MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation welcomes Khalid Usman as new Chair during its annual general meeting at Angus Glen. Khalid joined the Board of Directors in 2008 and has a long track record of supporting the hospital and our community.
A 26 year resident of Markham, Mr. Usman has served on the hospital board and volunteers with a number of other charitable organizations in addition to Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation. His charitable work has earned him numerous accolades and awards, including most recently the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, an Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship and the Tamghae-Khidmat from Pakistan, that nation's equivalent to the Order of Canada.
"Khalid is one of our most passionate advocates. We are so fortunate that he has directed his passion toward fundraising for our hospital and leading our Board at this important time during the home stretch of our $50 million Campaign in support of the hospital's new building and extensive renovations, currently underway", says Suzette Strong, CEO Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation.
Khalid follows Mark Lievonen who remains on the Board of Directors as past Chair. The Foundation's treasurer Dennis Fortnum will continue in his role for another year, while David Stead returns to Executive Committee in a new role as Vice-Chair, along with Peter Mason who also Co-Chairs the Campaign with Mayor Frank Scarpitti. Maria Bosnjak is also a member of the Executive, along with foundation CEO, Suzette Strong.
The annual meeting welcomed new board members: Robert Assal, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Human Resources at Toshiba of Canada; Todd Barclay, Senior Vice Present of Swiss Chalet at Cara Operations; George Markou, Chief Financial Officer of Vital Insights; Dr. Mitesh Mehta, a Radiologist here at Markham Stouffville Hospital and Carrie Sutherland, Director of Operations for Advanced Micro Devices.
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation Overview
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation exists to enable the growth of Markham Stouffville Hospital by raising sustainable funds and awareness for Markham Stouffville Hospital's ongoing needs to ensure it can provide compassionate, patient-centered care. Government does not fund all new medical equipment. All medical equipment is funded through donations from the community.
For more information on how to give, please visit us at http://www.mshf.on.ca/
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SOURCE: Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation
For further information:
Suzette Strong or Julia Smith
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation
381 Church Street, Markham, ON L3P 7P3
Tel: 905-472-7089| Fax: 905-472-7018