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Our fundraising is currently focused on our $50M community campaign to expand and redevelop our hospital.

 

YES! We have started to build a brand new hospital for the residents of Cambridge and North Dumfries. The construction comprises a new wing and complete renovation of the existing patient care wing, which will provide the necessary space for CMH to bring new and expanded clinical services to our community.

In total, the project includes 240,000 square feet of new construction and 150,000 square feet of renovations to the current B wing. The total cost of the project is valued at about $187 million.


A large portion of the community component for funding the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Capital Redevelopment Project has been raised by the Region of Waterloo, the City of Cambridge and the community through the One Voice, One Vision campaign. Additional funds of approximately $10M to purchase the crucial life-saving technology and equipment that is needed to fill this essential expansion are needed.

 

View our Case for Support and learn more about the impact of this project for our community.

 

Special recognition for Caring Businesses, Caring Families and Individual donors is available.  Please contact the CMH Foundation for more information on how you can help!

 

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REGISTERED CHARITABLE NUMBER 11882 6288 RR0001

The Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation (CMHF) is a registered public Charitable Foundation that raises funds for medical equipment, infrastructure and continuing education at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
Since it was established in 1982, the Foundation has raised more than $51.5 million dollars in support of Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH).

Vision
Exceptional Healthcare by Exceptional People


Mission
Raising funds and creating friends for CMH to provide exceptional healthcare to our community.

 

Read our 2015-2016 Annual Report Here


If you would like to contact a staff member, Click Here

Foundation Board of Directors

Surekha Shenoy - Chairwoman

Angelo Loberto

David Thomas - Treasurer

Gerry Walsh - Secretary

 

Dr. Iqbal Biswas

Victoria Clark

Katherine Cressman
Patrick Gaskin - Hospital President & CEO

Brian Law

Ian Miles - Hospital Appointee

Mike Takacs - Past Chair

Connie Titizian

Cliff Rego

Kevin Zimic

(Extended profiles for each of our Directors are located below.)

 

Surekha Shenoy - Chairwoman

 

Surekha Shenoy is a highly successful executive in the Financial Services industry with extensive experience in Credit Risk Management, Collections, Fraud, Business Proposals & Program Management. Surekha has over 13 years' experience in the Banking Industry with accomplishments in loss reductions, revenue enhancements, channel productivity, strategic vision and project management. Presently on a sabbatical, Surekha's education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (India), a MSc in Industrial Systems Engineering from University of Regina and an MBA in Finance & Operations from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a strategic thinker and is known for her leadership skills in leading and motivating people. She is a strong believer in an inclusive society and was actively involved in advancing the Diversity file for Visible Minorities and the Aboriginal Peoples while at work. She was also a mentor at the Toronto Region Immigration Employment Council (TRIEC) helping new immigrants integrate into the workforce. Surekha is extremely passionate about giving back to the community and in addition to CMHF, she also volunteers for the city's Friendly Visiting Program, past mentor for Waterloo Region Youth on Board Program, is Co-Chair of the East Indian Community Walkathon of Waterloo Region that has raised over $400K for various charities, and fundraises for the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. Surekha lives in Cambridge with her husband, 2 daughters and her father.

 

Angelo Loberto

 

Angelo is a Chartered Professional Accountant and his current position is the CFO/COO of Magnet Forensics Inc. in Waterloo. Prior to joining Magnet, Angelo held a number of senior and executive positions over 16 years in Finance/Operations at RIM (BlackBerry). Prior to RIM, Angelo worked at KPMG in Waterloo. In addition to obtaining a Honours Bachelor of Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, Angelo holds a Chartered Director designation from the DeGroote School of Business from MacMaster University. Angelo has significant experience as a volunteer with Cambridge Memorial Hospital and first became involved in 2007 as a community member of their Capital Redevelopment Committee. Angelo joined the CMH Board as a director in 2008 where he chaired a number of the Board committees, including the Finance, Governance and Executive Committees. Angelo was Vice Chair of the CMH Board from 2010-2012 and Chair from 2012-2014. Angelo was heavily involved in securing approval for the hospital's current Capital Redevelopment Project (CRP), which was approved by the Ministry of Health in 2014. Angelo's interest in the Foundation Board is continuing to see the CRP project through inception, approval, construction and ultimately full financing by donor funding and the Ministry of Health. Angelo and his family have lived in Cambridge since 1999 and in Waterloo Region for 25+ years. Angelo and his wife Monica have two daughters, Emily and Samantha, who were both born at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and are active with many local charities and community events.

 

 

David Thomas - Treasurer

 

David Thomas is a Senior Financial Advisor with Manulife Securities Incorporated and a Life Insurance Agent with Manulife Securities Insurance Inc. in Cambridge.  He received his Chartered Accountant designation with Clarkson Gordon Chartered Accountants in Calgary.  In 1988 he joined Graham Mathew Chartered Accountants in Cambridge.  After 13 years of tax planning for local families and businesses he left the partnership and started a new career in the financial services industry.  He is both a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Life Underwriter.  He provides deep, broad and technically sound advice for the sophisticated financial needs of his clients.

