Since retiring from teaching in 2002, Madonna’s passion has been volunteerism. In the last 18 years, her volunteerism has centered around serving the needs of her community. She has served as both Mayor and Councillor of her rural community nestled along the Bay of Exploits. In her community she partnered with the Wellness Coalition to establish a wellness/active living group. She ministers with her church community as Lay Reader, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Choir Member, and Lead for Chapel Services at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre and Killick Retirement Homes in Botwood. Madonna also volunteers with community organizations such as the 4-H and Lions Clubs.
As Co-Chair of the Community Advisory Committee for Exploits she has participated in collaborative groups for Mental Health and Aging Population.The one activity she holds dear to her heart is being a Co-Facilitator with the Improving Health My Way course for the last 8 years.
During the last year Madonna has become a Patient Experience Advisor on Central Health's Patient & Family Advisory Council, which she currently co-chairs. As Patient Experience Advisor she has assisted in the re-design of the Medical Imaging Dept., participated in a welcome video for new employees to Central Health, reviewed and evaluated new policies and issues, sat on a National Advisory Committee with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, and is currently a member of the selection committee for the VP of Medical Services/ Chief of Staff and the Physician selection committee panel. She has also been a member of the interview panel for several of Central Health’s Managerial positions. Madonna is a member of the Senior Management Team and is quite often the face of the patient/family at corporate events.
Patient Experience Advisor