Tom Walker is serving his second term on the Board of Directors. Tom is a retired Business Executive with more than 35 years of global healthcare industry leadership. He has expertise in corporate governance, strategic planning, product development, sales and marketing, and operational management. Tom has held senior management positions with Eli Lilly (Toronto, ON and Seattle, WA), Cardinal Health (San Diego, CA) and AGFA HealthCare (Waterloo, ON). He has also held several directorship positions throughout his career.
Tom lives with his wife Vivian in Harrison Hot Springs where they were married 42 years ago. They have two sons, Luke, who lives in Oahu with his wife Aylish and Tom’s grandson Richard, and Ben, who lives in Waterloo, Ontario.
Vice Board Chair
Tom is in his twelfth year as a Board member and has been Chair or Acting Chair for five of those years. Tom is a retired teacher and school administrator who had a 33-year teaching career, the last 13 of which were spent in Agassiz.
Tom has a BA from UBC and a MEd from SFU. He has a strong desire to be involved with AHCSS and its delivery of social services in Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs. Since his retirement, Tom has been an active volunteer in the community. This has included Agassiz Speedway, the Kent Agricultural Advisory Committee and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Kent Institution.
Judith joined the Board of Directors in September 2022. She had a 34 year career at Simon Fraser University, initially as a professor in Criminology followed by over twenty years as a Vice President. In that role she acquired extensive financial, management and governance experience. After stepping down from full-time work in 2015 she spent six years as a consultant in the post secondary system. Judith lives in Harrison Hot Springs with her husband Colin and their dog Saffy.
Dr. Nicolette Joosting
Dr. Nicolette Joosting moved to Harrison Hot Springs from Vancouver a few years ago. Her time is split between veterinary medical practice and several volunteer activities within the community.
Kaitlyn joined the Board of Directors in 2023. She received her Bachelor of Management from UBC and has 10+ years of Human Resources and has experience in advising managers, benefits, payroll, employee training and employee engagement. She currently is also a member of the Chilliwack Museum and Historical society Board of Directors.
Kaitlyn grew up in Harrison and currently lives in Agassiz with her family. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature. She is excited to be able to serve in the community that she grew up in.
Laura Lanfranchi joined the Board of Directors in 2023. Laura is a Dental Hygiene Practitioner with a BSc from UBC. Her experience includes more than 25 years as an oral health care professional including direct clinical care and as a clinical instructor at UBC. Laura is committed to ensuring Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs are inclusive and thriving communities for all residents.
Laura lives in Harrison Hot Springs with her husband and is an active volunteer in the community.