OTTAWA,ON, Jan 17, 2024 – Today, HealthPartners Canada is pleased to announce the addition of four accomplished individuals to its Board of Directors, alongside notable Director retirements. These appointments further solidify HealthPartners’ commitment to building a healthier Canada.

Four new members were elected to the Board today:

  • Kim Beckert, a seasoned Consultant with expertise in Audit, Finance, Governance, and Project Management, brings 24 years of Federal Government experience to the board. Kim will assume the role of co-Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, leveraging her financial leadership in various industries.
  • Linda Pellas, National Director of Development at The Kidney Foundation of Canada, with 48 years of charitable work, joins the board, bringing extensive development and leadership experience.
  • Muraly Srinarayanathas, co-founder and executive chairman of 369 Global, a business leader and philanthropist, adds a unique perspective on diversity and sustainability to the board.
  • Debra Yearwood, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, a seasoned communications professional, rounds out the impressive roster.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new board members to HealthPartners Canada. Their dedication and the gift of their time and wisdom will enable us to achieve our mission of building a healthier Canada,” said Kim Hanson, CEO of HealthPartners Canada.

In addition, HealthPartners Canada would like to announce the retirement of Board members Charlotte Comrie and Barbara Toller. Charlotte, a long-serving board member, held positions such as Board Chair and Chair of the Membership Review Committee. Barbara provided dedicated support to HealthPartners’ volunteer engagement, fundraising and member engagement practices. HealthPartners extends best wishes to Charlotte and Barbara and expresses gratitude for their dedicated service. Michael Sangster, an existing Board Director, will take over from Charlotte as Board Vice-Chair.

HealthPartners Canada is confident that these changes will contribute significantly to advancing its goals and initiatives. For more information about HealthPartners Canada and its mission, visit

About HealthPartners Canada: HealthPartners is the sole organization in Canada raising funds for nation-wide health charities through workplace giving. We build a healthier Canada by transforming how charities, employers and employees collaborate to drive exponential impact on the quality of life and long-term health of all Canadians.