Amy Pritzker, B.A., B.S.W.
Community Engagement Lead
Amy is the Community Engagement Lead for both the North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network and Hospice Orillia. Since 2010, she has provided ongoing support to individuals who have life-limiting illnesses, and to their loved ones. She has worked in social services since 1999, addressing issues such as child welfare, domestic violence, and homelessness. Amy’s formal education has included extensive work in spiritual formation and the creative arts, theology, and spiritual care. Informally, her greatest learning has come from the individuals and families that she has journeyed with. She considers working in hospice palliative care an absolute privilege, by helping people to both live well and to die well.
Emily West, B.A.
Emily is the Program Assistant at Hospice Orillia. She brings life to all of our programs and services through her wit, energy and enthusiasm. A graduate of the Child and Family Studies and Sociology programs at Nipissing University, Emily has a background in child, youth, and family development. She is currently studying to complete her Social Service Worker diploma through Georgian College to add to her skillset. With 5+ years experience in the administration field, she has a strong passion for community engagement, volunteer management, fundraising and donor relations.
Bereavement Services Coordinator
Louise brings a dose of English wit and elegance to the Hospice Orillia team. Having previous experience in community development and project planning, Louise has a passion for bringing Hospice Palliative Care into the community.
Mandi is the Program Assistant at Hospice Orillia. As a graduate of the Advertising and Marketing Communications program with Georgian College, Mandi comes to us with a wealth of fresh experience in Public Relations, Marketing, and Client Service. After discovering a desire to help make a difference in her community, she decided to return to school and is currently studying towards a Social Service Worker diploma through Durham College to complement her skillset. Mandi has a strong passion for helping people in her community, and is excited to be involved in the work that Hospice Orillia does.