Kavita Mehta, Vice-Chair

Chief Executive Officer, Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario

Kavita MehtaKavita Mehta joined The Change Foundation Board in September 2015, bringing a strong background of work in community and primary health care. Since 2016, Kavita has been CEO of the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO).

Between 2007 and 2016, Kavita was the Executive Director of the South East Toronto Family Health Team (SETFHT) where she led a number of activities including the development of a new four-storey clinic for the FHT, restructuring the Board of Directors from a physician-sponsored to a mixed Board and serving as the Executive Sponsor for the East Toronto Health Link.  Under her leadership, SETFHT was awarded the Ontario College of Family Physicians Family Practice of the Year in 2012 and was the recipient of a 20 Faces of Change award in 2015.

Kavita has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) since 2009 and was elected as the first non-physician President and Chair of the Board in 2012. She currently chairs AFHTO’s Executive Directors Advisory Council (EDAC) and Membership Committee.

Prior to joining SETFHT, Kavita was a Senior Program Consultant at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Primary Health Care Team where she participated in the policy and program development work for family health teams and primary care renewal.

She graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, and after working as a Public Health Nurse for 4 years, she returned to McMaster to complete her MBA, with a focus on Health Services Management and Marketing. In 2011, she completed the Advanced Health Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is currently involved in the Toronto Central LHIN Rotman Mentorship Program.

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