Board of Directors

The Valley Hospice Foundation (VHF) Board is a dynamic group of volunteers from various sectors and disciplines drawn from the Annapolis Valley Community.

Calls for Nominations and Volunteers 2024/25

The Valley Hospice Foundation is calling for volunteers to join our Board of Directors and to participate in various committees of the Board or to assist at events.

Board of Directors

VHF is seeking up to 8 new Directors. If you have an interest in supporting the development of palliative care for the residents of the Annapolis Valley and can commit time and effort for work in a strong committee environment, please forward your CV to our Coordinator, Dale Sanford at

We have needs for people with experience in

Experience in the not-for-profit arena is an asset. Directors are eligible to serve multiple 3-year terms and may be elected to a leadership as an officer position within the Foundation or as a Committee Chair.

All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of application. Applications will be reviewed by a Committee of VHF. Select applicants will be requested for interview. Select interviewees will be nominated for election as Directors at the VHF AGM in June.


VHF is seeking volunteers who are willing to serve on the Committees of the Foundation without the additional duties of being a full-time Board member.

Committees include Finance, Fund Development, Governance, Programs and are in the process of being reviewed under a strategic planning exercise to be completed this spring.



Leo Glavine

Gail Gordon

Lynn Harrigan

Colin Marshall

Chris Maynard

Terri Milton

Gerry Morey, Chair

Sue Thomas

Mike Townsend, Treasurer

Wayne Woodman, Secretary


Dale Sanford – Coordinator



A native of Quebec, Gerry joined the RCAF studying studied History at CMR and RMC. On graduation he served as an Air Navigator specializing in Anti Submarine Warfare, Gerry flew Argus and Aurora aircraft on all three of Canada’s coasts. He also had instructor tours at the Aerospace System Course Winning and at RAF Finningley in the UK. He Commanded 405 Maritime Patrol Squadron and served as a senior staff officer on multiple tours at Maritime Air Group HQ specializing in Flight Standards, Electronic Warfare and Evaluation and Requirements on such projects as the Maritime Helicopter and the upgrade of the Aurora. He also served as a A7 at the combined NORAD/ 1 Canadian Air Division HQ with duties focused on Strategic Planning, Business Planning and Force Structure. His career included several series of education and advanced flying and staff training including Political Science studies at Dalhousie University.

Colonel Morey’s final and best tour in his 35-year RCAF career saw him command 14 Wing in Greenwood, NS.

Retiring in the Annapolis Valley wine country near Gaspereau with his wife and close to their two daughters, he embarked on a second career with L3 Communication in Halifax where he initially worked as a senior Program Manager on the Aurora program and subsequently as a Director of Business Development with a focus on international business.

Throughout his time at L3 and beyond, Gerry taught seminars on International Negotiations at the International Oceans Institute on the Dalhousie campus and served on several not-for-profit associations and charities including the Board of the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association completing multiple terms as its Chair and as Vice Chair on the Board of Chisholm Services for Children.

Completing his tenure with both of those organizations, Gerry joined the Board of the Valley Hospice Foundation in the fall of 2019 and assumed the role of Chair in June 2023.