On June 22, 2016, the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) Board of Directors slate was confirmed. The Board of UHKF is responsible for fundraising, investment and granting for all three of Kingston’s hospital corporations – Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Providence Care.
Members of the 2015-16 UHKF Board of Directors
Board Chair Colleen Lawrie – Colleen is a Brock University alumna with a Bachelor of Business Economics. She completed the necessary requirements for her Certified Financial Planners designation in 1999. She joined Wilkinson & Company LLP, Kingston in 2003 and in 2007 successfully completed the CICA Uniform Final Exam and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation. On January 1st, 2014, Colleen became a partner with Wilkinson & Company.
Colleen has many years of personal experience working as a volunteer for not-for-profit organizations. She has been involved in Scouts Canada, the Cataraqui Clippers Soccer Club; she represents the Wilkinson & Company Kingston office with the United Way and participates in the United Way annual campaigns. She has served as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Kingston General Hospital Foundation and UHKF and is now serving her first term as Chair. Colleen and her husband, Craig, have two young adult sons.
Vice Chair Andrew Bonham – Andrew is a partner in Cunningham Swan’s Business Law and Wills & Estates Groups with a special emphasis on taxation law. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Law from Queen’s University together with a Master’s Degree in tax law from the Osgoode Hall Law School.
Andrew has taught segments of the Business Law component of the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course and is a former sessional lecturer in computer assisted legal research at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Andrew has served on the Board of the Kingston Access Bus, and is currently a member of the Board of the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. Andrew is serving his first term as Vice Chair of the UHKF Board.
Treasurer – Brent Wilson -Brent is a Carleton University alumnus with a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours. He joined the Kingston office of the firm currently known as Collins Barrow SEO LLP in August 1991 and in 1993 successfully completed the CICA Uniform Final Exam and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation. On January 1st, 2007 Brent became a partner with Collins Barrow SEO LLP.
Brent has many years of personal experience working as a volunteer for not-for-profit organizations. He has been involved with Epilepsy Kingston, the Cataraqui Clippers Soccer Club (coaching), the Charter Accountants Association of Easter Ontario, The United Way annual campaigns and serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Kingston General Hospital Foundation. Brent has two young sons.
Shama Acharya- Shama is a native Kingstonian, who traveled overseas to the U.K. for post-secondary education. She returned to Canada to work with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as a clinical pharmacist working on the acute care and general psychiatry units. Shama took ownership of the Shoppers Drug Mart at Princess St. & Bagot St. in Downtown Kingston in the Spring of 2014. Shama is extremely happy to have the opportunity to move home and to give back to our community.
Tom Buchanan – Tom joined the KGH Board of Directors in 2008 and was elected Board Chair in 2012. As well as chairing the Board, Tom served as chair of the Board’s Senior Leadership Assessment & Compensation Committee. Prior to taking on these roles, Tom served as Chair of the Resources Committee. His role of Chair, KGH ended in June 2014.
Tom Buchanan has held a wide variety of positions within the life insurance industry since graduating in 1973 from Queen’s University with a B.Sc. in Mathematics. Tom started his career in Toronto with Empire Life’s sister company, the Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company. In 1975, Empire Life transferred him to Kingston where he worked for another 12 years. He continued his career in Toronto and held increasingly senior roles with other major insurance companies including Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Group Insurance and Pensions, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. In 2005, Tom returned to his roots in the Kingston area when he transferred here with Sun Life Financial and, prior to his retirement in 2013, he was the Financial Centre Manager. Tom, an actuary by profession, is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. An advocate of lifelong learning, he also holds the financial planning designations: Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant and Registered Health Underwriter. Tom and his spouse Colleen reside west of Gananoque and have three children.
Pierre Gaumond - Pierre is an Investment Advisor and Financial Planner with BMO Nesbitt Burns.
With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, he offers high-net-worth individuals a tailored approach to wealth management.
Pierre holds a degree in Economics and holds the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM©) and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP©) designations.
Michel Longtin – Michel Longtin is a Senior Financial Advisor with Longtin Financial Services and Manulife Securities. For thirty years he has practiced Financial Planning and Estate Planning, first in the United States and, for the past twenty years, in Canada.
He holds a Certified Financial Planner designation and once held a Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. He spent four years at the Royal Ontario Museum Foundation working on planned gifts and a major campaign.
For 12 years he has been on the board of a national charity, and president for the last 6 years. He is frequently asked to speak at conferences on the subjects of planned giving and estate planning.
Ewen MacKinnon .
Ewen earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University. He has worked for a number of international engineering and construction companies, nuclear generating stations and research instituations, as well as National Defense at CFB Kingston. Ewen is a past president of the Kingston Rental Property Owners Association and past director with the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations, was a member of the Queen’s University Senate and has sat on municipal committees relating to rental housing and town-gown relations.
Ewen is an owner of MacKinnon Construction Ltd., a construction and project management firm serving the ICI and multi-unit residential sectors, and MacKinnon Development Corporation, a property management and development firm with commercial and residential properties.
Pat McCue – A graduate of Queen’s University, Pat is now retired following a career of more than 30 years in sales, marketing and human resources, working for IBM Canada Ltd.; ISM Information Systems Management Corporation and ATI Technologies Inc. in major Canadian centres. A very active volunteer, Pat coached youth in softball and football for many years. He is a past member of the
Board of Directors of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Toronto and has been a mentor with the York University Learning Disabilities Program. Pat is currently President of the Canadian Club of Kingston and a member of the Executive Committee of the Kingston Senior Choristers. Pat has also participated as a volunteer actor in the Standardized Patient program at Queen’s. He currently volunteers in the KGH Café.
Pat is a KGH Auxiliary member and joined the Jeanne Mance Foundation of Kingston as a member of the Board in 2011. Pat was appointed to UHKF board in 2012, as a representative of the Jeanne Mance Foundation and is also a member of the UHKF Finance and Resources Committee. Pat and his wife Nancy reside in Kingston.
Sherri Robertson – Sherri is a graduate of the KGH School of Nursing with a B.Sc N(Ed) from the University of Ottawa. Sherri’s experience consists of working at the Hospital for Sick Children and also teaching nursing at this hospital for the School of Nursing.
Sherri has also taught Inservice at Lyndhurst Hospital (Spinal Cord Injury Hospital) in Toronto and has worked in Family Practice and for private agencies.
Sherri is a volunteer at the KGH cancer clinic and the President of the KGH Nursing Alumnae.
Elizabeth Wilson - Born and raised in Kingston, Liz spent several years as Community Relations manager at the Kingston Whig Standard working with many community organizations on fundraising campaigns and special events. She is a past board member of the Salvation Army, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes and Hotel Dieu Hospital. While on the board of HDH, Liz was a member of the Resources Planning Committee, the Ethics Committee and the Accreditation Committee. Liz and her husband Sandy have three adult daughters and four grandchildren.
The Board also includes Jim Flett, Interim President & CEO, Kingston General Hospital, Dr. David Pichora, Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Dieu Hospital, and Cathy Szabo, President & CEO, Providence Care.
For more information contact Debbie.Broome@uhkf.ca or telephone 613-549-5452, ext. 5910.