Michael Adkins is the new chair of the board of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation.

Michael Adkins is the new chair of the board of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation.

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation unveils 2019/20 board

Michael Adkins elected chair and Todd Kesslar is vice-chair

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF) has unveiled its board of directors for 2019-2020.

Three new directors’ roles were elected: Michael Adkins, chair; Todd Kesslar, vice-chair; and Logan Song, finance.

Also named to the board were: Shelly Avram, secretary; Dr. George Vrabec, Fraser Health medical representative; Christin Gleeson, Chilliwack representative; Cal Crawford, Mission representative; and members at large Bonnie McEwan, Brenda Falk, Doug Lester, Khalid Mannan and Dave Sidhu,

FVHCF executive director Liz Harris said the board is composed of industry professionals and community leaders who are “dedicated to the health care in the region.”

“Under Michael’s leadership, this board will continue to advance our profile and work to support our vision,” she said.

Adkins is retired after working more than 50 years in executive positions in several careers.

An entrepreneur, he owned a restaurant and started a wholesale bakery business that provided products for restaurants, hotels, delicatessens and pubs.

Adkins also held executive positions in the supermarket industry and the security, construction and manufacturing sectors. He is now a full-time volunteer in the community.

With over 24 years of service with the Rotary Club, Adkins has been recognized with numerous awards.

He was nominated for Abbotsford’s Philanthropist Volunteer of the Year in 2017, was awarded the D. F. Service Above Self Award and the Fraser Valley Champion of Diversity Award in 2018, and is nominated for the 2018 Community Builder Award.

Visit fvhcf.ca or call 1-877-661-0314 for more information.

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