JANICE PERRINO, CEO
Janice Perrino joined the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation as Chief Executive Officer in August 2016. She brings with her a wealth of experience in leadership, vision, and fundraising, and her expertise has already greatly benefited the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation.
Joining us from the Okanagan, Janice was the former Executive Director for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation, located at the Penticton Regional Hospital. In that role she managed the Foundation, the SOS Café, and various business ventures to raise funds for medical equipment in healthcare facilities throughout the South Okanagan and Similkameen Region.
Prior to that, Janice worked for the BC Cancer Foundation at the BC Cancer Agency in Kelowna. Janice has successfully lead several medical equipment campaigns including fundraising for two MRI machines, a CT Scanner, and Digital Stereotactic Mammography machine, a Digital Imaging Department, Surgical Suites, and Moog & Friends Hospice House. She helped spearhead the major campaign for a new Patient Care Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital. Over the last twenty years Janice has been instrumental in raising more than $45 million.
Furthermore, Janice served two terms as the Mayor of Summerland, was the Chair of the Regional Hospital District for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS), and was a two-term City Councillor in Summerland. She retired from politics in December 2014. Janice has also served at the leadership level in many community organizations including as a Board Director for Okanagan College, as Chair of the Summerland Olympic Committee, and Past-President of the Summerland Rotary Club. She has been a motivational speaker for Boards, local Societies, and various business groups. Additionally, she has enjoyed serving as the speech and leadership coach for two youth groups (teenage girls) for more than ten years.
Janice has successfully achieved her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), has reached the designation of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) with Toastmasters International, is a recipient of the Outstanding Resource Women of Honour Award, and the Women of Distinction Award for Career Leadership.