Glen MacDonald                                                                                              Chair & Treasurer

Glen MacDonald is a retired computer systems professional and founder of HighVail Systems Inc.  He has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Toronto and has been a volunteer math tutor with Pathways to Education for the past 6 years.  He is passionate about helping Canadians make the choices that are right for them as they face the end of their lives. Glen lives in mid-town Toronto with his wife and two sons.

Herman Chang                                                                                                          Vice Chair

Herman Chang is currently a Program Manager with Nipissing University. Previously, he spent over 30 years in the high-technology sector in a variety of management roles. He obtained his engineering degree from the University of Surrey in England and his MBA from York University in Toronto. As a volunteer workshop leader in Advance Care Planning, he firmly believes that all Canadians need to ensure that their voices will be heard when they cannot speak for themselves. Herman lives in Mississauga with his wife.


Cindy Findlay                                                                                                                 Secretary

Cindy Findlay, was born in Sudbury, Ontario, and raised in Ottawa. She obtained her LL.B from the University of Ottawa and was called to the Ontario bar in 1989. Cindy practised environmental law as a partner at a major Toronto law firm until 2000. Since then she has split her time among a variety of interests including spending time with family and friends and volunteering in various capacities. Cindy is a strong supporter of the right to personal autonomy and believes those at end-of-life should have the information and support to make the choices that are right for them.

David Robertson                                                                                                           Member

Dr. David Robertson has worked as a medical doctor in Nova Scotia for 20 years and now practises in Vancouver Island. In addition to anesthesia, he also worked as a medical examiner in Nova Scotia for ten years. He has also worked part time in medical administration for many years. He is currently an executive medical director for Island Health.

Dr. Robertson was born in the U.K. and completed his medical degree at Cambridge University. He then attended Dalhousie University and qualified as an anesthesiologist in 1987.

4 thoughts on “Board of Directors

  1. Congrats! Glad to know we are still moving forward! I believe we need to be vigilant and steady to improve end of life options.
    CathyM Winnipeg


  2. I am looking forward to the development of this organization.

    Are you aware of CINDEA (Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives)? We offer information, resources and support on the whole of the pan-death process — including home funerals and alternative deathcare support (including Death Midwives). The philosophy behind home funerals and Death Midwifery is very similar to that of hospice and palliative care — and especially the Slow Medicien movement — and are, in many ways, the post-death extension of that philosophy. It is important that, as Canadians consider their EOL choices, they know that home funeral are legal and quite possible in Canada, and that there is a growing number of people trained to support families through one.


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