic toddler son, and two dogs. 

 

 

Ms. Brittany Egan, P.Eng (she/her) 

Secretary

Brittany is a program manager for Neovasc Inc’s Tiara and Reducer’s implantable medical devices. With over 10 yrs. experience in the cardiovascular and neurovascular medical device field, her expertise in HR leadership, risk management strategies, stakeholder engagement, and organizational strategic planning are huge assets for the LCH Board. Born and raised in Kelowna, Brittany loves the outdoor Okanagan lifestyle.  You can typically find her with her husband and two sons biking along the rail trail, hiking up Spion Kop or cross-country skiing up at Sovereign.

 

Ms. Bonny Taylor, RN, MSN (she/her) 

Past President

Bonny is Registered Nurse and a Senior Instructor in the University of British Columbia- Okanagan School of Nursing, with a clinical specialty in gerontological and emergency department nursing. Bonny has a long historical connection with LCH- her mother was one of the founding members of the organization and she has been involved as a volunteer since the organization’s start in the 1980’s. Throughout her time on the LCH board, Bonny has served in various capacities based on the organization’s needs. Bonny lives in Lake Country with her large family, with many grandchildren, and one very spoiled cat. 

Members At Large
ishoy.png
mathieson.png

Dr. Claire Ishoy, BScPharm, PharmD (her/she)  

Claire has been a clinical pharmacist for Interior Health for nearly 10 years. She is currently the interim Professional Practice Leader for Pharmacy at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.  Claire is an active member of the whole care palliative group, the stroke steering committee and the ethics committee at Vernon Jubilee hospital and the former Secretary for the LCH Board. She is also a current board member and former Chair for the College of Pharmacists of BC. Claire is also a co-owner and Clinical Lead of Pivot Rx pharmacy in Vernon. When not working or volunteering, you can find her on outdoor adventures with her son Malcolm, husband Josh, and their dog Gizmo. 

 

Dr. Cynthia Mathieson, PhD (she/her) 

Member at Large

Cynthia is Professor Emerita at the University of British Columbia (Syilx Okanagan Nation territory) with expertise in community and health psychology. As a senior administrator at UBC Okanagan, she held the appointments of Head of Psychology, Dean of the Irving K. Barber Arts and Sciences, and Provost & Vice-Principal Academic. When considering where to contribute her broad and advanced senior administration expertise, Cynthia was attracted to LCH’s successful history of community service and its commitment to a shared future vision. She lives in Kelowna with her husband, enjoying Nordic skiing, cycling and the occasional tennis. 

Community Representitives
reed.png
james.png

Councillor Cara Reed (she/her/hers)

District of Lake Country, Council Member

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Trevor James, CPA, CA (he/him/his)

Director of Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer

District of Lake Country