EDFC Board of Directors

Dr. David Pilon

David Pilon, President

Dr. David Pilon is a Psychologist from Halifax, Nova Scotia.  He has practiced as a Psychologist since 1990 and has been affiliated with the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Eating Disorder Clinic in Halifax for most of his career.  Dr. Pilon was instrumental in establishing the Clinic’s group-based treatment program. He is a founding board member of the Eating Disorders Association of Canada and has served as its President.  Dr. Pilon has also served on the World Health Organization’s consultation group for the revision of ICD 10 guidelines for Feeding and Eating Disorders. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and is presently Director of Dalhousie University Counselling and Psychological Services. He is particularly interested in enhanced access to evidence based mental health services, education, training and capacity building with respect to mental health service delivery.

Robbie Campbell

Robbie Campbell
Founder & President Emeritus

Dr. Robbie Campbell has worked with the treatment, recovery/relapse and research of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders for over 40 years as a Psychiatrist and continues his interest in the treatment and research of complex eating disorders with significant co-morbidities.   He is Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.  Dr. Campbell is the Physician Lead of the Adult Eating Disorders Service, London Health Sciences Centre. He has been involved in the development of innovative health care delivery models utilizing technology through major grants from the Federal Government and the European Space Agency.  In addition, Dr. Campbell brings his vast clinical, research and administrative experience as an advisor to the EDFC Board of Directors and is well poised to lead future endeavours in research to advance therapies for the treatment of eating disorders.

 Stephen Hodd

Stephen Hodd, Treasurer

Stephen Hodd is pleased to be invited to serve on the board of the EDFC. As a long time friend of Dr. Robbie Campbell he has learned of the devastating effects of eating disorders and understands the need for developing residential treatment facilities and conducting basic research. With a masters degree in engineering, he began his 45 year business career as an environment consultant during which he was involved in many interesting environmental issues in Canada and the United States and later established an energy research division for a Canadian engineering company. As an entrepreneur, he has grown his innovative start-up meeting centre business into St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre, the largest privately owned venue in downtown Toronto where he serves as Chairman and President.

With experience as an engineer, innovator and entrepreneur, Stephen hopes to provide a fresh perspective on the issues facing EDF.

Stephen enjoys the challenge of re-purposing space and going against the consensus on global warming. He is actively involved in Rebounders Canada, a support group for adult survivors of childhood cancer, in a variety of ways including as a director. He is famous for a good game of golf played badly, family breakfast on the deck and doesn’t feel nearly as old as this bio would suggest.

Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers, Director

Bill Rogers is Managing Director, CEO and Majority Shareholder of CCC Investment Banking. He has been in corporate finance for over 36 years. He has deep knowledge in a number of sectors including healthcare, food, agriculture and financial services.

Bill graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where he was awarded the Gold Medal for being the outstanding student in his final year. He has successfully completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Business.

He has served in several boards over the years, including Trillium Health Centre where he held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors until Trillium merged with Credit Valley Hospital on December 2011 to become the largest hospital in Ontario. Bill held the position of Vice Chairman for the new hospital for one year after the merger.

Paul Thomey

Paul Thomey is Executive Director of the Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation

Paul Thomey, Director

of a charity dedicated to supporting families dealing with eating disorders and their families. He reports to an 11 person Board of Directors.

Paul spent 22 years with Newfoundland Telephone in sales and marketing. He owns a small retail business specializing in licensed apparel and collectibles. He is past president of the St. John’s Board of Trade and served on the Board for 7 years. He has also worked in the newspaper industry and other not-for-profit organizations.

Paul is currently on the Board of Directors of the Jack Byrne Arena and in his second year as treasurer of the Board.

Frank Hughes

Frank Hughes, Director

Frank Hughes retired in January, 2012 as President and CEO of Graybar Canada after a successful career of over 40 years. With his partner, they grew Harris and Roome Supply, a local electrical distribution company to become the largest, independent electrical distributor in Atlantic Canada. In 1997 the company merged with Graybar Electric U.S. In September of 2004 Frank was the first Canadian to join the board of Graybar Electric U.S., a Fortune 500 Company, also serving on the audit committee. Under his leadership, Graybar Canada expanded with a number of locations across Canada from Atlantic to Pacific. Frank also served as President of Harris and Roome Realty Limited, a commercial real estate company with properties throughout Atlantic Canada.

Through the years, Frank has served on a number of boards and advisory boards, both manufacturing and industry related in Canada and the U.S. as well as non-profit organizations. Frank is a volunteer member on the board of Hope Cottage in Halifax, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide daily meals to those who live on the street. He also volunteers as a member of Saint Vincent de Paul working with those who require assistance with basic everyday needs. Frank has been on the EDFC Board of Directors since December, 2013. The EDFC continues to benefit from Frank’s knowledge, generosity and strong commitment to helping people with eating disorders.