The BC Care Providers is pleased to announce that Dave Cheperdak has become the new President of the Association. He takes over from Mary McDougall who now serves as Past-President. Cheperdak was selected by members of the board of directors at their meeting held during the 2013 Annual Conference in Whistler.
Cheperdak is the CEO for Broadmead Care, a not-for-profit society located in Saanich, BC. The Lodge at Broadmead is a 229-bed residential care facility with 115 priority access beds for veterans, 110 beds for seniors in the community and four respite care beds for veterans. The Lodge is the primary priority access bed facility for veterans on Vancouver Island.[quote name=”Dave Cheperdak, President” pull=”Right”]One of my key priorities will be to further increase the value of the Association to our members through effective advocacy, research, policy development, communications and education.[/quote]
“I’m looking forward to working closely with our recently hired and very talented CEO and our very knowledgeable Board to strengthen the Association’s role in BC in supporting high quality care and services for seniors,” says Cheperdak. “One of my key priorities will be to further increase the value of the Association to our members through effective advocacy, research, policy development, communications and education. I also think there are plenty of new opportunities for the Association to collaborate and work more closely with the Ministry of Health and the Health Authorities on issues related to seniors care.”
Cheperdak also notes that he will be working very closely with his colleagues on the board to establish SafeCare BC, a new safety association committed to reducing the number and severity of injuries on the job in the continuing care sector.
“I really enjoyed my term as President of the Association,” says Mary McDougall. “I’ve worked very closely with Dave over the last number of years and I know he will provide the Association with the kind of leadership it needs to forge ahead with our renewal process.”