John Wellner

CEO| ext. 223

John came to the OAND as CEO in the Fall of 2015. Prior joining us John spent 13 years in senior roles at the Ontario Medical Association, ranging from Environmental Health and Health Policy, to Health Promotion, Research and Emerging Issues. Prior to the OMA John spent five years working for Environmental NGOs where he honed his interest in campaigning for policy change. He has long been a champion of illness prevention and believes strongly that Naturopathic Doctors are a key to this, and that NDs offer an essential complement to the work of Ontario’s other regulated health care providers. He describes himself as “a bit of a policy wonk” and isn’t sure if that’s a strength or weakness. On a personal note, outside of office hours John is likely to be found in a lake or pool, hiding behind a camera lens or on a long walk with family.