Meet Our Board of Directors

Thank you to the dedicated community members who volunteer their time to support the work of the Foundation.

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation is seeking volunteer directors who live or work within the Region of Waterloo to help lead our organization through unprecedented growth. To learn more about the Foundation and our Strategic Priorities, click here.

Are you interested in joining us as a member of the Board of Directors? Learn more about this position and how to apply, using the links on the right side of this page.


Katherine (Kate) Cressman

Chair

After a rewarding career teaching grades 7 & 8 for the Waterloo Region District School Board, Kate retired in 2008. She has lived her entire life in North Dumfries Township and has been involved with many community organizations.

Kate has been an active member of Knox United Church in Ayr for more than 50 years. At present, she is Secretary of the Waterloo District Women’s Institute and President of the New Dundee Women’s Institute. Kate is Chair of the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) Plowing Match 1995 & 2012 Grants Committee. She was an Executive member of both these regional events and Chair of the World Plowing Organization Hospitality Committee, when Canada hosted this event in 2003. Kate has also served several years as a Director on the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Board.

Kate co-chaired the WeCareCMH North Dumfries Campaign. This small group of volunteers managed to raise over $2.5 M over a five year commitment. As recognition for this effort, this North Dumfries Team won the Chamber of Commerce Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Award for “Group of the Year” in 2018. During the same year, Kate was also awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) National Philanthropy Award for the Golden Triangle ‘Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser’.

Kate and her husband Reg have lived on a farm near Ayr for 50 years. They have 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Cambridge Memorial Hospital has always been their family hospital.

Kate is now an active Director on the CMHF Board and considers it an honour to be part of this exceptional team.


Cheryl Hugill CPA, CA

Vice-Chair

Cheryl Hugill is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant and Partner with BDO Canada. Cheryl began her career at BDO in 1983, in the Kitchener office. Cheryl’s exceptional business, client service, and management abilities led her to become a partner with BDO in 1991. Through her leadership, Cheryl successfully spearheaded BDO’s leap into the Cambridge market in 2006. Under Cheryl’s guidance, BDO has become the largest accounting firm in Cambridge.

Cheryl focuses on accounting and advisory services for owner-managed businesses, Canadian Tire franchisees, and not-for-profit housing co-ops. Her philosophy is to “know you, know your family, and know your business”. This holistic method, partnered with BDO’s team approach, ensures that Cheryl succeeds at helping her clients succeed.


Janet Huber

Secretary

A native of Cambridge, Janet Huber is a retired healthcare executive who held leadership positions at several Toronto hospitals during her 40-year career. She has extensive experience in leading change, promoting effectiveness, and building and encouraging high-performing clinical and operational teams. 

graduate of Guelph and Queen’s Universities, Janet has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, a Master of Public Administration and certifications in healthcare management, operations leadership and not-for-profit governance. She is a current member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders. 

Janet has extensive volunteer experience and, since returning to Cambridge, served as Vice-chair of the Waterloo- Wellington Community Care Access Centre and is actively involved with the Women’s PROBUS Club, the Canadian Federation of University Women and is a member of the WeCareCMH North Dumfries Campaign, a powerhouse of a team that has raised over $2 million toward the WeCareCMH Campaign.


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.


Tim Edworthy

Treasurer

Tim Edworthy is a tax partner with Caissa LLP in Cambridge.  Tim is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of experience in advising family owned businesses with respect to tax planning, acquisitions and divestitures, succession planning and remuneration strategies. 

A lifelong Cambridge resident, Tim is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University holding an Honours Bachelor of Economics degree.  Tim has been actively involved in the Cambridge community working with the Cambridge Minor Hockey Association, Cambridge Minor Baseball Association, Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.


Dr. Glenn Martin

Dr. Glenn Martin

Dr. Martin is from Waterloo Region (Elmira) and graduated from UWO Medicine 1980 and Internal Medicine 1984. Early in his career he worked at Oshawa General and Glazier Medical Center when in the spring of 1991 he came to the Department of Internal Medicine at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Martin served on MAC in 1990’s and mid 2000’s and was also on CMH Board as VP then President of Medical Staff. Prior to Dr. Rhee, Dr. Martin served as the interim Chief of Staff. He continues to enjoy a busy office practice which is restricted to Cardiology and participates in a rotation providing cardiology consultations at CMH.


 Yasmine Mohamed

Yasmine Mohamed

Yasmine Mohamed is a leader with over 13 years of experience in the Social Services sector, with a decade of experience combining childhood education, adult learning, leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and building growth and development strategies for NGOs. Yasmine is a proven fundraiser having worked and volunteered with organizations such as Islamic Relief Canada, NISA Women’s Helpline and the Muslim Society of Waterloo Wellington. Yasmine also works as an international speaker, a professional life coach that provides Spiritual Counselling to the greater community across Central and Western Ontario.

A confident coordinator, she also has experience working with local agencies, like the Regional Police Departments and RCMP. Yasmine’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University, where Yasmine is currently working to obtaining her second degree. She is a strong believer in giving back to the community and has dedicated a great deal of time to advancing the education opportunities available to the diverse communities of Waterloo Region. Yasmine is founder of Campus Revival, a group of university and college students, working together to make a difference in peoples’ lives in the community. Yasmine is excited to bring her energy and vision to the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation.


