Our Professional CARE Team
Every member of our team is passionate about helping seniors. This means your loved ones receive unparalleled home care experiences.
All our caregivers are part of our CARE Academy. This specialized training provides ongoing professional development, coaching and mentorship. When caregivers can direct their own career path and growth they are more fulfilled and provide better quality of care for you and your loved ones.
Watch this short video to learn more about our caregiver screening process.
President and Founder
Lorna MacMillan is the President and Founder of Parkwood Home Care. On her journey of developing Parkwood, Lorna studied Psychology and Adult Education within University. Through years of experience with individuals with disabilities and a strong passion for helping others, Lorna was able to create Parkwood Home Care into the care service it is today.
Parkwood Home Care is all about caring for others and the quality of care Parkwood provides cannot happen without the respect and dedication each of the Parkwood team has for each other. Lorna promotes a positive and safe environment for caregivers and clients while ensuring individuals are able to live independently in their own homes.
“Be the change you want to see.”
– Lorna MacMillan
Mary Elizabeth McLean
Director, Care and Community
Mary Elizabeth McLean is Parkwood Home Care’s Director, Care and Community. She is a compassionate professional with a strong background in providing empathic support to individuals facing health challenges. Mary Elizabeth is committed to enhancing the wellbeing and quality of life of those in need.
Mary Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree and Master of Education (Counselling) from Acadia University and has extensive training in Family and Individual Counselling, Grief Counselling, and Palliative Care. She has spent many years overseas and across Canada working with diverse groups of children and adults in need of support and has also worked extensively with community organizations to ensure comprehensive care.
Mary Elizabeth specializes in client assessment to create a personalized and supportive care experience. Together with the Parkwood Home Care team, she ensures that families and their loved ones know that they are cared for through open communication and active follow up.
“It’s a joy to work with everyone at Parkwood Home Care and be a part of a valuable and dedicated team.”
– Mary Elizabeth McLean
Registered Nurse Educator
Meet Carol Conrad, our Registered Nurse Educator at Parkwood Home Care! Being a Registered Nurse Educator allows her to connect with and provide education to each caregiver about dementia and the special care needed for the geriatric population.
Carol graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University (BSc), St. Martha’s (RN), and St. Francis Xavier University (BScRN). She has also received certifications in Dementia Care, Palliative Care, and a National Certification in Geriatric Nursing. Carol is a recognized Dementia Educator with the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, and she began her career at the Halifax Infirmary but spent most of her nursing years at the Veterans Memorial building within Long Term Care. Having gained proficiency in psychiatry and the Geriatric Clinic, she returned to her calling of providing long-term care for elderly patients.
She demonstrated a profound enthusiasm for seniors from an early age as she was blessed to have four grandmothers. Her one grandmother in particular was her original inspiration; a war bride full of life and songs who inspired many around her with sheer joyfulness. After a remarkable 32-year career in nursing, Carol has found her new home with Parkwood Home Care. She imparts knowledge to our caregivers about dementia and geriatric care while spending time at the homes of our clients—where she continues following her passion for providing care.
In her free time, Carol enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, children, and husband.
“It is my pleasure to bring my 32 years of experience to Parkwood Home Care as both a caregiver and a Registered Nurse Educator.”
– Carol Conrad
Continuing Care Coordinator/Scheduler – Certified Continuing Care Assistant
Naa Hammond is a Continuing Care Coordinator and Scheduler with Parkwood Home Care. She is able to provide valuable education, information, and experiences to the team and assist with client care. Naa has completed the Continuing Care Assistant program at NSCC and gained additional hands-on experience as a Care Pro with our company.
Naa studied Medical Office Administration at NSCC and worked part time as a caregiver for Parkwood Home Care before she was promoted to her prior position as On-Call Care Coordinator. She acquired skills as a graduate of MOA and her caregiving experiences both come together to give her both on field and in office footing. While caregiving with Parkwood Home Care, Naa fell in love with providing care in which she began her journey to become a Continuing Care Assistant.
“I LOVE MY TEAM. Everyone from the owner and president to the hand picked caregivers are very easy to work with. Parkwood is a family.”
– Naa Hammond
Care Coordinator – Recreation Therapy
Emma Goldsmith is a Care Coordinator with Parkwood Home Care. Being a Care Coordinator allows her to connect with each client and caregiver while working on their care schedules. Having a Recreation Therapy background allows her to bring new and creative ideas for client engagement and their overall well being.
Emma studied Bachelor of Science (Recreation) at Dalhousie University and Human Services at NBCC. She began her journey within the healthcare field while working in a Long Term Care facility as a LTCA/Recreation Programmer. She has always had a passion working with individuals who require assistance within their daily life and being a part of the PHC team allows her to continue her passion.
“Parkwood Home Care is such a supportive and encouraging work environment. Being able to form a connection with every caregiver and client is something that makes Parkwood stand out from the other Home Care companies. I look forward to coming into work every day and seeing the amazing team.” – Emma Goldsmith
Financial Director/Business Development Manager
Mary Pauls is a Financial Director and Business Development Manager with Parkwood Home Care. She has years of experience within the work environment while being in the positions of Business Development Manager for Credit Union, Business Banker for Scotiabank, and VP of On Hold Communications Inc and DPO Broadcasting.
Mary has experience caring for her Mom; as well as, experience with a couple while working as a part of the Newfoundland Ladies caring for Veterans. Her caring personality shines through phone calls when assisting clients with any financial questions they may have.
“I love the feeling of being at home and working with a kind and caring team.”
– Mary Pauls
Bisi & Melissa
On-Call Care Coordinators
Bisi and Melissa are both On-Call Care Coordinators with Parkwood Home Care. Bisi is a Medical Doctor from Nigeria with her masters degree in Public Health (Health Promotion) and higher diploma in social policy from Ireland. She has been involved in various supportive and coordinating roles in various facilities that include mental health rehabilitation centers, social care services, social and health education projects, home care health services and diverse youth organizations.
Melissa attended NSCC for Medical Office Assistant but then went on to work in a fast paced Law Firm as a Legal Assistant for 11 years. She has always had a strong passion for helping people and making a difference in their lives. After having her children, she decided it was time for a change and found Parkwood Home Care as her new career.
“I couldn’t be happier to be part of such an amazing team and I am excited to see what the future brings!” – Melissa
Have 3+ years experience in the non-medical in-home care field assisting seniors.