The key to achieving our mission of providing the highest standard of hospice care at Hill House rests with our staff, volunteers, families, physicians, and other members of the interdisciplinary care team.
The professional nursing staff and supportive PSW's provide 24-hour care, all guided and mentored by our Medical Director, Dr. Berger. All members of the nursing team are specially trained in pain control and symptom management. In addition to providing direct care, this dedicated team also provides emotional support to family members.
We are guided and led by our Board of Directors, providing inspiring leadership, guidance and oversight.
In-home and virtual volunteers are an invaluable resource, providing both direct and indirect care. Whether it's administration, housekeeping, or assisting patients, we couldn't do it without you. Volunteers are pre-screened before being accepted to Hill House and are required to complete the Core Concepts of Palliative Care course.
Our caring Complementary Therapists visit weekly to provide our residents and their families with aromatherapy, massage therapy, Reiki, as well as music therapy.
Our Medical Director Dr. Berger was awarded the Ontario Medical Association's Award of Excellence, a well-deserved award from the OMA for his palliative care work. Everyone at Hill House Hospice has benefited from his empathy, compassion and strong skill set. We’re so thankful for his dedication to improving care for our residents, families and community.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michelle Hambly has been appointed as Hill House Hospice’s Executive Director, effective January 11, 2021.
Michelle is a Registered Nurse and holds an MBA. She has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, having worked for the last 15 years in the international development sector, focusing on health programming, as well as building and running health institutions. Her experience in program development and infrastructure projects is extensive, and has involved working with multiple stakeholders, internationally, nationally and locally, and across many sectors. In addition to her strong communication skills, Michelle brings a proven track record in team leadership and cultivating trust and positivity.
The Board of Directors is confident in Michelle’s experience, ability and commitment to support the excellent clinical care team and volunteers at Hill House Hospice.
Michelle lives with two young sons in York Region. She is excited and humbled to contribute and be part of the local healthcare system, particularly at this challenging time.
Amanda is a registered nurse with close to 15 years of experience primarily based in the community setting of Richmond Hill. Through her extensive practice as a home visiting nurse, Amanda realized her love and skill for palliative care and joined the Hill House team in 2021 to pursue this passion full-time. Believing in self improvement and professional growth, Amanda continues to advance her education and experience in nursing, leadership, and management, by currently pursuing her certification in hospice palliative care nursing and by working as a grief support volunteer with her local community hospice. Positioned as the Clinical Nurse Lead, Amanda’s caring nature, calm presence, and sensibility are an asset as she works within the nursing team providing guidance and instruction and building relationships to support the continued high-quality care provided at Hill House. When not working or volunteering, Amanda can be found relaxing with her husband at their home in Georgina, working on cross-stitch projects, and enjoying time spent at her family’s cottage exploring trails with her beloved dog Winnie.
Kasia completed her MBA at the Schulich School of Business and joined the Hill House team in 2021. Her past work experience includes York University and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. At the Heart and Stroke Foundation, she was responsible for acquiring new donors by developing effective direct mail campaigns.
Kasia takes care of Hill House donors, volunteers and the house itself. From her first day at Hill House Hospice, she has been impressed by the amazing care and compassion of the hospice team and is dedicated to contributing to that herself.
Kasia lives with her family in Richmond Hill.