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Kathryn Young and John Montalbano.
Building for the Future

Kathryn Young completes successful two-year term as Board Chair


John Montalbano to become new Board Chair in September 2019

Effective September 2019, Kathryn Young will be stepping down as Chair of the Board of Directors at St. Paul’s Foundation after completing nearly 10 years of service. Kathryn is a Partner at Boyden Vancouver and a nationally recognized leader in executive recruiting. Kathryn served as a director and Vice-Chair of the Board, and became Board Chair in January 2017. Throughout her tenure, Kathryn has been a passionate and tireless advocate for the Foundation, playing an instrumental role in supporting innovative care at all Providence Health Care sites and in the historic announcement of the new St. Paul’s Hospital on the Jim Pattison Medical Campus.

“We are grateful to Kathryn for her outstanding leadership during such a transformative time for the Foundation,” says Dick Vollet, President and CEO, St. Paul’s Foundation. “On behalf of everyone at the Foundation, I thank Kathryn for her dedication and contributions in ensuring world-class care, research and innovation continue to be available at all Providence Health Care sites far into the future.”

As Kathryn steps down, the Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of John Montalbano as new Board Chair. John has been a Board member since 2016, and Vice-Chair of the Campaign Executive Committee since April 2017.

“I am honoured to serve as Board Chair of St. Paul’s Foundation in the next two years,” says John. “This is an exciting time for the Foundation and I can’t wait to work with staff and our community of donors to build on a tremendous legacy as we move toward completing the new St. Paul’s Hospital.”

John has years of hands-on experience in community engagement and a strong commitment to enhancing health care in British Columbia. He is the former Vice-Chair of RBC Wealth Management and retired CEO of RBC Global Asset Management. He currently serves as a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, BC Achievement Foundation, and The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. He is also Chair of the Vancouver Police Foundation and former Chair of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation’s Capital Campaign Cabinet.