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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Heather Scott,
Executive Director, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation
Non-voting; ex-officio

We are honoured to have a diverse team of talented and experience community members on the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

Michael Leggatt, Chair

Michael is an Investment Counsellor with RBC Phillips Hager North Investment Council/RBC Global Asset Management Inc.

As an Investment Counsellor and Portfolio Manager, Michael provides comprehensive discretionary investment management for individuals and their families, private companies, and not-for-profit organizations.

Robert Renaud, Vice-Chair

Robert has been with McDonald's Restaurants of Canada since 1983, most recently relocating with his family to Langley to become franchisee for four local 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.

Robert and his family believe that hospitals are the cornerstone of all communities’ well being. In 2019, through their business McDonald's Sarocemas, committed $100,000 to the Emergency Response campaign to build Langley’s new Emergency Department and in 2021 committed $100,000 to help build Foundry Langley. 

Robert is the father of three, volunteers as a coach for hockey, soccer and lacrosse, and, with his wife Sophie, supports the Langley Special Olympics floor hockey team and the 8 Atom hockey teams.

Tyler MacLean, Secretary

Tyler is a Financial Planner with G&F Financial Group and has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry. His expertise is in retirement and estate planning. As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Tyler is passionate about partnering with the individuals that he works with to help make the complex financial world we live in, a little simpler. Tyler enjoys being involved in the communities where he works and lives and is an active volunteer with G&F Financial Group’s community initiatives and was the past Treasurer for the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

Nolan Clark, Treasurer 

Nolan is an accounting Partner at Rise CPA. He joins the board with years of professional experience providing accounting, assurance, and tax services to public, private, and not-for-profit clients in a broad range of industries. He is passionate about building long-lasting relationships and being a trusted business advisor to his clients and the organizations he is involved with.

Nolan was born at Langley Memorial Hospital and lives in Langley with his wife and three sons, two of which were also born at the Langley Memorial. Outside of work, Nolan enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family.

Nolan also serves on the Board of BC Technology for Learning Society, which administers the computers for schools program.

Liz Bailey-Connor

Liz Bailey-Connor is passionate about cultivating a thriving culture and enhancing the capabilities and engagement of employees at First West Credit Union. She has worked at First West since 2008.

She has experience as a secondary school teacher and a Chartered Psychologist in the UK and operational leadership experience with a large provincial organization in Canada. She also brings over 25 years’ experience working in the Human Resources field, has achieved her Institute of Corporate Directors designation and applies her knowledge and expertise to her current role of Chief People & Culture Officer.

Liz is a business- and results-oriented professional with extensive experience in all aspects of human resources and other areas of operations and is a thought leader and advocate for continuous improvement, inclusion, and positive cultural change. She contributes to her community through volunteerism and has previous experience on other not-for-profit boards.

In her spare time, Liz enjoys reading, walking, horseback riding and spending time with her family.

Peter Fassbender

Peter Fassbender and his wife Charlene have lived in Langley City for over 48 years and have always been involved by volunteering in the community.  

Peter served two terms as a School Trustee, one term as a City Councillor and three terms as Mayor.  He then became a Provincial MLA and Senior Minister in the Provincial Government.  Served as the Minister of Education, Communities, Sports, Cultural Development and Minister responsible for TransLink.  

Prior to his over 20 years in public service, Peter had a successful business career in the communications field with one of Canada’s largest communications/marketing firms.

Tracy Fortino

As senior manager, marketing at First West Credit Union, Tracy leads a talented team of marketing professionals. She oversees the creation and implementation of marketing and community investment programs for the credit union’s divisional brands—Envision Financial, Valley First, Island Savings and Enderby & District Financial—and Wealth Management subsidiary.

Tracy is passionate about helping organizations foster strong partnerships and develop growth opportunities; for two decades her leadership has been making a positive impact through marketing, community investment and government relations-focused roles. She is regarded as a leader with bold and forward-thinking ideas who fosters collaborative and inclusive working environments.

Tracy holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Simon Fraser University’s School of Public Policy. She resides in Surrey with her husband and two children and enjoys bike riding, playing soccer, watching hockey and giving back to her community through such organizations as the Surrey Food Bank and Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Balraj Mann

Balraj has over 30 years’ experience in construction materials engineering and construction management. He is currently serving as a Chairman of BM Group of Companies, which own a number of land development, construction, restoration, and material supply businesses.

Balraj makes his home in Langley, where he lives with his wife and three children. He is passionate about respectful elderly care and timely medical services for society. He regularly supports a number of health service organizations and his commitment to supporting Langley Memorial Hospital is due to personal experience with the care and treatment his family and extended family received in the past.

Ryan O’Shea

Ryan spent six years in the education system as a secondary school teacher after graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Human Kinetics and Bachelors of Education. Ryan’s interest in business led him to complete his MBA at California State University Long Beach in 2014, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the Delta Sigma Pi scholarship key for having the highest GPA in his MBA program.

Following business school, Ryan joined Mitchell Group as Director of Residential Development and is currently the Vice-President of Miracon Developments; an award-winning single-family residential builder. In his spare time Ryan is the President of Boxing BC, the official sports organization (PSO) for BC’s amateur boxing. Ryan is excited to work with the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and to continue building on all the great work done for those living in Langley and throughout the Fraser Valley.

