Annual & Special General Meeting

Annual & Special General Meeting 2023


The InspireHealth Annual & Special General Meeting of the members of:


Will be held on: Thursday September 14th 2023, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
The Annual & Special General Meeting 2023 will be held virtually in accordance with our bylaws.


  1. Presentation of the 2022 AGM Minutes
  2. Receipt and presentation of the Chair and President’s Report
  3. Presentation of audited financial statements for fiscal year ended Mar 31, 2023
  4. Appointment of the auditor
  5. Special business – By-law Amendment
  6. Election of the Board of Directors for the 2023/2024 fiscal year
  7. Other business
  8. Adjournment
  9. Open Forum

Proposed Re-elected Directors fo
r 2023/2024:
Re-election is for one, two or three year terms.


Ms. Debora Crombie – 3 years

Debora (Sweeney) Crombie feels privileged to have had a career that introduced her to numerous inspiring people and situations.

She started her career as a journalist, reporting in Vancouver, the Provincial Legislature in Victoria and Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  Her experiences introduced her to local, provincial and national politics, and exposure to a myriad of issues affecting peoples’ lives.

She then moved to the university sector, with senior roles in media relations, public affairs, university advancement, marketing and business relations at the University of British Columbia and University of Toronto.  There, she interacted with educators, researchers and students devoted to creating a better world.

Next, she served as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Her time at the Foundation saw tremendous growth with the creation of a new Research Institute, mental heath building, Djavad Mowafaghian Child Care Centre and a new BC Childrens’s Hospital -Teck Acute Care Centre – built to serve the children and families of the province.

Debora loves virtually any activity that gets you out and moving (in spite of your skill level).  She is excited to be on the Board of InspireHealth, helping empower people living with cancer and enabling them to enhance their lives – mind, body and spirit.   Debora  also serves on the Board of Directors of the Westcoast Railway Association and is a former Chair of the Jack Webster Foundation.


Ms. Barb Estey  – 3 years

Barb is an accomplished sales professional with 20 plus years of expertise in managing sales operations while focused on achieving company goals as well as establishing strategic business relationships.  After completing a twenty-year career with Paramount Pictures in Toronto, she relocated to Vancouver to live a life more aligned with her core values of integrity and authenticity as well as strong health and wellness values.

Starting her journey at Paramount as a Regional Sales Manager (2 years), moving to Director of Sales (5 years), then accelerating to VP of Sales (10 years) and finally reaching her goal of Managing the Canadian office her final three years. Barb gained valuable experience managing a large team and high profile accounts, as well as building valuable relationships and driving revenue growth.

Barb is results driven with a keen sense of negotiating and problem solving skills. She thrives in challenging environments.

Relocating to Vancouver, it was Barb’s intention to find her passion to serve others. She began mentoring with The Cmolik Foundation. Helping to guide students through their post secondary education. This experience has transitioned her into a position of advising students how to reach their desired goals and degrees.

Barb has also been a part of the Cmolik Gala Awards Committee for the past five years and this past year served as the Chair of the committee. Exceeding the 2019 gala’s goal for the year through her hard work and dedication.

Barb is passionate about health and wellness as well as networking and connecting people. She felt very aligned and inspired when she heard about InspireHealth, and felt she could use her skills to help spread the word about what an incredible organization it is.

She believes she will be a great advocate for the message the team and company stands for.


Mr. Malcolm Griffin – 3 years

Malcolm (Mal) Griffin is the Vice President Human Resources at Interior Health Authority, a $2B publicly funded organization with 18,000 employees and 1,600 physicians, who collectively are responsible for delivering health services to 765,000 citizens in the lower east portion of BC. Located in Kelowna, Mal provides leadership in the areas of people, organization and culture development; recruitment and employee experience; workplace health and safety; employee and labour relations; compensation, benefits and health human resource planning; and strengthening partnerships with post-secondary institutions.

Previously, Mal was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Interior Health and during that time he and his team led Interior Health through its most broad and comprehensive clinical and business information systems change to date. Mal has been with Interior Health since 1997 and his experience includes leadership and management in the areas of diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, biomedical engineering, staffing services, and clinical and business information management and technology.

Mal has more than 25 years of health-care experience, holds an Executive MBA from the University of Fredericton, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University. In 2009, Mal was named one of Computer World’s Premier 100 IT Leaders.

Outside of work, Mal enjoys running, swimming, camping and spending time with his family.


Ms. Kathy McLaughlin – 3 years

Kathy McLaughlin, ICD.D, works as a management consultant helping boards, business leaders and their teams achieve results by aligning vision, strategy and execution. Kathy worked as a senior executive in the high growth telecom business and as a senior partner in a top tier executive search firm before establishing her consulting practice in 2007. She advises regulatory organizations, Crown corporations, not for profits and municipalities on strategic planning, governance and executive recruiting. A certified director through the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors, Kathy has served as a director with Crown Corporations and not for profits, and as Chair of InspireHealth since 2019.  She is also a certified Executive Coach providing mentoring and career guidance to successful professionals at various life stages.

In her personal life, Kathy is a three-time survivor of cancer and recipient of two liver transplants. Her bestselling book Back to Life, chronicles that journey and provides practical advice and inspiration for those facing life challenges. She and her husband Rob, a retired Investment Advisor, live in West Vancouver, are parents to two adult children, and are waiting patiently for grandkids.


