Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

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Dr. Kate Everdell

Physician Representative

Dr. Kate Everdell is a family physician, who has practiced in Port Hope since 2016. She is active on the medical staff at the Northumberland Hills Hospital. She completed her medical training at McMaster University, and then residency through the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. She and her husband, Ian, and their two children, Ben and Lucy, live... read more

Laura McCracken Ebbrell

Chair Signature/3rd Party Events

Born in London, ON, and having lived in Toronto, Laura moved to Cobourg as a young girl. After graduating from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, Laura taught high school music, English and Special Education in Red Lake and Port Hope before staying home to raise her sons, James and John. Volunteerism has played a... read more

Denise O'Brien, PhD, ACC, Q.Med.

Chair of Human Resources

Denise was born and raised in the Belleville area. A graduate of Queen’s University, Denise and her husband, Warren relocated to Cobourg in 1990. After a career that spanned more than 30 years in the public sector, Denise continues her work as an Industrial-Organizational Psychology practitioner. Denise previously sat on the Northumberland Hills Foundation... read more

Rick Miller

Chair, Governance & Nominations Committee

Rick is retired from his former role as Vice-President, Risk Management, at CIBC where he worked for 41 years in a variety of executive roles in Finance, Customer Relationship Management, and Risk Data Management. Rick currently serves as President & Chair, Marie Dressler Foundation which operates Marie Dressler Museum in Cobourg as well as the annual... read more

Brenda Heenan

Northumberland Hills Hospital Staff Representative

After graduating from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Brenda joined the Northumberland Hills Hospital staff in 2007. Since this time, she has worked exclusively within the Emergency Department where she enjoys the fast pace and ever-changing environment. Brenda joined the Board of the Foundation... read more