Huron Shores Hospice appoints inaugural Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Huron Shores Hospice is delighted to announce Cathy Herbert’s promotion to the full-time position as Executive Director, effective immediately. Herbert has worked in a part-time position as Hospice Coordinator since January 2018.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Cathy Herbert’s caliber and experience step up to lead Huron Shores Hospice,” said Cheryl Cottrill, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors. “We are slowly transitioning from a working board to a governance board and this is the first critical step. Cathy brings exceptional leadership and management skills to her new position, allowing her to successfully implement our Strategic Plan and lead the organization through this transition. Cathy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Honours Gerontology degree and has worked in leadership roles in the non-profit sector for many years. As a vital member of our team since 2018, Cathy has a solid understanding of our organization.”

Herbert said, “I am excited and honoured to transition into the role of Huron Shores Hospice inaugural Executive Director and I will continue to drive forward the organization’s vision and strategic plan. Our passionate and driven Board of Directors have laid the ground work in ensuring that those in our community have access to quality end-of-life care, close to home, that focuses on providing comfort and quality of life to people as they reach their end of their life. Working closely with our skilled and compassionate hospice team, I will strive to enhance and build upon the amazing momentum that Huron Shores Hospice has had since opening our doors in 2018.”

Huron Shores Hospice provides quality end-of-life care, at no cost, to residents of Saugeen Shores, Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss and surrounding areas. Our vision is to create a world where end-of-life receives the same beauty, care and respect as the beginning, by creating moments that matter. In addition to end-of-life care, Huron Shores Hospice also provides free programs for Grief Recovery, End of Life Doula services, Death Cafes and End-of-Life Planning workshops. Huron Shores Hospice is a charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-led, community-funded organization, located within Tiverton Park Manor in Tiverton, Ontario.