A Message from our Board Chair, Jerry Pike:

“The challenge to keep pace with progress is age old, yet it is one that many sectors recognize as key to ensuring our rural region remains sustainable. The Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation’s role in the big picture of community sustainability is of course within the health care sector – providing yet one more reason that will encourage individuals and businesses to call the Burin Peninsula “home”. Our Board encourages individuals, businesses, and special groups to contact our staff and inquire how you might support any of our Burin Peninsula Health Care Centres.”

The Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation’s board is comprised of the following members:

Jerry Pike, Chairperson

Jerry Pike was appointed as Board Chairperson in 2011. He lives in Burin NL with his wife, Heather. Together they have three children: Denica, Diana and Darren. Jerry retired from Newfoundland Power in 2012, and is currently a co-owner of Burin Enterprises. As an active community volunteer Jerry is:
– Chairperson Grand Meadows Golf Course
– Past Chairperson of the Burin Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
– Life –long volunteer with various community groups

Shirley Coady, Vice Chair

Shirley Coady was appointed Vice-Chair of the Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation in 2010. Shirley lives in Little Bay, NL and has one daughter, Holly and one grandchild, Thomas Edward. She is currently employed as a Crisis Intervention Worker at Grace Sparkes House in Marystown, NL, and is an active volunteer in the region. Her volunteer activities include:
– Participant in the Annual Cancer Relay and numerous other local events
– Member with the Burin Peninsula Housing & Homelessness Committee Advisory Board, Marystown Alternative Measures Group
– Serves with the Breakfast Program in Marystown
– Active member with the Kin and Friends Radiothon
– A founding member of the Kidney Dialysis Campaign

Loretta Lewis, Secretary/Treasurer

Loretta Lewis was appointed to the position of treasurer in 2011. She and her husband, Wassel, live in Mooring Cove, Marystown and together they have three children; Tonya, Wassel Jr. and Kobe, as well as three beautiful grandchildren. Loretta is the principal at Keyin College on the Burin Peninsula and is passionate about helping people succeed and shine. Loretta is a very active member of the community, and also volunteers in several other capacities, including:
– Councillor with the Town of Marystown since 2018
– Treasurer at the Smallwood Community Crescent Centre and at the Burin Supported Employment Centre
– Director with the Burin Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and with the Sacred Heart Family Aid Committee
– Organizer of the Red Dress Project for missing and murdered women
– Director of the Provincial YMCA Board Of Directors

Dave Brenton, Director

Dave Brenton was appointed to the Board in 2013. He lives in Marystown with his wife Anne (Singleton) Brenton and together, they have three children: Angela, Richard and Margaret. Dave was a teacher and administrator at Marystown Central High School for 31 yrs and has since spent 5 years as an ABE Instructor at Keyin College. Dave has been an active volunteer, focusing in the areas of sport and recreation on the Burin Peninsula. He has also served as:
– Provincial President of Sport Newfoundland and Slo-Pitch National
– Life Member of the Kinsmen Club
– Town Councillor for the Town of Marystown for 14 yrs

Rita McCarthy, Director

Rita McCarthy lives in Burin with her husband Tom and they have two children: Robyn and Scott. Rita works for TD Canada Trust, Marystown, as a local branch manager. She is an active volunteer in the region, and has previously served with:
– Burin Heritage Tourism Association
– Burin Recreation Committee
– Marystown Minor Hockey

Edgar Fancey, Director

Edgar Fancey was appointed to the Board in 2010. Edgar moved to Burin in 1970 and worked with F.P.I. Fishery Products Int. for forty three years. He and his wife Olive were blessed with three sons, Junior, Trent & Jason, as well as five beautiful grandchildren. Edgar’s is an active volunteer with:
– Holy Trinity Church in Burin
– Hiram Masonic Lodge #3 in Burin
– Boot Shrine Club

Darrell Jackman, Director

Darrell Jackman has been a member of the BPHCF board since 2017. Darrell is the Executive Director of the Smallwood Crescent Community Centre since 2006 and has much experience working with Board of Directors both through his employment, as well as his volunteerism. He has served on a number of Boards and committees in various roles including terms with the TJ McDonald Achievement Home, Laubach Literacy Council, and the Provincial Community Centre Network. Darrell is a graduate of both Memorial University & College of the North Atlantic, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, combined with a Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute. Outside of work, Darrell is married and a father to three young children. He enjoys music and plays in a local band at various parties, festivals, restaurants, and dances.

Yvonne Power, Director

Yvonne joined BPHCF Board in 2019. She and her husband live an involved and active life, and are proud parents and grandparents. Yvonne has been Postmaster at Canada Post, Marystown, since 2004 and brings years of community and volunteer experience and engagement to her position of BPHCF Board Member, including:
-Little Bay Ways and Means Committee as Treasurer (1995 to 2001)
-Canada Post Provincial Coordinator for employee fundraising for Janeway, Children’s Wish Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House
-Member of Burin Peninsula Hospital Ladies Auxiliary

Peggy Warren, Director

Peggy Warren is our newest board member, joining the BPHCF board in 2020 after recently retiring and moving back to her hometown of Burin. Peggy worked for 41 years for government agencies, including 26 years in the Oil and Gas Industry, as well as various engineering companies, banking organizations. She has been president of social committees and organized staff functions, as well as fund raising for numerous charitable organizations. Currently, she is a volunteer for the Food Bank in Marystown. Peggy has one son Richard Seypka, who works as an audio engineer and resides in St. John’s.