Meet our key staff members
RN, BSCN, MN, CHPCN
Trish provides leadership for Hospice Georgian Triangle including operational planning and overseeing all human resource planning and management, financial management, community relations and quality safety and risk management. She has worked at Hospice Georgian Triangle since July 2019 and has an extensive background with 20 years experience in palliative care and more than 25 years in healthcare in the Collingwood area. Trish ensures that at Hospice Georgian Triangle, the values of dignity and respect are bestowed on everyone under care until their last breath.
Dr. Alyssa Boyd
CCFP, FCFP (PC)
Medical Director, Hospice Georgian Triangle
Alyssa has been a family doctor in Wasaga Beach since 2005 and has worked as a palliative care consultant in the area since 2008. In May 2017, she became medical director of Hospice Georgian Triangle. Her aim is for patients to get hospice palliative care earlier to allow them to feel the warmth and caring that our team offers, introduce them to more of our programs and ease the stressful transition to our hospice in-house care when they are near their end of life.
Community Support Lead - currently on maternity leave
Heather coordinates and leads the Community Support Programs team which provides care to individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their caregivers from the time of a terminal diagnosis to bereavement. She joined Hospice Georgian Triangle in 2016, first as a volunteer facilitating art therapy groups to bereaved clients and in 2017 was hired as the Integrated Care Coordinator. Heather is a professional art therapist, has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child, Youth and Family Studies with a focus on counselling.
Community Support Worker, Programs and Volunteers
Jennifer manages all community volunteer programs and community volunteer training. She joined the team at Hospice Georgian Triangle just over a year ago and leads the caregiver support counselling and support groups. She also provides grief and bereavement support through both individual counselling and group support. Her educational background includes being a Registered Social Service Worker, and she’s finishing her BASc. She has extensive experience in providing support for seniors, helping patients navigate the healthcare system, and working in hospice palliative care.
RN, BScN, CHPCN (C)
Clinical Care Lead
Angela provides leadership and management of clinical and environmental service staff. She started at Hospice Georgian Triangle when it opened Campbell House in 2014. Angela graduated in 2002 with a diploma in the Registered Nurse program, achieved the Canadian Nurses Association Hospice Palliative Care Nursing Certification in 2005 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012. Her background includes 13 years as a community nurse, and working as a nurse at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.
Community Support Lead - maternity leave contract
Taylor coordinates and leads the Community Support Programs team, at the new downtown Collingwood location, which provides care to individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their caregivers from the time of a terminal diagnosis to bereavement. She also provides grief and bereavement support though individual counselling and group facilitation. Taylor is a Registered Social Worker and has continued her education with post-graduate certificates in Mourning, Grief and Bereavement to be able to provide the best support possible.
PhD (c.), MA, BEd
Community Grief Support Worker
Keri-Lyn Durant is a bilingual (english/français) educator, applied theatre specialist, and grief support worker. She is a PhD candidate at Lakehead University, where her research involves exploring perceptions of dying, death, and loss through applied theatre, and holds a Certificate in Children’s Grief and Bereavement from SickKids Hospital. She is also founder and director of heartsteps in Northwestern Ontario. Recently, she became the Community Grief Support Worker for children and adolescents at Hospice Georgian Triangle in Collingwood, ON.