Cynthia Emiry Roy joined Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT as President & CEO in 2007. She has grown the organization from a small business to a $16 million corporation. Cynthia previously worked with the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Buoniconti Fund, the fundraising arm of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Cynthia completed her clinical internship training at St. Vincent’s Psychiatric Hospital. While at Columbia University, she also worked with the United Nations, non-government organization, International Committee on Aging.
In September 2013, Ms. Roy was appointed by Speaker of the House to Governor Malloy’s Palliative Care Advisory Council. Cynthia is a member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Association for Healthcare. Cynthia was an ambassador for the NHPCO Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, Regional Hospice partnered with Ndolage Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania to support end-of-life/advanced illness needs globally. In 2016, Cynthia was appointed to YPO, the Young Presidents’ Organization, a prestigious global network of young chief executives and is a member of the Fairchester Chapter.
Cynthia received a master’s degree in science majoring in social work from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in science from Boston University. Cynthia holds an accreditation as both a home case manager and hospice administrator.
In 2010, Cynthia assisted with re-inventing the new state of Connecticut regulations in hospice care for inpatient hospice and built the first and only $14 million, 36,000 square foot private suite hospice facility in Connecticut which has received both state and national recognition. Cynthia is recognized as an expert in end of life care and palliative care for the last 20 years.