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 Coordinator
Niki moved to Tweed from Toronto when she was younger 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!
Kaitlyn Erwin, Residential Coordinator
Kaitlyn has been local to this area her entire life, she resides just outside of Madoc with her husband, dog, and cat. She has an education in Nursing and through her experience in long term care she has become passionate about palliative care. She believes that her previous nursing experience and knowledge will help her in her role as Residential Coordinator. She is prepared to make herself a resource for palliative clients and their families throughout their journey. She is compassionate and caring and excited to start her new journey at Heart of Hastings Hospice.
Laurie Osborne, Community Coordinator
Laurie grew up in the Stirling area and has worked in her family business for 23 years. She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Stirling, working closely with volunteers, fundraising efforts and advocating for support for many community projects. She is excited to work with The Heart of Hastings Hospice staff and volunteers to spearhead our fundraising campaigns, which funds the Residential Hospice House and much of our community support programs. She will work to create broader awareness of the important work and support that Hospice can provide to those with a life limiting illness. A graduate in Sociology from the University of Ottawa, Laurie is a proud mom of 2 incredible children!
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.