OAKVILLE, ON. – Today, Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC), a Canadian charity that works globally to increase access to medicine and strengthen health systems in vulnerable communities, announced the appointment of Lois Brown as its new President.
Lois has been serving as Interim President since September 2021 and will take on the permanent president role effective immediately.
“Having been involved with HPIC since 2017, I am continually inspired by the work we do,” says Lois. “I look forward to taking on the challenge and responsibility that comes with the President’s role.”
Aside from her role as Vice Chair of the HPIC Board of Directors, which she has held since 2017, Lois also brings extensive experience in government, having previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development from 2009-2015, and as the MP for Newmarket-Aurora from 2008-2015.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Lois on the HPIC Board of Directors for a number of years,” says Mike Reinders, HPIC Board Chair. “Her passion for humanitarian work and her commitment to service will be an asset to HPIC as she takes on this role to guide the future of our organization.”
Lois is active in her community and is a member of several local organizations including the North Newmarket Lions Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, Regimental Council for the Queen’s York Rangers, and the York Region Council chapter of St. John Ambulance.
Lois has an Associate Diploma (ARCT) in Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music and prior to her time in government, she worked as a music education specialist. She is currently also pursuing a BA in Development Economics from Athabasca University. HPC is delighted to welcome Lois in her new role and we look forward to her contributions.
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