Board of Directors

Hospice Huntsville has a governance Board of Directors comprised of 10 individuals and a staff member drawn from a range of expertise and skills
Members of the Board of Directors are elected annually by the membership of Hospice Huntsville at the September Annual General Meeting

Gordon Schakelaar (President)
Michelle Percival (Vice President)
William Coon (Treasurer)
Gayle Mackay (Secretary)
Dr. Deb Harrold  
Lynn Sharer
Bob Gibson
Fran Coleman
Margaret Maw
Tracey Mellersh
Bev Lashbrook (Staff)

Board of Directors Recruitment

We are currently searching for an enthusiastic, experienced and engaged community member to serve on our Board of Directors.

This is a volunteer position.

Hospice Huntsville is a registered, non-profit organization dedicated to providing consistent, comprehensive and compassionate end of life care to individuals, families and caregivers in the setting of their choice throughout the greater Huntsville area.

We have exciting opportunities on our Board of Directors and we are seeking to fill these positions with people who have the skills, passion and commitment to complement our current Board structure.

 The ideal candidate will bring expertise in any of the fields directly related to:

  • Fundraising
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Law
  • Human Resources

 As a Hospice Huntsville board member, you will:

  • Govern the affairs of the organization on behalf of its members; in good faith and in accordance with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain a voluntary position with a 3 year commitment; regular attendance at monthly board meetings.
  • Join one standing committee per year at minimum, and willingness to participate in other HH events or meetings as needed.
  • Be well informed about the activities and finances of the organization.
  • Demonstrate Board governance experience in the health care sector.
  • Willingness to participate in Board orientation and Board to Board mentorship sessions
  • General understanding of palliative care services in this community would be an asset.


To apply, please send your CV along with a brief cover letter:

Gayle Mackay, Chair of Governance

Email:  hospiceh@vianet .ca

Hospice Huntsville

100 Frank Miller Drive Huntsville, ON  P1H 1H7

Fax: (705) 787-0504