 

David is an enthusiastic supporter of Cambridge.  He is a Distinguished Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Cambridge.  He is also a past director and past Treasurer of the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation.  He lives in Cambridge with his wife Denise.  They have three adult children.

   

 

Gerry Walsh - Secretary

 

Gerry Walsh is Human Resources Manager at AOC Resins and Coatings Company. She joined AOC in 2006 and is a member of the Social Committee that raises money for the Food Bank and the Christmas Foster Family Program.  Gerry has a Certificate in Human Resources Management along with a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor.  She also holds designations as a Certified Human Resources Leader, (CHRL) and a Certified Ergonomic Specialist (CES).  Gerry is currently a Board Member with Community Living Guelph-Wellington.  Raised in Newfoundland she moved to Ontario in 1986 and has lived in Cambridge since 1993.

 

 

Dr. Biswas

 

Dr. Iqbal Hussain Biswas is a physician specializing in Anesthesiology and Pain Management and is a staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH). He has been serving this community since year 2000. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University.

He has been actively involved in community service and volunteering. He has served as the President of Medical & Professional Staff Association at CMH and was Chief of the Department of Anesthesia at CMH. He has served as a member of Rotary Club of Cambridge – Sunrise. He has also served as a Director at Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation Board, Cambridge Memorial Hospital Board and St. John’s Kilmarnock School Board. He was Chair of the Physicians & Medical Professionals Campaign for MRI in Cambridge.

Iqbal received his medical degree from Calcutta University, Anesthesiology residency training at New York Medical College and Fellowship at Mayo Clinic.

Iqbal and his wife Julie have two children and Cambridge is their home.

 

 

Victoria Clark

 

Victoria Clark has lived in Cambridge since 1963, becoming an Insurance Broker in 1981 and subsequently Broker/Owner of South Waterloo Insurance Brokers, now Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Ltd.  Over the past 30 years, Victoria has dedicated herself to many charitable and No-for-Profit organizations within Cambridge.  She has gained much knowledge and insight into the various social and economic challenges that are faced daily by this community.  Some of Victoria’s involvement includes serving as a Member of Cambridge City Council, serving 1992-1999 where valuable experience in the ways of Government and Policy Setting was gained. She served as Past President of Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club.  Is a proud past Co-Chair of Best-Bites, was Co-Chair for Galt Colligates 150th Anniversary, and currently is a Director of YWCA Cambridge.

Victoria and her husband Gary have 3 sons, all living in Cambridge.

 

Katherine (Kate) Cressman

 

Kate Cressman has retired in 2008 from the Waterloo Region District School Board teaching mostly grade 7 and 8.   She is presently Secretary of the Waterloo District Women’s Institute and a member of the New Dundee Women’s Institute.   She is actively involved in her community and has taught Sunday school for the past 25 years and 4-H for 25 years.   She was Chair of the Advisory committee for the North Dumfries Community Health Centre in Ayr.  Kate held executive positions on the Waterloo Region International Plowing Match committees in 1995 and 2012.  She Chaired the Hospitality Committee when Canada Hosted the 2003 World Plowing Competition.  She has been past Chair of Knox Church Council in Ayr and served on several committees.  Kate currently chairs the KWCF Plowing Match 1995 & 2012 Grants Committee.  She is co-chair of TransformationCMH North Dumfries Campaign working to raise $500,000.00 for the new CMH Build.  She is also a North Dumfries representative on the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Community Builders Search Committee.    She has lived with her husband, Reg on their farm near Ayr since 1970.  They have raised 2 boys and 2 girls on the farm.  All were born at CMH.  They are proud grandparents to 6 children, ages 8-14.  Cambridge has always been their city and CMH their family hospital.

 

 

 

Patrick Gaskin - Hospital President & CEO

 

Patrick Gaskin is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Memorial Hospital.  Patrick started his health administration career over 25 years ago, first working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto after completing a Masters in Health Administration.  In his career, he has worked in both teaching and community hospitals and also has spent time as a health care consultant and planner. 

 

Seventeen years ago, he and his family moved to Waterloo Region where he worked at Grand River Hospital for nine years in various capacities – as a Vice President, then Executive Vice President & Regional VP for Cancer Services and served as Acting President & CEO at a time when the hospital was under provincial supervision. 

 

For 2 years Patrick worked as a Vice President for London Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Health Care.  During that time, Patrick completed a Fellowship with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, focusing on how to engage hospital leaders in improving performance measurement and management.  In 2009, he joined CMH and was appointed President & CEO in 2010.

 

In his career, Patrick has been asked to support organizations under provincial supervision 5 times.  In each of these assignments, Patrick has worked with the senior leaders in improving the hospital’s performance.

 

Patrick is married to Fiona and they have 3 children.

