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For inquiries to the Board of Directors please send email to info@ewfht.ca.

John Wilson
President Click for more

John joined the EWFHT Board as a director back in 2007, just as the organization was preparing to go live. During this early time he was the Chair of the IT Committee selecting the Electronic Medical Records system and also the Chair of the Building Committee for the development of the Erin Clinic. Since 2010, John has been the President of the EWFHT. It has been his privilege to work with an incredible team of volunteer Board members, Executive Directors, staff and healthcare professionals who work as a team to deliver high quality health care to our patients.

John spent 28 years managing and developing information systems for high transaction companies across a range of industries. The last twelve years were spent as part of executive teams formulating a strategic view of information technology and how it can be used to enable business strategies. He retired from corporate work at the age of 50 with a desire to volunteer with organizations focused on protecting and sustaining the Great Lakes ecosystem and delivering improved healthcare to rural communities.

John was also a member of the Board for Headwaters Health Care Centre from 2012-2018 and chaired the Rural Wellington Health Advisory Council in 2017/2018. He was also on the Board of the Georgian Bay Association from 2006-2013.

Originally from Kitchener, John holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He loves to bass fish at his cottage in Georgian Bay and enjoys fine woodworking, golfing and skiing.

Mary Cunningham
Vice President Click for more

Mary joined the EWFHT Board in 2012.  She wanted to learn more about Quality Improvement and is a director on that committee.  Since she was not employed in the health care sector, she wanted to make a difference and share from a caregiver point of view.  Mary went to school in Hillsburgh and Erin.   She worked for RBC for 2 years and TD Canada Trust for 40 years.  Her last 15 years were as Manager of the Erin branch.

She spent many years coaching baseball and hockey when her kids were 5 to 20 years old. There were times she coached both teams they were playing on.  She has been involved with her church, St John Brebeuf, for over 50 years.  She is on the golf tournament committee with EWCS (East Wellington Community Services).  For 2017-2018, she has been president of the Rotary Club and has been a member for over 23 years.  She has held offices of treasurer and secretary and been on the board of directors for almost all those years.  Mary also helps CVC with tree planting and the Rotary Trail.

She has managed all this while being married for over 39 years.  She has two beautiful children along with a precious granddaughter.
Krisztina Wood
Treasurer Click for more

As the newest member of the EWFHT, Krisztina welcomes this opportunity as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. Her previous board experience includes Treasurer of the ‘ Valens Community Centre’, Hamilton and another not-for-profit organization, ‘The Municipal Waste Association’ located in Guelph, as their contract accountant.

Krisztina has been working in the field of business finance and management since she was a young girl…helping her immigrant father in a similar business over 50 years ago. She started her working career for a large corporation in the industrial gases industry, and soon became the Billing Dept. Manager for Ontario Region. Having followed her life partner to Western Canada for an engineering career opportunity, she then branched off into helping smaller organizations with their business management operations. Throughout the years, she has worked in numerous industries, including pharmaceuticals, photographic supplies, veterinary medicine, real estate, restaurant, banquet hall, and miscellaneous small unique businesses.

From the above work history, Krisztina has developed a diverse skill-set, which ranges beyond office and finance management, and into the areas of safety management, fleet procurement and control, sales department management, government relations, tax preparation/optimization and business consulting.

Throughout the years, Krisztina has been active with a number of associated organizations including: Guelph Chamber of Commerce and affiliated groups, Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada, The Association of Tax and Accounting Professionals,  EFILE Association of Canada, and the Guelph-Eramosa Networking Group.

With roots in Budapest, Hungary, Krisztina has lived in Rockwood since 2008 and operates her own business and tax consulting company (Vestige Consultants). In her spare time, Krisztina enjoys travelling, camping, gardening, home décor and design, and stealing moments with her children and grandchildren…and sharing the odd moment with her husband.
Rachel Ingram
Secretary Click for more

Rachel is a founding board member of the EWFHT, having served as a director and corporate secretary since 2007.  Rachel also serves on several EWFHT Board Committees.  She is the Chair of the Human Resources Committee which is responsible for working with the Executive Director to ensure that appropriate human resources policies are in place for the organization.  She is a current member and past Chair of the Risk Management Committee and developed an annual risk management assessment process for the organization.  Rachel is also a member of the Board Recruitment Committee, and participates in identifying and interviewing new Board members.  Rachel’s continued involvement with the EWFHT arises from her commitment to ensuring that the East Wellington community has access to high quality and comprehensive health care, delivered by a top-notch team of practitioners. 

