Mr. Mark McGill, BASc., RD graduated with a degree in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University in Toronto and completed his dietetic internship at the Ottawa Hospital in 2008. Prior to joining BMI, Mark held positions in long term care, homecare, and family health teams. It was while working with family health teams that Mark developed a keen interest in weight management. Having battled with weight issues his entire life Mark felt the need not to only better understand how to treat himself, but to learn how to best help others. After stumbling on to Dr. Freedhoff’s blog, Mark quickly realized that his views on weight management were being echoed at BMI. Mark’s first hand struggles and accomplishments with treating his own weight, along with his enthusiastic and caring personality, bring a dimension of warmth, empathy and understanding that simply can’t be taught.
A member of Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of Ontario, Mark has recently discovered the sport of running and competed in his first half marathon in September 2010 with a goal of one day completing a full marathon. His other passion is aviation and hopes to obtain his private pilot’s license. To see what Mark’s been cooking up check out BMI’s blog.
Ms. Joanne Kurtz BSc, RD graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London with a degree in Foods and Nutrition. She also holds a BSc from McMaster University in Psychology.
Joanne is passionate about all areas of nutrition and has married her love of nutrition with her own advocacy interests by organizing and facilitating community kitchens.
Joanne believes in walking the talk and aside from ensuring nutrition is an important part of her own life she’s also ensured that fitness be integral to her lifestyle and has recently qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Joanne's enthusiasm for healthy living makes her a perfect fit for BMI and a fabulous resource for our clients.