Executive of the Board

Anne Selder

Anne Selder

Chief Executive Officer
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Anne semi-retired to the Sunshine Coast in 2000 from a career as Computer Software Tester.  She and her husband built and ran a Bed & Breakfast until 2012. She was involved with the B&B Association on the board as Marketing Chair.  She has also been actively involved in the Sunshine Coast Quilters Guild since 2001, with their youth program, quilt shows and other positions. Creative endeavors are her passion. Her garden and nature walks keep her fit.  She joined the Auxiliary in 2015 and is currently the Shorncliffe Rep for the HMB Branch, Past Chair of the HMB Branch and is looking forward to the challenges of being part of the Executive team.

Warren Jones

Warren Jones

Executive Officer
Member of Sechelt Branch

Warren Jones started his retail career at age 16 working part-time at Sears in Surrey until he graduated from BCIT with a marketing diploma. He was then hired by Sears as a Department Manager working in various stores and departments. In 1983 Warren was hired by London Drugs as a Store Supervisor and within 5 years, he became a Store Manager. He managed several stores in the Lower Mainland and Abbotsford, was instrumental in the relocation of the Clearbrook store to a new location, and opened new stores in Maple Ridge and Mission He also spent a full year at London Drugs Head Office developing their overall store information and tracking systems which are still being used today. In 2007, Warren moved to the Gibson’s store on the Sunshine Coast and managed that store until retiring after 32 years of employment with London Drugs. He joined the Health Care Auxiliary in 2014.

Marian Mitchell

Marian Mitchell

Executive Officer
Treasurer
Member of Sechelt Branch

Marian’s love for the sunshine Coast was launched long ago and along with her husband and children enjoyed every summer on the Coast since 1967. They lived in Sechelt briefly from 1973 to 1976 and their two youngest children were born at St Mary’s hospital. They were transferred to the mainland and brought up the family in North Vancouver. She enjoyed a career in Customer Service with the Royal Bank, Cantel (Rogers) Wireless, Rogers Cable and retired from Shaw Cable as Project Manager in 2011. Their love for the coast brought them back to retire in 2015 and she joined the Sechelt Healthcare Auxiliary at that time. She has held several positions within the Auxiliary and recognizes the value of giving back to our community and is happy to be part of the Auxiliary.

Jacqui Jones-Cox

Jacqui Jones-Cox

Executive Officer
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Jacqui lived and worked in North Vancouver as a Librarian and Branch Coordinator with North Vancouver District public library for close to 30 years and has had a home in Halfmoon Bay since 2003. She loves working with and being able to give back to the community. When she retired in 2018, she began volunteering with the Auxiliary as Publicity Officer, now as Executive Officer she enjoys contributing to the success of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary. She also enjoys putting her librarian training to good use helping with sorting and displaying the donated books at the Thrift Store.

Marilyn Helgason

Marilyn Helgason

Executive Officer
Member of Sechelt Branch

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Marilyn took her training at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto where she received her degree as a certified Lab Tech in Bacteriology. Marilyn and family moved to Coquitlam in 1968. As a bacteriologist; she worked at VGH, Metro-McNair (now Life Labs) and the Ministry of Health. Marilyn retired from the Fraser Health Region in October 2006, where she was Manager of Bacteriology Labs for the Fraser Valley. At that time she became a permanent resident of the Sunshine Coast in West Sechelt, after being a part time resident since 1996. At the beginning of 2007 she joined the Auxiliary and volunteered at the Thrift Store where she was a Cashier. She developed and wrote the Thrift Store’s Cashier’s Manual and the Policy and Procedures Manual. Besides being the Thrift Store’s Manager of Cashiers, she has also served as: Assistant Chair, Chairperson and Past Chair for six years.

Victoria Livingstone

Victoria Livingstone

Executive Officer
Member of Sechelt Branch

Victoria was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario and has resided on the Sunshine Coast for 29 years. She spent 24 years in various progressive management positions with CIBC including Controller, Project Management and Director of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. During her career she obtained degrees in Management Accounting, Industrial Engineering and her FICB. After the death of her husband Douglas she started “Inch by Inch Womens Fitness” a gym for women in 2011. During that time, she became a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutritionist. Meeting and working with the women on Sunshine Coast changed her life in too many ways to count. In 2016 she sold the business and travelled to interesting places around the world until Covid. Victoria loves living here and is looking forward to bringing whatever she can to the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxillary.

Maureen Hamblin

Maureen Hamblin

Secretary
Member of Sechelt Branch

It seems I’ve always been a secretary and here I am still doing the job I love! We bought in Sechelt in 2005, retired in 2007 and went full-time RVing for eight years while our son lived in the house. We finished that in 2015 and by the end of 2016 had built our new house where the old house had stood. We love our community and volunteering is a great way to meet people. I joined the Auxiliary in early 2019 after being invited by a lovely lady I was sitting next to on the bus to Vancouver. I work at the Thrift Store on Mondays and also serve as the Secretary for the Thrift Store.

Louise Dewar

Publicity
Member of Sechelt Branch

Louise was born and raised in Sechelt and has since lived in both North Van and Squamish for the past 30 years. She moved back full time to the Sunshine Coast in 2016.A member since 2019 she learned the Thrift Store ropes in the book section from fellow volunteer and mom Reta. Mom has always given back and taught me to find a purpose with a greater good.The Auxiliary is definitely that, and in this Publicity position I am learning just how much the SCHA and all of its members give of themselves. It is a wonderful feeling to be a part of an organization with such a big heart that beats toward a common goal of enhanced healthcare for all residents on the Sunshine Coast. 

