President’s Report

May 6, 2023

Dear Members,

Start of 2023 has been promising for POABC members with things going back to normal after the Pandemic. We are now able to meet our patient’s complex needs and we can have a more personalized approach. 

We want to thank all our amazing volunteers, both the BOD and across all committees for using their precious personal time to volunteer for POABC. We have accomplished many things over the past year with all of our hard work and with look to build on that in the upcoming year.  

Volunteer Opportunities:

POABC President – Currently the BOD is sharing the President duties across several executive members, however this role would be best done by 1 person. If you feel you can step up for this role, please contact anybody on the BOD for next steps.

Government Relations Lobbying Efforts

POABC has renewed the services from Bluestone Government Relations group, including Mark Jiles and Rob Nagai. A meeting with Minister Adrian Dix is in the queue. 

The OPC grant received recently has helped to fund the cost of these services. The ministers have changed once again with the elections and Rob Nagai has been proficient at helping us to make the right connections.  

New BOD member 

The POABC Board of Directors is very happy to have a new treasurer in the name of Kelly McDonald. We also want to thank Kees Beek for his valuable services in his previous role with POABC.   


Respectfully submitted,

Vincent Heneault,  CO(c)

POABC Vice President


Deanna Hines CP(c)

POABC Secretary