Jory Pritchard-Kerr, FAHP, brings over 34 years of service to healthcare philanthropy with a passion for educating, collaboration, and innovation. Jory is a long-standing AHP member and a Fellow of AHP.
Jory serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation. For over three decades, Jory has been inspiring the communities of South Georgian Bay to invest in the facilities, equipment, programs, and services for the 84-bed rural hospital that also provides emergency care for over 3.5 million day-trippers that visit the tourist town just north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Jory joined the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation in Collingwood in 1988 as Executive Director responsible for fundraising and hospital communications. She joined AHP within a month of starting her career in healthcare philanthropy and has enjoyed active participation with AHP ever since. In 2006, Jory was the fifteenth Canadian to attain the Fellows designation.
Jory has had a transformative effect on both the Hospital Foundation and the communities of South Georgian Bay. By using her years of experience in philanthropy, marketing, governance, and management, she has profoundly impacted other charities; helping them to successfully grow and thrive.
In 2008, Jory was named a “Grass Roots Heroes” by On the Bay Magazine for her work in bringing together seven diverse charities to create a regional marketing campaign to support local charities. Through her work with donors and in partnership with her hospital, Jory has structured a number of endowment funds that support innovative partnerships in her community, building upon her hospital’s commitment to health and wellness for all.
As a member of AHP, Jory has served on conference committees, the Canadian Council, presented at multiple conferences, taught for six years at the Madison Institute, served as an examiner for the Fellows Accreditation Program, and Chaired the AHP Board of Directors. Since her retirement from the AHP Board, Jory has helped lead AHP’s efforts in diversity and inclusion.
Jory has been married to Doug Kerr for 39 wonderful years. Together they have raised three amazing boys, and are the proud grandparents of four wonderful grandchildren