Annual General Meeting 2023


The InspireHealth Annual General Meeting of the members of:


Will be held on: Thursday September 14th 2023 from  6:30 – 8:00 PM
The Annual General Meeting 2023 will be held virtually to respect the health and safety of our members and staff and in accordance with our bylaws.


  1. Approval of the 2022 AGM Minutes
  2. Receipt and approval of the Chair and President’s Report
  3. Approval 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Dr. Khairun Jivani


Edward Bruce

Ted has over forty years of experience in various policy development, planning and leadership positions in the public sector. He has held executive level roles in organizational systems development and direct service delivery including in primary health care, community engagement, population health promotion, poverty reduction and community development. He served as the Executive Director of Population Health, the Executive Director of Primary Health Care and the Regional Director Health Systems Development, for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. He was the Vice President of Systems Development and Performance for the North Shore Health Region during the early years of health care regionalization in BC. Upon retirement he took on the role of interim Executive Director for the PHS Community Services Society a large health and social housing organization in Vancouver. He has subsequently acted as a consultant carrying out major projects including for the Canadian Cancer Society and the City of Vancouver.


Mr. Bruce has held leadership roles in primary health care, community engagement, population health promotion, poverty reduction and community development. He has held numerous Board leadership positions including President of the Public Health Association of BC, co-chair of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition and the Chair of the Institute Advisory Board of the Institute of Population and Public Health of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Mr. Bruce was on the Advisory Board of the Public Health Agency of Canada Collaborating Centre on Healthy Public Policy. He was a founding member of the Canadian Centre for the Analysis of Regionalization and Health and served on its Board for two years.

Mr. Bruce has served in various governance roles for the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) Regional Group Executive and National Board. He also Chaired the BC Population Health Network, a group of leaders in population health including all health authorities, the Ministry of Health Services and non-governmental organizations. The focus of the Network was to share information and develop synergies regarding initiatives to improve population health. He served on the International Advisory Board of CAPTURE a research development initiative to increase access to research by health practitioners. He is currently a Board member and Vice Chair of the Developmental Disabilities Association of BC.

Mr. Bruce has been an active in teaching and research roles. He was an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Practice at Simon Fraser University and has also held an Adjunct Professor appointment with the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has participated in numerous research initiatives including the CORE Public Health Research Initiative examining improvements in public health.

Mr. Bruce has made significant contributions to the strategic innovations in primary health care and health promotion for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), one of Canada’s largest integrated health systems. He has been responsible for the development of the system wide population health approach for VCH that incorporates leadership, partnership, policy development and advocacy to address the social determinants of health. He was responsible for the development of VCH’s strategy for primary health care and coordinated its implementation by VCH’s operating entities. He was also responsible for the development of regional approaches to Aboriginal Health and chronic disease.

Mr. Bruce has supported and managed Board strategic planning, policy development and community engagement processes to develop health care systems innovations. Mr. Bruce has initiated and maintained municipal school board advisory structures and built formal and informal networks between the health authorities and community organizations to address social determinants of health. He has been responsible for Board orientations and accreditation reviews within the health care system.

During his ten-year tenure with the Registered Nurses Association of BC, Mr. Bruce developed and managed New Directions in Health Care, a multi-year project to influence public, government and health care agencies to implement health care reform initiatives. He was also responsible for the development of several professional regulatory policies and programs to govern the practice of nursing in BC including the Agency Consultation Program – a province wide quality improvement program for nursing. He was principal author for various briefs on health systems policy to the Health Professions Council and to the BC Royal Commission on Health Care and Costs.

As a policy consultant with the Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education, Ted was responsible for the development of health professional education programs including those in the field of developmental disabilities. He represented Canada internationally at meetings to enhance the education of people with disabilities.

Ted is married with three children. He enjoys outdoor activities including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and kayaking.

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

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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 PDT on September 14, 2023.