Our Team

At ARCH Hospice we are proud to have a caring team of staff, physicians and volunteers. Our physicians and nursing staff work closely with a team of other professionals and volunteers to care for our residents, 24 hours a day. 

Care Team

Our Care Team is comprised of Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Personal Support Workers (PSWs), Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and a Medical Director. Alongside volunteers, our team creates a supportive environment for our residents and their families. We are committed to person-centred care which respects and values the individual’s right to dignity and self-determination when it comes to their end of life experience. Recognizing the importance of self-care and ongoing learning, we participate in annual training and wellness activities that continue to develop our skills.

Leadership Team

Our Leadership Teeam oversees various areas including supportive care, grief and bereavement services, administration, fundraising, building maintenance and day-to-day operations. The residence team supports the care the community has come to expect and deserve.

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Nicole Pearce

Interim Executive Director

Nicole is a longtime member of the ARCH team - she started as a volunteer at the hospice the first year ARCH opened its doors. Working with staff and volunteers, Nicole oversees finances, office administration and maintenance. You can catch her anywhere from the office to the boiler rooms, staining the building, or even fixing someone's laptop. A true jill-of-all-trades, she is a true master of organization and a calm multitasker. She is responsible for ensuring all internal ARCH operations run smoothly. She is an avid runner and has a love of fishing and traditional archery.

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Kelly Leith

Clinical Care Lead

Kelly joined the ARCH team in 2017 as a Registered Nurse and now serves as the Clinical Care Lead. This role allows her to work alongside the care team to support them and deliver the best possible care to our residents. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013. A majority of her experience stems from working at Sault Area Hospital on a Medical Unit as well as working closely with Palliative/Oncology patients throughout the hospital. Kelly finds great comfort in providing quality, compassionate care through end-of-life to both our residents and families. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and children as well as her close group of friends.

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Julie Premo

Manager of Training & Coordination 

Julie is passionate about people, relationships, and wellness. She is responsible for the recruitment, retention and coordination of the 140 volunteers who serve at Hospice. With the kitchen being the heart of any home, especially at Hospice, Julie works alongside Chef Tom to deliver our meal service program. With our beautiful 10 acres, she works with our volunteers to create a beautiful and calming outdoor space. At ARCH, she appreciates having the opportunity to learn from our residents and to help fulfil their wishes. They leave a lasting impression on her and continue to positively touch her life whether it be listening to their words of wisdom, their favourite quote or simply to remind her to live life to the fullest. Julie loves taking on Bucket Listing Challenges from running a marathon, parasailing, travelling to Costa Rica or cycling 100 km in support of ARCH. She is a proud mom of three beautiful children and enjoys spending time with family and friends in the beautiful scenic north.

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Natasha Rinaldi

Manager of Supportive Care

Natasha is the manager of Supportive Care and our Registered Social Worker on staff. She holds a certificate in grief and loss counselling. Natasha connects with the humanistic approach, believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship, as well as empathetic responding in her work at Hospice. She is a listener, is patient, and is present, and these three things combined have had a powerful impact on those she comes in contact with. Her role includes supporting residents and family members through a psycho-social-spiritual approach, as well as facilitating grief and bereavement groups and individual counselling sessions.  Natasha’s repertoire is unique and vast where she combines her gentle style with her training in Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, and Mindfulness. In her spare time, you will find Natasha teaching or taking a yoga class, running the many landscapes of our beautiful community, and spending time with her two nieces. 

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Katherine Williamson

Fund Development Supervisor

With style, creativity, and commitment to excellence, Katherine plays an important role in Fund Development. Her role at Hospice involves the planning and execution of all ARCH events. From small and imitate gatherings to grand galas, and fundraisers, each event is met with enthusiasm and unique ideas. She has gained valuable expertise working with third-party event organizers who graciously plan fundraisers for ARCH. With a background in Public Relations and Event Management, she has a knack for building and fostering relations with donors, community partners, resident families, and volunteers. You can ask her about fundraising, partnership opportunities, and lotteries. She is passionate about serving the community and values the incredible work that ARCH, and her fellow co-workers do. When she’s not planning or organizing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is the proud mom of three lovable golden retrievers.

Miranda Leonard

Miranda Leonard

Marketing & Events Associate

Miranda has a passion for all things creative. She brings years of academic and professional experience to ARCH with her background in both graphic design and visual arts. Her role at Hospice reflects her skills as she has the privilege of developing the graphics and visual identities that represent events and other ARCH-related media. Miranda works with the Fund Development Team to establish event/fundraising concepts and acquire resources to best serve the residents. Aside from her love of art and design, Miranda expresses herself through music and dance. She values spending quality time with her loved ones and believes that every day provides an opportunity for self-improvement and growth.

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Jenna Polutanovich

Family Support Facilitator

Jenna is ARCH’s Family Support Facilitator, she is better known at ARCH for being the Child and Youth Worker on staff.  Jenna brings years of training and experience in working with Children and Youth. She has a Counselling Certificate in Trauma, Grief and Loss in Children and is currently working toward her Bachelors of Social Work Degree. Jenna’s role at ARCH includes supporting the emotional needs of residents, and family members, however, the main focus of her role is to support children and youth through their unique grief journey. She uses expressive arts and an emotion-focused framework when working with Children. You can usually find her in our playroom!  In her spare time, Jenna teaches dance to all ages, you may even see her dancing in our halls. She has a love for family, friends and all things nature. She especially adores spending time with her niece and nephew.

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Katrina De Marco

Referral & Intake Coordinator

Katrina is a hardworking and determined member of the ARCH team. She is passionate about providing exemplary palliative care to the community of Sault Ste. Marie. She has experience with the Acute Care and ICU departments of the Hospital and also taught at Sault College. Katrina joined the ARCH team in 2020 as a Registered Nurse, moving into the Referral & Intake Coordinator role in late 2021. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters! She likes being outdoors and hanging out with her 2 dogs and cat.

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Sheena Lemieux

Referral & Intake Coordinator

Sheena brings many years of healthcare experience to ARCH. She is originally from Geraldton, Ontario and moved to the Sault 11 years ago. She has been an RPN since 2009 with 6 years of experience in psychiatry ranging from geriatric to children. In 2015, Sheena worked in cancer clinic ADCP as a primary nurse for cancer surveillance and palliative care. She most recently graduated as an RN in May of 2021. Sheena really enjoys acute care medicine and became a part of the ARCH team in late 2021 as the referral and intake coordinator. In her free time, Sheena enjoys hiking, camping, walking, sports, and socializing with others. She has an adventurous spirit and loves to try new things. Most of all, she loves her twin daughters and two dogs.

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Tracy Byron

Early Resource Nurse Coordinator with Collaborative Care Algoma

Tracy is an Early Resource Nurse Coordinator with our Collaborative Care Algoma Team! She has been a Registered Nurse for almost 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her new role.  She has practised in various areas of healthcare across the continuum: Critical Care, Geriatrics, Acute Palliative Care, Leadership, Process Improvement and Program Development.  She proudly grounds herself in her values of compassion and respect for all and is excited to join the team at ARCH.  She loves family time with her husband and three children. 

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Alisha Kreutzweiser

Early Resource Nurse Coordinator with Collaborative Care Algoma

Alisha is an Early Resource Nurse Coordinator with our Collaborative Care Algoma Team. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2010. Prior to coming to ARCH, she practised as a Registered Nurse at Sault Area Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Medical-Surgical units, where she gained vast experience in palliative care. She has a passion for people and looks forward to being a part of your journey. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Dan and her two children, Grayson and Emma. They enjoy hiking, camping, biking and spending quality time together.