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HFO MRA Board

Dr. Peter Wells, Chair

Dr. Wells is the Founder and Executive Director of the Rural Ontario Medical Program, as well as a Collingwood-based family medicine physician. In 2012, the College of Family Physicians of Canada named Dr. Wells Ontario’s Family Physician of the Year.

Dr. Peter Wells

Ms. Maria Britto

Ms. Britto recently completed six years as Chair of the Central West LHIN, served on the Board for The William Osler Health System and for 10 years as a Federal Tribunal Chair for Employment Insurance Appeals. Ms. Britto is a 34- year veteran in the real estate industry, a dedicated volunteer, and leader in her community. She has been honoured as Business Person of the Year and Citizen of the Year in Brampton and has received the Queen’s Jubilee medal.

Maria Britto

Ms. Cynthia Desormiers

Ms. Desormiers is President and CEO of the West Nipissing General Hospital, with 28 years of health-care experience. She is currently the chair of the Nipissing East Parry Sound Health Links and a member of the OHA Small Rural Hospital Committee and the Northern Teaching Hospital Council. Ms. Desormiers holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s in Health Care Administration.

Ms. Cynthia Desormiers

Mr. Ray Hunt

Ray Hunt is Chief Operating Officer of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, where he manages the non-academic administrative functions of the school. Prior, Mr. Hunt held leadership positions as CEO of the Espanola Regional Health Centre and in the Ministries of: Health and Long-Term Care, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Northern Development and Mines.

Mr. Ray Hunt

Mr. Arthur J.M. Lamarche

Mr. Lamarche is an Executive Management/Financial Consultant and a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Currently retired from the federal government, he has held many executive positions in the House of Commons, Veterans Review and Appeal Board of Canada, and Member/Chair Federal Judicial Appointment Committee. In 2017, Mr. Lamarche was awarded the Senate of Canada 150th Anniversary Medal.

Mr. Arthur J.M. Lamarche

Mr. Arun K. Mathur

Mr. Mathur, CPA, CA, LPA, is partner in charge of Gerald Duthie and Co LLP’s Toronto office and has more than three decades of auditing and consulting experience in the public, not-for-profit, and corporate sectors. He has served on numerous boards, including Trillium Gift of Life Network and Flato Markham Theatre. As Executive Director and Lead Instructor of UltimQuest Knowledge Inc. and through CPA Institutes in Canada and Bermuda, Mr. Mathur delivers professional development training.

Mr. Arun K. Mathur

Dr. Tim Rutledge

Dr. Rutledge, President & CEO of North York General Hospital, has focused on building a strong values-based culture as a foundation to the hospital’s pursuit of excellence in integrated, patient-centred care. Past leadership positions at NYGH include Medical Director of the Emergency Services, Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs, and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Toronto.

Dr. Richard K. Reznick