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Evidence to Improve Care

Palliative Care

Care for Adults With a Serious Illness

Ontario Health thanks the following individuals for their generous, voluntary contributions of time and expertise to help create this quality standard (credentials at the time of initial development in 2018):

Ahmed Jakda (co-chair)
Provincial Clinical Co-Lead
Ontario Palliative Care Network

Grand River Hospital

Melody Boyd (co-chair)
Operations Director
Mental Health Program and Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

Brenda Albuquerque-Boutilier
Lived Experience Advisor

Nancy Cooper
Director of Quality and Performance
Ontario Long-Term Care Association

Adjunct Professor
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

Deborah Evans
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Pain and Symptom Management Team, Juravinski Cancer Centre - Hamilton Health Sciences

Edward Fitzgibbon
Division of Palliative Care, University of Ottawa (The Ottawa Hospital)

Patty Greve
Registered Nurse, Outreach Nurse Coordinator
ARCH Connect, ARCH Hospice

Cathy Hecimovich
Past Chief Executive Officer
Central West Community Care Access Centre

Andrew Ignatieff
Lived Experience Advisor

Julia Johnston
Nurse Practitioner
Palliative Care, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network

Jo-Anne Kershaw
Lived Experience Advisor

Ruth MacKay
Hospice Volunteer

Ramona Mahtani
Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System

Debbie Maskell-Collins
Social Worker
Algoma District Cancer Program, Sault Area Hospital

Amy Montour
Regional Palliative Care Multi-Disciplinary Co-Lead, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN, Cancer Care Ontario

Giulia-Anna Perri
Medical Director
Palliative and End of Life Care, Baycrest Health Sciences

Mary Alice Policchio
F.J. Davey Home Long-Term Care Facility

Katherine Ross
Nursing Supervisor
Carefor Health and Community Services

Declan Rowan
Family Physician, Regional Primary Care Lead
Petawawa Centennial Family Health Team, Champlain Regional Cancer Program, Cancer Care Ontario

Sarah Shallwani
Occupational Therapist
CBI Home Health

Kathy Simpson
Palliative Care Lead Physician
Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre

Pamela Simpson
Pharmacist, Manager
Robinson’s Pharmasave

Marcia Sokolowski
Co-Director of Ethics
Baycrest Health Sciences

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

Peter Tanuseputro
Family Physician
Public Health and Preventative Medicine Physician

Bruyère Research Institute

Associate Scientist
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Assistant Professor
Division of Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Judith Wahl
Barrister and Solicitor
Wahl Elder Law

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