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Interior Health Board welcomes two new directors

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February 17, 2015 - 7:29 PM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Interior Health has two new directors on their board.

The appointment of Diane Jules and Deborah Cannon was announced Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Jules hails from Chase and was president of Sexqeltkemc Ltd. Partnership starting in 2010. Before that she served four terms as an elected band councillor for the Adams Lake Indian Band and was also president of the Adams Lake Band Development Corporation. Rounding out her resume is time served as president of the Secwepemc Child and Family Service Board and 10 years on the First Nation Education Council for School Districts 73 and 83. Jules holds a business certificate from Cariboo College.

Cannon's experience is that of entrepreneur, owning and operating a local floral business for more than 15 years in Salmon Arm. She is a former Salmon Arm Councillor and served as the city representative for community committees and groups such as the Downtown Improvement Association, the Downtown College Campus Committee, Community in Blooms, Shuswap Tourism and the Economic Development Society.

Cannon also served as chair for the Rick Hansen Man in Motion 25th Anniversary Committee, her local Olympic Torch Committee and as committee member of the Esso U-18 Women's Hockey Nationals Steering Committee.

As members of the Interior Health Board of Directors, the two new members will be involved in overseeing operations, working with management to establish overall strategic direction of the organization and ensuring appropriate consultation with the community. As well, board responsibilities include reviewing the organization's long-term plans, issues affecting the organization. Board members are appointed by the Minister of Health through ministerial order.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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