JANICE PERRINO (PENTICTON) - BIOGRAPHY
Janice Perrino is the Mayor of Summerland. This is her second term as Mayor after serving two terms as a Councillor. She is also the Chair of the Regional Hospital District for the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.
She has also been the Executive Director for the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation for the past seven years. Her office is at the Penticton Regional Hospital and her role at the Foundation is to raise funds for medical equipment at the health care facilities in the South Okanagan and Similkameen region. Prior to that, she was at the BC Cancer Foundation at the BC Cancer Agency in Kelowna for more than seven years. Over the past fifteen years, she has raised in excess of $25-million.
Perrino has been involved in many community organizations over the years including being a Board Director for Okanagan College, Chair, Summerland Olympic Committee and past President of the Summerland Rotary Club. As a motivational speaker for boards, local societies and various business groups, she was the speech and leadership coach for two teenage girls youth groups for more than 10 years.
She holds the national fundraising certification of Certified Fund Raising Executive, is the level of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) with Toastmasters International, won the Outstanding Resource Women of Honour award in 2007, and was the recipient of the 2003 Women of Distinction Award for Career Leadership.
Perrino resides in Summerland with her husband Ben.