Dr. Robert Woollard – 3 years

Dr. Robert Woollard graduated from a small rural school, in a class of 12 students at a time when educating youth was a high priority for both his parents and society. A successful billiards shot determined that he would pursue medicine instead of honours history. Family medicine offered him two advantages: an opportunity to raise children in the rural setting both he and his wife had been raised in, and an unending array of interesting things to do and people to get to know intimately.

In the spring of 2019 Dr. Woollard retired from active clinical practice, and on his last day of work, he saw a 48-year-old woman who had been his patient since she was three. His work as an academic, professor, and hospital department head involved instruction, research, program development, and international work in Asia and Africa focused on social accountability, distributed education, and rural practice. He retains many leadership roles, including professor of family practice at the University of British Columbia, associate director of the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia, and vice chair of Canadian Doctors of Medicine. He also serves on social accountability committees for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.

Dr. Woollard considers family medicine a highly privileged and rewarding profession, and believes it is the family doctor’s duty to understand why this patient is here to see them today, and then use their powers and skills to address those issues so that everyone benefits from committed Canadians caring for one another. To do any less betrays the privilege.

Proposed Directors for 2023/2024:

Mr. Edward (Ted) Bruce – 3 years

Ted Bruce brings more than 40 years of experience in various policy development, planning and leadership positions in the public sector as well as stints as an interim director both for the Portland Hotel Community Services Society, a large health and social housing organization that operates mainly in the Downtown East Side and more recently the Vancouver Police Board.

His career includes working at Vancouver Coastal Health, where he was executive director of population health and primary health care. He also served as the regional director of health systems development for the health authority.  He was a consultant for the Canadian Cancer Society during their decision to include survivorship for cancer patients in their mandate.


Dr. Arun Gharg – 3 years

Dr. Arun Kumar Garg is a Clinical Professor of Pathology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He also is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Services in the Faculty of Health Science at Simon Fraser University and visiting distinguished professor at S-VYASA Bangalore India. In addition, he is Medical Director of the South Asian health Institute at Fraser Health.

Dr. Garg holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan, Doctor of Medicine from the University of British Columbia, and Fellowship in Medical Biochemistry from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a Fellow of the American College of Pathologist.

Dr. Garg has served  in many voluntary organization.  President of Doctors of BC (1993-94) and board or senior committee in academic (BCIT, SFU, UBC), professional i(CMA, BCMA, Institute of Health Care Transformation and Sustainability, CAPIH, GAPIO, PISA etc.) and business organizations (BC Biomedical laboratories Ltd, DG Enterprises Ltd, LEADS Global India).

Dr. Garg has been recognized and awarded numerous honors and awards including Honorary Doctor of Technology by BC Institute of Technology, recipient of Dr. Don Rix Gold medal for life- time contribution as leader by the Doctors of BC and The Vancouver Sun listed him as one of 100 most influential south Asians in its list. He received a lifetime leadership award from the Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage, the Community Award of Health Care Leadership from Drishti Magazine and the Champion of Philanthropy of Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.


Dr. Khairun Jivani – 3 years

Dr. Jivani is an expert in strategy development, knowledge mobilization, community engagement and change management, leading complex operations within the Canadian Healthcare, non-profit, public, and private sectors. She is a strategist with expertise in developing and executing integrated and transformative strategies.  Skilled at delivering results and implementing change.

She is currently the Vice President of Operations at AgeCare.  In addition to being an internationally trained dental surgeon, she brings extensive expertise in many domains of healthcare, including prevention, primary care, community care, and palliative care.

Khairun spent 13 years at the Canadian Cancer Society as Director Health Promotion and Cancer Prevention and then Vice President of Cancer Control.


Special Business – By-law Amendment:


In the interests of good governance, the Board of InspireHealth is proposing that the Members of InspireHealth consider, and if the Members agree, pass a Special Resolution to amend Sections 5.4 and 5.11 of the By-laws of InspireHealth to prescribe certain term limits for Directors and certain Executive roles as set out below.


To amend Part 5 (Directors) of the By-laws by adding the following in Part 5:

5.4 adding in Section 5.4 immediately after the words “directors shall be elected to hold office for a term of 3 years” the following words:

  • “with an aggregate maximum term of 9 years,”

Amending section 5.11 with the addition of a new section 5.11(e) as follows:

Term Limits:

The following term limits will apply for each of the following Executive Roles:

(i) Chair: 2-year term, renewed annually by the directors with an aggregate maximum term of 4 years;

(ii)  Vice-Chair:  2-year term, renewed annually by the directors with an aggregate maximum term of 4 years;

(iii) Secretary:  1-year term, renewed annually by the directors with no term limit; and

(iv)  Treasurer:  1-year term, renewed annually by the directors with no term limit.

Please RSVP by September 14, 2023 at 12:00 PM PT

If you are attending the InspireHealth Annual & Special General Meeting, please RSVP online or by phone at 604-734-7125 or 1-888-734-7125.


In the event that you are not able to attend the Annual & Special General Meeting, please appoint a proxy to vote in your place by completing this Proxy Form.

Proxy Forms should be faxed to 604-734-7105 or emailed to by 12:00 PM PT on September 14, 2023.