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Who We Are

Established in 1997, the Bonnyville Health Foundation is a registered charity under the provisions of the Hospitals Act and is governed by a local board of trustees. We are a dedicated community and volunteer-led organization that solicits donations and sponsors for our fund-raising events to enhance health-related programs in Bonnyville.

Since 2014 alone, over $3.8 million has been raised by our community, allowing significant enhancements and equipment purchases for our facility . We are devoted to raising funds for priority initiatives such as facility revitalization, staff learning and development, mental health awareness and education and the purchase of state of the art equipment. This is done through a partnership with our Health Centre, our generous community and Covenant Health . The funds raised not only maintain the current quality of care at the Bonnyville Health Centre, but also strengthen and expand the range of specialized health services available to our community .

In support of the
Bonnyville Health Centre

Health Centre July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 Overview:

  • Staff: 357
  • Volunteers: 74
  • Physicians: 33
  • Community Board: 4
  • Acute Care Beds: 33
  • Continuing Care Beds: 30
  • Outpatient Visits: 3,790
  • Emergency Visits: 18,575
  • Deliveries: 251
  • Surgical Program: 1,065
  • Women’s Health Program: 713
  • Gastroscopies & Colonoscopies: 548

Founded by:
Sisters of Charity of Notre Dame d’Evron

Site Administrator:
Shelly Franklin

Medical Director:
Dr. Travis Webster

Community Board Chair:
Dixie Dahlstedt

If you are interested in joining the Bonnyville Health Foundation Volunteer Team, Click here

Fill out the application and email it to our Executive Director at or call 780.826.8265. You may also contact one of our Board Directors with your interest. 


Amber Hughes

Amber is married with two kids, two cats and two dogs! She has been in the oilfield service business since 2003 with her husband, and also runs a boutique consulting agency for other small to medium sized businesses. Her background includes working at an Advertising and PR agency right out of post secondary, as an Executive at the Lakeland Credit Union, and many Board positions in Business, Health Care and Communications Associations. Amber also holds a global designation as a Strategic Communication Management Professional and is a Certified Innovation Executive.

Amber loves to bring our community together through planning large scale events and fundraisers for the benefit of enhancing local health care. 


Denise Napier

After graduating from the UofA, Denise articled with Ernst & Young. When she earned her CPA designation, Denise moved to St. Paul, to continue her career in accounting. Since 1998 she has worked from her home at Muriel Lake where she and her husband raised 4 children.

Denise is most proud of her work developing her own successful business, and raising beautiful children who are on their way to making contributions to their own communities. She is interested in offering her skills through volunteerism to her community. We are pleased she has joined the BHF board, in order to support and improve our work in local health care. She brings to this role a career that has been focused on accounting and tax for small businesses, and personal and farm clients. Having been a long time resident of the Elk Point and Lakeland area she knows the area well.

When Denise is not in her office, she likes to spend quality time with her husband Rick, her kids Daniel, Emma, Jade, and Molly, and their family dog Milo. She also loves to garden, cook, and read!


Patti Skuba

Patti serves as a BHF Board Director, and co-chair for the Gala committee. Patti has also volunteered with the Bonnyville Health Centre Auxiliary for over 10 years, coordinates the volunteers for the Community Cancer Centre, and works in the hospital gift shop. Outside the hospital, she has held a position on the board of the Municipal Library since 2010.

On top of her volunteering and community work, Patti and her husband Dave run the Bonnyville Dental Clinic that they have owned since 1983. In her free time, Patti enjoys exercising, yoga, singing in choir, travelling, and spending time with her husband, two grown children, and five grand-kids.


Lindsay McNaught

Lindsay is our freshest face at the Bonnyville Health Foundation and her enthusiasm and positivity is contagious! 

Lindsay lives here in Bonnyville with her husband, son and her feisty Jack Russell, Leo. 

As an advocate for the success of local businesses, Lindsay is ready to embark on a new challenge as a Director. With several years of experience in the non-profit sector, she is excited to have a helping hand in improving the quality of local healthcare. 

Lindsay can attribute her personal goals of wellness to her active hobbies which include kayaking, camping, taking spin classes and gardening! 



Caitlin McGrath

In 2017, Caitlin graduated from the University of Saskatchewan as Valedictorian of her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) program, and led the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) as National President 2015-2018. Currently, Caitlin practices as a pharmacist and store operator of Tellier Pharmacy in Bonnyville. Most recently, Caitlin was invited to speak with the Prime Minister on behalf of Alberta Pharmacists to discuss the great work pharmacists have done through the pandemic.

Caitlin’s personal dedication to improving local healthcare along with her working knowledge and passion for the Lakeland community make her an invaluable director on our Board. 

With an evident focus on health, she loves to exercise and recently became a spin instructor, and enjoys running with her Dad. She also enjoys being at the lake, figure skating, and reading! 


Rejean Bourget

Rejean was raised in Bonnyville but currently residing in Edmonton, attending his 3rd year at University of Alberta for his Education degree to one day become a high school teacher. Although, Rejean still spends much of his time in Bonnyville visiting with friends & family and to support local causes.

Rejean’s charitable efforts did not go unnoticed this past summer, like initiating a fundraiser of firewood sales which raised over $3000 for our Foundation & the Bonnyville Extendicare. Or, creating a 60km bike ride fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society raising $8,085 for cancer research. Rejean joined our Board to give more of his time and effort toward the mission of the Bonnyville Health Centre to transform good healthcare to GREAT healthcare.

In his spare time, Rejean likes staying active and being outdoors such as running, biking, hiking, skiing, and anything that involves volunteering and helping others.

Executive Director

Dawn Weber

For over 15 years, Dawn has been a leader in the local nonprofit sector. Her passion is fundraising and working toward making our community a great place to live, for all stages of life.

Her enthusiasm and eagerness to embark on making a difference for local healthcare can be traced back to the unexpected medical care her son required in his early years. With the hope of ensuring excellent hospital and healthcare experiences for others, Dawn is always excited to take on new initiatives that will help accomplish the goals of the Bonnyville Health Foundation.

When she isn’t busy with community advocacy, Dawn loves trying out new recipes in the kitchen, catching the latest live music or theatre event, or is on the sidelines of a soccer field cheering on her boys.