Contact Us

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 toll-free 1-833-621-0728.  The Information Line is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 

All media inquiries: please contact Jennifer Mossop at or 1-519-619-2227.

For Advance Care Planning publication orders: please contact Nav Dhillon at ext. 31


Education & Strategic Partnerships

Julie Darnay
Director, Education & Strategic Partnerships, ext. 30
Contact Julie for: HPCO Educational Programs; Provincial level Partnerships; the Quality Hospice Palliative Care Coalition of Ontario;  HPCO’s Project Management Office

Nithya Ravi
Administrative Coordinator for Julie Darnay, ext. 35
Contact Nithya to schedule meetings with Julie; general administrative matters

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

Dianna Drascic, RN
Nurse Educator, Palliative Care Education Program
Contact Dianna for: information on the Palliative Care Education Program for Long-Term Care Homes in the City of Toronto


Person Centred Decision Making Initiative

Rachel Dragas
Lead, Person Centred Decision Making, ext. 32
Contact Rachel for: All matters related to Person Centred Decision Making Project ( Advance Care Planning, Health Care Consent and Goals of Care), and Speak Up Ontario

Nav Dhillon
Community of Practice Coordinator, ext. 31
Contact Nav for: All matters related to the following Communities of Practice: Health Care Consent Advance Care Planning, Rural Hospice Palliative Care, and Compassionate Communities;  Advance Care Planning resource orders

Richard Nguyen
Education Coordinator, ext. 33
Contact Richard for: All matters related to education workshops, webinars and events


Hospice Services

Nithya Ravi
Administrative Coordinator, ext. 35
Contact Nithya for: inquiries related to HPCO Interest Groups

Selina Abetkoff
Accreditation Coordinator, ext. 36
Contact Selina for:  inquiries related to HPCO hospice accreditation

James Wilkie
Member Services Coordinator, ext. 34
Contact James for:  All matters related to membership application or renewal; Online Learning System for Hospice Volunteers; Hospice Metrics onboarding; maintenance of My Hospice sites; statistical reporting

Brent Yang
Coordinator, Quality Measurement, ext. 39 
Contact Brent for:  Hospice Metrics platform; Accreditation/Ongoing compliance submission sites; Hospice Services quality platform


Finance & Administration

Dena Hamid
Finance & Administration Manager, ext. 27
Contact Dena for: All matters related to Administration and Finance

Marissa Villacorta
Nevada Administration, ext. 29
Contact Marissa for:  Inquiries from Nevada program partners


Executive Office

Rick Firth
President & CEO, ext. 22
Contact Rick for: Hospice palliative care policy; government relations; stakeholder relations; questions about starting a hospice; Board Chair Interest Group

Melissa Horner
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, ext. 22
Contact for:  Scheduling and all matters related to the President & CEO

Jennifer Mossop
Communications & Government Relations Advisor   519-619-2227
Contact Jennifer for all media enquiries; communications and government relations support

Vanessa Casalinuovo
Communications and Donor Relations Coordinator, ext. 37
Contact Vanessa for: Donations; conference sponsorship and exhibitor inquiries; corporate sponsorship and Hospice Fund Development Community of Practice