November 8, 2017 


Guelph Chamber President & CEO Appointed to Waterloo Wellington Board 

The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Kithio Mwanzia to its Board of Directors.

Kithio is currently the President & CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, bringing with him a depth of experience and expertise in economic development, public policy, and business strategy. He was previously the Acting CEO of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and has an MA in Political Science, specializing in public policy from Brock University.

He is known for his leadership in developing healthy, vibrant communities by building strategic partnerships between business, government, and community organizations. A champion of innovation, Kithio is passionate about the opportunities ahead to improve the local health system.

Kithio is a recipient of the Business Link Top 40 Under 40 Business Achievement Award, the Guelph Mercury Top 40 Under 40 Award and the David Betzner Award for Volunteer Service.



“I am humbled and privileged to have this opportunity to build a stronger community through my service on the Board of Directors of the Waterloo Wellington LHIN. The work of the Waterloo Wellington LHIN is absolutely crucial to the future health of our community. I look forward to working with our talented Executive and Members of the Board of Directors to listen to patients and clinicians and engage our entire community in creating the best health system. In addition, I look forward to offering insight into how the Waterloo Wellington LHIN can continue to be a leader in health care innovation and the steward of an ecosystem that connects our exceptional researchers and entrepreneurs by better integrating discoveries and innovations into our health system.” - Kithio Mwanzia, Board Member, Waterloo Wellington LHIN

“I am pleased to welcome Kithio to the Waterloo Wellington LHIN Board of Directors. He brings unique expertise in business strategy and public policy, with a real desire to see innovative change in local health care. He also has strong connections in the Guelph community. We are fortunate to have him join our robust and diverse governance team.” – Michael Delisle, Board Chair, Waterloo Wellington LHIN


Over the past decade, the Waterloo Wellington LHIN has worked to significantly improve the quality and availability of local health care. Now, we’re focused on making it easier. Easier for you to be healthy. Easier for you to get the care and support you need. Easier for you and your family to live the healthiest lives possible.

We connect you with care, at home and in the community, and better connect your health system to improve your care experience. As a crown agency of the Government of Ontario, we invest $1.1 billion annually in local health services to improve the health and wellbeing of the almost 800,000 residents we serve across Waterloo Wellington.

The Waterloo Wellington LHIN is governed by a board of up to twelve directors who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council through an Order in Council. Board meetings are open to the public and take place at a number of locations across Waterloo Wellington.



Information about the Waterloo Wellington LHIN and its Board of Directors is available on the Waterloo Wellington LHIN website at


Connie MacDonald
Director, Communications & Community Engagement, Waterloo Wellington LHIN
519-748-2222 ext. 3235