We’re a small but close-knit group of professionals with a deeply-rooted desire to transform lives.
Lori Walker, Executive Director, CGA Diploma Business Management, Malaspina College, Long Term Care Senior Management, Canadian Health Care Association
Manager Support Services
I am an efficient professional with thirty years of experience in a variety of hospitality environments. My role as the Manger of Support Services is a rewarding role as I appreciate working with the residents and family members. I have a great team of staff who focus on resident satisfaction. My outlook is positive and flexible to adapt to residents and staff needs and I look forward to creating stronger bonds with supporting the Kiwanis Village family and culture.
Wade Brekke, Manager of Support Services, Food Service and Nutrition Management (CNM), Canadian Healthcare Association; Red Seal qualification (RSE), Vancouver Community College; Professional Cook Training Program, Malaspina College
Coordinator of Building Services
Amadeus Williamson, Coordinator Building Services
Selene Lincoln, Recreation Therapist, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation, Douglas College, Bachelor of Recreation Management, Acadia University
Clinical Care Coordinator
As an RN for 30 years with a strong background in Complex care and Senior’s mental health, I am proud to be part of Kiwanis Village. I believe in non-profit healthcare, and team work where everyone puts their best foot forward to provide optimal physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing for all individuals who reside in long term/complex care. Nursing is caring, nurturing, loving, listening, compassion, respect, human kindness, and it can be very challenging, especially during these times of uncertainty. I am a strong advocate of delivering care through a collaborative, inclusive approach in a home like atmosphere. Our seniors have sacrificed so much to allow all of us to have the freedom and privileges we have today. We must always show respect, maintain their dignity, autonomy and take care of them. Kiwanis Village has a reputation for upholding these values, and that is why I choose to be a part of the Kiwanis community.
Kelly Marykuca, Clinical Care Coordinator
Housing Recreation Coordinator
My goal is to provide meaningful life enriching Recreation Programs for the amazing people who reside at Kiwanis Village. It is in every respect a privilege to be part of such a wonderful Community where we can all strive together to create positive opportunities for valuable Recreation engagement. I have worked in Therapeutic Recreation with older adults for over thirty years and I am still thankful every day that I chose this Profession. Having the opportunity to work in a non-profit setting has been a positive experience as we are always able to put the needs of the people first, just as it should be!
Heather Anderson, Housing Recreation Coordinator, Therapeutic Recreation, Douglas College
Lodge Recreation Coordinator
I am a dedicated Recreation Therapist, with a strong passion for leisure, bringing 28 years of experience to this very special role. My goal is to support the Kiwanis Lodge community with innovation, and quality programs to empower, and improve the quality of life of the incredible people who call Kiwanis home. I am honored to be part of the Kiwanis leadership team, supporting a talented group of Recreation and Therapy staff. I have a strong belief in the value of servant leadership, and the integral role of volunteers, and the partnership and importance of family. Delivering Recreation Services is my love, and very happy to be part of this dynamic visionary Not for Profit organization.
Kathleen Hamill, Lodge Recreation Coordinator
Recreation Therapy Diploma/Douglas College, Competing Degree in Recreation Tourism Mgmt/VIU
With kindness and compassion, I practice a non-judgemental, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive approach to social work that embraces the inherent wisdom, strength, and resilience of each individual. Meeting someone where they are at from a place of curiosity, while believing in their abilities, cultivates the trust and safety necessary to build a therapeutic relationship where we can walk side-by-side to meet their biopsychosocial-spiritual-cultural wants and needs. My resident-centered approach stems from my education, from my personal life experiences, and from working in the health and human service field for over twenty years. It is an honour to work collaboratively with your families and friends within this non-profit organization whose vison, mission, and values align so well with mine.
Lisa Sinnott, RSW
Bachelor of Social Work Degree, University of Victoria; Social Services Diploma, Vancouver Island University; Arts and Science Diploma, Vancouver Island University; Resident Care and Home Support Certificates, Camosun College.
Financial Services Manager
Russel Ambers, Financial Services Manager
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Now retired from his role as Manager for a National Security Operations company, Heiko also served 39 years in Military Service. During the course of his career, Heiko has worked in Professional Development and successfully managed budgets greater than $15M. Placing great value on community, Heiko contributes to the executive team for the Nanaimo Special Olympics and donates his time and expertise to the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival. Heiko has served as Board Chair since 2009.
Heiko Behn, Board Chair, Bachelor of Arts, History & Political Science, University of Victoria, Certificate in Labour Relations, Simon Fraser University
Become a Member of the Kiwanis Village Board
The Board’s role includes oversight and accountability in the following areas:
Share our passion for culture change Governance, Quality and Performance Monitoring, Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Communication, Raising Funds, Enhancing the Public Image of Kiwanis Village,
The Nominating Committee is seeking eligible candidates who
have generally acknowledged and accepted stature within the business community. We are seeking individuals with relevant knowledge and extensive experience related to the management of a business, to continuing improvement in seniors’ health care or other applicable expertise.
Kiwanis Village seeks applications in writing to the Planning and Priorities Committee
to be considered as Directors on the Board of Kiwanis Village. Positons are voluntary but provide significant personal satisfaction for contributions to our community and seniors. The Board meets monthly during day hours and has 3 sub-committees which meet as required. To apply, send a cover letter and copy of your curriculum vitae to: [email protected]
For further information, please contact:
Planning and Priorities Committee
c/o H Behn, Chair
1233 Kiwanis Crescent
Nanaimo BC V9S 5Y1