Kelly Hutton, Chair of Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation, has served with the Board since 2011. He moved to Kingston from Calgary with his wife Sharon in 2008. A lifelong learner, Kelly is a certified Red Seal electrician, a Certified Facilities Manager, Project Manager, Construction Safety Supervisor, and Real Property Administrator. Kelly worked in the post-secondary environment in Calgary and Nova Scotia. His responsibilities were focused on facilities management and project management. Kelly enjoys gardening, motorcycles, golf, and following professional sports.

Retired educator Jim Mosher has served on the Board of the Foundation since its inception in 1972. He has worked tirelessly over the years to help ensure the legacy of the Foundation and continues to be actively involved in the Foundation’s work.

John Smith is the Foundation’s Vice Chair and the lead for the Communications Committee.  Originally from Newfoundland, John now lives in Bridgetown. John has been an avid volunteer for over 30 years with various organizations and has a keen interest in the future of health care in Nova Scotia. John is also chair of the Annapolis Community Health Board, the Active Kids Healthy Kids Society, the Annapolis County Accessibility Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Middleton Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Anne Crowell, MT, is the Foundation’s Secretary.  Anne runs her own Massage Therapy Clinic in Middleton and is a Director with the Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia. In addition to healthcare being her vocation, Anne has been volunteering in the sector for many years.  A result-oriented performer with seemingly unlimited energy, Anne is a founding member and Vice Chair of the Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee; Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer for the Annapolis County Active Kids Healthy Kids Society; and holds a seat on the Annapolis Community Health Board.

Lynn Moar assumed the position of Treasurer of the Foundation in June of 2022. Lynn comes to us with over 40 years’ experience in bookkeeping. She recently received her Associate Certificate in Local Government Administration from Dalhousie University, thus broadening her knowledge of administration and finance of public service and charitable entities. She has served on several health-related boards, including the Annapolis Community Health Board and the Kingston Greenwood Mental Health Association. A resident of Middleton, Lynn is looking forward to her work with the Foundation.

Louise Banks is the representative of the Village of Greenwood to the Foundation and Chair of the Foundation’s Nominating Committee.  A mother of six, Louise has volunteered with various organizations over the years. “Helping to maintain the level of support needed for our local hospital to operate smoothly, without interruption due to lack of operational equipment, is an important part of the Foundation work. Being a part of the Foundation has been a wonderful opportunity for me.”

Don Hyslop, originally from New Brunswick, is a retired educator and has lived in the Kingston/Greenwood area for over 40 years. Don has volunteered his time and efforts for several organizations over the years and has twice received Volunteer of the Year Awards. In 2002 he was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Now, Don brings his unbridled enthusiasm to the Foundation in his role as Community Navigator for the Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee.

Michael Fairn is the Administrative Assistant with the Foundation. A native of Bridgetown, his career and experience in various aspects of the health care industry enable him to provide the office and technical support required by a very busy and dedicated Board.