Board of Directors
The Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce is a community-operated hospice. This means it is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who oversee its function and create a Strategic Plan for the organization to implement. This local stewardship ensures that the Hospice is operated in a manner consistent with community expectations. They are accessible and accountable to you.
Board membership is designed to reflect and represent the interests of patients and families throughout our region. It is comprised of professional and geographic representation to ensure that both the operation of the Hospice and the connection to communities throughout Grey and Bruce is sustained. A range of backgrounds and expertise help keep the Board focused on advancing its strategic goals. The board Governance and Recruitment processes in place include a skill competencies assessment to ensure as broad an expertise range as possible within Grey Bruce. There are 4 physicians on the board, three of whom are palliative care specialists.
Presently, our Board is in the process of preparing a revised strategic plan. We expect this to be highlighted here in the near future! Implementation of the plan will be executed by our Executive Director.
Paul Rowcliffe, Chair
Resident of Georgian Bluffs, public sector management
Elizabeth McKay, Treasurer
Resident of Owen Sound, CPA, CA, CFP, BDO Canada
Dr. Susan Batten
Durham resident, Palliative physician, Hanover
Owen Sound resident, Lawyer, Middleboro & Stevens
Dr. Alexandra Hodgson
Resident of Owen Sound, Palliative Physician
Dr. Hilli Huff
Resident of Owen Sound, Palliative Physician, OSFHT
Dr. Hazel Lynn
Medical Officer of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit
Owen Sound Resident, Former CEO, Westario Power, Walkerton
Owen Sound resident, former finance manager, Public Health
The focus of our Board will transition now from being “hands on” engaged in operation of the hospice towards a true governance model. The day-to-day function of the hospice will be the focus of our Executive Director, Manager of Resident Care and a team of skilled Registered Nurses, Personal Support Workers, Administrative Professionals and Volunteers. As a Board, we will set the strategic direction for our future.
Because the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce relies so much on the support of the community to be sustainable, we feel a heightened sense of accountability toward donors, patients and their families, and all residents of Grey and Bruce. As a part of this relationship, will be proud to provide our Strategic Plan as part of our commitment to transparency. Once our revised strategic plan is complete we will invite you to review the document and learn more about how your hospice will be moving forward in the future.