Meet Our Team

The CHPCA Team consists of Staff and our Board of Directors. Each member of our team works together to achieve our strategic vision, mission, and goals.

National Office Staff 

Laurel Gillespie, CEO, CHPCA

Chief Executive Officer

Laurel Gillespie

Karine Diedrich, Director, Advance Care Planning Canada

Director, Advance Care Planning

Karine Diedrich

Cheryl Spencer, Manager, Events and Operations, CHPCA

Manager, Operations and Events

Cheryl Spencer

Katrielle Ethier, Senior Communications Officer, CHPCA

Senior Communications Officer

Katrielle Ethier

Nick Walling, Digital Marketing Officer, CHPCA

Digital Marketing Officer

Nick Walling

Merry Parkinson, Project Officer, Advance Care Planning Canada

Project Officer, Advance Care Planning

Merry Parkinson

Emma Bowen, Administrative Assistant, CHPCA

Administrative Assistant

Emma Bowen

Tara Landry, Communications Officer, Advance Care Planning Canada

Communications Officer, Advance Care Planning

Tara Landry

Board of Directors 

CHPCA’s Board of Directors is a volunteer Board made up of hospice palliative care workers, volunteers from across Canada, and members at large.