Janice Byford-Jones, chief executive officer of Cranford Hospice, will be stepping down after seven years leading the organisation.
She joined Cranford Hospice at a pivotal and controversial time, and led the successful transfer of governance, services and operations of the organisation from Presbyterian Support East Coast to the newly established, Cranford Hospice Trust.
“Janice has been an integral part of Cranford’s development, and will be missed by the Board, staff, volunteers, and people that she has worked with.” says Board Chairperson Frané Rosandich. “We are all deeply sorry to be losing Janice, however I know that she has a wonderful team that will continue to provide the excellent support and care for the people of Hawke’s Bay that the organisation is known for.”
Janice reflects: “I have felt honoured and privileged to lead such an amazing organisation. The team of dedicated staff and volunteers are passionate and truly special people. The level of care, support and education that Cranford provides for the rohe (local area) can only be achieved with the support that the Hawke’s Bay community provide year on year. I have found it to be a truly humbling experience. To all the people I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with, ngā mihi nui.”
Janice will remain in her role until 7 October; however a recruitment process will commence quickly to allow a smooth transition.
As BayBuzz recently reported, Cranford Hospice has a bright future ahead, as the community has responded strongly to raise the funds that will build a new expanded hospice at Chesterhope.