The head of Community Savings Credit Union has been elected vice-chair of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF).
Doug Eveneshen, president and CEO of Community, has been on the RCHF board for the past year.
“Royal Columbian Hospital is a very personal place for me … my wife, my mother and my father-in-law have all relied on it for their good health,” said Eveneshen, who lives in Coquitlam and works in Surrey, in a foundation press release. “I feel that I’m at a stage of my life, both personally and professionally, where I can make a difference and give back to the community … and the more I get involved in RCH, the more passionate I become about it.”
Eveneshen got hooked on helping RCH when he answered calls from donors during the foundation’s annual donation day last October and he listened to their stories about how important RCH was to them. A tour of RCH’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) also tugged on his heart strings.
“That day up in the NICU, I met a baby that weight one pound. One pound! That’s one of the most amazing things that happens [at RCH],” sad Eveneshen. “I vowed that day that if there’s more that I can do to support RCH, I will do it.”
RCHF board chair Belle Puri and president/CEO Adrienne Bakker were delighted to have Eveneshen’s help considering his 28 years of experience in the financial world.
“He is a strong asset to our team as we lead up to a major capital campaign in support of RCH’s redevelopment,” said Puri in the release.