Benjamin Lorimer | Vice-President |
Benjamin Lorimer joined the Board of Directors for the Chilliwack Hospice Society in April 2017 where he is currently serving a term as Vice-President. Benjamin chose to volunteer his time to the Society to be part of the vital services provided to bereaved families in our community. In his everyday life Benjamin is an associate lawyer practicing as a litigator at Baker Newby LLP in Chilliwack. When he’s not working or volunteering, he enjoys reading and enjoying the natural beauty of the Fraser Valley with his wife, Mary.
Chantal Chris | Director |
Chantal Chris is the Palliative Care Physician for Chilliwack and Agassiz. Chantal does pain and symptom management consults for any patients with serious illnesses referred to her and cares for the patients admitted to Cascade Hospice. Chantal joined the board in 2018. She believes the free grief and bereavement support provided by the Chilliwack Hospice Society is invaluable to our community. Chantal hopes to be able to create a strong communication link between Cascade Hospice, Chilliwack Palliative Consult Team and the Chilliwack Hospice Society. Chantal is married with a son and a daughter. They love to camp and hike and spending time cheering on her kids on at Ringette and Hockey.
Heather Bier | Director |
Heather Bier is the Commercial Services Advisor at Envision Financial. She supports the Envision commercial team with their administrative duties such as account openings, wires, transactions, AFT, and business online banking. Heather joined the Chilliwack Hospice Society board in June 2019. Heather is proud to be a member of the Board and believes the Hospice Society is a great organization with enormous support from our wonderful community. Heather married her wonderful supportive husband in 1986 and they have 4 sons, 2 daughter-in-law’s and now love being grandparents. They enjoy walking, travelling, hanging out with friends & family, motorbike rides, kayaking and touring around lakes in their boat. They also just love jumping into their car and seeing where the road leads.
Melanie Green | Director |
Melanie was born and raised in Chilliwack. After school, she returned home to work for the local radio station. She has been working with STAR 98.3 and Rogers Sports & Media for over 25yrs and is currently the General Sales Manager. Melanie has been married to her husband Greg, whom she met on holidays in Mexico since 1992. They have 3 grown children and she is an avid curler. Melanie is committed to giving back in the community she was raised in and joined the Board of the Chilliwack Hospice Society in 2020. The Hospice is a such a wonderful organization that touches and supports so many in our community.
Elaine Moore | Director |
Elaine Moore is a Program Director with Communitas Supportive Care Society. In this role, she oversees numerous programs that support persons with developmental disabilities and those who are journeying with mental health challenges. Elaine became a member of the board of the Chilliwack Hospice Society in 2020 and proud to bring her abilities and experiences to the position. She was born and raised in Chilliwack. Together with her husband Brian, they have raised 5 children, 4 sons, Tristan, Colton, Robert, Matthew and 1 daughter, Kelaynna. Elaine enjoys weekend road trips with her husband discovering new places and adventures.