“My hunch,” he says, “is that much of the division, hostility, and anger we see around us today results from untended grief. The hospice movement provides language, tools, and support to help identify and walk well through the inevitability of grief.”
Shaun is motivated by the opportunities growth will provide. “The campaign to expand the Hospice is more than just adding rooms to our facility. At its essence, it allows us to provide compassionate, meaningful support to twice the number of residents and their loved ones, and then reach thousands more through community outreach. My goal is to guide that growth while honoring the opinions and deeply felt commitment of everyone here. That is both a challenge and an opportunity that I am so looking forward to."
“Foothills Country Hospice is a center of excellence,” he continues. “The challenge of maintaining the basic DNA of this remarkable organization, while sharing our gift beyond these walls, is exciting.”
Shaun believes that a community’s well-being is measured by how it works to remove barriers to community inclusion for those living on the margins. Whether advocating for criminal justice reform, poverty reduction, or a more inclusive society for people with physical disabilities, Shaun has led organizations committed to making life better for people.
He has been working in the not-for-profit sector for over 20 years, which has included leadership roles at Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, United Way Saskatoon and Area, and John Howard Society of Saskatchewan. He has also provided strategic consulting for several organizations in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Shaun is an avid sports fan, a delighted uncle, an aspiring photographer, and, most importantly, a proud father to Luke.