Staffing Announcment




August 9th 2023 – The Crossroads Hospice Society Board is pleased to announce Jackie Gorton as its new Executive Director, effective August 14, 2023. Jackie steps into the role following the departure of Janice Boyle, and the interim leadership of Sylvie Jensen. The hire was made after a comprehensive search process, in collaboration with the Search Committee and Harbour West Consulting, and with the approval of the Board of Directors.

“Crossroads Hospice Society Board is thrilled to have Jackie Gorton join as its new Executive Director. Jackie is a longstanding supporter of Crossroads, who brings extensive leadership experience and a deep commitment to advancing the services and programs of the Society. Jackie is well-versed in non-profit board governance, fund development, and team management. She comes to the role with a community centred lens and will build upon the compassionate, caring and inclusive culture so important to Crossroads’ mission. We look forward to welcoming Jackie and benefitting from her leadership!” – Joanne Spooner, Board Chair.

Jackie previously worked in finance and technology leadership roles and has extensive experience with non-profits serving as a board member. Jackie served on the Crossroads Hospice Society Board for 6 years and the Foundation Board for 2 years. She is a long-time resident of Coquitlam and has deep roots in the tri-cities communities where Crossroads serves. Jackie is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University. Jackie will start with the organization on August 14, 2023.

“I am honoured to be joining Crossroads Hospice Society as the new Executive Director and looking forward to working with the Board and the entire Crossroads community to advance the organization’s vision and to deliver high-quality care to our communities.” Jackie Gorton, incoming Executive Director, Crossroads Hospice Society.

About Public Crossroads Hospice Society

Founded over 30 years ago, Crossroads Hospice Society has had the honour of serving the Tri-City communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody. As a non-profit society, Crossroads Hospice Society supports its communities through its grief and loss services for Adults and Youth, and its Thrift Store. Additionally, the Crossroads Hospice Society works in partnership with Fraser Health to operate a 10-bed stand-alone hospice residence. The Hospice allows individuals to live their final days with peace and comfort in a home-like setting where family, friends and pets are welcome. Crossroads Hospice Society is supported by an incredible team of employees and more than 200 volunteers.