HSCD Articles of Association and Bylaws


2023-2024 Board of Directors

HSCD welcomes a new board president as of our 2023-2024 AGM.
Changes in positions are:
Nancy Howard, President, and
Pam Cummer, Vice-President.

  Welcome to Rod Krips, Director of Finance.

Thank you and farewell to
Diane Nelson-Findlay as she moves on
to other endeavours.
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President: Nancy Howard

Nancy was raised on a chicken farm in Missouri. Her family was active in the local church and community and she was privileged to spend each July accompanying her parents at a church sponsored camp. She did her university training in Indiana where she earned a Business Administration degree and also became the wife of John A Howard who was studying for Pastoral Ministry. In 1973 they moved to Winnipeg where John pastored and Nancy worked and also gave birth to their children. In 1983 they moved to Camrose where John was a faculty member at Gardner College. Nancy was employed by The Bethany Group and did computer support for them until she retired in 2017. Nancy has continue to be active in her local church and has helped various organizations with computerization tasks.
From a young age, Nancy was aware how important it was to support those who were experiencing health concerns and have lost loved ones. Nancy had first hand experience when her husband died in 2016. She also saw what wonderful support a Hospice program was at the end of her parents lives. Nancy is looking forward to serving the Camrose area by being a part of the Hospice Board.

Vice-President: Pam Cummer

Treasurer: Selina Read

Selina, having been part of a family business, brings  to Hospice a background in business and labor relations. She has used these skills in her work with the finance and fundraising committees.

She raised her two sons in the Camrose area where she has been a long-time resident. In her years here she has also served on the library board and the Crime Stoppers board. 

Secretary: Evelyn Carrington

Evelyn lived in Viking for most of her life, where she was involved in business commitments and raised her children. Over the years she has volunteered on different executives including: the Curling Club, Chamber of Commerce and Day Care. Evelyn was also instrumental in attaining PSS (now FCSS) for the Town of Viking and Beaver County. In 1995 she trained and became an advocate for Beaver County Victim Services, and later became a Board Member. Evelyn discovered her passion while volunteering and with Victim Services, and remained involved for over 20 years. In 2017 she moved to Camrose, where still having a passion for helping people, she chose to train and become a Hospice volunteer. "I am proud to be associated with this wonderful group of caregivers, and I hope my experience, compassion for others , and input will be helpful as a board member of Hospice."


Director of Finance: Rod Krips

A Saskatchewan native, Rod and his family moved to Alberta in 1972 to take a position as the accountant at Seton General Hospital in Jasper.
 In 1975 Rod accepted the position of Administrator at the Viking General Hospital where he was involved in the planning, construction and commissioning of the new 32-bed acute care hospital which opened in 1981.  In addition to administering the Viking General Hospital, Rod took over the administration of the Daysland General Hospital in 1994. He continued to look after both facilities until the spring of 1995 – the year of hospital regionalization.  A career change took Rod to Municipal Administration where he spent 23 years administrating the Town of Viking (16 years) and the Town of Daysland (8 years.)
After the passing of Rod’s wife Ellen, Rod was fortunate to be able to enroll in several Camrose Hospice Society programs, such as one-on-one counseling, the men’s cooking circle, the grief companioning program and has attended grief and bereavement workshops.

Director: Penny Shantz

Penny is impressed with the programs the Hospice Society offers, not only in Camrose but in the surrounding communities. "    "Compassion and caring is what we all need more of in this world". If Penny can help in a small way to  keep the Society viable and continue their important programs, this is the group she wants to offer some time and hopefully, expertise to!!!

Director of Education: Sharon Burden

Sharon was born and raised in Hardisty, and graduated from nursing in 1983. The majority of her nursing career was spent in rural nursing at the Viking Health Centre, and the last 16 years in a managerial role. In 2021 Sharon retired and has been enjoying the extra time with her family, as well as a little travel. After spending 38 years in the healthcare system she has seen the emotional and spiritual challenges patients and families with chronic and end of life illnesses face. The Hospice Society is helping meet these challenges, and Sharon is looking forward to working with the Society to continue this important work.