Patricia (Pat) Dooley of Nelson has been appointed to the Interior Health Authority’s Board of Directors, effective August 31.
“We are very fortunate to be joined by a Director with the heart, drive and focus of Pat Dooley,” Board Chairman Norman Embree said in a statement. “She is incredibly dedicated to her community and passionate about health care.”
Prior to this recent appointment, Dooley was chairwoman of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation and spearheaded many successful campaigns to raise funds for hospital equipment and patient comfort. She is also chairwoman of Friends of the Family, an organization that helps children with medical emergencies. She is involved in Rotary Clubs in both Nelson and Trail, and is currently a director of the Nelson Daybreak Rotary Club. In addition, Dooley serves on the Selkirk College Board of Directors.
Originally from Kaslo, she has been a resident of Nelson since 1975.
Dooley is an educational advisor, leadership coach and organizational facilitator. She retired as Superintendent of Schools for School District #8 (Kootenay Lake) in 2010, and worked in a variety of educational leadership roles for BC school districts and the Ministry of Education. She was honoured with a Distinguished Service Award from the B.C. School Superintendents’ Association in 2008.
Dooley is one of nine individuals on the Interior Health Board of Directors. The board includes Norman Embree, Ken Burrows, David Goldsmith, Virginia Goodings, Erwin Malzer, Frank Quinn, Dennis Rounsville and Tammy Tugnum. None of the board members live in Revelstoke.
The board oversees operations, works with management to establish overall strategic direction for the organization, and ensures appropriate community consultation. The Board also regularly reviews the organization’s long-term plans, significant issues affecting the organization, and evaluates results. Board members are appointed through the provincial government’s Board Resourcing and Development Office which rests within the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services on behalf of all Ministries.