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Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
2 Carlton Street, Suite 808
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1J3

Tel:  416-304-1477   Toll Free: 1-800-349-3111
Fax: 416-304-1479   General Email:

For information on specific hospice palliative care services in your community,
please call: 416-979-9779 or 1-800-349-3111 and dial extension 28.
Information Line is open Monday – Friday, 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. If after hours, please leave a message.

For all media inquiries: please contact Janet Piercey at

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Staff Directory

Michelle Colero
Development Manager,  ext. 32
Contact Michelle for: Donations; conference sponsors and exhibitor inquiries; corporate sponsorships; the Hospice Development Program

Julie Darnay
Manager, Partnership & Communities of Practice  ext. 30
Contact Julie for: Communities of Practice, Speak Up Ontario, Health Care Consent – Advance Care Planning; inquiries about the Quality Hospice Palliative Care Coalition of Ontario.

Olga Nikolajev
Project Lead, Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning Initiative  ext. 33
Contact Olga for: Inquiries about Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning initiatives for Heath Service Providers

Deanna D’Souza
Decision & Project Support Specialist  ext. 31
Contact Deanna for: statistical reporting; project management; administrative coordination for HCC ACP Initiative; inquiries about online volunteer training

Paula Neil
Director of Operations, ext. 27
Contact Paula for: Member services; publication orders; award nominations; finance and administration; palliative care education program for LTC and CSS; ordering Advance Care Planning Ontario Workbooks (by Health Service Providers); and all other inquires not listed on this page

Randy Markus
Conference Manager, ext. 23
Contact Randy for:  All  matters related to the Annual Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference

Janet Piercey
Communications Specialist, ext. 28
Contact Janet for: Information about hospice palliative care services; media inquiries; newsletter content

Annalise Stenekes
Standards & Accreditation Coordinator, ext. 26
Contact Annalise for:  Questions about hospice standards and HPCO’s accreditation program; Visiting Hospice Interest Group; Hospice Metrics Program

Marissa Villacorta
Nevada Administrator, ext. 30
Contact Marissa for:  Inquirers from Nevada program partners.

Maria Mallari
Executive Assistant to the CEO, ext. 22

Rick Firth
President and CEO, ext. 24
Contact Rick for:  Hospice palliative care policy; questions about starting a hospice; stakeholder relations; Residential Hospice Interest Group; and government relations