Rachel is the General Counsel of the Rodan Energy group of companies and a key member of the senior management team. She is responsible for general legal matters including M&A and regulatory affairs, and the strategic direction of the Rodan Energy group. Rachel also works closely with government and industry stakeholders to assist with key policy developments affecting Ontario’s energy sector.  Prior to joining Rodan, Rachel practiced corporate law with Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Toronto. One of her clients was Women’s College Hospital and it was through work for that organization that Rachel developed an interest in health law and regulation.

Originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Rachel holds an Honours B.A. in English from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario.  She is an avid tennis player and a long-time member of the Erin Tennis Club.

Jim Atkinson
Director Click for more

Jim is a board member of the EWFHT since joining in 2014.  Jim sits on the Government Relations committee and chairs the Risk Management committee.  Jim became a resident of Erin in 2011 and looks to serve our community through his volunteer efforts with the EWFHT Board, as a Rotarian, and through involvement in other community initiatives.

Jim is Senior Director of Business Development responsible for defining product alignment, opportunity and USA market growth for Dapasoft (Canada).  Dapasoft is an established health IT solution vendor focused on enabling Population Health delivery through redefining interoperability solutions and services.  Dapasoft recurred cloud-based Population Health platform provides a unique ecosystem approach to enhancing the value of clinical information from core healthcare informations systems with those of newer digital health technologies.  In addition, as a serial healthcare entrepreneur, Jim continues to advise established health IT companies and startups in both the US and Canada.

Originally from the South Shore of Montreal (“Chateauguay”), Quebec, Jim graduated from Dawson College and obtained his license as a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (RT- currently, non-practicing).  Early in his career Jim refocused his continuing education and career path into health informatics, where Jim has spent much of his time focused on improving the patient experience.

Todd Cleland
Director Click for more
Extensive work record of client relationship management, sales and delivery management to organizations facing large, complex, multi-year transformations. Experience spans planning, solution design, ERP and custom software implementation, infrastructure, organization alignment, and design and outsourcing.
Morag Stewart
Director Click for more
Morag and her family (husband Chris and two boys Anderson & Cooper) have lived in Erin for the past 15 years.  Morag is passionate about quality healthcare and supporting our local community. During a close to twenty year career in Philanthropy Morag has worked with many wonderful organizations in Healthcare and Education.  The Canadian Hearing Society, Easter Seals, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, University of Guelph, Ontario Agricultural College, Credit Valley Hospital.  Currently, Morag is the Associate Director of Philanthropy for Trillium Health Partners Foundation (foundation that supports Credit Valley, Mississauga and Queensway Hospitals).

In her spare time Morag enjoys being active by running, skiing and spending time with her very busy family!
Kim Bell
ex officio Executive Director Click for more
After graduating from McMaster University, Kim has spent almost 30 years working in health care, 20 of which was spent in community mental health, in both front-line and leadership positions.  She is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and joined the East Wellington Family Health Team in January of 2009 as a Mental Health Worker.  As Manager of Programs and Allied Services for the EWFHT, she also led the nutrition, mental health, and diabetes teams, in addition to overseeing the health promotion programs the EWFHT continues to offer to the community. 

Kim moved into the position of Executive Director in April of 2018 and, in so doing, became an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.  She is exceedingly proud of the high calibre care provided by East Wellington FHT clinicians and of the administrative support provided by skilled and compassionate support staff.

Kim is a 20+ year resident of the Town of Erin, has been active within the community in a number of volunteer roles, and recognizes the value of rural life when it comes to healthy living.  She is an avid dog-lover and enjoys golf, kayaking, and snowshoeing.

Dr. Rabia Khan
ex officio Lead Physician Click for more

Dr. Rabia Khan has been a member of EWFHT’s team of family physicians since 2011. Since 2012 she has served as the lead physician of EWFHT’s Memory Clinic, and, in 2018, she has accepted the position of Lead Physician at EWFHT. Dr. Khan has also been active in mentoring medical students from McMaster University as an advisor and clinical instructor.

Rabia graduated from Queen’s University’s medical school in 1994, and McMaster’s family medicine program in 1996. After graduation she worked in rural Ontario, managing a family medicine practice, as well as in-hospital patients, ER, and a nursing home. She has also worked overseas and was instrumental in setting up the family medicine department at one of Saudi Arabia’s leading hospitals.

Rabia moved to Rockwood with her family in 2011 and is active in the community, being a founding member of The Rockwood Farmers’ Market and the Rockwood Community Garden. She is active with the Upper Grand District School Board’s Diversity Committee, and she has chaired the Parent Involvement Committee at the UGDSB (2017-18). She has also been a community member of the University of Guelph Multi-faith Committee. She has been active with Guelph’s Syrian refugees settlement program.

Rabia and her family enjoy biking, canoeing, golfing and skiing.