Board of Directors

Hospice Huntsville has a governance Board of Directors comprised of 12 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)
Lynn Sharer (Vice President)
Russ Buckerfield (Secretary)
Margaret Maw (Treasurer)
Bill Allen
Claire Doughty

Dr. Ian Hastie
Warren Jestin
Tim Lutton
Gayle Mackay
Tracey Mellersh
Janine van den Heuvel
Rebecca Ellerson (Staff)


Board of Directors Recruitment

HOSPICE HUNTSVILLE Board of Directors (Volunteer)

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.

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 Hospice Huntsville 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
• Possess an understanding of palliative care services in this community and an interest in supporting our mission.
• Willingness to participate in Board orientation and Board to Board mentorship sessions.

To apply, please send your resume along with a brief cover letter by email or fax to Hospice Huntsville:

Hospice Huntsville
100 Frank Miller Dr.
Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7
Fax: (705) 787-0504