Heidi Griffith, Hospice Director
Heidi came to The Heart of Hastings Hospice initially as a volunteer with a desire to help those in her community. With a background in psychology and her previous employment with us, she has strong supportive skills that she brings to her role. Heidi provides a warm and welcome face to all, and a sensitivity to those we provide care for: people with a terminal illness as well as their families. Heidi has been a Centre Hastings resident since childhood and still resides here with her children.
Niki Dodd, Supportive Care Co-Ordinator
Niki moved to Tweed from The Big City when she was 12 and quickly adapted to small town living. She is passionate about working with the community, and educating and advocating on behalf of the Heart of Hastings Hospice. With an education in Psychology and over 15 years in a customer service and managerial role at Dellar's IDA pharmacy she will be able to offer clients and their families a compassionate, supportive, and practical quality of care. Niki is excited to be a part of the Heart of Hastings Hospice team!
Carrie Salsbury, Community Co-Ordinator
Carrie joined the staff in February 2016 with her salary funded through a Trillium Grant for a two year period. Carrie's past experience includes: Manager of Primary Health at Kingston Community Health Centre; and Program Director at Gateway Community Health Centre in Tweed. Carrie is working to build community awareness about hospice in the communities we serve of Stirling, Tweed, Tudor and Cashel, Madoc and Marmora. With only a portion of funding coming from the provincial coffers, Carrie is involved in fundraising activities to support our programs and the hospice house. If you would like to be a Friend of Hospice and volunteer to help out with fundraising activities, give Carrie a call.
Maria Langley, Administrative Assistant
Maria joined Hospice in July 2016. Having experienced the kindness and support of staff and volunteers, while tending to her brother at the Hospice in Kelowna, she understands how important this service is to the community and considers it an honour to be a member of the Heart of Hastings Hospice team. Maria spent the last seven years doing various financial and administrative tasks at the RCMP with her final two years as the Executive Administrator for the Chief Financial Officer. Maria and her husband live in Marmora with their two dogs and Charlie the cat.