The Hospice Calgary Team

We proudly live our values daily with clients, employees, colleagues and our community.

Hospice Calgary team members serve our clients and patients. We are committed to our mission: to help people find hope and well-being through the provision of compassionate support and exceptional care during advanced illness, end-of-life, and grief.

The Team Behind the Mission


Fiona McColl, Executive Director

Allen Kroeker, Operations Manager

Donna Prowse, Sr. Director of Operations

Elaine Crowell, Director of Finance

LeeAnne Alexander, Manager of Volunteer Services

Sandra Dusoswa, Administrative Assistant

Vicki Tang, Executive Assistant


Marketing and Fund Development

Melissa Watamanuk, Director of Marketing & Fund Development

Erin Thirlwell Goddard, Events Coordinator

Kelsey Murdoch, Fund Development Manager

Mackenzie Butler, Marketing and Fund Development Assistant

Merlyn D’Souza, Finance & Donor Entry Clerk

Nicholas Nyandoro, Database Contractor

Thea Hiebert, Marketing and Communications Officer

Children’s Grief Centre

Nadine Gariepy-Fisk, Director, Children’s Grief Centre

Kelsey Kerwood, Counsellor

Kari Hoellwarth, Intake Coordinator/Program Assistant

Montana Theilgaard, Counsellor

Sanam Amiri, Counsellor

Shanna Shepherd, Counsellor/Team Lead

Serena Shokar, Counsellor

Living with Advanced Illness Centre

Ruth Kohut, Director, Living with Advanced Illness Centre

Jessica Carroll, Counsellor

Joni Mann, Social Worker

Wendi Kerr, Program Coordinator

Rosedale Hospice 

Dr. Tara Pickering, Medical Director

Erin Forsyth, Director of Clinical Care

Kristy Gauld Dyer, Spiritual Care Coordinator

Catherine Schell, Nurse Clinician

Rebecca DeLong, Lead Cook

Laurel Wilson, Administrative Assistant

Yonas Woldegiorgis, House Manager

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Michael Waite, K.C., Chair – Partner, Carbert Waite LLP

Angela Butler, Vice Chair – Retired

Usman Ali, Treasurer – Vice President, Parkland Fuels

Sheri Allen, Secretary – Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Atlalink

Bill Brunton – Principal, BBrunton Consulting

Ryan Hall – Director of Marketing, PBS Systems

David Loo – Vice President, Finance, Hopewell Development

Roxanne McKendry – President & Owner, Lexicon Health & Safety Solutions

Krista Pell – Chief Human Resources Officer, AIMCo

Anita Perry – Retired

Mylène Tiessen – Partner, Peacock, Linder, Halt & Mack LLP

Diversity Makes Us Stronger

We provide services to people regardless of age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Our programs are offered online and in-person where possible. We are committed to fair practices for all clients, volunteers, and staff. No one is refused service because of an inability to pay.