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St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia Lambton names new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Hospice would like to announce that Kelly Chartrand will be assuming the role of Executive Director of the Sarnia Hospice when current Executive Director Larry Lafranier retires at the end of March 2023.

St. Joseph’s Hospice Board Chair, Paul Lane, said, “The Board of Directors undertook a comprehensive search to ensure that St. Joseph’s Hospice will have the right leader for the future of Hospice.  With the hiring of Kelly, we have someone the Board has absolute confidence in, who will serve the Sarnia Lambton community well.  Kelly brings exceptional leadership and management skills to her new position, allowing her to successfully implement our Strategic Plan and lead the organization through the transition. Kelly currently holds the position of Director of Resident Services at Hospice and has a solid understanding of our organization.”

Kelly was raised in Sarnia and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1999 where she began her career in Toronto working in emergency/trauma nursing and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  Kelly returned to the Sarnia area in 2006 and continued her nursing career in Labour and Delivery, Post-Partum, and the Special Care Nursery as a staff nurse. In 2017, she became the charge nurse in the Maternal Infant Child (MIC) followed by becoming the manager of MIC. She later joined the Surgical Program as the Manager of Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Endoscopy, Day Surgery and Pre-Admission Surgical Clinic. In 2020, Kelly joined St. Joseph’s Hospice as the Director of Resident Services.

Kelly resides in Sarnia with her husband and three beautiful children. She is very active with her children’s travel sports which includes junior hockey, cheerleading, and jiujitsu.

“I am looking forward to working with the St. Joseph’s Hospice Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers - as well as other organizations and partners - to ensure the best end-of-life and bereavement services are in place for the community. Larry’s leadership has brought the Hospice to where it is now, and I thank him and the Board of Directors for trusting me to continue the journey. Larry has done so much to ensure the Hospice delivers high quality personalized palliative care. I hope he enjoys his well-deserved retirement.” says, Kelly Chartrand.

Larry Lafranier has served as Executive Director of St. Joseph’s Hospice since 2014. We thank Larry for his leadership and significant contributions to the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph’s Hospice,” says Paul Lane.

“We would like to thank the community of Sarnia Lambton for their continued financial support of St. Joseph’s Hospice.”




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Paul Lane

Chair, Board of Directors



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