WHITNEY VOWELS

Executive Director

Whitney joined the NSMHPCN in 2014 and came to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience in administration. With over 15 years of administrative management expertise and experience in the not-for-profit sector, Whitney quickly became a valuable asset to the Network.  Whitney helps to provide leadership to the NSMHPCN and Hospice Orillia teams including staff, volunteers, and all Network committees and is involved in framing key decisions and strategic directions within the mission and values of the NSMHPCN.

TROOPER

Facilities Dog

Hi!  My name is Trooper and I am a two year old lab/retriever mix. I have joined the Hospice Orillia team after completing two years of training through the COPE Service Dog program where I spent my time learning a over 90 commands.  I’m looking forward to getting to work with both the Volunteer Visitors program and the Bereavement Services programs.

LOUISE BRAZIER

Bereavement Services Coordinator

Originally from the UK,  Louise’s background is in community development, patient engagement and project management.  Her passion lies in bringing Palliative Care into the community and putting the person at the centre of their care and journey.  She feels privileged to be working with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to deliver care to those most vulnerable in our community.  She believes that compassion is contagious and is aiming for an epidemic.

STEFANIE COLLINS, MSW, RSW

Visiting Hospice Coordinator, Social Worker (on Maternity Leave)

Stefanie is the Visiting Hospice Coordinator, Social Worker at Hospice Orillia. Stefanie is passionate about supporting individuals experiencing life-limiting illnesses, as well as their caregivers and loved ones. Stefanie has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and has experience working and volunteering at various hospices and healthcare organizations in Ontario. Stefanie considers it a true honour to be given the opportunity to walk alongside others in their journey, and support them in whatever way they need it. Stefanie is thrilled to be a part of Hospice Orillia.

MEGAN LOWRIE

Program Assistant

Megan comes from a background in Retirement and Administration. She enjoys getting to know people and making a difference in their lives. Megan is very excited to be working with our wonderful group of volunteers and staff.

DANIELA ACCOMANDO, RSW

Visiting Hospice Coordinator and Social Worker

Daniela is the Visiting Hospice Coordinator and Social Worker during Stefanie Collin’s maternity leave. Daniela has been with Hospice Orillia throughout the last year while completing her Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work practicums. She has previously volunteered for a charity that serves children experiencing life-limiting illness and is looking forward to serving Orillia and its surrounding communities in a similar way.

AMANDA TEVELDE

Communications & Fundraising Coordinator

Born and raised in Orillia, Amanda brings to the team a background in marketing, event planning, communications, and fundraising. Her passion is being creative and doing her part to ensure the health of our planet for future generations.

With over 10 years experience in the not-for-profit industry and 20 years marketing experience, Amanda brings a wide array of expertise to the team.  She considers her position with the Hospice Orillia team as an honor and treasures being able to give back in her community.