Meet Our Staff

Janice Perrino

Chief Executive Officer

Meet Janice

Janice Perrino came to us from the Okanagan in 2016. As the former Executive Director for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation at the Penticton Regional Hospital, she successfully lead several medical equipment campaigns and helped spearhead the campaign for a new Patient Care Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital to raise $20 million.

Janice served two terms as the Mayor of Summerland, and two terms as Councillor. She was elected Chair of the Regional Hospital District for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS). Janice has also served at the leadership level in many community organizations including as a Board Director for Okanagan College and Past-President of the Summerland Rotary Club. She has been a motivational speaker for Boards, local Societies, and various business groups.

Janice achieved Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), achieved the title of Distinguished Toastmaster with Toastmasters, was a recipient of the Outstanding Resource Women of Honour Award, and the Women of Distinction Award for Career Leadership.

Contact Janice at 250-755-7937 or janice.perrino@viha.ca

Susan J. Ryan, CPA, CMA, CPHR

Chief Financial Officer

Meet Susan

As the CFO for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, Sue is responsible for all administrative aspects of the Foundation, providing support to the Board and CEO by overseeing all aspects of financial, HR, and policy activities. She also provides financial and management oversight for two for-profit businesses, and manages Estates administration on behalf of the Foundation. Previously, Sue was the Vice President & CFO for the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health & Safety Board, and prior to that held various senior management positions with the Government of Yukon.

Susan holds both a CPA and CPHR (Chartered Professional in HR) designation, earning her Fellow CPHR in 2018. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board for CPHR BC & YK, Treasurer for CPHR Canada, and Treasurer for the Credit Counselling Society of Canada. Previous Board positions include Queen Margaret’s School, CMA Canada Board, President of CMA Yukon, Institute of Public Administration of Canada Board, Kaushee’s Place Women’s Transition Home Board, and was a Founding Member of the Whitehorse Daybreak Rotary Club. She has been a presenter at the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Canadian and International Conferences and served as an instructor for the Business Administration Program at Yukon College.

Sue is inspired every day by our donors, by our volunteers, by our staff, and by the work that we do to support the hospital. “I like to think that my work supports all staff and helps them to do their best work for the cause”.

Contact Susan at 250-755-7936 or 250-709-1271 (cell) or susan.ryan@viha.ca

Janice Krall, CFRE

Chief Development Officer

Meet Janice

Janice is a people first leader known for building relationships. She has over 20 years of progressive leadership experience in corporate, national non-profit, higher education and community volunteering. She has successfully attained her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and holds a certificate in Community Leadership through Vancouver Island University (VIU). Previous to the Hospital Foundation, Janice was in the Advancement & Alumni Relations office at VIU and was the Vancouver Island Area Manager with the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Her work with volunteers and donors has earned local, provincial and national recognition. Born and raised here, Janice has served on several boards and community round tables and is passionate about giving back. She is currently President Elect with Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak and Past President with the Zonta Club of Nanaimo. Janice is also an animal lover and supporter of the SPCA.

Janice is excited to contribute to the strengthening of the health and well-being of individuals and families in our community.

Contact Janice at 250-739-5765 or janice.krall@viha.ca

Rebecca Taylor

Director, Communications

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca brings with her over two decades of combined experience in the non-profit and private sectors with an extensive background in fundraising, marketing and communications, client relations and event management.

Rebecca has a BFA from the University of Alberta and an Arts Administration Certificate from MacEwan University and began her career in the Arts and Culture sector. Prior to the Hospital Foundation, she held both provincial and national fund development management roles with Diabetes Canada. Rebecca joined the Hospital Foundation team in 2018 where she is able to leverage her diverse skillset to support the organization’s mission.

Rebecca enjoys contributing to the community as a member of the Rotary Club of Nanaimo and is a past president of Harbour City Toastmasters. She is continuing her education through the University of Victoria’s online Public Relations diploma program and enjoys creative pursuits including painting and drawing.

Rebecca strives to make a positive impact for the thousands of people who rely on our local hospital and other care facilities.

Contact Rebecca at 250-739-5764 or rebecca.taylor@viha.ca

Tara L. May

Manager, Accounting Services

Meet Tara

Tara comes to the Foundation with over 18 years experience in the Finance Department of our local Credit Union, where she was responsible for everything from accounts payable & payroll, to treasury and investments.

She is responsible for the day to day accounting and month end reporting for the Foundation, as well as the subsidiary companies Code Brew and Lifeline.

Tara is passionate about being of service and giving back. She spent over 2 years as a 911 Operator and Dispatcher for the RCMP and Nanaimo Fire Rescue. Tara continues to help out as a Detachment Services Clerk whenever possible.

“I have very dedicated friends and family that work tirelessly in the healthcare field, and I am proud to be working for a group that does so much to provide our nurses, doctors, and technicians the tools they need to provide the best health care services we can.”

Contact Tara at 250-740-2651 or tara.may@viha.ca

Tamara Paton

Executive Director, Nanaimo Lifeline

Meet Tamara

Tamara Paton comes to us from San Diego, California where she worked in Health Care Management and Training for 15 years. Tamara is the Executive Director of the Nanaimo Lifeline Program and while she is new to this role, she has been with the Nanaimo Lifeline Program since 2010.

Tamara is passionate about helping seniors and the medically at risk to live safely and independently in their own homes. Tamara is proud to be a part of the Foundation and providing top-of-the line medical equipment helps ensure the best health care outcomes, making a difference in the lives of many.

Contact Tamara at 250-739-5768 or tamara.paton@viha.ca

Clinton King

Manager, Code Brew

Meet Clinton

Bio coming soon

Contact Clinton at 250-755-7691, ext 52244 or clinton.king@viha.ca