NMAI Board of Directors

John Hudson

John is a past chair of the board of NHH, and is also past chair of the board of Quinte Healthcare, and Kingston General Hospital and Peel Memorial Hospital. He retired as President and CEO of Voyageur Insurance Company.

Michael Parker

Michael has a wealth of experience in the Construction Industry, holding a diploma from Ryerson in Architectural Technology and completing most of the course work for the degree program in Construction Management. He returned to Cobourg in 1973 and has been involved in the Construction Industry until his retirement in 2011. Over his career, he has completed a multitude of building projects in the local community and throughout Ontario, totaling more than $325 million in value.

Peter Chilibeck

Peter is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Managing Director with Llewellin Capital, Inc., a senior executive and lawyer skilled at providing strategic and legal services in the public and private marketplace since his call to the Ontario bar in 1985. Peter has worked with the legal and investment community raising funds and overseeing relationships with external law firms, tax advisors and auditors, and he has managed the filing of public company regulatory documentation. He is currently chair of Lakefront Utilities, vice chair of Cobourg Holdings and a community member of NHH.

Doug Mann

Doug is a past chair of the Board of NHH, and has been a resident of Port Hope since 1974. He has practiced law in the community since that time, and is senior partner of Mann, McCracken, Bebee and Schmidt.

Heather Sculthorpe

Heather is a graduate of York University with a Bachelor Degree in the Arts.  She has held several positions in the book trade, culminating in six years as the Director, Textbook Purchasing York University Bookstore.  She worked for the Big Brothers Association of Cobourg, Port Hope and District and has served ten years as their Executive Director.  In addition to supporting the NHH Board–as a Director, from 2005 to 2014, and currently as a Community Committee volunteer–Heather is also involved in community theatre.  A resident of Port Hope, Heather is married and the mother of two sons.

Jack Russell

Jack is currently Chair of the Board of NHH. His educational background blends a degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University with an MBA from West Virginia University. Although currently retired he remains a co-owner and founder of Canadian Wear Technologies, and was the former co-owner of Limpact International Limited before that business was sold in 2007. These two small to medium sized manufacturers are still active in Cobourg, employing approximately 100 local employees in total, and bringing about $20 million a year into the local economy.

Mark Essak

Mark is a local physician and the Chair and Lead Physician of both the Northumberland Family Health Team and the Cobourg Health Centre. In addition to operating his busy medical practice, Mark is an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at the medical school at Queens University in Kingston. Mark served as Chief of Staff at NHH from 1994 – 2004.

Carson Kwok

Carson has been a local physician in Cobourg for the last 25 years.  He has served as the Chief of the Emergency Department and Vice President of the Medical Staff Association at NHH in the past. Currently, he is the medical education coordinator for this area and supervises the Family Medicine residents in the Emergency Department.

Jill Irwin

Jill obtained her BBA from York University and then worked for Peat, Marwick and Mitchell, receiving her designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1981. She moved to Cobourg in 1985 where she raised her family and has been a partner in the local form of Langhorne, Irwin, Wharram Spry, LLP since 1993. She also serves as Treasurer for the Clay Elliott Scholarship Foundation.

Brad West

Brad has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier (1984) and has over thirty years experience in the Building materials industry. He was previously co-owner of Bigford Building Products in Brighton and is currently Director of Sales for Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors in Toronto. He has been an active volunteer in the community and is a founding member of the Breakers Volleyball Club, among other activities.

Susie Jin

Susie is a pharmacist who lives, works and plays locally within Northumberland County.  In addition to co-owning Pharmacy 101, Susie is active on a variety of organizations, both local and national, currently serving as the co-chair of the Northumberland YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, as well as serving on the Canadian Diabetes Association, Expert Committee for the 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Canadian Association of Wound Care Guideline Development Committee.  Much of Susie’s volunteer work is dedicated to interprofessional collaboration with an emphasis on addressing seamless care as people transition through the healthcare system.

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