 


 

Committee Chairs

Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson

Co-Chair of Thrift Store
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Mary come from a large family who has had a family business (Real Estate, Notary Public & Insurance) on 4th Avenue in Kitsilano since 1956. I spent over 25 years in the Insurance industry with the family business & other agencies and have always been involved in many volunteer organizations throughout my life as my parents were big believers in getting their kids involved early! Since Mary was a small child, my family came to the Sunshine Coast as recreational boaters and we spent many seasons in and around Pender Harbour. Mary eventually married a local fella who was born in the original St. Marys Hospital in Hospital Bay and then moved to Halfmoon Bay over 34 years ago. For the past 20 years Mary has been a full time & part time caregiver. In 2017 Mary became a member of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary, Pender Harbour Branch, until they disbanded and Mary joined the Halfmoon Bay branch. Throughout this time Mary has been caregiving & volunteering at Christiansen Village, Shorncliffe, Totem & 2 South and also in the Thrift Store!

Kym Barnett

Co-Chair of Thrift Store
Deb Young

Deb Young

Co-Chair of the Loan Cupboard
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Deb joined the Healthcare Auxiliary shortly after retiring to Halfmoon Bay in 2005 from a rewarding career in Logistics Management/ Marine Operations for a global Vancouver based petrochemical company.
 Her volunteering started with the Loan Cupboard in 2007 where she remains, and included other work with Community Services, SPCA and now with Elderdog Canada.
Being from the prairies Deb’s value of community involvement is ingrained and she is happy to have found that same fulfilment here in her home on the Sunshine Coast.

Sherry Masters

Sherry Masters

Co-Chair of the Loan Cupboard
Member of Gibsons Branch

Sherry moved to the Sunshine Coast in 1996 to join David, the love of her life. They moved from Roberts Creek to Gibsons in 2005. She retired in 2008 after a varied career that included commercial salmon fishing off the west coast of Vancouver Island, social work, production pottery, non-profit management, and consultation in health care administration, policy and research. She loves traveling, hiking, gardening, playing her cello, and hanging out with grandkids. Sherry feels strongly about giving back to the community, has been involved in some type of volunteer activity throughout her adult life, and began working at the Loan Cupboard approximately 6 years ago.

Donna Keywich

Donna Keywich

Chair of the Gift Shop
Member of Hopkins Landing Branch

Donna grew up, married and raised her family in Burnaby. She retired to the Coast with her husband in 2007. She joined the auxiliary later that year and was able to meet and connect with the community. Thru this organization Donna has made many wonderful friendships. Along the way her passion for “shopping” drew her to the Gift Shop where she currently manages and does the buying along with a great team of volunteers.

Karen Archer

Karen Archer

Chair of Education
Member of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Karen retired early having completed a 25 year career in human resources management, first with the Hudson’s Bay Company and then with the North Shore Credit Union. Together with her husband Ian they relocated from North Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast in 1997. Karen joined the auxiliary in 1998 and became the coordinator of Junior Volunteers. This first position has led to almost 25 years of auxiliary volunteer service. She has been president of our own auxiliary, and has also served the BCAHA as the Lower Mainland Rep and as the Director of Communications. Most recently she served on our Granting Committee since its conception. Also during this time Karen served as director of the Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Sunshine Coast Community Services Society, and Sunshine Coast Resource Centre. Obviously one of Karen’s values is to support an organizations human resources. This fits right into our Education Committee.


 

Branch Chairs

Jacqui Jones-Cox

Jacqui Jones-Cox

Chair of Halfmoon Bay Branch

Jacqui is also an Executive on the Board so information about her is detailed above. As an active member of the Halfmoon Bay Community she is enthusiastic to lead the Halfmoon Bay Branch in its continued success.

Catherine Hanson

Catherine Hanson

Chair of Sechelt Branch

Catherine was born in Saskatchewan and attended Luther College (Regina) and University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) for her B.Sc. Advanced and M.B.A. Catherine and her husband moved to Sechelt in 2019 from Ottawa. She retired in 2015 after a career in the Federal Government, working in Executive positions at Health Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Foreign Affairs. She loves travelling, gardening, singing, hiking and cooking. She believes strongly in giving back to the community, so when her husband benefitted from the the Loan Cupboard, she signed up to volunteer with them. She enjoys being part of the Auxiliary and working to better the lives of folks on the Coast….and having fun doing it!

Merrilee Baldock

Co-Chair of Gibsons Branch

Georgina was born and raised in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver after completing school. While on vacation on the Sunshine Coast in 1972 she received a job offer for employment at the pulp mill in Port Mellon. She worked for the many owners of the pulp and short time paper mill, for 45 years plus. Georgina has always volunteered in our community, and is a Lions member. After retirement she wanted to give back a bit more, and with time on her hands joined the Gibsons Branch of the Auxiliary where she currently works in the Loan Cupboard at the hospital.

Lorna Snazell

Lorna Snazell

Co-Chair of Gibsons Branch

Lorna has recently completed 2 years as co-chair of the Thrift Store. It was a challenge, but lots got accomplished. Mary and I were able to meet all the 185+ volunteers are two occasions during those 2 years.
She has met many new people both customers and new volunteers and some have become great friends. I will continue to work at the Thrift Store Mondays, and some Thursday’s. She has stepped back in to co-chair our Gibsons Branch once again.

Margaret Matthews

Margaret Matthews

Chair of Hopkins Landing Branch

Margaret, a retired elementary school admin assistant, and her husband Ryan moved from Saanichton to the Sunshine Coast in the summer of 2016. They have 2 children and 1 grandchild. They love the coast and spend lots of time outdoors sailing, hiking, kayaking, biking, gardening, and enjoying travel. Margaret joined the auxiliary in 2019 to become active in community service and to meet new people. She started working in the Gift Shop and went on to become 2nd and 1st Vice of the Hopkins branch. Margaret is looking forward to her new role as Chair with the Hopkins Branch.