Operating Team

Board of Directors

David Cook

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. 

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 Kahn

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.

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

Michelle Podhy, a Chartered Professional Accountant, is recently retired and was formerly the Office Managing Partner of KPMG Kingston, where she was an audit partner for the past 20 years. She completed a six year term with KPMG Canada’s Board of Directors. Michelle was with KPMG for 35 years since her graduation from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree.

Michelle has extensive experience in auditing public sector and not-for-profit organizations. This experience involves all aspects of audit planning, control and reporting, including liaison with audit committees, councils and boards of directors for large public sector clients in higher education, health care, municipal, foundations and other not-for-profits.

She has always lived in the Kingston area and has many years of experience working as a volunteer for many not-for-profit organizations.  She currently serves on boards for the St. Lawrence College, Anna & Edward C. Churchill Foundation and the Fairfield-Gutzeit Society.

Eleanor Rivoire

Sherri Robertson

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.

Walter Rosser

Walter Rosser has helped to advance the field of Family Medicine and has contributed to the evolution of primary care research in Canada. He has been building mechanisms for the review and evaluation of health care systems, notably helping to establish practice based research networks in Canada. Professor and chair, he has led faculties in Ottawa, McMaster, Toronto and Queen's and has long promoted evidence based medicine in his field. A leader in primary care reform, he has influence policy and guidelines not only in Canada but also in many countries around the world.

Kim Turner

Dr. Kim Turner is an Anesthesiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine with a Cross-Appointment to Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.   Kim also serves as the Medical Lead for the Queen’s University Master’s of Healthcare Quality and as a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood-Library Museum where she continues committee work.  Upon resigning her position as Archivist from the Canadian Anesthesiologist’s Society, Dr. Turner created the Society’s Committee on Archives and Artefacts where she remains an active member.  As a past Guest Curator of the Museum of Health Care, it is important to Kim not only to preserve our medical heritage, but also to communicate its existence to others.

Rob Van Winkle

Dr. Van Winckle founded the Kingston Oral Surgery practice which has evolved to Centennial Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a long standing member of the Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University, currently Associate Professor of Surgery. Additionally, he is a former Dental Consultant with OHIP, has active multiple professional organizations and is on staff with Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospital.

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.  

Museum Staff

Administration & Visitor Services  
Museum Manager & Program Director  Jenny Stepa
Communications & Finance Coordinator Kirsi Hunnakko
Public Programs Assistants Christopher Wiens and Lauren Westecott
   
Curator's Office  
Curator Maxime Chouinard
Collections Manager Kathy Karkut
Collections Technician Alysha Strongman
Database Technician Jane Derrick
2017 Margaret Angus Research Fellow Andrew Belyea
Curatorial Research Assistant Agnes Ladon
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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