Did you know… the vast majority of board members for charitable non-profits serve as volunteers? As a non-profit organization, we rely on strong leaders to drive set our organization’s mission, steer the policies and financial direction to ensure sustainability and to advocate for our cause. We are grateful for the 16 volunteer members of the 2022/23 Board of Directors.
Meet our Newest Members:
We're excited to extend a warm welcome to new director, Jamie Ruscheinski and new member, Chris Ruscheinski.
Jamie and Chris own and operate a real estate firm, The Property Twins, which has been in the top 1 per cent of the Fraser Valley for the past five years, as well as Haven restaurant, located in Langley City.
Started off as a backyard BBQ fundraiser in honour of their mother, their annual summer music festival, Gone Country, is the marque fundraising initiatives under the Twins Cancer Fundraising umbrella and now hosts over 6000 people.
Established over 20 years ago, Twins Cancer Fundraising has raised over $3.9 million and counting for charities such as BC Cancer Foundation, Easter Seals House, Abbotsford Canuck Place Children's Hospice, and Canadian Cancer Society.
They are most proud of their Janice Ruscheinski - Raise It For Your Cause program, which puts cash directly in the hands of families throughout the Fraser Valley who have been affected by cancer. The program is named after their mother who they lost to a three-year battle with breast cancer 20 years ago.
A Heart-Felt Good-Bye:
We say good-bye to Kelly Keyworth who served on the Foundation Board for the past five years as Treasurer.
“Serving as Treasurer has been an honour. My family received medical care from LMH for four generations and volunteering on the Board was one way to try and show our appreciation and support.
So much has been accomplished by the Foundation over the past five years including the new ER department and MRI suite, the in-progress development of seniors’ rental housing, and the partnership with Foundry to support youth mental health.
There is still so much to accomplish for the health care of our ever-growing Langley community. I encourage you to get involved in any way you can. You will be greatly rewarded for your effort.”
Thank you, Kelly for your dedicated advocacy and leadership.
Now in his second year as a Director, Nolan Clark has stepped into the role of Treasurer. Nolan brings years of professional experience providing accounting, assurance, and tax services to public, private, and not-for-profit clients in a broad range of industries.
Taking on the role as Vice-Chair is Robert Renaud. As a franchisee of four Langley McDonald’s restaurants, Robert has a rich personal history of supporting local charities and community events and does not hesitate to continue McDonald's tradition of giving back to the community through volunteerism and fundraising.
With a diverse set of backgrounds and history of making meaningful impact in our community, we’re fortunate to have our Board members lend their expertise, connections, and talents in pursuit of our vision to ensure Langley will have the resources needed for health care.