The Hospice Calgary Team

The Team Behind the Mission

Hospice Calgary team members serve our clients and patients through our three centres of care: Children’s Grief Centre, Living with Advanced Illness Centre, and Rosedale Hospice. Hospice Calgary employees and experienced volunteers are committed to our mission: to help families and individuals achieve support, hope and well-being through compassionate end-of-life and bereavement care.

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

Meet the Hospice Calgary Team

Executive Director

Fiona McColl Executive Director


Elaine Crowell Director, Finance
Sandra Dusoswa Administrative Assistant
Donna Prowse Director of Operations
Allen Kroeker Operations Manager
Vicki Tang Executive Assistant
Marie Wong Manager of Volunteer Services

Marketing & Fund Development

Melissa Watamanuk Director, Marketing & Fund Development
Kelsey Murdoch Manager, Fund Development
Erin Thirlwell Goddard Events Coordinator
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
Sanam Amiri Counsellor
Kelsey Kerwood Counsellor
Sophie Cook Counsellor
Kari Hoellwarth Intake Coordinator/Program Assistant
Shanna Shepherd Counsellor/Team Lead
Serena Shokar Counsellor

Rosedale Hospice

Dr. Tara Pickering Medical Director
Erin Forsyth Director, Clinical Care
Kristy Gauld Dyer Spiritual Care Coordinator
Catherine Schell Nurse Clinician
Rebecca DeLong Lead Cook, Rosedale Hospice
Laurel Wilson Administrative Assistant
Yonas Woldegiorgis House Manager

Living with Advanced Illness Centre

Jessica Carroll Counsellor
Wendi Kerr Program Coordinator
Meet our Board

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
Charitable Registration # 118963669 RR0001
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