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President - J. Fred Mather, MD, CCFP
 

Dr. Fred Mather is a Family Physician in Kitchener-Waterloo and Medical Director of Sunnyside Home, the municipal LTC facility for the Region of Waterloo. He is also attending physician at two homes operated by Revera Living. He has thirty-six years' experience as a physician in long term care.

Dr. Mather joined the Board of Directors of Ontario Long Term Physicians (OLTCP) in 2011. He was previously Chair of the Health Care of the Elderly Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada from 2004 to 2011. As a director, he developed the web site and introduced the awards for Long Term Physician of the Year and Special Recognition. Over the past two years, he was involved in the creation of the new not-for-profit, Ontario Long Term Care Clinicians (OLTCC). During the transition year, 2016, he served as President of OLTCP and Vice-President of OLTCC.

Dr. Mather believes the OLTCC must be the strong voice to the public, government and LTC stakeholders on behalf of physicians who practice long term care. He believes in inter-disciplinary and collaborative care and so welcomes the participation of other health care providers in the organization. "We are the experts in long term care and advocates for excellent care to the residents whom we look after."

Past President - Evelyn Williams, MD, FCFP, MHSc, CMD
 

Evelyn Williams is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto and teaches family medicine residents during their geriatric rotation.

 

At the Veterans Centre of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, she is Head of the Division of Long Term Care and has been a LTC attending physician for over 20 years.

 

Dr. Williams has been involved with implementation of the interRAI tool and Minimum Data Set since implementation in complex continuing care in 1995.

 

Current interests include use of performance indicators from the MDS for quality improvement projects.

 

She obtained a Masters in Health Administration from U of T in 2004, and is currently the network lead for Long Term Care peer assessors for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Vice President - Jobin Varughese, MD, CMD, CCFP (COE), FAAFP, CAQ Geriatrics
 

Jobin completed his Family Medicine Residency and Geriatric Fellowship from William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan prior to returning to his hometown of Brampton.  Since returning home, he has been practicing comprehensive family medicine, while keeping his focus in Geriatrics and Long Term Care.  

In addition to having a family medicine practice and working as a part-time hospitalist in the Rehabilitation Unit of Brampton Civic Hospital, he has been actively involved at the nursing homes at Holland Christian Homes. He is Medical Director at Faith Manor and is Associate Medical Director at Grace Manor.  He has completed the American Medical Directors Association’s Medical Director Course, earning a CMD, and is currently completing the Ontario Long Term Care Physician’s Medical Director Course.  

He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and serves as the Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program for the Brampton Site. In addition, he has the rank of Lecturer with Department of Community and Family Medicine at University of Toronto.  

Secretary - Julie Auger, MD, CCFP, FCFP
 

Julie Auger has been working in Long Term Care since 1988 and became the Medical Director of The City of Timmins Golden Manor Long Term Care facility in 2007.  She is also the Medical Director of Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Program at the Timmins and District Hospital.  Additionally, she is currently the Clinic Lead in Long Term Care with Health Quality Ontario.


Julie is an Associate Professor in the Division of Clinical Sciences for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.  She completed her medical school in Ottawa, Residency through the Northeastern Ontario Family Medicine Residency Program and a Care of the Elderly Fellowship in Ottawa.  She was born and raised in Northern Ontario and brings a rural voice and experience to the OLTCC Board. Her interests include Quality Improvement and advocacy work in Long Term Care.

Treasurer - Ross Moncur, BSc, MD, CCFP
 

Ross Moncur is family physician practicing in Kingsville and Leamington, Ontario. His practice includes long-term care, hospitalist and general family medicine.

Dr. Moncur currently serves as the Medical Director of the Sun Parlor and Franklin Gardens LTC Homes in Leamington, Ontario, and is an Attending Physician at Chartwell Royal Oak in Kingsville, Ontario. His focus within these homes is on expanding medical programming and adopting innovative programs to improve resident quality of life. He has also strived to improve the integration of services between the homes and the local Leamington District Memorial Hospital, where he serves as Lead Hospitalist and Medical Staff President.

