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Our fundraising is currently focused on our $50M community campaign to expand and redevelop our hospital, more recently the remaining $5.4 Million required to equip our new space. 

 

We are building 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 $200 million.


A large portion of the community component for funding the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Capital Redevelopment Project was raised by the Region of Waterloo, the City of Cambridge and the community through the One Voice, One Vision campaign. Further funding has been raised from the community in recent years. Remaining funds of approximately $9.5M to purchase the crucial life-saving technology and equipment are needed to fill this essential expansion, opening in 2018.

 

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!

 


CMHF Information

 

Read our 2016-2017 Annual Report here


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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.

 

REGISTERED CHARITABLE NUMBER 11882 6288 RR0001

 


We’re recruiting for our Board of Directors.

 

Do you have the passion, skills and experience to make a real impact on the future of healthcare services in our community?

 

Consider joining us as a Director or Board Committee Member.  The CMH Foundation Board of Directors is seeking volunteer directors to help lead us through unprecedented growth.

 

Click here to review the Roles and Responsibilities of a CMH Foundation Board Member.

 

Click here to see the Committees of the Board of Directors and Special Events.

 

Click here to fill out the application form.

 

If you are interested in joining us, please submit your resume and contact Megan Keleher, Operations & Systems Coordinator, at [email protected].


Foundation Board of Directors

Angelo Loberto - Chair

Kevin Zimic - Vice Chair

David Thomas - Treasurer

Gerry Walsh - Secretary

Dr. Iqbal Biswas

Victoria Clark

Katherine Cressman
Patrick Gaskin - Hospital President & CEO

Ian Miles - Hospital Appointee

Connie Titizian

Yasmine Mohammed

James Goodram

Cheryl Hugill


 

Angelo Loberto - Chair

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Kevin Zimic - Vice Chair

 

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.

 

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 Not-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.

 

 

Yasmine Mohammed

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Goodram

 

James Goodram is Director of Economic Development for the City of Cambridge and has worked in public service for over 25 years.  James has a degree in Urban Planning and a Masters in Economic Development and holds certifications as a Registered Professional Planner, as well as a Professional Land Economist. 

 

James is dedicated to the community and is enjoying his time on the CMH Foundation Campaign Cabinet Committee so much so that he has decided to join the CMH Foundation Board of Directors.  Cambridge Memorial Hospital is a foundational element of what makes Cambridge a great and caring community.

 

James is married to Jodi and has two daughters Lauryn and Tessa. 

 

 

Connie Titizian

 

Connie Titizian is a lifelong resident of Cambridge, having immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands as an infant. She 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. Connie is very passionate about Cambridge and her volunteer work.  Over the years, she has been very involved in the local Armenian community, volunteering with their Saturday Language School and St. Nishan Armenian Apostolic Church. From 2014-2016 she served as the Chairperson of the local chapter of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS). She has been a CMH Foundation Board member since June 2016, and is currently a member of both the Armenian Saturday School Board and the Armenian Relief Society. She is also on the organizing committee for the Armenian Prelacy Golf Tournament, which has raised over $50,000 since 2009 to benefit the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Since January 2016, she has been actively involved 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 since 1982, and have 2 adult daughters.

 

Cheryl P. Hugil. CPA, CA

 

Cheryl Hugill is a 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.

   

 

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 [email protected] or call 519-740-4966.

 

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Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation
700 Coronation Blvd.,
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 3G2
Charitable No. 11882 6288 RR0001


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