Board of Directors

As advocates for the Royal Alexandra Hospital, the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation's volunteer Board of Directors engages the community in meaningful philanthropy that will support priority needs of the hospital, new research and advancements in care, and improve the lives of our patients and their families.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Dr. Zaheer Lakhani, CM, FRCP
Clinical Professor, University of Alberta

George Coon, FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D, CFP
Vice Chair
Director, Northern Alberta and Territories, Royal Bank of Canada

Dan Lefaivre, FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D

Dr. Bill Anderson, B.Sc, M.D., FRCP(C), FCAR
Medical Director, Alberta Health Services

Dr. Rustom Appoo, D.MD
Owner & Managing Partner, Queen Street Dental

Dianne Balon
Vice-President, Government – Alberta Blue Cross

Sandra Hawes, B.Sc., LLB
Partner – Miller Thomson

Mez Irani
Branch Manager, Scotiabank

Paul Lanni, FCPA, FCA
President, Averton Homes

Paavo Montandon, BA, CIP, CRM

Alain Moore
Manager, Government and Public Affairs, Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Kimberly King
Director, Health Policy & Patient Access, Western Canada, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.

David S.Tam, BScPharm, LLB
Partner, Parlee McLaws LLP

Liza J. Wold
Risk Management Counsel, PCL Construction Inc.

Carlie Persson, CPA, CA
Partner, Risk Assurance Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Krista Ference

Victoria Burgess
Senior Private Banking Advisor, ATB

Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation Staff Representatives

Sharlene Rutherford, B.PA, MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation

Casey Szaroz
Executive Associate and Board Liaison Officer

Royal Alexandra Hospital Representatives

Dr. Colin Peterson, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP
Interim Facility Medical Director, Royal Alexandra Hospital

Judith Hockney, BN, MN
Senior Operating Officer, Royal Alexandra Hospital & Sturgeon Community Hospital