Who We Are

Your gift offers more than just better health in our community

Who We Are

Your gift offers more than just better health in our community

Board of Directors

The Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation is a dedicated team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff who are passionately committed to improving health care and the quality of life in our communities.

Shared Purpose

To inspire generous giving to support exceptional patient care at Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Our Values

Collaboration  *  Accountability  *  Integrity  *  Respect  *  Responsiveness

We do this by:

  • Building and managing a comprehensive fund development program designed to secure more gift revenue, more cost effectively each fiscal year
  • Identifying, attracting and retaining more donors through effective cultivation and stewardship
  • Building NHH healthcare service capabilities by engaging in strategic and imaginative grant-making
  • Spreading our messages in thoughtful and inspiring ways to both external and internal stakeholders by all means possible, through collaborative communications and marketing efforts
  • Attracting committed volunteers, practicing effective governance and demonstrating accountability in all of our activities

Message from Gavin Ivory, NHH Foundation Board Chair

If there is anything the pandemic taught us, it is that we must never take access to healthcare for granted.

NHH Foundation plays a key role in ensuring NHH is well prepared to care for our community. Though our provincial government provides funding for the operational costs of running a hospital, the medical and equipment technology required in providing care typically relies on community donations. This is where the Foundation comes in – to lead fundraising efforts to ensure we all continue to have access to the latest technology to support exceptional care, close to home.

As we face the future with a clearer understanding of the human and financial costs of running a hospital, our community’s ongoing support for NHH is now more important than ever before.

Since 2002, you have helped us raise more than $75 million for our Hospital – thank you. Your contributions support a lot of good healthcare for you, and for those you care about. In addition to donations, endowment contributions, and bequests, our community continuously supports numerous successful fundraising events, which celebrate our collective strength and provide the opportunity to have fun while supporting an important cause.

Demands for equipping the hospital to the highest standards will continue, but the future will also invite Northumberland’s residents to consider ways to more broadly support our residents’ wellbeing, such as mental health, remote health, and Indigenous health.

I have no doubt that we will meet this challenge. It’s been almost twenty years since I became a member of the welcoming, engaged Northumberland Hills community, eventually joining the NHH Foundation Board in 2017. I am honoured to serve as Chair and am grateful to work with a terrific team which has accomplished so much for our hospital. I feel fortune to serve alongside my fellow NHH Foundation Board members who together, possess an elevated level of guidance and are responsible for long-term success of the Foundation.

Of course, success also depends in large measure on the capabilities of the Foundation staff, led by Rhonda Cunningham and supported by Jen Gilmer, Megan Fluxgold, Wendy Bridgman, and Chelsea Wolf. I cannot overemphasize how fortunate we are to have this exceptional group of people supporting our Foundation.

I hope you will continue to stand with us and to support the Hospital that supports your good health in any way possible.

Board Members

Gavin Ivory


Gavin joined the Board of Directors in 2017 in the role of Treasurer. He is well suited to this task after almost 40 years in the financial industry, retiring in 2017 from Beutel, Goodman and Company Ltd., where he managed global equities. Previously he... read more

Meet the Board

Staff Team

Rhonda Cunningham

Chief Executive Officer

Rhonda joined the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation as a member of a small staff team in September 1995 and was appointed as the Executive Director in 1997. To date (2024), she has helped raise over $80 million in support of Northumberland Hills... read more

Meet the Staff

Caring for Generations Society

Caring for Generations Society

Stepping inside the Northumberland Hills Hospital, it doesn't take long for patients and visitors to discover the wide array of state-of-the-art equipment that is available to our local communities. From an MRI, to a CT scanner to trauma stretchers and more, new technology offers exciting new possibilities... read more

Meet the Committee