Dr. Moncur has become involved with the OLTCC in hopes to contribute to this dynamic organization which is regularly improving the lives of long-term care residents in our province, and to bring some of the organization's successes home to Southwestern Ontario.

 

Directors

Robert Cooper, LLB, JD, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FASAM, DABAM

Dr. Rob Cooper graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto Medical School. He completed a family practice residency at the University of Toronto.  He has a clinical practice at the Dufferin St. Clair Community Clinic in Toronto and in Orillia. He is a Councillor for the Canadian Medical Protective Association and Chair of the OMA section for Addiction Medicine. 

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Louis Kennedy M.D.
 

Kingston, ON; Queen's Meds 84; Medical Director and Attending Physician, Arbour Heights Kingston LTC; Psycho-geriatrics and Rehab Medicine hospitalist, Providence Care Hospital

Interests: Electronic medical record development, morbid obesity and cannabis treatment in LTC.
The intensive CME and networking at OLTCP (now OLTCC) conferences every year and our LTCMD Curriculum courses embody what our founders built through the OMA with the Ministry for physicians in LTC. OLTCC will continue to develop and foster the Ontario LTCC's leadership role in Quality Improvement.

Lorand Kristof, MD, MSc, CCFP, AAFP, CAQ Geriatrics
 

Dr. Lorand Kristof is a Family Physician in Brampton and an attending physician at Malton Village LTC, Mississauga. He is a rehabilitation physician and part of the Palliative Division at Brampton Civic Hospital, William Osler Health System.

Dr. Kristof has trained in both Family Medicine and Geriatrics. After graduating from Family Medicine Residency he completed a 2 year Geriatric Fellowship at University of Connecticut. He has dual Family Medicine Board Certification in both Canada and USA and he holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics in USA.

Dr. Kristof's practice has a special focus on the primary care of older adults and on palliative care. He follows his elderly patients along the continuum of care in the family medicine clinic, in their home, in retirement homes and in LTC. He provides palliative care in the hospital as well as in the community and in hospice.

Dr. Kristof is currently completing the Ontario Long Term Care Physicians' Medical Director Course.

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Philip McGarry, MD
 

Philip McGarry graduated from Medicine, 1978 from Western University(former UWO). He practised family medicine from 1979 to 2011 in Niagara Falls Ontario. He has been the medical director at Oakwood Park Lodge from 1980 to present and at Valley Park Lodge for many years . Since Millenium Trail Manor opened in 2004 he have been their medical director. He also attends residents at Eventide Nursing Home. One day a week he is a hosptialist in Complex Continuing Care at the Port Colborne Site of Niagara Health .He enjoys the extra time to mentor and instruct learners and staff at his sites. He was honoured to be the OLTCC physician of the year for 2014.

 

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Dr. Nancy McKeough BScPT, MD, CCFP, FCFP
 

Nancy McKeough is a family physician working in London, Ontario. She has an appointment as an Adjunct Clinical Professor through the Department of Family Medicine at Western University and has been practicing family medicine at one of the academic clinical teaching units since 1989.

Dr. McKeough started caring for the frail elderly as a LTC attending physician in 2004. She has been an attending physician at Dearness Home in London since 2007 and became Medical Director there in 2015. She completed the Medical Director's Course in 2016.

At both her practice sites, Dr. McKeough is actively involved in clinical teaching of medical students and residents in both family and geriatric medicine and program development of the LTC geriatric experience for family medicine residents.

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Ben Robert
 

Ben completed his family medicine residency in 1988 from the University of Ottawa. 

He has been involved with the Faculty of Medicine and holds a faculty appointment with the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine.

He has been active with acute hospital care and long term care since, along with his general family practice. 
He earned his Care of the Elderly and Palliative Care through the Leadership route.


 

 

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