Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Member: Knowledge Translation Committee
Sharon Baxter has been the Executive Director of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) for 12 years. Sharon holds a Masters of Social Work degree in Public Policy and Administration and has worked on national health policy for twenty years. Sharon sits on the knowledge translation committee of CFN. As well, Sharon sits on many national and international coalitions and committees looking at hospice palliative and end-of-life care issues specifically around health policy. Sharon sits on the Board of Trustees of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) where she chairs the advocacy committee. Sharon also sits on the Board of Directors of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN), the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in the USA and lastly, the Board of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) as their public representative. Sharon often speaks at conferences around national health policy, Advance Care Planning and hospice palliative and end-of-life issues.