The OCFP Leadership Team is made up of our board and committees with guiding support from the president and CEO.
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Dr. Mekalai Kumanan has served the community of Cambridge, Ontario as a family physician with the Two Rivers Family Health Team since 2008.
She is the current Chief of Family and Community Medicine at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She has been an active leader with the Cambridge North Dumfries OHT, first as a Governance Co-Design Group Member and as a member of both the Primary Care Collaborative and the Steering Committee. Dr. Kumanan continues to serve in both her primary care and hospital capacities.
Dr. Kumanan grew up in Nova Scotia after immigrating to Canada at a young age. She completed her undergraduate degree, Masters of Health Administration, and her medical degree at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. She then completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Western Ontario in 2008.
A member of the OCFP Board since 2017, Dr. Kumanan is the first person of colour to serve as OCFP Presidents in the organization’s 68-year history. In this role, Dr. Kumanan will support the organization’s efforts to advocate for family physicians to ensure they thrive in the communities in which they serve. She brings an equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) lens to the position, in part informed by her experiences as a woman of colour — an underrepresented perspective in health leadership.
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Leslie has been a vital member of the OCFP team since 2017 – first, leading member engagement and public affairs initiatives and, more recently, focusing her efforts on policy development and advocacy. Throughout this time, she has worked tirelessly to ensure family doctors are better able to excel and thrive in their practices. From the early days of the pandemic, where she helped keep members apprised of evolving guidance and news, to her recent work with CPSO to ensure greater clarity around care transitions, Leslie is passionate about advancing solutions that will improve the professional lives of family doctors and the health of their patients.
Among her prior roles, Leslie was Director of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Strategy Implementation at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and a Vice-President of Health at a global communications company.
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Dr. Jobin Varughese completed a Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Medicine program at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, followed by medical school in the West Indies at Medical University of the Americas. He later completed a residency program and geriatric fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan. Following his education, Dr. Varughese made his way to the Greater Toronto Area to begin working in complex care, rehabilitation, long-term care and family health team environments. Since 2011, he has offered his expertise to students, first through his affiliation with the University of Toronto and later at McMaster University. Dr. Varughese has been an OCFP Board Director since 2019. He has acted as a committee member with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, taking on Chair-Elect of the Section of Teachers. He has also offered his time to Pallium Canada as a scientific consultant, along with serving as an ambassador to the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care and as Chief Medical Officer of Currant Care. He also continues to work as a Comprehensive Family Physician at Queen Square Family Health Team in Brampton.
Members of the Board
The Board of Directors governs the OCFP on behalf of its more than 15,000 members and provides strategic leadership and direction to the OCFP's staff to help realize the organization’s vision, mission and strategic plan.