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

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

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

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 L. Hawes, Q.C.
Partner – Miller Thomson LLP

Mez Irani
Branch Manager, Scotiabank

Paul Lanni, FCPA, FCA
President, Averton Homes

Paavo Montandon, BA, CIP, CRM

Alain Moore
Director, Pathways Communications, Oil Sands Pathway Alliance

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

Krista Ference

Victoria Burgess
Senior Private Banking Advisor, ATB

Fausto Franceschi
Managing Partner, Dentons

Dr. Radha Chari, MD, FRCSC, CHE
Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (retired)

Justin Archer
Vice President, Business Development at Invest Alberta Corp.

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

Janie Clink
Senior Operating Officer, Royal Alexandra Hospital & Sturgeon Community Hospital