We will be leaders in the provision of comprehensive rural primary care through an integrated team of caring professionals.
To provide timely access to a full spectrum of high quality primary health care services. To educate and support patients to better care for themselves. To create a supportive, sustainable and professionally rewarding workplace environment.
THFHT is dedicated to improving the quality of its services and programs. We are accountable to the Ministry of Health and Ontario Health Team-Northumberland to deliver annual strategic plans that are linked to quality improvement priorities (QIP).
We envision a future where Trent Hills is well known as a vibrant and healthy rural community. We are people taking care of people, neighbours taking care of neighbours.
THFHT has been funded by the Ministry of Health since 2005 in the first wave of Ontario family health teams. THFHT has partnered with Ontario Health Team-Northumberland since 2019 when Ontario Health teams were created by the Ministry of Health.
Birgitte Robertson is a certified Health Care Administrator with over 40 years progressive leadership and administrative experience in both community health and institutional settings. Education includes a social work degree from Toronto Metropolitan University and Business Administration from Siemens. Birgitte has lived in Warkworth for over 15 years and enjoys community activities such as walking her dogs and joining local art groups such as sewing and knitting.
Kim English is a Registered Nurse who holds a Master's Degree of Nursing (University of Toronto), a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (Toronto Metropolitan University) and a nursing diploma (George Brown College). Kim is currently a Doctoral student at William Howard Taft University, woking towards her doctorate in Education Leadership with a focus on Educational Technology. Kim’s research focuses on rural and remote nursing practice and the provision of nursing education through the use of virtual simulation. She also has an interest on the impact of inclusive, anti-racist and anti-oppressive approaches to education and in addressing racism in healthcare and ways to serve as allies to Indigenous populations. Kim has worked as a professor of nursing at the undergraduate and post-graduate level since 2002. In 2020, she received the Trent University Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. Kim has a clinical background in acute care and has worked as a locum RN in remote Northern Ontario and will be engaging in a project to support nurses working in Nunavut. Kim lives in Warkworth with her family where she enjoys swimming, gardening and birdwatching.
Mark O'Dell has been the Director and Chair of the Finance Committee since 2019. Mark is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. He has held executive leadership positions for global and national companies throughout his career. Recently he was the Chief Financial Officer for Campbellford Memorial Hospital. Mark is a voluntary member of the board who specializes in Finance. He has lived in Campbellford since 2017 with his wife and 3 dogs where he loves to travel, hike and play golf.
Delayne Donald holds certificates and degrees from Reeves Business College, Loyalist College and York University. Delayne has been the THFHT Executive Director since its inception in 2005. She has worked in healthcare for over 40 years holding positions in administration, business management and leadership. Delayne was born and raised in Campbellford where she still lives. She has two adult children and enjoys hiking, golf, kayaking, painting and crocheting in her free time.
George holds a Retail & Services Management Certificate (Toronto Metropolitan University) and a Visual and Creative Arts Diploma (Fleming College-Haliburton). He has served on many environmental and community boards including the Northumberland United Way, the St. Andrews-Niagara Housing Development Corporation, and currently sits on the board of the Northumberland Land Trust. After a 30-year career in retail, George specializes in business management and strategic planning. He lives in Hastings with his wife Marg and cat-in-charge Joey. He enjoys curling and being outdoors.
Jamie Read moved to Northumberland County in 2013 and started working at the Trent Hills FHT in 2015. Prior to that he had worked in downtown Toronto for almost 20 years as an Emergency Physician and then as a Primary Care Physician providing care to people experiencing homelessness and/or living in poverty. During that time he also worked for Health Quality Ontario. He has served in leadership roles as Medical Director both at the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto and then more recently at Trent Hills FHT during the pandemic. His professional interests include seniors and dementia care, resident teaching and quality improvement. Outside of work he lives with his partner & dog outside of Warkworth and enjoys travel, reading, and spending time with family & friends.
Dr. Emilie Beyls graduated from the University of Toronto’s Family Medicine Residency program in 2017. During her training, she spent her rural rotations in Campbellford and began practicing full time at the Trent Hills Family Health Team upon graduation. She has special interests in hospitalist medicine, palliative care, dementia care, injections and procedures. With academic appointments at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto, she enjoys sharing her clinical interests with medical learners.
Dr. Paul Williams came to Campbellford in 2000 after finishing his medical training at the University of Toronto. Since that time, he has worked at both Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) and the Trent Hills Family Health Team (THFHT) in many leadership roles including; President of Medical Staff (CMH), Chief of Staff (CMH), Chair of the Board (THFHT), and Medical Director for THFHT. Dr. Williams has also supervised Family Medicine Residents in Campbellford for twenty years. He lives with his wife, MC, and two daughters in Campbellford and enjoys outdoor activities of hiking and paddling.
THFHT is a partner organization with OHT-N. Ontario Health Teams were created in 2019 by the Ontario Ministry of Health to bring together health care providers as one collaborative team. Working together, they ensure that patients in a geographical area have access to comprehensive and coordinated health care.
Ontario Health Team Northumberland