Who We Are

Your gift offers more than just better health in our community

Who We Are

Your gift offers more than just better health in our community

Board of Directors

The Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation is a dedicated team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff who are passionately committed to improving health care and the quality of life in our communities.

Shared Purpose

To inspire generous giving to enable exceptional patient care at Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Our Values

Compassion  *  Accountability  *  Integrity  *  Respect  *  Dedication 

We do this by:

  • Building and managing a comprehensive fund development program designed to secure more gift revenue, more cost effectively each fiscal year
  • Identifying, attracting and retaining more donors through effective cultivation and stewardship
  • Building NHH healthcare service capabilities by engaging in strategic and imaginative grant-making
  • Spreading our messages in thoughtful and inspiring ways to both external and internal stakeholders by all means possible, through collaborative communications and marketing efforts
  • Attracting committed volunteers, practicing effective governance and demonstrating accountability in all of our activities

Message from Tyler Hathway, NHH Foundation Board Chair

Our community is in the midst of very challenging times for our healthcare system. Northumberland is unique in that we have potential for tremendous growth, and at the same time face the challenges of an aging population.

Like many, our family has travelled to the east, to the west and to the north for care at hospitals surrounding us. We have been involved with NHHF for over a decade and in that time have witnessed the incredible generosity of our community, and how we have all worked to establish our hospital as an outstanding care facility, right here close to home. I know that we always expect the best of our hospital and as a community we must continue to help make it the best. It’s a simple equation really; the best healthcare comes from the best doctors, nurses, technologists, and support staff, who in turn need the best equipment.

When I learned that our hospital’s equipment is funded solely through philanthropy I was shocked. We hear and read the news stories describing billions of dollars in health care spending, so how could this not include the equipment that is so crucial to saving and improving lives? I want the best healthcare for my family and friends, which is why we support the NHHF’s efforts to raise funds for capital equipment through donations and volunteer efforts. Our hospital needs to continue to strive to be better everyday and we must strive to provide the best equipment, so together we can “Make Care Better”.

There is no better way to do this but to participate and enjoy the numerous events held by the NHHF through the year. My time thus far on the board has shown me the incredible efforts put forth by the NHHF staff, board and countless volunteers which always result in fun and exciting ways for people to come together for a great cause.

The foundation has set lofty fundraising goals for the next few years as much equipment is needing to be replaced, and we want to continue to provide new technologies for the hospital to be able to excel. I am honoured to serve as the NHHF Board chair for the next 2 years and am looking forward to helping our community full of volunteers and philanthropists surpass these goals for the benefit of us all. 

Board Members

Jeff Gilmer


Born and raised in Port Hope, Jeff graduated from Port Hope High School and then the University of Waterloo. After working 4 years in the Recreation Department for the town of Lindsay Jeff returned to Port Hope to work in his family’s Home Hardware Building... read more

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Staff Team

Rhonda Cunningham

Executive Director

Rhonda joined the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation as a member of a small staff team in September, 1995 and was appointed as the Executive Director in 1997. In October 2011, Rhonda became one of the 17 people in all of Canada to achieve her AHP... read more

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Youth Cares Committee

Youth cares

The Youth Cares Committee is a group of energetic young students, representing Port Hope High School, Cobourg Collegiate Institute, St. Mary Secondary and Trinity College School. These students are busy planning events to raise funds for the purchase of new medical equipment for our community hospital.... read more

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Caring for Generations Society

Caring for Generations Society

Stepping inside the Northumberland Hills Hospital, it doesn't take long for patients and visitors to discover the wide array of state-of-the-art equipment that is available to our local communities. From an MRI, to a CT scanner to trauma stretchers and more, new technology offers exciting new possibilities... read more

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