Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Back row: John Walker, director, Peter Brady, director, Ken Menlove, director, Pat Evans, vice chair, Dr. Cliff Rice, director, David Griffith, director, Sherry Tait, director, Dennis Darby, director and Shannon Coull, executive director
Seated from left: Briar Boyce, communications co-ordinator, Donald Wakefield, secretary, Barbara McConnell, chairperson, Monica Alyea, past chair, Leo Finnegan, director

Absent: Sandra Foreman, Cline Pierson and Cathy Starkey.

Photo was taken in June 2019 prior to COVID-19.

With input and oversight by the Foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors, the PECMH Foundation represents the interests of donors and equipment needs at our County Hospital, encouraging gifts and ensuring they’re used effectively, responsibly and in compliance with the wishes of the donor. Since its incorporation in 1985, the Foundation has helped focus fundraising efforts, connecting donors with appropriate capital equipment needs at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Each year, equipment needs are submitted for consideration based on priority and available resources. All equipment, purchased with generous donations, must follow a hospital approval process. Medical equipment purchases are not government funded. Your donation helps to purchase equipment that has been prioritized as an urgent need in Prince Edward County.

Meet your 2021/22 Board of Directors

Barbara McConnell, Chairperson
Pat Evans, Vice Chair
Monica Alyea, Past Chair
David Griffith, Treasurer
Peter Brady
Dennis Darby, Back the Build Campaign Co-Chairperson
Leo Finnegan
Sandra Foreman
Ann Galvin
Dr. Andrew Janikowski
Mohamed Khimji
Cathy Starkey, PECMH Auxiliary President
Ken Menlove
Dr. Cliff Rice
Sherry Tait

Shannon Coull, executive director – – 613-476-1008 ext. 4503
Briar Boyce, senior development officer – or 613-476-1008 ext. 4425
Sue Vincent, administrative coordinator – or 613-476-1008 ext. 4502

Shannon Coull, executive director
Shannon is the Executive Director of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and is overseeing a $16.5 Million campaign which will result in a new hospital for Picton, Ontario.
Before starting her role with PECMHF in 2018, Shannon was the Director of Leadership Philanthropy for the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation and helped the Foundation to secure over $67 million toward the Extraordinary People, Innovative Health Care campaign.
Shannon received her Certified Fund Raising Executive designation in 2016 and is the Past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Ontario
Shannon’s career as a fundraiser began in 1986 when she started working in the arts with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and then the Royal Ontario Museum when she focused on Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Shannon began to focus on individual giving as well as corporate and foundation giving in 2006 when she joined the University of Toronto, School of Medicine’s development team.
In 2008, Shannon and her young family moved to Prince Edward County, where she was retained by Queen’s University to help fundraise for the Faculty of Health Sciences and played a significant role in securing funds to help build the new School of Medicine Building, a $77 million initiative that received funding from the Knowledge Infrastructure Program and the balance funded through private donations.

Briar Boyce, senior development officer
No stranger to grand entrances, Briar was delivered onto a Picton Gazette newspaper in the backseat of her father’s car while crossing the Belleville Bridge. She grew exploring the shorelines around Wellington and spent her childhood on the lake, boating, beaching and pretending to be a mermaid. When confined to land, she was showing horses competitively and writing eccentric and energizing short stories – winning her first writing contest in Grade 2 – a riveting tale recounting the birth of her aunt’s kittens.

Briar dabbled in a couple of post-secondary courses before graduating from both the print journalism and post graduate public relations program at Loyalist College. She then accepted an internship with the Hospital Foundation in 2008, was subsequently hired, and has happily made the hospital her daytime hangout ever since.

Nowadays, Briar, who strives to bring more quirk and colour into this world, dwells in the bustling metropolis of Bloomfield and in her spare time volunteers, toils away in her flower garden (when not mowing her monster-sized lawn).