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Peachland Seniors' Support Society 
Board of Directors

President - Keith Fielding

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Keith Fielding is a community advocate, Councillor and former Mayor of the District of Peachland.    He has  been instrumental in seeking to bringing  affordable seniors housing to Peachland. He serves  as a Director for the Peachland Seniors' Support Society and looks  forward to ensuring successful completion of Phase 2  of this important project for Peachland.

Secretary-Treasurer Eldon Kerbes

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Born and raised in central Alberta, Eldon graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. He worked in forest products management for 35 years throughout Canada and the Northwest Territories. 

Eldon retired in 2001 and moved with his wife Donna to Peachland . He joined the Peachland Lions Club  shortly thereafter and volunteered in other ways. In 2009, Donna and Eldon were awarded Citizens of the Year. He served one term as Councillor and currently serves on the Committee for the Phase 2 building.

Director -  Susan Haglund

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Susan and her husband moved to Peachland in 2014.   Susan Haglund is a retired executive and educational consultant with extensive leadership experience in public sector and professional organizations.  She holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene (U Manitoba), the BC Instructors Diploma, and a Master of Education (SFU). Susan implemented administrative law and natural justice programs at 3 universities, privacy compliance programs at 4 organizations, and multiple enterprise software systems. She provided consulting services to enterprise software companies in Canada and internationally for existing systems and new product development.

Susan has over 30 years’ experience in the public and private post-secondary organizations, as faculty, University Registrar, Executive Director, Associate Vice President, and Privacy Officer. She has served on numerous boards of directors in the non-profit and higher education sectors, including the Canadian Mental Health Association (Vancouver), Christmas Manor (seniors’ housing, Coquitlam), and most recently as both Director and President of the Peachland Wellness Centre.  She is now immersed in painting.

Director -  Grant Topham

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Grant Topham was born and raised in Peachland.  He joined the Peachland Fire Department in 1974 as a volunteer, and eventually retired in 2013  as the Fire Chief for the District of Peachland.  He became a Director for Peachland Seniors' Support Society in 2020.

His many years in business, construction, and his years on the Fire Department, has given him much knowledge on what it takes to volunteer and work with people.

He is currently a Committee member  for the Phase 2 building.

Director - Pam Cunningham

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Pam Cunningham joined the Board of Directors of the Peachland Seniors’ Support Society when she was first elected to District of Peachland Council, in December 2013. Pam is a nurse who works in the senior's care sector. She has a good understanding of senior's care issues, their needs, and brings valuable knowledge and expertise to the board table.

In her free time Pam is very involved in her community, and has been Chairperson for the World of Wheels event for the past six years.

Director - Ted Cave

Ted grew up and worked in the Lower Mainland moving to West Kelowna in 1985.  As a self employed business operator, he ran a manufacturing concern until he retired in 2007. 


Ted and Donna moved to Peachland in 1999, designed and renovated their Beach Avenue home and settled in to the community where they have been actively involved over the years. He brings with him experience working with the disabled community and some understanding of their needs and requirements. He looks forward to working with the Board members of PSSS and contributing to the completion of Phase 2 of this project.

Director - Keith Thom

Keith moved to Peach;and in 2009 and has been actively involved in fund raising for various charities.  As Papa Thom a local folk singer songwriter, he has raised over $100,000 for multiple charities.  

He was one of the Founding Directors of the Okanagan Folk School, as well as a current Director on The Southern Interior Government Association (SILGA).  He was a past Secretary Treasurer of the Peachland Seniors' Support Society and now sits on the board as a Director.  He served on Council previously from 2014 to 2018 and is honoured to be back on for another opportunity to serve his beloved town of Peachland.

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