Kelly Hubbard, RN BScN MHSc CHPCN

Executive Director | ext. 224

Kelly is responsible for executing the successful leadership and management of Hospice Simcoe in accordance with the Hospice’s strategic directions, mission, vision and core values.

Cathy Charlton

Executive Coordinator | ext. 226

Cathy manages all accounting, HR and governance duties for Hospice Simcoe.

Tammy Pollard, RN BScN CHPCN

Residential Care Manager | ext. 326

Tammy reviews all referrals, coordinates admissions and supports the clinical team.

Doris Davis

Administrative Assistant | ext. 222

Doris processes all donations, issues receipts and oversees all administrative responsibilities.

Lynda Murtha

Fund Development Manager | ext. 245

Lynda develops and implements the Hospice Simcoe Fundraising program and oversees all communications.

Samantha White

Fund Development Coordinator | ext. 240

Samantha assists with the implement of the Hospice Simcoe Fundraising program, along with website and social media management and other communication initiatives primarily supporting fund development.

Kathy Stewart, CVRM

Community Programs Manager | ext. 230

Kathy engages the volunteer resources that assist in the delivery of our programs & services. She is responsible for the management, implementation, supervision & evaluation of the Community Programs including bereavement, home visiting / community hospice and volunteer services.

Kaylen Leonienco, BSW, RSW

Community Care Coordinator | ext. 231

Kaylen coordinates the home visiting service matching volunteers with clients in the community.  She coordinates the day program and develops programs based on the needs of clients and families in the community.

Teresa Harris, RSW

Bereavement Coordinator | ext. 228

Teresa organizes bereavement support programming including one-to-one support, support groups and memorial services.

Tonya Claughton

Volunteer & Quality Improvement Coordinator | ext. 225

Tonya is responsible for volunteer engagement, developing quality improvement plans and creating and implementing training and education programs for staff and volunteers.

Lori Scholten-Dallimore, B.A. MDiv

Spiritual Care Coordinator | ext. 229

Lori provides spiritual care support, helping to create an environment which nurtures that which matters most to residents & their families. This encompasses meaning in life, family, faith, grief, & offering emotional & physical care & support. Lori coordinates spiritual care resources for staff & volunteers.

Dr. Brian Morris, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Morris provides guidance on the implementation and evaluation of medical services provided at Hospice Simcoe.

Dan Elliott

Custodial Coordinator

Dan is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, routine preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment and other miscellaneous duties in order to ensure that Hospice Simcoe’s building is maintained in a healthy, safe and sanitary manner.


Facility Dog

As a member of our care team, Daisy is a companion for our residents, their families and visitors. She also provides support to those attending grief and bereavement sessions and assists our staff and volunteers as needed. Daisy is at Hospice Monday to Friday, 9a.m. – 5p.m. Daisy is a C.O.P.E. trained Service Dog.


Clinical Team

The clinical team is comprised of approximately 30 highly skilled and knowledgeable Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and Personal Support Workers (PSWs).

Alison McFarland


“The first time I walked into the Hospice Simcoe residence I felt joy. I was blown away that this was the first emotion I felt walking through the doors. I love supporting a great organization that brings comfort to individuals during hard times.”

Don Gregor


“As a new resident of Simcoe County I want to give something back to community. The recent passing of my mother-in-law of pancreatic cancer showed me the stress that long term palliative care puts on a family. Hospice Simcoe adds both joy and dignity to the equation and I am glad to be a part of this team.”

Andrew Matthews


“It is an honour to be able to give back and share my skills with a well-respected organization such as Hospice Simcoe. I am looking forward to bringing my accounting and tax knowledge to the Board as we strive to become the centre of excellence in hospice and palliative care for Simcoe County.”

Carolyn Moran


“I am a member of the Board as palliative care has been and continues to be a special interest of mine professionally and personally. I participate in order to facilitate the expansion of services and accessibility for all.”

Kelly Hubbard

Executive Director

“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to journey with and care for the dying. In this role I have an impact on the quality of care individuals and their loved ones receive at Hospice Simcoe.”

Chris Nichols

Past Chair/Director

“I feel honoured to sit on the Board at Hospice. The compassionate, dignified care provided to patients and families aligns with my personal and professional values, having worked in the health care sector with marginalized populations for over forty years.”

Val Bennett


“Volunteering on the Hospice Simcoe board allows me to play a small role in supporting the invaluable work of the staff, volunteers and physicians within the Hospice home. Everyone’s work is vital to the journey of our patients and families as they face some of the most challenging times of their lives.”

Simone English


“I am proud to volunteer as a board member with Hospice Simcoe because it is a valued and highly regarded organization. I am pleased to be involved in ensuring the best quality care for those dealing with end of life concerns.”

Rachel Kean


“I am proud to have the opportunity to be a member of Hospice Simcoe’s Board of Directors. To be a member of an organization that gives so much to the community, especially to our most vulnerable, is such a rewarding experience that makes me both grateful and humble.”

Shane Mayes


“I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve an organization that has truly lived up to its goal and reputation for Compassion, Dignity and Respect.”

Amber Sperling


“When my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, someone from Hospice Simcoe came into our home to help support my mom and our family. I know the benefit first hand of the kindness, knowledge and support available for those touched by life limiting illness. Being on the Board, I can help to ensure quality end of life care for others.”

Kim Uppal


It is personal experience that has inspired me to give back as a volunteer on the Hospice Board of Directors. Hospice Simcoe brought me tremendous support during a time of uncertainty. I feel honored to be part of such an incredible organization and team who are dedicated to improving the quality of care for families and individuals at the end of their life.


Board of Directors

Interested in Joining Our Board?

Interested candidates should review our Board Recruitment Document and apply by sending a letter of interest along with a current CV or other indication of the skills the candidate is providing to Cathy Charlton, Executive Coordinator.

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Hospice Simcoe Strategic Plan 2015–2018

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