Board of Directors

The members of our volunteer Board are a hands on collective that is passionate about the Vision and Mission of the Foundation.  As individuals and as a group, they are dedicated to enhancing care in our community.

 
 
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Susan Ritter
Chair

Growing up in Stony Plain, Susan now lives in Parkland County is married with 2 children & 2 grandchildren.  Susan retired last year after working in the banking industry for 40 years.  She has volunteered throughout her lifetime, recently joining Tri-Community Health & Wellness Foundation.

 
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Brenda Reeve
Vice - Chair

Brenda is a long-time resident of Parkland County where she continues to enjoys acreage living with her husband & enjoying her family nearby.   She retired from a nursing career that gave a variety of opportunities in health care. She continues to focus on health needs in the Tri-community area, joining the board 3 yrs ago. Previously involved in the County Arts & Culture Advisory, as an emerging artist, she continues to be creative in many venues. Also, she has participated in some local Crimewatch activities & county strategic planning workshops. 

 
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Lynda Nicol
Treasurer

My name is Lynda NicoI and I have lived in the Stony Plain/Spruce Grove area for 44 years.  I have been a trustee with the Tri-Community Health & Wellness Foundation since May 2015.  Health has always been an interest of mine as my background is nursing therefore; when considering volunteerism, I naturally chose the health field. I had previously served on the Health Advisory Board for the WestView Regional Health Authority.  I believe foundation funding is an important part of subsidizing government (public) funding for healthcare, supporting the ‘extra’ necessities when providing patient care. I am also interested in fundraising for wellness programs such as the Wellness Wishing Well program at the Tri Leisure Centre.  

 
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Judy Zieminek
Trustee

Judy is a retired occupational therapist and resident of the tri community. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her three grandchildren. Judy joined the Board of Directors over 2 years ago and looks forward to continuing to make a difference in her community.

 
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Lynda Dombroski
Trustee

Lynda is a retired, long time County of Parkland resident. She is the mother of three and Grannie of seven. She loves to spend her free time with family, a good book, in her garden and has just started line dancing. 
She has been involved with the Foundation as a volunteer and became a Board member in 2018 because she believes the Foundation is essential to our community. The Foundation not only provides needed hospital equipment to enhance the quality of patient care but also works with partner programs to enrich the lives of citizens if our area.
Together we can build a healthier community. 

 
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Diane Duncan
Trustee

Diane has a Masters degree in Adult Education and has taught adult upgrading for more than 25 years for  3 different colleges. She currently resides in Stony Plain and has been part of that community for over 14 years.
Diane belongs to the Stony Plain Rotary club and is currently sitting on the Mayors Task Force in Stony Plain. She also participates in the Cultural Round Table board for Stony Plain.

Her favorite activity is walking and she belongs to the Devon Discovery Walkers and member of the Volkssport Association of Alberta. She is retired and enjoying grandchildren and a great granddaughter. 

 
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Taylore Blackwell
Trustee

Taylore is a former L.P.N. who worked at WestView Health Centre. She is a proud member of the Foundation - residing in Parkland County. Taylore has three children and two dogs.

 
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Tammy MacKay
Trustee
Events Chair

Professionally, Tammy MacKay, NCIDQ, AKBD, LEED Green Associate, is an Edmonton based registered interior designer in her 21st year in the Industry. She owns a boutique design firm called Design Eye. Here she works on both Commercial and Residential projects of varying scope.  Tammy is a member of Interior Designers of Canada, Interior Designers of Alberta, National Kitchen and Bath Association, and Canada Green Building Council.  She also teaches interior design at the University of Alberta part-time. She is an advocate for the interior design industry which has led her to mentoring and supporting new and upcoming designers; additionally, throughout her career, she has participated and been chair of interior design advisory boards in the province of Alberta. In 2014 she moved out of the city into the County of Parkland to be closer to her ailing parents.  With 4 children, 10 horses (soon a mini donkey will be added), cats and dogs, the move has been a wonderful one.  Unfortunately her dad passed away at the West View Health Centre that same year.  To meet people in her community, and to give back to the hospital that treated her dad with such great care, she decided to join the Tri-Community Festival of Trees Volunteer Committee.  In early 2017, she was asked to join the Tri-Community Health and Wellness Foundation Board.  “Parkland County feels like home. I have met the most incredible people in the last 3 years who have become mentors and friends”. 

 
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Ellen Elliott
Site Director

Ellen Elliott is the Site Director, WestView Health Centre-Stony Plain.  She and the team at WestView Health Centre are passionate about providing excellent, compassionate health care to our community.  Ellen is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s degree in Nursing.  Ellen enjoys swimming, cycling, and reading.

 

Foundation Staff

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Shandi Saito
Executive Director

Shandi comes to the Foundation after volunteering for both the Smile Cookie Campaign and the Festival of Trees in 2016. She resides in Spruce Grove with her family and prides herself in raising her children in a community that gives back. She comes to the Foundation with 10+ years of administration, family law and business background and looks forward to working with the Board and volunteers to continue to create a healthier tri – community.