Lisaard House / Innisfree House

Leadership Team

Kim Henry : Director of Development

Kim Henry
Director of Development

Kim has worked and volunteered in the not for profit sector for more than 18 years. She has held roles in all areas of the industry including annual programs, event management, planned giving, major gifts and campaign management, in both local and national organizations, primarily in the health care field.
Kim has a keen interest in advancing the field of fund development, particularly in health care. She obtained her CFRE in 2015. She has been an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Association of Healthcare Professionals. Since 2016 she has been teaching AFP Essentials of Fundraising, the CFRE Review Course, and has presented at several conferences. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

519-208-5055 ext 255

Maria Empringham, RN, CHPCN
Director of Care

Maria has dedicated the past 10 years to providing and promoting exemplary end of life care as a Registered Nurse and Clinical Resource Nurse at Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice.  Serving now as the Director of Care, Maria oversees the frontline staff, works with our community partners and is the lead for the accreditation process through Hospice Palliative Care Ontario.

519-208-5055 ext 265

Jo Ann Barber : Volunteer and Operations Manager

Jo Ann Barber
Director of Operations

Jo Ann has over 35 years of administration experience. Jo Ann’s family experienced the amazing care and compassion provided by the staff and volunteers during her father-in-law’s final weeks at Lisaard House; prior to joining our team in 2012. Her portfolio includes operations management, payroll, kitchen staff and volunteer program. One of her favourite quotes: “I can do what you cannot do and you can do what I cannot do. Together, we can do great things.” – Mother Theresa

519-208-5055 ext 254
519-650-8058 (private & confidential fax)

Kate Wiens, RN, BScN, CHPCN : Resident Care Manager

Kate Wiens, RN, BScN, CHPCN
Clinical Resource Manager

As a Registered Nurse with CHPCN certification in Hospice Palliative Care, Kate began with Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice as a BScN student.  After specializing in inpatient oncology, she joined our team as a frontline RN in 2010. Kate is now the Clinical Resource Manager, overseeing the resource team and staff education and training.  Kate has dedicated her career to the provision of exceptional end of life care for residents of the community and their families. Kate also holds diplomas in Social Services and Social Work as well as a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Development Studies and minoring in Sexuality, Marriage and the Family.

519-650-1121 ext 216
519-650-8058 (private & confidential fax)

Heather MacCuaig, B.S.W, R.S.W : Social Worker

Heather MacCuaig, B.S.W, R.S.W
Social Worker

Heather MacCuaig is a Registered Social Worker and previously worked in the Oncology and Palliative Care Program at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for 20 years. Heather has taught in the Palliative Care Certificate Program at Conestoga College and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the Michael DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University.

519-208-5055 ext 257
519-650-8058 (private & confidential fax)

Greg Cressman : Bereavement Coordinator

Greg Cressman
Bereavement Coordinator

Greg is a registered nurse whose main focus for over 20 years has been the provision of palliative care. He has worked as a Visiting Nurse, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. Greg has a Master’s degree for which he published narrative research on Alternate Level of Care. In 2015, he and his family moved from Hamilton and he is pleased to serve this community in his new role.

519-650-1121 ext 214
519-650-8058 (private & confidential fax)

Debbie Martins
Operations Assistant

Debbie has been with Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice since 2009 as a Personal Support Worker. Debbie has 10 years of palliative care experience. She has now transitioned into an administrative role as our scheduler/office assistant where she brings her experience and passion to providing effective staff coverage for our residents.

519-208-5055 ext 264

Clinical Resource Nurse Team

This team is made up of experienced palliative nurses who demonstrate clinical expertise, knowledge and professionalism to help coach and mentor our clinical staff. Under the direction of the Clinical Resource Manager, the resource nurse team facilitate resident intake, placement, and works to ensure a smooth transition of residents to the hospice. This team facilitates strong working relationships between our residents, families, inter-professional team members and community partners.