Members - Lily Cugliari-Kobayashi

Lily Cugliari-Kobayashi

Parish Nurse Director at Large


Lily graduated from the Toronto Western Hospital School of Nursing Diploma Program in 1978. Her nursing internships covered units at Toronto Western hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children & the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH). After 2 years of nursing in general pediatrics, she received a bursary to attend McMaster University School of Nursing Primary Care/Nurse Practitioner Diploma in the early 1980s. Upon graduation, Lily remained at Sickkids Hospital & also held RN positions within other specialty areas of nursing, namely The South Riverdale Community Health Centre, the Bishop Strachan School & the University of Toronto, Student Psychological & Counselling Services. 

The majority of Lily’s nursing experience was within the division of Adolescent Medicine & Psychiatry at Sickkids Hospital, as well as within the divisions of Orthopaedic & Preanaesthesia Clinics.

In 2018, Lily retired from Sickkids, but not from nursing. As a strong believer in lifelong learning & continuing education, Lily enrolled in the Parish Nurse Program/St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario in collaboration with virtual learning Dayton University/Ohio. After completing the first part of this certificate program, she became so inspired with learning about Wholistic Nursing Practice & how spiritual health is inseparable from physical & mental health, that she is currently enrolled in Foundations Plus for Parish Nursing & is looking forward to Summer 2021 Graduation.

Lily is on staff at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, as a Parish Nurse/Faith Community Nursing Practice/Pastoral Team/Health & Wellness Ministry. She is a member at Holy Rosary Catholic Parish & a volunteer with their Out-of-the-Cold Program & Saint Claire Circle. She is also a member of the Catholic Women League, The Women’s Inter Church Council of Canada, World Day of Prayer Committee, & The Churches on the Hill, as well as North Toronto Interfaith Group. Lily is a proud RNAO member, a member of other nursing interest groups, but, especially passionate about the Faith Community Nursing Interest Group ( FCNIG) which she represents on our board.