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Welcome Kathy!

Welcome Kathy!

The Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation team (from left) – Shelly Price, development associate;
Catherine Johnson, database specialist; Jennifer Russell, development associate; and Kathy Elsdon-Befort, interim executive director.


GBGH Foundation welcomes new interim leader

April 5, 2018 – Kathy Elsdon-Befort has assumed the role of interim executive director (ED) of Georgian Bay General Hospital’s (GBGH) Foundation. Elsdon-Befort will be in the position until a permanent ED candidate is recruited.

Elsdon-Befort has been a friend of GBGH for many years now, as well as a dedicated long-time supporter of many community organizations in the Midland and Penetanguishene area through both her work and volunteerism.

Through the operation of her own business over the past 28 years, Elsdon-Befort has provided training and consulting services to business, government, industry and community-based organizations.

“With a vast skills set including business management, staffing, human resources, and training and education, she will be an asset in helping our Foundation while the recruitment process takes place,” says David Turner, president, GBGH Foundation Board of Directors. “Kathy is very familiar to our community and we are very thankful for her willingness and generosity to step in as the interim ED until a permanent candidate is found.”

The GBGH Foundation will continue the recruitment process this spring.

The remainder of the Foundation team – including development associates Shelly Price and Jennifer Russell, and database specialist Catherine Johnson – is also available to assist donors with requests or questions.



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