John DeHart, SHA ’96

John DeHart

John is the Co founder of Nurse Next Door Home Care Services and under his leadership, has built Nurse Next Door into one of Canada’s most successful healthcare brands, with 140+ locations North American wide and set to double in the next two years. He is also the Co founder of Live Well Exercise Clinics, an emerging healthcare brand that is a pioneer in the Physician prescribed exercise movement. He also co-founded Hartify Brands, a Health Care investment company.

John was awarded the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006, he’s been named to the Top 40 Under 40 list and he’s lead Nurse Next Door to many prestigious business awards including being named the Top Culture in Canada, one of Canada’s Top 10 Employers, the # 1 Place to Work in British Columbia and named Canada’s Smartest Company by Profit Magazine.

John is a regular key note speaker throughout North America on building culture and brand, including regular appearances at Cornell University and the EO/Entrepreneurial Master’s Program at M.I.T. He has been featured in the New York Times, The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Entrepreneur and Inc. magazines.

John is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Franchise Association, sits on the boards of a number of businesses and is an Industry Fellow at Cornell University’s Sloan School of Healthcare. Through Nurse Next Door, John helped launch The Dream On Foundation, a foundation focused on helping make the dreams of seniors come true. John, a graduate of Cornell University, lives in Vancouver with Gayla and their two young daughters, Aja and Daisy, is a passionate cross fitter and runs up mountains for fun. (The bigger the better).