Cynthia Emiry Roy, MS, LCSW, CHA

President & CEO

cynthia emiry roy president of regional hospice

Cynthia Emiry Roy, MS, LCSW, CHA joined Regional Hospice as President & CEO in 2007 after over a decade as a CEO in hospice care. She has grown the organization from a small business to an industry leader.

A visionary in her field, Cynthia assisted with reinventing the state of Connecticut regulations for hospice inpatient care in 2010 and built the first of its kind $15-million, 36,000-square-foot private suite residential hospice in Connecticut. Set to transform the hospice landscape again, she is spearheading the North Star, the only dedicated residential hospice for children and babies in the Northeast, and one of only five in the nation. She is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Global One Chapter.

Ms. Roy has received numerous honors.

  • Appointed to Governor Malloy’s Palliative Care Advisory Council (2013)
  • Presented with the Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year (2017)
  • Named the Bronze Female Executive of the Year for the Women’s World Award (2018)
  • Awarded the Macricostas Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Western Connecticut State University (2019)
  • Honored with the Good Scout Award, Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America (2019)

Under Cynthia’s leadership, Regional Hospice launched an award-winning animated ad campaign, “Making the Best of Every Day” that garnered prestigious advertising awards including a 2020 Gold and Silver Telly Award in excellence for animation and not-for-profit online commercials, a 2017 Platinum Award Best in Show for the Aurora Awards and a 2017 Gold Award for the AVA Digital Awards. The commercials were featured in “SHOOT” magazine as “SHOOT’s Picks for the Best Work of 2017” and they received 2 nd place in The Connecticut Press Club Awards. In 2020, the North Star Capital Campaign video series won a Silver Telly Award for not-for-profit social video.

Cynthia received a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University. While at Columbia, she did clinical training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and worked with the United Nations, International Committee on Aging. Cynthia is recognized as an authority on end-of-life care for adults and children.