Speaker Date Topic
Santa Gift Exchange. Dec 22, 2021
Santa Gift Exchange.
Matt Anderson. Jan 05, 2022

Matthew Anderson is an experienced health care leader, team-builder and advocate for positive change. He is widely respected across Ontario’s health care system for his intense focus on the needs and experiences of patients and caregivers. Before joining Ontario Health, Matthew was President and CEO of Lakeridge Health, one of the largest community hospital systems in the province. He spent over three years overseeing the operation of five hospitals with four emergency departments and more than 5,000 physicians and staff, working with community partners to build a regional system of care for families in the Durham Region.

Matthew has been working in health care since 1992, and he has risen quickly through the ranks. He became Chief Information Officer of University Health Network (UHN) in 1998, and a Vice President at UHN in 2000. In 2008, he was named CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and in 2010, became CEO of William Osler Health System.

Richard D. Mewhinney Jan 12, 2022
Uganda Irrigation Initiative.
Dan Combs Jan 26, 2022
'Protecting the Environment' Rotarys New Area of Focus
      • Why It's Rotary's Newest Key 'Area of Focus'?
Dan is currently President of the Rotary Club of Whitby, and a member of District 7070's Environmental Action Committee.  He established one of the first Environmental Action Committees in the District, in the Whitby Club, and has presented to dozens of Club's on "How to Set-Up an Environmental Action Committee in Your Club".  Dan was also the lead coordinator of the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Event, across the District in early 2021.  Dan is a retired Corporate Communications professional (focused on institutional investors) at a large telecommunications firm, leads two Not for Profit Boards outside of Rotary, and consults in Board Governance.  Dan has three children in their 'early 20's' , has coached them all in soccer and hockey, and is an avid golfer.
Bob Bortolussi Feb 02, 2022

Bob Bortolussi is a Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University where he is an active researcher, teacher, and mentor. 


In 2008, he co-founded “MicroResearch” (www.microresearch.ca), a program, which has trained over 1,000 health professionals in Africa to do community-based research in multidisciplinary teams. MicroResearch teams are now helping to improve health for the people in Africa. For example, one small study to investigate newborn deaths has led to changes that will save 1000’s of babies!