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Board Members

Gaye Thompson, Board ChairGaye Thompson

Gaye Thompson joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2013.

A resident of rural Chatham-Kent, Gaye has been involved with Healthcare for most of her life. After retiring from a career as a Facility Supervisor with the Provincial Government, Gaye has spent countless years volunteering with CKHA, including her most recent role as a Patient Experience Advisor, where she spends time interacting with patients throughout the hospital. Combined with her role as Chair of the Foundation of CKHA’s Board of Directors, Gaye is an ambassador for improving healthcare provided locally through the purchase of new equipment.



Janet McGuigan Kelly, 1st Vice ChairJanet McGuigan Kelly
Vice Chair

Janet McGuigan Kelly joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2014.

Janet practices family law and litigation, real estate and estate law as a Lawyer with the McGuigan-Kelly Law Office. Janet served on Municipal Council from 1994 to 2000, and 2003 to 2006. Janet has been on several Board of Directors for community groups throughout Chatham, and is a long-standing member of the Rotary Club of Chatham.



Dr. David Sullivan, MemberDr. David Sullivan
2nd Vice Chair

Dr. David Sullivan joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2015.

Dr. Sullivan has been practicing family medicine in Chatham-Kent for 30+ years, delivering more than 500 children during his career. He was the previous Chief of Family Practice at CKHA, and is the current Director of CKHA’s Chemotherapy unit. A proud and passionate supporter of CKHA and the Foundation, he believes it is important to give back to the hospital to help maintain a high standard of care.


Jim King, Secretary/TreasurerJim King

Jim King joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2017.

Jim is the VP, Finance of TekSavvy Solutions Inc. With over 30 years of financial experience, Jim has been responsible for overseeing the financial operations for several large Chatham-Kent companies. Jim also serves on the Kent Minor Hockey Association’s Board of Directors where he also has managed their sponsorship initiatives. As a new member of the Foundation Board, Jim’s financial expertise has brought a fresh perspective to the Foundation’s daily operations.


Shawn Bustin, MemberShawn Bustin

Shawn Bustin joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2018.

Shawn was born in Thamesville and has spent his entire career in the financial services industry. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Sales and Member Service at Mainstreet Credit Union. He is involved in a number of community and youth sports organizations including the Chatham Kent Community Futures Development Corporation and Dresden Minor Hockey.






Dr. Cassie Harnarine, Past ChairDr. Cassie Harnarine

Dr. Harnarine joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2012.

Dr. Harnarine practiced for over thirty years as an Internist at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, where he also served as the Chief of Staff.

Dr. Harnarine provides valuable medical insight as a long-standing member of the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors, and knows firsthand the importance of the Foundation and community’s support in purchasing new equipment for CKHA.


Bob Hockney, MemberBob Hockney

Bob Hockney joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2018.

In 2001, Bob started BRR Logistics Limited, which began as the Breyers Ice Cream distributor for Ontario and eventually expanded to over 650 frozen products, with a head office in Chatham. He was President and CEO until selling the company in 2017, and is now President of R&B Distribution in Chatham. Bob is also a committee member of Holiday with a Hero and a supporter of The Respect Revolution, a local program that creates awareness of bullying in elementary schools.






Tom Kewley, 2nd Vice ChairTom Kewley

Tom Kewley joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2014.

Tom spent many years as the Branch Manager of Scotiabank’s Queen Street, Chatham location. Tom initially started volunteering his time with the Foundation’s Community Development Committee before joining the Board of Directors in 2014. Tom served as the interim Foundation of CKHA Chair for four months during the 2016/2017 year.


 Darren Lopes, MemberDarren Lopes

Darren Lopes joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2017.

Originally from Toronto, Darren relocated to Chatham to experience the benefits of living in a smaller community. As a Manager with LCBO for more than 23 years, Darren has developed strong connections in the community that have made him an integral part of the Foundation Board. Darren believes in giving back more than you take, and uses his business acumen and connections to help make an impact on healthcare in Chatham-Kent.


Bruce Rogers, MemberBruce Rogers

Bruce Rogers joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2014.

Born and raised in Kingsville, ON, Bruce spent 38 years with Union Gas in senior roles with the Marketing, Sales and Business Development teams. Now retired, Bruce exhibits a passion to help raise funds for community healthcare. Bruce’s business background and keen understanding of the large role that the state of our health care equipment plays in attracting top notch physicians to the community first spurred his interest in the Foundation.


Rene Sauve, MemberRene Sauve

Rene Sauve joined the Foundation of CKHA Board of Directors in 2017.

A lifetime resident of Chatham-Kent, Rene is well-known in the community for his 40 year career in insurance, investments and financial planning through RP Sauve and Associates. After surviving a heart attack, Rene became involved in fundraising for local healthcare as his way of giving back to the community. Rene’s expertise in estate planning and tax planning makes him a valuable asset to the Foundation Board of Directors.


Mary Lou Crowley, Ex-officio, non-voting member

Mary Lou Crowley

Mary Lou Crowley has been Executive Director of the Foundation of CKHA since November 2017.

Mary Lou is a seasoned fundraising executive with nearly 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector who brings a passion for healthcare and for making a difference in our community. She has spent the past five years at United Way Elgin Middlesex in London leading their fundraising team and major giving portfolio. Prior to joining United Way, Ms. Crowley was the President and CEO of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia and lead the first ever capital campaign for mental health in Nova Scotia. Ms. Crowley has also held senior fundraising positions at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston and at London Health Sciences Foundation.

Lori Marshall, President and CEO, CKHA and Ex Officio Member of Foundation of CKHA Board of DirectorsLori Marshall

Lori Marshall is President and CEO of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

Lori is a Registered Pharmacist with the Ontario College of Pharmacists and a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She holds a Health Leadership Certificate from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. Lori has a rich history of community service and has been active on many boards and committees at the provincial and local levels.

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