Kevin Fitzgerald, DIRECTOR
Retired, Past President and CEO of MDS Aero Support Corporation
In 2010, Kevin was diagnosed with cancer. While the treatment he received in Ottawa was top-notch, he experienced wide gaps in support before and after his treatment.
Around this time, Kevin serendipitously met the Cancer Foundation’s CEO, Linda Eagen, through a business association, and learned about the value of cancer coaching. In 2018, he decided to volunteer as a member of our board as a way to give back.
A founder and CEO of an international aerospace company, Kevin brings exceptional skills in the areas of organizational development and the management of people and finances to the Foundation. His goal is to assist the team in establishing a sustainable model of financing and integrating its unique approach into the publicly funded health care system.
He believes that cancer coaching should be part and parcel of the health care system – an approach that not only improves the health outcomes for patients, but also decreases the likelihood of survivors re-entering the health care system with post-cancer mental and physical health problems, saving the system money.
Inspired by those who take risks and accomplish things that have never been done before, Kevin is proud to be part of the Foundation, its leadership team and its one-of-a-kind approach to cancer care.
In his free time, Kevin enjoys his riverside property located just outside of Ottawa, spending time gardening, landscaping, swimming and boating.