Dr. Alyssa Boyd

Co-Founder and Board Chair

Alyssa Boyd graduated from McMaster medical school in 2003 and traveled North to Thunder Bay to complete a two year residency program in rural family medicine with a special focus in palliative care.  She returned to Southern Ontario in 2006 for a brief 3-month locum in Collingwood in the hopes of traveling...


Lisa Wright

Co-Founder, Registered Nurse, and Program Coordinator

Lisa Wright is a Registered Nurse and co-founder of the Living Wish Foundation.

Lisa was born and raised in Mississauga growing up with a family cottage in Blue Mountain. Some of her happiest memories originate from spending time with family together at the cottage...


Michael Lacroix


Michael currently serves as Treasurer of the Living Wish Foundation and has over 14 years of experience in the not for profit sector. Michael is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Master of Health Science degree from the University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelor ...


Will Thomson

Director and Vice Chair

Will is a Director of the Living Wish Foundation and a lawyer in Collingwood. He graduated from the University of Guelph with a BA and attended the University of Windsor for his JD. Will’s law practice focuses on land development and planning and he practices largely in the South Georgian Bay region as well as Muskoka...


Linda MacLeod


Linda MacLeod has been a clinical nurse in mental health, critical care and step-down units in 3 different provinces. Her work in hospital administration has been primarily in Ottawa and Collingwood, but also Cape Breton...


    Nancy Good-Kennedy

    Co-Founder and Director

    Being in love with people, who they are, and what makes them a person, Nancy Good-Kennedy R.N., R.Ac , Co-founder of The Living Wish Foundation, joined the field of nursing more than 20years ago. She knows firsthand, that when human-beings are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness it is not uncommon... 


      Tina Jansen van Vuren


      Tina Jansen van Vuuren is a new Director of The Living Wish Foundation.

      Tina  adds to The Living Wish team  over 17 years of event planning experience with not-for-profit organizations... 


        Dr. Karin Euler


        Dr. Karin Euler has been a family physician for 27 years and has an interest in providing the best palliative care possible. Karen believes that you should be allowed to live as fully as possible until the moment that you die. In their last days, people are confined... 


          Cal Patterson

          Director to August 4, 2021

          Cal Patterson


          Cal‘s commitment to the Living Wish Foundation as one of our very first board members was very much welcomed. The breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience was invaluable to the success of South Georgian Bay’s newest not for profit organization. 

          In 2020, we awarded Cal with the "Cal Patterson Outstanding Achievement Award" for going above and beyond to help others. 

          On August 4, 2021 Cal's family, friends, The Living Wish Foundation, and the entire community lost a great man...

          Cal was instrumental in getting us off our feet in the early days. His calm, quiet demeanour somehow always managed to steer us in the right direction. Cal was the type of person that always went above and beyond for everyone and he was the first one to roll up his sleeves when it was time to grant a wish. 

          We are thankful for his friendship and support and the time we spent together leaves us nothing but gratitude.

          We have decided, with permission from his family, to re-name our annual Living Wish Women's Hockey Tournament to the Cal Patterson Memorial Hockey Tournament in his honour.