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Our Team

Lesley Heighway
President & CEO
P: 705-743-2121, ext. 3859
C: 705-761-0392

Laurie English
Specialist, Major Gifts
P: 705-743-2121, ext. 3157
C: 705-761-8712

Rebecca Huels
Director, Communications
& Community Engagement
P: 705-743-2121, ext. 3660

Carol Lawless
Senior Charitable Giving Advisor,
Major Gifts

P: 705-743-2121, ext. 4185
C: 705-313-0880

Our Board

The PRHC Foundation Board of Directors ensures accountability to our donors through excellent governance practices. This group of committed volunteers oversees our programs, policies and results, and ensures our donors’ funds are used as intended. Their role is to make sure we build and maintain your trust and confidence. 

PRHC Foundation is operated at arm’s length from the hospital and has its own, independent audited financial statements and Board of Directors. We are proud to work with the following dedicated, skilled and caring team of leaders.

PRHC Foundation 2022-2023 Board of Directors:


Linda Skilton
Retired Dean/Principal, Sir Sandford Fleming College

Dan Moloney
Sun Life Financial Advisor, Moloney Financial Services

Michael Riseley
Associate Partner, Holmes CPAs and Tax Advisors

Lesley Heighway
President & CEO, PRHC Foundation


Adam Burns
Portfolio Manager, RBC Phillips Hager & North Investment Counsel

Dr. Heather Cox
Vascular Surgeon, PRHC

Seabourne Geale-Barker
Lawyer, Sullivan Law

Adair Ireland-Smith
Retired, Ontario Government

Gord McFarland, Past Chair
Principal, Grant Thornton LLP, Assurance Services

Leanne McLaughlin
Retired Speech Language Pathologist, Durham District School Board

Dr. Peter McLaughlin
President & CEO, PRHC

David Morton
Retired President & CEO, Quaker Oats of Canada Ltd.

Robert Gibson
Chair, PRHC Board of Directors

Tom Weichel
Investment Advisor, Weichel & Associates

Governors Emeritus

W. Doug Armstrong

Margaret-Ellen Disney

Merritt Gordon

Gord James

Elizabeth Powell

Ian Scates

Mike Taylor

Terry Windrem

Andrew Galvin

Margaret Lightbody

William Blair

Find out how you can help

For more information:
Please call us at 705-876-5000, or