Billie-Anne Arthur

Billie-Anne Arthur takes a vision and makes it reality through sound strategy development. She intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization, brings them together into a coherent whole and helps others extend their thinking. She is an inspirational leader who tells stories that inspire action while at the same time is grounded in financial information that levers the business.  Respected as a credible voice in decision making, finding strategic financing partners, and establishing governance boundaries.

Billie-Anne has worked in the hospitality sector for 40 years, with the past 8 years at The Cambridge Hotel & Conference Centre as the Managing Director.  Billie-Anne has been instrumental in the growth of The Cambridge Hotel and B Hospitality. The Cambridge Hotel have been proud recipients to Cambridge Chamber Awards, 2019 Spirit of Cambridge Awards, 2018 Outstanding Workplace-Employer of the Year, 2017 New Venture of the Year – B Hospitality.  She has managed full service as well as select-service properties in almost every sector of the business.  She has hotel opening experience and loves to take care of her guests.

Billie-Anne has several years of experience volunteering with Dutch Boy Drum & Bugle Corps as Vice President and Volunteer Parent as a member of the Waterloo Tourism Marketing Corporation.  She has also participated in fundraising for many years with Dutch Boy Drum & Bugle Corps and Princess Margaret Hospital, “Weekend to Conquer Cancer” for many years.

Billie-Anne and her family are lifelong residents of the community and is a proud mom to adult twins, Sarah and Cody.  Billie-Anne’s husband, Gary is a business owner of a security company in the community.


Vincent De Cicco

Vince is an Associate Lawyer at Pavey Law LLP in Cambridge and a lifelong resident of Waterloo region. Vince’s legal practice is focused on corporate and commercial law, the preparation of wills and trusts, estate administration, commercial and residential real estate transactions, and commercial leases. Vince enjoys finding creative solutions to complex problems and is passionate about giving practical advice to help his clients achieve their objectives and realize their goals.

Vince is not just a business enabler and a problem solver – he cares about his community and joins the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation determined to spend his time, skills and experience building on the amazing initiatives to support the high quality care available at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Outside of work, Vince and his wife can be found being walked by their German Shepherd.


Peter Faus

Peter grew up on a farm in Ayr and has called Waterloo Region his home for his entire life. After receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, he went on to receive his CPA designation with Clarkson Gordon in 1984.  Prior to retiring is 2021, Peter spend the last 33 years of his career working in agriculture as the CFO of Grand Valley Fortifiers in Cambridge.

Being involved in charitable activity has been an important part of his life over his entire career. Currently Peter is the Treasurer of Forward Church in Cambridge, is a Director and Treasurer of The Foundation Office and has been a community member of the CMHF Finance committee since August 2018.

Peter has been married to his wife Kerry for over 37 years.  They have 4 adult children and 1 grandchild with more on the way.


Mike Titizian

A resident of the local community since 1962, Mike Titizian is currently the President and General Manager of Colson Group Canada Inc. He is heavily involved in his local community through volunteer work, teaching, and giving back.

In this role as President of Colson Group Canada, his responsibilities include positioning the operations for strategic growth and profitability through four distribution facilities across Canada. With over 35 years in the manufacturing industry, he specializes in market and product development strategies to penetrate target markets, global sourcing and supply chain management, and business process improvements to facilitate customer service experience excellence. Prior to entering the private sector, Titizian spent three years working for the Federal Government in Ottawa, Ontario.

In his spare time, Titizian previously worked with youth and adult professionals teaching Operations and Business Marketing at Conestoga College. He has also authored many market-specific articles in various business and industry related publications.


Sarah Colvin

Sarah Colvin is the VP of Customer Success for Toronto based software company Opus One from GE Digital. With over fifteen years’ experience in the energy sector, Sarah continues to be a passionate and dedicated leader focused on solutions to decarbonize the electricity grid. She previously led sales for smart-home company ecobee and spent a decade working on efficiency programs for Energy+. Sarah serves on the executive committee for the Association of Energy Services Professionals Board of Directors and is a past director for the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. A proud graduate of Conestoga College, Sarah is an engineering technologist and has a master’s certificate in energy sector leadership from York University. Her passion is disrupting the status quo.

A lifelong resident of the Waterloo Region, Sarah is most commonly found enjoying the many trails and patios the region has to offer.


Smita Tulsani

Smita is an accomplished value-driven leader and a designated Chartered Marketer with experience in digital product management, strategic marketing, customer experience, data analytics, and fundraising. In her current role as Director of Digital Fundraising & Segment Engagement at the Canadian Cancer Society, she focuses on building overall products & channels portfolio in addition to driving digital innovation strategy.

Smita is passionate about the cause and leads with her influence within a multi-cultural context to drive effective social change. Before joining the Canadian Cancer Society, Smita previously held senior leadership positions within diverse sectors such as telecom, manufacturing, media, and most recently World Vision Canada. Smita has been an advocate for championing the shift to an agile mindset and data-driven approach in the not-for-profit community. Smita has led many product innovations and won industry recognition for her work.

Smita is also the founder of an AI-based start-up. She is passionate about understanding the impact of digital transformation and the use of AI and Machine learning. She leads by fostering an innovative, collaborative, entrepreneurial culture and mindset while delivering on innovative projects.

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