Canuck Place Children?s Hospice appoints Ron Kuehl

Vancouver, B.C. ? Canuck Place Children?s Hospice today announced the appointment of Ron Kuehl to the position of Senior Director, Development and External Relations, effective February 1, 2004.

As Senior Director of Development and External Relations, Ron will guide and direct Canuck Place?s extensive donor relations program that includes activities carried out jointly with the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Team, and the hospice?s direct fund raising programs, external communications and government relations.

Ron brings to Canuck Place more than 20 years of senior level experience in planning and directing major donor, planned giving and strategic partnership programs. Prior to joining Canuck Place, he was Vice President of Enrollment, Marketing and Strategic Projects at Trinity Western University in Langley British Columbia. He has worked as a consultant to numerous health care, educational and world relief organizations. His educational background includes undergraduate studies at Tabor College, graduate studies at Dartmouth College and a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Regent College in San Diego.

?Canuck Place Children?s Hospice is respected around the world for its leading-edge work in pediatric palliative care. I am proud to be joining the organization at this exciting time when its services are impacting so many British Columbians,? Ron Kuehl said.

In making the announcement, Filomena Nalewajek, Executive Director of Canuck Place, indicated that Ron Kuehl was hired following a national search. ?We are fortunate to have someone of Ron?s caliber heading up our donor relations and fund raising activities at a time when the demand for our services has never been greater. I look forward to introducing Ron to the many donors and supporters of Canuck Place,? she added.

Canuck Place is North America?s first freestanding pediatric palliative care hospice. It provides comprehensive integrated programs for children with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and their families. Canuck Place is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the generosity of its many supporters throughout British Columbia to make its services available to families free of charge. To find out how you can be involved, please visit the Canuck Place website at