Our Team

Roger Neilson House Team 2016

Executive Director

Megan Wright 

The executive director is responsible for all aspects of the operations of Roger Neilson House.

Megan Wright Headshot

Megan Wright


Helen Yoxon

The manager works with the multidisciplinary team at Roger Neilson House in the development, creation and monitoring of the various programs.

Palliative Care Program Physicians: Dr. William Splinter, Dr. Megan Doherty, Dr. Ben Robert, Dr. Christina Vadeboncoeur, Dr. Robin Williams

The physicians are part of the CHEO Palliative Care Outreach program providing 24/7 on-call and in-house consultation for families and medical teams, and acting as a clinical resource to the CHEO Palliative Care Program, and symptom management specialists.

Palliative Care On Call Team

A Physician and nurse are on call 24\7.

Nurses: Lynn Grandmaison Dumond, Ann Hicks, Anne Jones, Nancy Graham and Nahal Stoppels.

Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses

The nurses working within the multidisciplinary team are responsible for assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating nursing care to palliative care guests.

Personal Support Workers

Working as part of the multidisciplinary team, the personal support workers perform a variety of environmental and household activities to ensure a clean and safe environment for guests, families, staff and volunteers. They assist nurses with some aspects of guest care.

Quality Coordinator

Nancy Graham

The quality coordinator serves as a contact point for guests and families wishing to book an admission at Roger Neilson House. She communicates with families to ensure that the team can provide optimal care to meet each guest’s unique needs. She ensures the needs of all our guests and families are met in a fair and timely fashion.

Nurse Practitioner – CHEO Palliative Care Program

Lynn Grandmaison Dumond

Working as part of the multidisciplinary team, the nurse practitioner provides support and education for children and youth, families, the community and staff in a family centered environment.

Recreation Therapists

Katt Brooks & Danielle Scarlett 

The ultimate goal of Therapeutic Recreation is to improve the quality of life and well-being in our children in an inclusive, non-judgmental environment. The Recreation Therapist provides therapeutic activities that are social or individual in nature to encourage self-expression, socialization, dream fulfillment, meaning making and fun! There are so many adventures that take place at Roger Neilson House and we allow our children to have a blast being a kid!

Social Workers

Carol Chevalier & Madelena Arnone

Our social workers provide education and support to health professionals, children and youth, and families experiencing life-threatening illnesses and end of life issues. They provide counselling, grief and bereavement support, act as a liaison with social service organizations, and provide assistance to access community resources.

Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Residence and Community Outreach

The coordinator is responsible for volunteers’ involvement in day-to-day activities and guest interactions at Roger Neilson House. Her role includes recruitment, screening, training, support and evaluation of Roger Neilson House volunteers. The coordinator liaises between staff, volunteers, guests and families to optimize volunteer services.

Senior Administrative Assistant

Sonja Marshall

The administrative assistant provides clerical and administrative support at Roger Neilson House.

Clerk, Volunteer Services

Alexandre Dumond

The clerk provides clerical and administrative support for Volunteer Services.


Spiritual Support

Gerardo Quintanar

Spiritual support services can be consulted to promote spiritual and emotional well-being for guests, families, staff and volunteers. Spiritual support is available to all families of every religion and culture.


Michelle Mullen

The bioethicist on the Palliative Care team responds to situations of ethical distress arising in palliative care access and, identifies ethical issues and tools to help support decision-making.


Régis Vaillancourt

The pharmacist acts as a symptom management resource for health professionals at CHEO, Roger Neilson House and in the community. He provides education to children and youth, families, staff and the community partners and is a liaison with other pharmacies in the community.