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A message from our President and CEO, Kristy James

A message from our President and CEO, Kristy James

June 06, 2024

As we bid farewell to Claire Wang, our treasured Vice President of Finance and Administration, I want to take a moment to honour her exceptional contributions to Burnaby Hospital Foundation.

During her seven-year tenure, Claire’s leadership and expertise have significantly shaped our organization’s growth and success. From streamlining operations to spearheading innovative financial strategies, Claire’s impact has been felt throughout the Foundation.

Under her guidance, we achieved several key milestones, including improving operational efficiency, navigating complex financial planning to support our redevelopment fundraising campaigns, establishing a robust compliance framework, strengthening risk management processes, enhancing cybersecurity measures, and attaining unqualified audit status.

Furthermore, Claire’s dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion, showcased through her HR initiatives and work with the Chinese Ambassador Society, has been instrumental in creating a culture that embraces equity and empowers all members of our community.

Claire’s dedication to service extends beyond her role at the Foundation, as evidenced by her board service with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Chartered Professional Accountants Education Foundation (CPAEF), and the Insurance Council of British Columbia (ICoBC).

Her deep connection to the local community is clear, and her legacy of excellence will continue to inspire us. While we will miss Claire dearly, we are grateful for her leadership, kindness and all she has done to improve healthcare for the many individuals and families in Burnaby, East Vancouver and beyond.

From all of us at Burnaby Hospital Foundation, thank you, Claire, for your outstanding service and commitment. No matter where you go, you will always be part of the Burnaby Hospital Foundation family.

Please join us in wishing Claire all the best in her future endeavors.

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