Blair Qualey

Since 2008 Blair has served as the President and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA), based in Langley, which represents close to 400 New Car Dealers throughout the province. In this role Blair speaks on behalf of the industry to the public, media, and government. He also oversees the operation of the annual Vancouver International Auto Show, the best attended consumer show in Western Canada, and administers the North America leading CleanBC Go Electric Rebate Program for the Province of BC.

Blair is a seasoned executive with extensive private, public, and not-for-profit sector experience with senior responsibility for strategic planning, operations, business development, communications, event production, public affairs, marketing, media and government relations, and HR management.

Prior to joining the NCDA, Blair worked at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade where he led its business development efforts along with its Spirit of Vancouver program and related official 2010 Olympic events. He has also served on the Boards of several not-for-profit organizations and public institutions and brings all of this experience to the Foundation.

Blair and his partner Jeffrey Thiessen have called Langley home since 2009.

Dr. Navneet Sidhu

Navneet is an internal medicine specialist who graduated residency from University of New Mexico in 2016. She finished medical school in India and is board certified both in Canada and USA. Navneet started working at Langley Memorial Hospital in 2017 and served as the department head of Hospital Medicine from June 2017 to May 2021.

Navneet has a special interest in quality improvement and patient safety, has worked on several initiates at the hospital. She takes great pride in the education of medical students, residents and international medical graduates.

Navneet has two children, both of whom were delivered at Langley Memorial Hospital.

Doug Simpson

Doug is a family lawyer and has been practicing in the area of family law since 2003 when he joined CBM Lawyers in Langley. Doug has been a partner at CBM Lawyers since 2011 where he heads up its family law department. Doug is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association.

Doug and his family have been residents of Langley since 2009 where they have all had the good fortune of receiving first class care at Langley Memorial Hospital.

Doug enjoys serving the residents of Langley through the provision of legal services to families and individuals going through the multitude of challenges they face as they navigate the uncertainty of the legal system occasioned by the breakdown of a relationship. Doug also assists individuals embarking on a new relationship by way of legal agreements and services designed to protect their interests in the future.

Doug is excited to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation and assist with its mission to support the continued delivery of first-class medical services to the residents of Langley.

Barb Stewart  Non-voting; ex-officio 

Before her recent retirement, Barb spent decades in the technology industry, employed by a local computer software company as the Director of Implementation Services.

Langley Memorial Hospital and the community have always held a place in her heart after as her son was born at the hospital in 1978. She was thrilled at the chance to move back to Langley in 2011.

Barb joined the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in 2019 as she prepared for retirement. Barb enjoys being involved with an organization that provides important services to the community. Barb volunteers many hours to working at the Auxiliary Gift Shop up until pandemic restrictions closed the shop, at which time she jumped into supporting the Penny Pincher Thrift Shop in downtown Langley.

Barb is currently President of the Auxiliary Board of Directors. A great privilege after just two years working with this group of dedicated volunteers an achievement, she is proud of.

Dr. Leo Wong

Dr. Leo Wong is a family physician who graduated from Queen's University. Leo established St. Luke Family Practice in downtown Langley and services a diverse group of patients from babies to young families to seniors, providing support for mental health and substance use, residential care and palliative care – both at the practice and by supporting his patients within Langley Memorial.

Leo previously served as the Department Head of Family Practice and currently serves as the Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer in Langley. He also enjoys teaching UBC family practice residents in his office, hospital and community.

Leo has given back to his community through volunteerism through community talks on health care, welcoming new immigrants and supporting the BC Summer Games and BC Seniors Games. In 2016, Leo won the BC Community Family Physician of the Year Award.

He and his wife Flora (also a family physician) moved to Langley in 2002 and continue to call this community home for them and their four children.

Welcoming in 2022:

Jamie Ruscheinski

Jamie is a local Langley resident who co-runs The Property Twins Real Estate Group with his twin brother, Chris Ruscheinski. He just celebrated his tenth year in real estate, including 5 years as a top 1% team in the Fraser Valley. The twins and their wives have recently opened their first restaurant in Langley called Haven Kitchen + Bar, which is locally famous for having unbelievably bad timing opening and immediately closing just before the first global pandemic in 100 years.

Jamie and his wife Angela have 3 children together, with their youngest being born in Langley Memorial Hospital.

Together the twins are best known for their philanthropic events and contributions to the community. Twins Cancer Fundraising was born from the loss of their mother when they were 19 years old. What started off as a backyard BBQ fundraiser at their father’s house has now grown into Gone Country, an annual outdoor country music concert cancer fundraiser that hosts over 6000 people. With over 20 years raising funds in the community, they hope to use their experience to help grow the Foundation's resources.

Chris Ruscheinski, Member

Chris is the marketing brains behind everything the twins do. Before he joined his twin brother in Real Estate, Chris worked in the marketing and events department of Red Bull Canada. The knowledge he gained during his six years at Red Bull has carried over into every aspect of the Ruscheinski’s lives, including their latest venture of Haven Kitchen + Bar. With his experience and creativity, he hopes to help grow the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation reach and help promote the Foundations fundraising events.

Chris and his wife Hayley reside in Langley with their daughter Scottie and their dog Theo. They’re excited to be back to Langley Memorial Hospital again in the fall for the birth of their baby boy.

Special thanks to outgoing board members: 

Kelly Keyworth, BDO