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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 newest fur-baby, Billy! She also loves to garden, cook, and read!


Patti Skuba

Patti’s positivity and enthusiasm for our community shines through everything she does as the Vice-Chair for the Bonnyville Health Foundation. 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.

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. 



Jenn Lisoway

Jenn has a smile and positive spirit that lights up every room she walks into.

She is a local business owner who is passionate in her career, while striking a great home-life balance with her husband of 17 years, 2 children and 2 beagles.

On top of the countless time she spends volunteering with the school where her “miracle children” attend, Jenn is determined to help make local healthcare great so our community can access doctors and care without a long commute!

In her spare time, Jenn loves thrifting, crafting, and shocking people with the fact that she has never seen a Star Wars movie!


Kim Foisy

BIO Coming Soon


Kirsten Lynch

After experiencing premature labour with her son in Bonnyville and having a wonderful experience from our local healthcare staff, Kirsten has been motivated to have a give-back approach in making a difference.

As an entrepreneur, and a part of the Professional Photographers of Canada, Kirsten’s eye for detail with her local photography business is a skill our Foundation is very thankful to have ‘on Board’.

When Kirsten is busy with her two little ones, she is likely finding her zen (and probably still photographing nature) in a campground.


Michelle Myers

BIO Coming Soon


Cass Maloney

Cass is relatively new to the Bonnyville region but learned very quickly described her new home town as ‘a small town feel with a big heart personality’.

Recently, when Cass attended A Night in the Emerald City Gala, she instantly fell in love with the work our Foundation does and knew she wanted to be a part of our heart warming work.

Cass has two beautiful boys that keep her busy but she still manages to make time for herself, to attend her favourite barre classes or enjoy quality time with her husband.