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 calls Parkland County home. Susan retired after 40 years in the banking industry, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and two grandchildren. She has done a lot of volunteering throughout her lifetime, joining the Foundation Board in 2017.

 

 
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Brenda Reeve
Vice - Chair

A long-time resident of Parkland County, Brenda enjoys acreage living with her husband and her nearby family. After retiring nursing, Brenda continues to focus on health needs in the tri-community area and joined the Board in 2015. With her previous involvement in the County Arts & Culture Advisory, and as an emerging artist, Brenda continues to be creative in many venues. She has also participated in some local Crime Watch initiatives and several Parkland County strategic planning workshops. 

 

 
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Lynda Nicol
Treasurer

Lynda has lived in the Stony Plain/Spruce Grove area since the 1970s. With her background in nursing, health was always an interest of hers when considering volunteerism. Prior to joining the Board in 2015, Lynda served on the Health Advisory Board for the WestView Regional Health Authority. She believes that foundation funding is an important part of subsidizing government (public) funding for healthcare, and supporting the ‘extra’ necessities when providing patient care.

 
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Judy Zieminek
Trustee

Judy is a retired occupational therapist and resident of the tri-community area. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her three grandchildren. Judy joined the Board of Directors in 2018 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 resident of Parkland County. The proud mother of three and grannie of seven loves to spend her free time with family, a good book, in her garden, and her recent passion for line dancing. Lynda has been involved with the Foundation as a volunteer and became a Board member in 2018 because she believes it 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 area residents. 



 
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Diane Duncan
Trustee

Diane holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education and has taught adult upgrading for over 25 years at three different colleges. A resident of Stony Plain, Diane belongs to the Stony Plain Rotary club and sits on the Mayor’s Task Force in Stony Plain. She also participates in the Cultural Round Table board for Stony Plain. Her favourite activity is walking and is a member of the Devon Discovery Walkers and the Volkssport Association of Alberta. Now retired, Diane enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. 

 
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Taylore Blackwell
Trustee

Taylore is a former LPN who worked at WestView Health Centre. She is a proud member of the Foundation and lives in Parkland County where she tries to keep up with her three children and two dogs.

 

 
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Tammy MacKay
Trustee
Events Chair

Tammy is an Edmonton-based registered interior designer and owner of design firm Design Eye. She works on commercial and residential projects of varying scope, and is a part-time interior design instructor at the University of Alberta. Tammy moved into Parkland County in 2014 to be closer to her ailing parents. With four children, 10 horses, a mini donkey and a number of cats and dogs, the move turned out to be a wonderful one.  Sadly, her dad passed away at the WestView Health Centre later that same year. To connect with her community, and to give back to the hospital that cared  her dad, Tammy joined the Festival of Trees Volunteer Committee. In early 2017, she joined the Foundation Board. 

 
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Ellen Elliott
Site Director

Ellen is the Site Director at the WestView Health Centre in Stony Plain and holds a Master’s degree in Nursing. Ellen and the team at the Centre are passionate about providing excellent, compassionate health care to the community. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, cycling and reading.

 

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Shandi Saito
Executive Director

Shandi joined the Foundation in 2016 after volunteering for both the Smile Cookie campaign and the Festival of Trees. A resident of Spruce Grove, she prides herself in raising her children in a community that gives back. Shandi brings to the Foundation over 10 years of administration, family law and business experience and works with the Board and volunteers to create a healthier tri-community.