Cynthia Emiry Roy, MS, LCSW, CHA

President & CEO

Cynthia Emiry Roy, MS, LCSW, CHA joined Regional Hospice as President & CEO in 2007 after over 12 years as a CEO in hospice care. She has grown the organization from a small business to an industry leader. 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 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 2010, Cynthia assisted with reinventing the state of Connecticut regulations for hospice inpatient care and built the first and only $15-million, 36,000-square-foot private suite residential hospice in Connecticut. 

In September 2013, Ms. Roy was appointed by Connecticut Speaker of the House to Governor Malloy’s Palliative Care Advisory Council. In 2017, Cynthia won the Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year. In 2018, she was the Bronze Female Executive of the Year winner for the Women’s World Award. Cynthia is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Global One Chapter. 

In March 2019, Cynthia received the Macricostas 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Western Connecticut State University. 

Under Cynthia’s leadership, Regional Hospice completed an award-winning ad campaign, “Making the Best of Every Day” that garnered several 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 also featured in “SHOOT” magazine as “SHOOT’s Picks for the Best Work of 2017”. The commercials received 2nd place in The Connecticut Press Club Awards.    In 2020, the North Star Capital Campaign video series, which explores the need for a dedicated children’s hospice space, 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. Cynthia is recognized as an expert in end of life care and palliative care for the last 23 years.