Overseeing management and the associated wide web of people, places and things it takes to deliver KinVillage’s mission is the responsibility of the administrative group. This is a dedicated team that strives to provide high quality services in a fiscally responsible manner and within a warm and caring environment.
THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
This leadership team provides wise leadership in managing the operations of KinVillage. Donna Ellis, the CEO, and the Directors lead by example, living KinVillage’s values and expecting, enabling and encouraging all staff to do the same. This team nurtures a sense of community and never loses sight of the KinVillage’s purpose – to deliver exceptional service and to support those served by KinVillage to live their lives fully.
Chief Executive Officer
With close to 30 years of progressive management and volunteer experience in community health care, hospitals, regional health authorities, government and not-for profit agencies, Donna has focused largely on services and supports particularly relevant to an aging population. Following leadership positions at Providence Health Care, the Canadian Cancer Society and Vancouver Coastal Health, she was delighted to join KinVillage as its CEO in 2010.
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Director of Housing
Carol has extensive knowledge in the field of community health care, developed through 25 years working and leading in organizations that serve those with disabilities, children and older adults. While much of Carol’s early career in England focused on the provision of government social services management, with her move to Canada came an opportunity to work in the not-for-profit sector. Carol joined KinVillage in 2011 after working as the Continuum of Living Manager with LutherCare Communities in Saskatchewan.
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Director of Health Services
Cynthia has worked in health care for over 30 years; the last 20 of these supporting older adults. In her various clinical, educational and leadership roles, she has helped to develop, coordinate and implement services that enhance clients’ quality of life. Prior to joining KinVIllage, Cynthia worked to provide high quality, person-centred care as the Director of Care at Delta Home Support.
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Director of Recreation
John came to KinVillage in 2000 from the Whitecliff Retirement Residence. He is an active ambassador and supporter of seniors’ wellness and his 35 years of experience in recreation therapy and its management reflect this. John’s focus on engaging others, including through volunteerism, provide opportunities for people to connect and to make a difference. John is an active member of the local Rotary Club of Tsawwassen.
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Mary Jo McLeod
Director of Finance
With a range of experience in financial management and reporting and in systems management, Mary Jo has held leadership positions in not-for-profit agencies, banking and industry. She has a special interest in seniors and community support and her experience in the non-profit sector includes previous roles with Elim Village Seniors Community and with DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society. Prior to joining KinVillage in June 2016, Mary Jo was the Managing Director and Interim Executive Director with the Surrey Hospice Society.
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Communications and Executive Assistant
Sue brings over 25 years of professional office administration experience including communications functions. She has worked for a variety of organizations, including in the financial, legal, real estate, retail sectors and senior residential living. Her enjoyment of the latter, supporting another organization that provides care, support and housing for seniors, motivated her to join KinVillage. She is delighted to start working here, for an organization she has long admired, in the community in which she was raised and lives.
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Manager of Support Services, Marquise
April is an adventurous soul who has traveled extensively, including training as a Pastry Chef in Switzerland. While her interests and experiences have taken her to many places, and to work with a variety of organizations such as Nanaimo Seniors Village, April’s discovered that she really enjoys working with seniors, being part of great teams, tackling challenges and having fun!
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