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Board 
	of Directors/Advisors

Directors

Greg Knill - President

Greg Knill's interest in Hospice began in the 1980s when he was a young journalist first writing stories about recent advances in palliative care. A passionate advocate of end-of-life support, he joined the board of trustees for the Chilliwack Hospice Society in 2011 with the hope of contributing to success and growing demand for programs offered by the society. He is currently vice-president of the board, and serves on the the strategic planning committee and the governance committee. Greg is editor of the Chilliwack Progress, a position he has held since moving to Chilliwack in 2004. He also serves on the Chilliwack Community Policing Society, and the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. He is married to Sharon, and has two sons, Austin and Connor.

Darlene Koller - Vice-President

Darlene was first elected to the Board in 2011 and is in her first year of a 2nd two-year term. Darlene grew up, raised her family, and has spent most her career in Chilliwack. She has been involved in service clubs for many years. While a member of the Chilliwack Kiwanis Club, Darlene filled many roles including president, and is now an active member and past president of the Chilliwack Mt. Cheam Rotary Club. Darlene has been working as a Financial Advisor since 1994. She received her Associate Certificate in Financial Management and Financial Planning in 1996 through BCIT, and shortly after became a Certified Financial Planner in 1999. Darlene began her career in finance by spending seven years with Fraser Valley Credit Union, now known as Prospera, then moved on to HSBC Securities, and now works as an Associate Portfolio Manager and Financial Planner with RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities in the local Chilliwack branch. Darlene enjoys spending time with her family and friends, entertaining and cooking. She also likes to spend time outside hiking, golfing, skiing and kayaking.

Jeannine Walsh - Treasurer

Jeannine grew up in Toronto, Ontario and attended the University of Waterloo majoring in math and accounting. She took a job with Coopers & Lybrand as a member of their financial institutions audit team upon graduation and continued to work there until her move to Chilliwack in 1990. Shortly after making the move, she was hired by a local chartered accounting firm, Edmondson Roper. She obtained her CA designation the following year and continued working for Edmondson Roper until 1997. Her new chosen career path was as a full-time mom to her two children, Zackary and Calise. In 2005 she returned to public practice on a part-time basis and took a position with what is now MNP, LLP. Jeannine is still currently with MNP, LLP and her area of practice is primarily comprised of owner-managed businesses, medical /dental practitioners and other professionals. Jeannine's community involvement has included volunteering as the accountant as well as a junior instructor at Valley Shidokan Karate Club. She currently sits on the Board of the Chilliwack Society for Community Living and in a member of their Finance Committee.

Andrew Zacharias - Director

Mr. Zacharias grew up in Chilliwack. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Simon Fraser University in 2004, and received his Bachelor of Laws from University of Alberta in 2008. While attending law school, Mr. Zacharias won the inter-school Client Counselling Competition. He was then part of the University of Alberta team in the American Bar Association Client Counselling Competition. He was also the recipient of the Maritime Law Book Award in recognition of first place standing in Professional Responsibility. After graduation, he gained invaluable trial experience acting as ad hoc Crown Counsel for the Prosecution Service of Canada. Mr. Zacharias is currently a member of the Chilliwack Fraser Rotary Club. He is a past Secretary and President for the Chilliwack Bar Association. In his spare time, Mr. Zacharias enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey, traveling, and weightlifting.

Ken Hendsbee - Director

Ken Hendsbee is a 20 year veteran of software development and design, with the last 12 years focused on healthcare and improving patients lives through technology. Leveraging the power of the internet and mobile technologies, Ken has assisted in the creation of the most powerful wound documentation tool in Canada and is currently CEO of the company. He also holds his commercial helicopter license and enjoys flying when he can, but spends most of his time with his 3 teenagers and wife of 23 years.

Sharon Nunn - Director

Sharon Nunn is a retired Registered Nurse. Ms. Nunn worked in Neuroscience Nursing as a LPN/RN/AHN for thirty years. Sharon is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nursing, she retired in 2001. Sharon moved to Chilliwack in 2005. She is a Past President of the Probus Club of Chilliwack Mt. Cheam. and a volunteer at the YMCA's cardiac program. Sharon has very strong views about end-of-life care, and is honoured to be a member of the CHS. Sharon enjoys outdoor activities and explores her creative side by sculpting with Paverpol.

Shawn Plummer - Director

Shawn Plummer has spent the last 14 years in international relief & development overseas and in the US, with the past 4 years as Director of Partner Development for a Canadian non-profit. Shawn leads an experienced team of staff that is focused on raising resources through the facilitation of long term relationships between communities of the Global North and South (Africa, Asia and Latin America). Having been born and raised in Chilliwack, he now calls Chilliwack home again with his wife, Lindsay, and four children.

  Dr. Ron Bull - Director

Honorary Board Member
Sharon Gaetz