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Board of Directors

Bethell Hospice Board


Lynn Dobson

Lynn Dobson
Chair

Lynn retired after a lengthy career with Peel Regional Police and Peel Regional Police Association as a civilian member. At the conclusion of her career, Lynn was the Chief Administrative Officer with the Association. She is also on the Board of Directors for Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club as the Membership Director. Lynn has always lived in Brampton and has previous volunteer experience on the Board with Habitat for Humanity. Lynn enjoys supporting various charitable causes through cycling and running, and hiking. Lynn also volunteers at St. Andrews Foodbank in Brampton.


Ann Atkins

Ann Atkins
Secretary

Ann has worked for PointClickCare Technologies Inc. for 14 years as a seasoned Executive Assistant in the Health Care Sector, and is passionate about quality healthcare. Ann resides in the town of Erin, with a love for all animals (especially horses and dogs) & enjoys the countryside. Ann wants to make a difference by giving back in the community, and also volunteers fund raising for CAMH annually.


Ross Beverley
Director

Ross recently retired after developing a successful business and is enjoying consulting and volunteer opportunities. Ross volunteered in various roles at Bethell since 2019 and determined he would like to volunteer on the Board. 2021 is his first term on the Board and he brings a wealth of business management experience to the Board along with a thorough understanding of the day-to-day operation at Bethell Hospice. Ross has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, York University and a BA in Economics from the University of Western.


Muneerah Kanji
Treasurer

Muneerah is a seasoned senior financial executive with over 20 years of experience in both private and public companies spanning many industries; she is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University. Volunteerism and giving back to the community have always been an integral part of Muneerah’s life since her youth and she continues this involvement today in various capacities with her daughter’s school & activities as well as within her community. She lives in Brampton with her husband and has an adult son and a school-aged daughter.


Adam Lis
Director

Adam was admitted to the bar in 2011 and is currently working at a pharmaceutical firm in Mississauga providing legal support in regards to agreements; regulatory matters; privacy issues; human resources and litigation management. Adam joined the Board in 2021 as a director. Adam is an avid racket sport enthusiast who also enjoys basketball analytics, board games and resides in Etobicoke.


Melodie Mason

Melodie Mason
Director

Melodie is a Human Resources professional with extensive leadership and business experience. Currently she is the Vice President, Total Rewards with CSA Group. Melodie graduated from Brock University, has numerous HR certificates and has the Chartered Director designation from The Director’s College. Melodie has lived in the Town of Mono for over 25 years. She is married with one adult daughter.


Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin
Director

Michael is a Chartered Professional Accountant who also has his Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting from the University of Guelph. Michael specializes in taxation and audits. Michael lives in Guelph and enjoys hockey. He is a Director on the Board in his first term and serves on the Finance Committee.


John Palmer

John Palmer
Vice Chair

John retired after 30 years working in various senior management positions in the corporate offices in the banking sector. John’s last position was Director, Compliance and Operational Risk at the Bank of Montreal. Since his retirement in 2017, John has volunteered at Bethell Hospice and has held volunteer positions with the Town of Caledon’s Senior Task Force and the Palgrave Rotary Club. He is currently President of the Bolton and District Probus Club. John holds a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto and a Project Management Certificate from Boston University. John and his wife are longtime residents of Caledon raising two daughters in the community and are happy grandparents of two granddaughters who also live in Caledon.


Janette Panhuis

Janette Panhuis
Director

Janette has extensive experience in the healthcare field having started her work career as a registered nurse with Toronto General Hospital and now as Chief Operating Officer at PHRI, an academic research institute affiliated with McMaster University. Janette’s previous volunteer activity focused mainly in her children’s school community with Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) including chair of the regional PIC. Living in Georgetown, she places high value in contributing to community, is passionate about healthcare, and is eager to be part of providing quality end-of-life care.

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