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HOSPICE ANNOUNCES NANCY BROCKENSHIRE AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Search Committee Chair, John Martel, has reported that after a successful search, Nancy Brockenshire has been named as the new Executive Director of The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.
After attending both the University of Windsor and St. Clair College, Brockenshire, a Windsor native, began her career opening an advertising and marketing business with her friend Kay Douglas. This was the start of countless life lessons, including the appreciation of hard work and the importance of good relationships within the community. One of Nancy and Kay’s first collaborations was a creative campaign for a Hospice gala.
Following her time in advertising, Nancy was a manager with Ford/Nemak, before joining the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation, and eventually becoming part of the Windsor Regional Hospital team, where she has held a leadership position in the Cancer Program for over 10 years.
Passionate about healthcare, Hospice has always held a special place in Brockenshire’s heart. “A few years ago, I spent six weeks in a Hospice Residential Home room with a loved one, watching the Hospice philosophy and mission unfold on a daily basis,” Brockenshire recalls. “Today I feel very fortunate and honored to be joining a team who is so dedicated to providing exceptional compassionate care for patients and families in Windsor and Essex County.”
Brockenshire will be replacing Colleen Reaume, who has led the organization over the last three years.
“I am confident in Nancy’s diverse experience and proven patient centred approach,” said Colleen Reaume. “I have no doubt our Hospice will flourish under Nancy’s leadership.”
Brockenshire is expected to begin on-site with Hospice at the end of April, with Reaume supporting the transition through the month of May.
“We are very happy with the result of the search,” said Frank Chalmers, Chair of the Hospice Board of Directors. “Our board members are confident that she is the right person to continue to build on the great work of her predecessors, and ensure that Hospice continues to provide excellent care to the patients and families who need our services.”