ABOUT OUR TEAM
Mariposa House Hospice is a non-profit charitable organization serving the communities of Orillia, Severn, Oro-Medonte, Ramara, and Chippewas of Rama First Nation. Situated at 1140 Brodie Drive in a beautiful home-like setting offering 5 private suites, we provide 24-hour specialized end-of-life palliative care while welcoming and supporting family and friends.
To watch our Grand Opening video and tour, please visit our You Tube page.
The collaborative MHH staff team ensure that all operational and clinical requirements are met . The team includes an Executive Director, Admin/Volunteer Coordinator, Facilities Coordinator, Clinical Care Coordinator, and a 24/7 team of Registered Nurses and Personal Support Workers.
We rely on volunteers from our community to ensure that our residential hospice is successful and sustainable! The core volunteers that have helped turn Mariposa House Hospice from a dream into a reality are listed below. This includes our Board of Directors, the Capital Campaign Team, and the Operational Fundraising Committee.
CORE STAFF TEAM
B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W.
RN, BScN, GNC(c)
Clinical Care Coordinator
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mariposa House Hospice is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our 2021-22 Board members are: Dr. Si Lowry (President), Dave Carson (Vice President), Gord Robertson (Treasurer), Beverley Lashbrook, Margaret Pomeroy, John, Mayo, and Jillian Brazda.
Our inaugural Board of Directors (2017-2021) consisted of the following 7 members:
L-R: Brian Barr, Sylvia Smith, Gord Robertson, Dr. Erika Catford (Co-Chair), Dave Carson, Greg Evans, Dr. Si Lowry (Co-Chair)
To learn more about becoming a board member, please Contact Us.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN TEAM
A sincere thank you to our dedicated capital team who raised over $3.5 million to ensure that our residential hospice was built!
ADMIN SUPPORT TEAM
We are so grateful to our core team of Administrative Support volunteers who keep us on track and moving forward!
Mariposa House Hospice is supported by a stellar team of local fundraising champions who help to ensure our sustainability!
Sue Morris (Co-chair)
Roberta Newman (Co-chair)
THE BUILDING OF MARIPOSA
Mariposa House Hospice incorporated in 2016. Three years and $3.5 million dollars later, we broke ground on Aug 29, 2019 to begin building a 5-bed residential hospice dedicated to serving the residents of Orillia, Severn, Oro-Medonte, Ramara, and Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
We offer several comforts and amenities in a homelike facility situated on a beautiful 2.4 acre lot in Severn Township, surrounded by nature. Our building is in an ideal location with room to grow.
Mariposa House Hospice has proudly partnered with Cool Earth architects, specializing in low carbon structures, Van Horne Construction, and the project management team at Ingersoll and Associates to bring this residential hospice to fruition.
We are grateful for capital contributions from Ontario’s Ministry of Health and the County of Simcoe, our surrounding municipalities and townships, and many individuals, families and businesses from our community.