Kim – Site Supervisor
Prior to her joining VON in February of 1999 as the Palliative Care Secretary, Kim had 23 years in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves as an Administrative Clerk. In August of 2012 she retired from the Reserves with 36 years service and in September was promoted to Site Supervisor with VON Algoma.
Kim enjoys reading, playing darts, bingo and socializing with friends. Kim along with her husband Rick enjoy spending time in Ottawa with their two daughters and grandson.
Dana – Volunteer Hospice Service
Dana is the Volunteer Hospice/Bereavement Services Program Support. She is a graduate of Nipissing University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours. She majored in Religion and Cultures and minored in Sociology with an emphasis on Gerontology and Death and Dying. Dana truly believes in the philosophy of palliative care and advocates for it right from the time of diagnosis. She believes that one of her best qualities is that she actively listens to others, and strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment. When she is not living and breathing palliative care, Daa can usually be found at one of the hockey rinks, as she is an avid hockey player, referee, trainer, and assistant coach.
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” – David Viscott
Susan – Adult Day Program
Susan graduated from Sault College with the Child and Youth Diploma. Later she graduated from Algoma University with honours in Sociology. Previously she was employed with Community Living Algoma, Childrens’ Aid Society and the Red Cross. Currently Susan is employed in the Adult Day Program as an Activity Recreationist. She enjoyed volunteering with Scouts Canada, ARCH, Macedonian Missions in Haiti at an orphanage. Currently she is volunteering for the VON Volunteer Hospice Program.