Board of Directors
Joanne Beck | President |
Joanne Beck started working at Prospera Credit Union in 1994. She joined their Business Banking Department in 1997 and is currently the Manager, Business Support & Administration at their Corporate Office. Joanne joined the Board of the Chilliwack Hospice Society in 2017. It is important to Joanne to give back and be a part of an organization that helps and supports families and their loved ones as they experience loss and grief. Joanne is married to Clayton and they have two daughters, Cassidy & Paige along with a golden retriever, Maggie. When they aren’t cheering on the girls at their softball games, you can find them relaxing at Sheridan Lake.
Gerry Enns | Vice President |
Gerry Enns is the General Manager of Gerry Enns Contracting Ltd. and manages the day-to-day operations of the company. Gerry joined the Chilliwack Hospice Society board in 2017. It was another opportunity for Gerry to give back to our community, after being involved with Hospice through his Rotary Club. Gerry is married to Charlotte and they have one son and a granddaughter, Mikayla. He enjoys working on and driving his old cars, taking road trips and spending time in their small home in Osoyoos.
Jeannine Walsh | Past President/Treasurer |
Jeannine is a partner at MNP LLP. In her practice she works with professionals, including physicians, lawyers and engineers, along with many small, local owner managed businesses. Jeannine joined the Chilliwack Hospice Society Board in 2014. She believes the many services provided by the Society are invaluable to Chilliwack families dealing with loss and wants to support that through her involvement with the Board, and at the same time giving back to the community. Jeannine is married to Don and they have 4 grown children. They enjoy travelling as well as walking and hiking on the local Fraser Valley trails.
Benjamin Lorimer | Secretary |
Benjamin Lorimer joined the Board of Directors for the Chilliwack Hospice Society in April 2017 where he is currently serving a term as Secretary of the Board. Benjamin chose to volunteer his time to the Society to be part of the vital services provided to bereaved families in our community. In his everyday life Benjamin is an associate lawyer practicing as a litigator at Baker Newby LLP in Chilliwack. When he’s not working or volunteering, he enjoys reading and enjoying the natural beauty of the Fraser Valley with his wife, Mary.
Ryan Huston | Director |
Ryan Huston is a Registered Architect with 37 years of professional experience, and one of the founding partners of Craven Huston Powers Architects (CHPA) . His extensive planning experience provides dynamic and engaging leadership on his varied projects. Ryan has been project architect on numerous major institutional projects in the Fraser Valley and Interior regions of British Columbia. He gained valuable and relevant experience with BC Ministry of Education engagement while completing many schools around the province including Abbotsford Senior Secondary School, Langley’s Yorkson Creek Middle School and Coquitlam’s Smiling Creek Elementary School. Ryan’s projects generally incorporate concepts such as affordability, creativity, adaptability, durability, accessibility, and energy efficiency.
Ralph Jones | Director |
Ralph Jones is a physician specializing in general practice, mental health and elder care. Ralph joined the Chilliwack Hospice Society board in 2017. He has seen many of his patients receive excellent care at Cascade Hospice. Ralph is married to Sally and has two daughters. He also has 2 grandsons and a granddaughter. Ralph enjoys travelling to Europe and Mexico. He enjoys his Rotary club, live theatre and acts with the players guild.
Chantal Chris | Director |