- About the Museum
- Operating Team
- In Memoriam
- Seniors' Accessibility Plan
- Rent the Museum
|Administration &Visitor Services|
|Museum Manager & Program Director||Kevin Moorhouse|
|Programming & Communications Coordinator||Claire Notman|
|Digital Content & Marketing Assistant (Queen's Work Study)||Lacey Wice|
|Public Programs Assistant||Harper McBrearty|
|Curatorial & Collections|
|Collections Manager||Kathy Karkut|
|Collections Assistant (Queen's Work Study)||Shaelyn Ryan|
|Margaret Angus Research Fellowship|
|Fellowship Supervisor||Dr. Ian Gemmill|
|Curator Emerita||Rona Rustige|
Board of Directors
Eleanor Rivoire (President)
Eleanor is a former senior hospital executive with more than 35 years experience within the clinical, education and administrative domains of health care and professional practice. Recently retired from Kingston General Hospital, she continues as an independent healthcare advisor and is currently involved in activities with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Accreditation Canada. She has a keen interest and expertise in transforming the patient experience with a focus on patient and family centred care, as well as with models of interprofessional practice and education. She is engaged in managing changes that bring about policy and process improvements within healthcare and professional practice, and result in improved quality and safety outcomes.
Dr. Ian Gemmill (Vice-President)
Dr. Ian Gemmill is the former Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health, where he served from 1997 until his retirement in 2017. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Public Health & Preventive Medicine, an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), and a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Gemmill has had 36 years of experience in public health in Ontario and continues to work in the system. He is the past chair of the National Advisory Committee on Immunisation (NACI) and was a member for over 17 years. Currently, Dr. Gemmill is the chair of NACI's working group on influenza vaccine.
Jim Kennedy (Treasurer)
Jim is long-time citizen of Kingston. He is a former senior executive in healthcare in Kingston with 37 years of service at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care. His area's of expertise are in the financial and adminisrative functions of healthcare that encompassed hospital, long-term and community based care. He recently retired from Providence Care as its Chief Financial Officer. Jim is a Chartered Professional Accountant- CPA and was appointed to the Museum Board as Treasurer in July 2021.
Dr. Walter Rosser (Secretary)
Dr. Walter Rosser has helped to advance the field of Family Medicine and has contributed to the evolution of primary care research in Canada. He has been building mechanisms for the review and evaluation of health care systems, notably helping to establish practice based research networks in Canada. Professor and chair, he has led faculties in Ottawa, McMaster, Toronto and Queen's and has long promoted evidence based medicine in his field. A leader in primary care reform, he has influence policy and guidelines not only in Canada but also in many countries around the world.
Karen Humphreys Blake
Karen joined as a Board Member, as well as chair of the Advancement Committee, in July of 2021, but she recalls a previous happy association with the museum in the early 2000s. At that time, she collaborated with Museum founder Dr. Jim Low and provided support through Kingston General Hospital where she was Vice President of Public Affairs and Development. Karen is originally from London, Ontario and spent 16 years in Newfoundland before moving to Kingston in 2001. Karen's background is in journalism, communications, public relations and fund development and she worked in hospitals, government, a teacher's association and even on a major hydro development project over her career. She is semi-retired and currently teaches a course in business ethics at the Smith School of Business at Queen's. Karen has served on a number of community boards and currently sits on the board of the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation. Karen is married to Dr. Bill Blake, has two grown children, and recently became a grandmother.
Kate received her Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University in 2006 and graduated from Queen's University Law School in 2010. Kate completed her articles at Mackillop Law Professional Corporation, where she returned as a lawyer after her call to the Bar in 2011. She is currently developing a general litigation practice in the areas of workplace law, including labour and employment law, health and safety, workplace safety insurance, and human rights.
Born and raised in Kingston, Peter is a graduate of Queen's University and Dalhousie University. Crossing the Atlantic, he also earned a MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. He was elected Member of Parliament for Kingston-and-the-Islands in 1988. Local voters returned him in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008, making him the longest-serving MP in Kingston's history. In 2001, MPs elected Mr. Milliken their Speaker. He was acclaimed to the prestigious and crucial House of Commons post in 2004. After the 2006 and 2008 general elections, Mr. Milliken was again elected speaker. In 2009 he surpassed the previous record and became the longest-serving Speaker in Canadian history.
Felicity is a retired curator with over 35 years experience in Ontario's museums and hospitals, who specialized in medical history. She has worked as an independent museologist for the Ontario government and its agencies, and the Canadian Museum of History. She gained an appreciation of the breadth and scope of Canada's health-care collections as a founder of the (now defunct) Coalition of Canadian Heath Care Museums & Archives. Felicity is a long-standing member of the MHC, serving on its Board of Directors in 2011-2014. Currently she is actively involved in heritage conservation in her home town, Cobourg.
Sherri is a graduate of the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing and curretly sits as the Chair of the Kingston General Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association. After her post-education at the University of Ottawa, she taught nursing at The Hospital for Sick Children, and has always enjoyed inserting historical anecdotes into her work.
Dr. Kim Turner
Dr. Kim Turner is an Anesthesiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine with a Cross-Appointment to Public Health Sciences at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Kim also serves as the Medical Lead for the Queen's University Master's of Healthcare Quality and as a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Wood-Library Museum where she continues committee work. Upon resigning her position as Archivist from the Canadian Anesthesiologist's Society, Dr. Turner created the Society's Committee on Archives and Artefacts where she remains an active member. As a past Guest Curator of the Museum of Health Care, it is important to Kim not only to preserve our medical heritage, but also to communicate its existence to others.
Ian M. Fraser (President: 2017 - 2021)
A senior development officer in higher education, healthcare and the arts for more than 30 years, Ian has helped organizations in healthcare, education, community and the arts raise more than $275 million in private gift support. He currently serves as a consultant in philanthropy to charities and donors, and as the Director, Philanthropic Services for Gift Funds Canada. A Fellow for Life of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Ian is recognized internationally for his expertise in all aspects of strategic planning for not-for-profit organizations, resource development and gift planning.
The Museum acknowledges with gratitude the contract professionals and volunteers who have contributed to the development of the Museum and its programs.