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Leadership at St. Joseph's Home Care

As a member of the St. Joseph’s Health System, one of Canada’s largest corporations dedicated to health care, St Joseph's Home Care, along with five other healthcare organizations jointly share a President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Tom Stewart was appointed President and CEO of St. Joseph's Health System in 2018

At the local level, St. Joseph’s Home Care’s executive team reports to the Joint Boards of Governors, a volunteer board that governs the three Hamilton-based St. Joseph’s Health System Organizations (St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Villa and St. Joseph’s Home Care).


Dr. Carolyn Gosse, President

Dr. Gosse is Vice President of St Joseph’s Health System with responsibility for integrated care initiatives, and President of St. Joseph’s Home Care. 

Previously, Dr. Gosse was the Director of Clinical Programs at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) which included the Emergency Department, General Internal Medicine, and Urgent Care. For eight years up until 2011, Dr. Gosse was the Director of Pharmacy Services at SJHH after completing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Florida in 2005. From 2011-2013, she led the implementation of the Integrated Comprehensive Care (ICC) project for St. Joseph’s Health System, funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) in Ontario. Since 2014, she has been working with the MOHLTC on the implementation of the Integrated Funding Models across Ontario. She continues to provide leadership and oversight of the Integrated Care Program at both St. Mary’s General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.


Director of Community Support Services

Lori Lawson, Director of Community Support Services

Lori joined St. Joseph’s Home Care in 2014 from St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, where she held a number of progressive leadership positions.  In her most recent role at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Lori was a Discharge Specialist Project Lead for the Home First Refresh Project, as well as the Transitional Community Wellness Project.  Prior to that, she was the hospital lead for the Assess and Restore Program at St. Joseph’s Villa. 

Through her previous community engagement work, Lori has established strong relationships with funders and other service provider organizations across the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network.

Lori holds a Masters of Social Work Analysis of Clinical Practice degree, as well as a Bachelor of Art in Sociology and a Bachelor of Social Work, from McMaster University. 


Michelle Zivanovich, Senior Manager Integrated Comprehensive Care Program (Interim)


More details coming soon!


 Loraine McLaughlin, Senior Manager Visiting and Shift Nursing Programs

Loraine has ample progressive experience in home and community care having worked in the sector for over 10 years.  Loraine McLaughlin joined St. Joseph’s Home Care from Saint Elizabeth Health Care where she worked for 3 years as a frontline nurse specializing in palliative care, peritoneal dialysis and IV administration before becoming a Health Service Supervisor, responsible for managing Clinics, the Visiting Nursing and Shift Nursing programs, and Rehabilitation and PSW services across five different Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and brings a focus on continual quality improvements and relationship building to her role as Senior Manager of the Visiting and Shift Nursing Programs. A strong believer in continuing education, Loraine is currently enrolled in a Contracts Management Course.