Two women of excellence

St. Joseph’s is brimming with excellence. Two of the eight recipients of this year’s YMCA of Western Ontario Women of Excellence Awards are members of the St. Joseph’s family – President and CEO Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, and occupational therapist Kathleen Murphy at Parkwood Institute. 

Dr. Gillian Kernaghan and Kathleen Murphy

The prestigious awards honour women in London who have assisted in creating a more vibrant community and whose accomplishments have inspired and motivated others to succeed.  A most distinguished honour, all recipients have pursued their dreams through dedicated advocacy, development of professional skills and various forms of generosity. 

Gillian received the award in the “Health, Science and Technology” for leadership that ensures St. Joseph’s strong tradition of compassionate, excellent care remains on firm footing, while Kathleen was recognized in the “Community and Volunteerism” category. Kathleen has been a dedicated volunteer for many years with various organizations, work that has brought her to far-flung corners of the globe. 

St. Joseph’s is proud and fortunate to have two individuals of the calibre of Gillian and Kathleen as integral members of the organization.