About Us

Executive and Administrative Team

Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov is known around the world for his research into the emotional and psychological needs of dying patients. His work exploring dignity in palliative care has been published in journals such as The Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal.

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Shelly Cory’s ability to overcome obstacles and achieve difficult goals has defined her 20-year career. Shelly approaches every project with an optimism and belief that anything is possible.

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Katherine Cullihall has been a bedside nurse in emergency, intensive care, acute medical and palliative care units, as well as in cancer treatment clinics.   She counts it a privilege to have learned from colleagues, students and perhaps the best teachers – patients and family members.  “Listen to the patient” were the most important words she heard from a patient.

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Jacquie joined Virtual Hospice as an Administrative Assistant in May 2014. She comes to us from Cancer Care Manitoba, where she worked in both Patient and Family Support Services and for the Screening Programs.  Jacquie has had experience in both the private sector and with a federal Crown Corporation.

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One of Canada’s leading sociologists, Raymond Currie is a Dean Emeritus of the University of Manitoba (U of M). He served as Department Head (1979-1984) and Dean of Arts (1991-1999) at the U of M, and as Executive Director of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (2002-2010).

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Marissa Ambalina is a Communications Specialist with the Canadian Virtual Hospice. In this role, she focuses on raising awareness and public engagement, website content management, and promoting interaction with the website through the use of social media.

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Elder Betty McKenna touches others profoundly by generously sharing the traditional teachings she has learned from her grandmother and other elders. Anishnabae from the Shoal River Band in Manitoba, she reviews content for the Canadian Virtual Hospice website and provides guidance from an Aboriginal point of view.

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René has worked in the language industry for over 20 years. He is a Certified Translator in the English-French combination and holds an Honours B.A. and a Master’s Degree in translation from the University of Ottawa.

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