Board Of Directors

Sue Skeates (Chair)

Sue Skeates has been an RN from 1981 though 2012, working in remote areas of Canada and Internationally. Now retired she is actively involved with Terrace Hospice Society. Sue has worked with Diana Wood to bring  public education for Advance Care Planning to Terrace and area.  She also functions as the Volunteer Coordinator at THS. In this role, one of her interests includes bringing more trained volunteers and more comprehensive grief support to our area. Since May 2017 she sits on the BC Hospice Palliative CareAssociation (BCHPCA) as the Northern Representative Board of Directors. Among other Hopes, Wishes, and Dreams she wants to help our community and area establish a Hospice House/Hospice Hub to the Northwest Region of Northern Health.

Shelley Gagnon

(Vice-Chair)

Shelley is a long-time Terrace resident and has been a Registered Nurse with Northern Health since 1991. Shelley’s favourite thing is spending time with her family. Her and her husband have five children and three grandchildren. End of life care is very near and dear to Shelley’s heart and, along with Sue, she would love to see a Hospice House in the area.

Mark Doehler

(Treasurer)

Directors

 

 

Terry Walker

I’ve lived in Terrace for 40 years, raised my children here and worked as an Early Childhood Educator for 25 years. I love to be outdoors and in my yard, but I needed to have a more meaningful outlet when I retired. I felt that for me it was important to continue working with people and when I connected with Terrace Hospice I knew that this was the place for me. Being with people at the end of their lives seems like an appropriate move after working with children at the beginning of their lives. The staff at Hospice are very welcoming and being involved with this group has been exactly what I needed.

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Paul Harrison

Mr. Harrison was born and raised in the Terrace area and has a keen interest in building a successful and healthy community in the Northwest. Mr. Harrison practices law in Terrace mainly as in-house counsel for a company providing advice for their Western Canadian operations and manages several business ventures on their behalf. Outside of that, he volunteers his time in various capacities around the region to causes aimed at economic and community development, sitting on two economic development boards and the Terrace Hospice Society board. He is also a volunteer firefighter with the Thornhill Fire Department.

Jennifer Dahl

Natalie Payette

Natalie is from the Okanagan Valley, and is in Terrace to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and eventually become an RN.  Natalie has years of healthcare and volunteer experience and is excited to learn more about hospice and palliative care and bring that knowledge into her eventual career as a nurse.

 

 

Consultants

Dr. Fourie, medical consultant 

Rev. Teri Meyer, spiritual consultant