KLHCI is made up of a Board of Directors and one full time employee.
Board of Directors
President - Andrew Veale
Andrew has strong roots within the City of Kawartha Lakes as his mother's family was one of the original families to settle in Woodville and Eldon Township in the 1820's. He is presently serving as President of the Woodville and District Royal Canadian Legion and is the Past President of the Woodville and District Lions Club and the Woodville Curling Club. Andrew also is an active member of the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Vice President - Marlene Morrison Nicholls
Marlene is a lifelong resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes. She is an insurance broker, President of Stewart Morrison Insurance Brokers and a mother of three grown daughters. Marlene's mother was a graduate and registered nurse at Ross Memorial Hospital. Marlene is active in communities throughout the region both on a professional and personal level. She is passionate about education, health care, and social initiatives.
Treasurer - Rosemary McColeman
Rosemary is a retired educator. Most of her years in education were spent working with the former Victoria County B.E. and the current Trillium Lakelands D.S.B. After 7 years as President of the Ontario Early Years Centre for Haliburton, Victoria and Brock, Rosemary is currently serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors. She is committed to addressing the issue of primary health care by working with the community to successfully recruit and retain family physicians for the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Secretary - Jim Townson
Jim retired from Motorola Canada Limited, after 28 years, as Vice President and Corporate Director of Canadian Human Resources. He, and his wife Janet, have five children and five granddaughters and live in Bolsover. He has been previously active in volunteering with the Markham YMCA and York Region United Way. In his spare time, Jim enjoys travelling, golfing and curling. Jim strongly believes that it is critical for the growth of the City of Kawartha Lakes that the recruitment and retention of family doctors be given top priority.
Dr. Maria Cescon
Dr. Maria Cescon has been a family physician in Woodville, Ontario since 1982 with privileges at Ross Memorial Hospital (where she served terms as Chief of Family Medicine and President of Medical Staff). Dr. Cescon has raised three children in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Val is the Ross Memorial Hospital's Board of Governor's representative. She was appointed to KLHCI in 2011. Val has previously been the Chair of Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes and the President of the Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce. Currently she also sits on the board of Village Housing.
Max, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, moved to Bobcaygeon in 1990. She is the proud owner, since 2003, of one of the few remaining independent newspapers in Canada, 'The Promoter'. Max is very involved with the community and does a great deal to promote the area.
John and his wife relocated in 2003 to the Kawarthas, living in Little Britain. He previously lived in many areas of Canada while with IBM. He was the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Stouffville and also sat on the board of the Stouffville Policing (YRP) Committee. John continues with his career as a full-time professional realtor and understands the importance of having local family doctors. He is totally committed to the important task of encouraging health professionals to locate in our area.
Roy is a lifelong resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes in the Pontypool area. He is a retired heavy equipment and truck mechanic. Roy's late wife, Judy Bedford, was a founding member of KLHCI in 2003 and Roy spent many hours assisting her. He is pleased to now be a member of the board and, along with his overall contributions he provides 'historical reference', and enjoys assisting with many recruitment events.
Councillor Steve Strangway was appointed to the KLHCI Board of Directors in January 2007 by the City of Kawartha Lakes. Councillor Strangway represents Ward 5.
Councillor Donna Villemaire was appointed to the KLHCI Board of Directors in the spring of 2007 by the City of Kawartha Lakes Council. She is actively representing over 5000 people in her four-year term as Councillor of Ward 8 (former Mariposa Township area). Councillor Villemaire resides in Little Britain.
Robyn McNabb - Past President
Robyn was born and raised in the City of Kawartha Lakes. After receiving post-secondary education at McMaster and Queen's University, she and her husband (a local general surgeon) returned to the area to raise a family. Having worked as a registered nurse in the ER at Ross Memorial Hosptial, Robyn now spends her time at home raising two boys.