 

Brian Law

 

Brian and his family have lived in Cambridge since 1977. He makes time for extensive community involvement having served as a director and chair of the board of the Cambridge YMCA. He served two terms on the board of YMCA Canada. In 2008, he chaired the United Way campaign for Cambridge and North Dumfries. He has served as a director and president of the Galt Country Club. Brian has also been involved with Cambridge Big Brothers, the Cambridge chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society and the Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries. In his recreation time Brian is an active golfer, curler and canoeist. Committed to the mission of the YMCA, Brian can regularly be found at the Cambridge YMCA.

Professional Involvement - Brian is a member of the Shades' Mill (Cambridge) and Waterloo Law Associations, as well as the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations.

Bar admission Ontario, 1977

 

 

Ian Miles– Hospital Appointee

 

Ian Miles has been at the helm of Energy+ Inc. since August 2012. Ian has over 20 years of experience in leading organizations through complex business and financial transformations in the utility and telecommunications industries, including his role as Chief Financial Officer at Guelph Hydro Inc. Ian completed his Masters of Business Administration degree and holds his Chartered Director designation from The Directors College. Ian serves as a Board Member of Sustainable Waterloo Region and the Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

 

 

 

Mike Takacs

 

Mike Takacs is currently President & General Manager of African Lion Safari & Game Farm Ltd., one of Ontario’s largest privately owned attractions, and one of Canada’s largest accredited zoological parks.  He is a Cambridge native and lives in Cambridge with his wife Karen O’Grady and their three children.  Mike is a past president of the Canadian Association of Zoos & Aquariums, a past Chair of the Galt Kinsmen Club, and a long time hospital supporter.

 

 

 

 

Connie Titizian

 

Connie Titizian is a lifelong resident of Cambridge, having immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands as an infant. Connie studied in the Canadian Institute of Management program at the University of Waterloo, and spent 10 years working senior admin roles in the publishing industry before choosing to devote her skills to volunteer positions while raising her family. As her children were growing up, Connie applied her administrative and organizational expertise to a wide variety of volunteer positions at Woodland Park Public School and Sue Bottrill Dance Studio over the course of 20 years. A graduate of Galt Collegiate Institute, she volunteered on the organizing committees for her 25th class reunion, and also the school’s 150th reunion in 2002. Throughout the years, Connie has been very involved in the local Armenian community, volunteering with their Saturday Language School, St. Nishan Armenian Apostolic Church, and more recently as the Chairperson of the local chapter of the Armenian Relief Society. She is a member of the organizing committee for the Armenian Prelacy Golf Tournament, which has raised funds to benefit the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation since 2009. Over the past few months, she has helped with the resettlement program for Syrian-Armenian refugees in the Cambridge area. Connie’s husband, Mike, is the President of the Canadian Head Office of an international manufacturing company located in Cambridge.  They have been married for 34 years, and have 2 adult daughters.

 

 

 

Cliff Rego

 

Cliff Rego, Broker of Record at Rego Realty Inc., Brokerage, has been in the real estate industry for 14 years and has grown his business remarkably as team leader of CliffRegoTeam.com - one of the region’s top real estate teams. Prior to venturing into real estate, he worked in a prominent, privately owned men’s clothing store, where he worked with a mentor who helped him to develop his management and team leadership skills. Cliff has deep roots in Waterloo Region as he was born and raised here. Cliff not only knows the area well, he loves calling Waterloo Region his home; this love for his home has inspired him to find time to give back to his community as an avid supporter of many local charities and community events. Cliff currently lives in the Kitchener area with his wife Bella and their two girls, Isabella and Neveah.

Kevin Zimic

 

Kevin Zimic is Dealer Principal at Ridgehill Ford Sales (1980) Limited in Cambridge for the past 6 years. Prior to this, he operated Rhino Linings of Canada after spending 15 years at Ford Motor Company of Canada holding senior roles in Sales and Marketing.  He is a graduate of Brock University with an hBBA in Marketing and Economics and still hasn’t talked himself into an MBA yet!

A committed philanthropist, Kevin has actively donated time, treasure and talent to many worthwhile charities including Foundation Board executive positions with St. Catharines General Hospital Foundation and Testicular Cancer Canada.  He also served & supported the Oakville Fare Share Food Bank, The United Way of Oakville, St. Catharines Minor Hockey, Hespeler Minor Hockey, Cambridge Minor Hockey, Hespeler Minor baseball, YWCA Walk A Mile, Autism Ontario, The United Way of Cambridge & North Dumfries bestowed 2013 Community Achievement Award for Small Business Support and the Lang’s Farm Village Association he received the Gerald D. Steinman Corporate Award for outstanding contribution to the success of the organization in 2015. He currently is the Chamber of Commerce representative on the City of Cambridge Economic Development Advisory Committee and also donates blood 4-5 times per year.

Niagara natives now happily transplanted in West Galt, Kevin and his wife Antonette are proud parents of Alexander and Rachel and love their two Golden doodles Jack Daniels and Cash.

   

 

We are always seeking energetic community leaders to share their skills and enthusiasm on the Foundation Board of Directors, or one of our Board Committees. If you would like to share your passion for this community and your enthusiasm to make it even better, please email foundation@cmh.org or call 519-740-4966.

 

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