Board of Directors
A resident of Forestburg where she was born and raised. She has worked at Daysland Health Centre in lab and x-ray for the past 39 years. When not in the fi eld of health care, she is literally in the field helping on the farm hauling grain or chasing cows. She enjoys planting trees, crocheting or volunteering at the library and fi tness centre.
Mel Henriksen has recently taken over the role of Area Manager for Acute Care Services in Daysland, Hardisty, Tofield and Viking Health Centres. Prior to this new position, Mel had served as Site Manager in Tofield and has many years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Born and raised in small-town Alberta, Mel’s passion is rural health care and promoting excellence in a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Jerry is a resident of Daysland. He graduated from he U of Alberta with a Pharmacy degree in 1974 and is a former owner of the pharmacy in Daysland. He was a former pharmacy services consultant for the hospitals in the Flagstaff region. Although semi-retired, Jerry continues in his role as an executive member in a large group of independent pharmacies in the Edmonton area. He continues his support of endowments and scholarships of pharmacy and athletes at the U of A as well as being involved with other Foundations.
June is a retired school teacher, born in Vermilion and worked as owner/operator of Daysland Meat Market from 1964 to 1995. She has been involved with the Ladies’ Auxiliary for the last 10 years (four years as treasurer ad four years as secretary). She enjoys bowling and has grandchildren close by to keep her busy.
Mariann graduated as an RN and has worked at the Daysland Health Centre since 1972. Her role as Head Nurse and then Health Centre Coordinator was full time. She has recently retired and has more time to volunteer with the Royal Purple and Providence Place. Her volunteer duties may take her miles away, but she always manages to be there for family and friends when they need her, especially the grandchildren.
Martha was born in South Africa where she studied engineering. She made a career change and started her real estate business before marrying and immigrating to Canada in 2000 with husband Dr. Andries Niemann. She helps manage the Daysland Medical Centre and is busy volunteering with the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Ladies’ Bible Study and raising her three children.
Lenora joined the Daysland Hospital in November 1984 as an assistant in pharmacy and purchasing. She studied while working and maintaining a busy household to become a Pharmacy Technician in 1992. She continues to work in that role while also helping out with their family business. Her main hobby is enjoying her grandchildren, walking and has recently taken up golfing.
Ernestine semi-retired from farming in 1975 when she and her husband opened up a convenience store in Daysland which they operated until 1985. Now she is busy working on town council. She also volunteers for Providence Place, the Daysland & District Handivan Committee, Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and Hospital Foundation.
Myrna represents the community of Strome where she and her husband have farmed for the last 35 years. She volunteers with the Strome Agricultural Society and now with the Daysland Hospital foundation. Thanks to her, our first annual Ladies’ Night at Strome was a resounding success.
Rhoda (Heisler rep) worked for many years at the Daysland Hospital as a registered nurse. She retired in 1995 and now works full time on their farm near Heisler. Her grandchildren keep her busy, but when she has time she enjoys reading and gardening.
Myrna worked as an LPN in Daysland for 28 years. In fact she was born in the 1908 hospital and then worked in both “old hospitals”. She lives on an acreage at Bawlf where she helps her husband look after the cattle and horses, but says it’s the grandchildren that she enjoys the most!
Kathy has worked at the Daysland Health Centre for 30 years in the Admitting/Health Information Department. Kathy represents the Camrose area where she lives with her husband Don. Both their children graduated from the
U of A Augustana facility in Camrose. Kathy enjoys travelling; cruises and winter getaways to Phoenix. In her leisure time she can be found at the gym enjoying various fitness classes.