Board Members

The Hospice Society is governed by a Board of Directors. There are currently 11 Directors from a diverse range of backgrounds.


  • Alex Archibald, Small Business Manager, Scotiabank
  • Marilyn Brown, Retired Social Worker
  • Stacey Harrison, Director of Sales, Hilton Garden Inn/Holiday Inn (Halifax Airport)
  • Dr. David Henderson, Medical Director of Palliative Care, Colchester East Hants Health Authority
  • Rod Jones, CIP, CCIB, Partner, Caldwell Roach
  • Valerie Kingsbury, Minister, First United Church
  • Alan MacLean, Partner/Lawyer, Patterson Law
  • Carrie MacLennan, Retired Accountant
  • Dr. John McNeil, Diagnostic Imaging
  • Karen McNeil, Retired Physiotherapist
  • Lisa Weatherbee, RN CHPCN(C)



Karen McNeil, Retired Physiotherapist – President

Valerie Kingsbury, Minister, First United Church – Vice President

Rod Jones – Past President 

Rod has been an insurance broker and business owner in Truro for the past 35 years. He has been dedicated to his community, giving time and knowledge to many organizations over the years, including Kinsmen Club of Truro, Truro School Bands Auxiliary, Colchester YMCA, Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation, Capital Campaign for the new hospital, Truro Chamber of Commerce, Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia, and Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. Rod has been a board member of CEHHS for the past 5 years.

Carrie MacLennan, Retired Accountant – Treasurer

Carrie MacLennan graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in business, majoring in accounting in her late forties. She owned and operated a seafood business with her husband while raising three children. Now retired after 26 years in both public and private practice, Carrie has been involved in Hospice for three years.

John McNeil, Radiologist – Secretary

Dr. Dave Henderson – Clinical Rep

Dave Henderson has been the Medical Director of the Colchester East Hants Palliative Care Program in Truro since 2004, with previous experiences at various Hospice/Palliative Care units since 1997. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Previously President of both the Nova Scotia and the New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association, Dr. Henderson is currently President Elect for the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, Chair of the Atlantic Palliative Medicine Group and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University.


We launched a new fundraiser today - the Hospice Bucket List 50/50 Draw! It's easy to play, and you can do so at TEN locations throughout Colchester East Hants (more locations coming soon!). Play your toonie today at NovelTea Bookstore Cafe, The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society, Cup of Soul, Leno's Stop Shop, Leo's Supermarket, East Hants Public Library, and the Esso Go Stores in Millford, Elmsdale, and Enfield! Learn more about the game, here: ... See MoreSee Less

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We had our very first Bucket List 50/50 winner today! Congrats to Mike Brown, #508. #trurobuzz

We're partnering with @Dalnews and @BarbPesut at @UBC. Learn more about this exciting project! #hospice #canada

Hospice team members, Serena and Samantha, in the Volcano Room at the Dougy Center (The National…

A portion of proceeds from The Trews at Truro Civic Square will support Hospice programming! Do you have your tickets? #TruroBuzz

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