It is a pleasure to serve on the Board of New West Hospice Society. While working in Health Care for 30 years I’ve seen what the benefits of compassionate end-of-life care can bring to both the client and their family at this vulnerable time.
I believe that the citizens of New Westminster should have the option to access hospice care and I am honoured to be part of a team that is working toward having such a service in our community.
Vice - President
Wendy Johnson is a retired public school teacher, principal, school trustee and School Board Chair. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UBC. She’s a founding member of NWHS and has been a New Westminster resident since 2015.
Kaila Dotten is a practicing lawyer at one of New West’s oldest law firms, Cassady & Company. In her practice areas of family law and estate litigation, Kaila often works with seniors and others facing the often difficult issues relating to end of life realities. Kaila has always been community oriented and has tried to help out wherever possible. As early as law school, Kaila put her legal mind to work for the community of New Westminster by volunteering at the Law Student’s Legal Advice Program where she gave legal advice to those in need at New Westminster’s Century House. Kaila also began volunteering at Rise Women’s Legal Clinic when it began operating. Kaila is excited to be a member of the New West Hospice Society Board and can’t wait to put her skills to use in such a community-oriented fashion.
Cheryl Greenhalgh, RTR
Michael spent many years helping younger people in his 40 years as a teacher and a psychologist. When he retired from the New Westminster School District, and Douglas College, he decided that he wanted to continue to help people, including those who were older than he was.
Brock Nicholson is a Founder with over 12 years’ leadership experience in hospice palliative care and long term care managing various community and regional initiatives. He has a graduate diploma in Gerontology from SFU and is an inaugural member of the Gerontology Program Advisory Committee at Langara College. Brock experienced a devastating parental loss at the age of 18 which has shaped his pursuit of compassion & caring in his life and career.
Jason is a career fund development professional with over 30 years of non-profit fundraising and management experience, all of it in the health and disability sectors. Jason is an enthusiastic supporter of New West Hospice Society and lives in New Westminster with his wife, Ruby, teenage daughter, and dog Coco.
Joy St. John