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, 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 Jan

Janice is a people first senior leader known for building relationships. Born and raised on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC she has deep roots within her community. Janice holds a certificate in Community Leadership through Vancouver Island University and has received her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation. She has a combined 20 plus years’ progressive leadership experience in corporate, a national non-profit, higher education and community volunteering. Serving as the Chief Development Officer at the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation she oversees Development and Communications.

Her work with teams, volunteers and donors has earned local, provincial and national recognition. Her national contributions include representing BC in the development of a National Volunteer Engagement Strategy for over 120,000 volunteers and representing the province of BC in a National Strategy Renewal initiative for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Janice has served on several diverse boards and community round tables offering her natural collaborative style and ability to strategically work toward solutions with proven results. She is passionate about her community and is very proud to be a Past President of the Zonta Club of Nanaimo. Also a huge animal lover, she is a supporter of the SPCA, and currently serves as President Elect for the Rotary Club of Nanaimo Daybreak and as Policy & Advocacy Chair and Board Secretary with the Haven Society.

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

Amber White

Manager, Annual Giving

Meet Amber

Bio coming soon

Contact Amber at 250-739-5764 or amber.white@viha.ca

Tara Campbell

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

Karen McCarthy

Development Administrator

Meet Karen

Bio coming soon

Contact Karen at 250-755-7950 or karen.mccarthy@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