Board of Directors
Ian M. Fraser, Vice President
A senior development officer in higher education, healthcare and the arts for more than 30 years, Ian has helped organizations in healthcare, education, community and the arts raise more than $275 million in private gift support. He currently serves as a consultant in philanthropy to charities and donors, and as the Director, Philanthropic Services for Gift Funds Canada. A Fellow for Life of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Ian is recognized internationally for his expertise in all aspects of strategic planning for not-for-profit organizations, resource development and gift planning.
Dr. Hugh Gorwill, President & Chair
Hugh Gorwill graduated in medicine from the University of Western Ontario. After residency at Western and Queen’s he became a Fellow in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Michigan. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in Ob Gyn and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ob Gyn. After a professional life at Queen’s he is now a Queen’s Professor Emeritus.
Kate received her Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University in 2006 and graduated from Queen’s University Law School in 2010. Kate completed her articles at Mackillop Law Professional Corporation, where she returned as a lawyer after her call to the Bar in 2011. She is currently developing a general litigation practice in the areas of workplace law, including labour and employment law, health and safety, workplace safety insurance, and human rights.
Hon. Peter Milliken
Born and raised in Kingston, he is a graduate of Queen's University and Dalhousie University. Crossing the Atlantic, he also earned a MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. He was elected Member of Parliament for Kingston-and-the-Islands in 1988. Local voters returned him in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008, making him the longest-serving MP in Kingston's history. In 2001, MPs elected Mr. Milliken their Speaker. He was acclaimed to the prestigious and crucial House of Commons post in 2004. After the 2006 and 2008 general elections, Mr. Milliken was again elected speaker. In 2009 he surpassed the previous record and became the longest-serving Speaker in Canadian history.
Michelle Podhy, Secretary/Treasurer
Sherri is a graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, but did post education at the university of Ottawa. She taught nursing at The Hospital for Sick Children, and enjoyed inserting historical anecdotes to the students.
Dr. Walter Rosser
Dr. Rob. Van Winkle
Dr. Ruth Wilson
Dr.Wilson is the President of the North America Region of WONCA, the world organization of family doctors. A practising family physician and educator, she is Vice President, Medical Affairs of Providence Care in Kingston, Ontario. A professor of family medicine at Queen’s University, she was Chair of the department for ten years. She currently chairs the board of the Institute for Safe Medication (Canada). Wilson’s research interests are in women’s health, aboriginal health, and the lessons from these areas that affect the determinants of health.
|Administration & Visitor Services|
|Museum Manager & Program Director||Jenny Stepa|
|Interim Communications & Finance Coordinator||Alla Kryachkova|
|Public Programs Coordinator||Shaelagh Cull|
|Public Programs Assistant||Anne Dilworth|
|Public Programs Assistant||Lauren Westecott|
|Collections Manager||Kathy Karkut|
|Database Technician||Jane Derrick|
|2016 Margaret Angus Research Fellow||Natalia Mukhina|
|Collections Technician||Marissa Monette|
|Curator Emerita||Rona Rustige|
The Museum acknowledges with gratitude the contract professionals and volunteers who have contributed to the development of the Museum and its programs.
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