Karen L. Baillie, BScN, CHE

Karen L. Baillie, BScN, CHE

Chief Executive Officer

Karen has more than 30 years of experience in geriatric care and service to seniors. She served previously as Executive Director of Laurel Place, a 215-person residential care facility in Surrey, BC. Prior to that role, Karen was the Executive Director at Haro Park Centre, Vancouver’s first campus of care.

Karen is the vice-president for the Board of BC Care Providers. She is the recipient of the 2015 Chapter Award for Distinguished Service for the Canadian College of Health Leaders, BC Lower Mainland Chapter. In 2011, Karen was awarded the prestigious Surrey Women in Business Award in the Professional Category.

Kathrin McMath, BBA, CMA

Kathrin McMath, BBA, CMA

Executive Director, Finance and Operations

Kathrin’s experience in healthcare accounting spans 14 years in both private sector and non-profit facilities in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, where she held Controller and Director of Finance positions. She also serves as a director of the BC Financial Healthcare Professionals Society and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Fraser Valley East Chapter. Kathrin was appointed as CFO of MBS in 2008. She moved into the position of Executive Director, Finance and Operations in 2012.

Hilde Wiebe, RN, BSN

Hilde Wiebe, RN, BSN

Executive Director, Care Services

Hilde Wiebe came to Menno Place in April 2013 as the Executive Director Care Services. She earned her Registered Nurse Diploma in Alberta and her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Victoria, BC. From the onset of her nursing career, her focus and energies have been directed towards care for seniors. She has served in the capacity of general duty nurse, nurse manager, Director of Care and Director of Resident Programs in residential care facilities within Fraser Health. She also believes in the importance of competent and caring staff and works to support them.

Jeanette Lee, BA, MA, CPHR

Jeanette Lee, BA, MA, CPHR

Director, Human Resources

Jeanette Lee has held a number of senior Human Resource positions over the last fifteen years specializing in Employee Engagement, Training and Development and Occupational Health & Safety. She obtained her MA in Leadership and Management from Briercrest Graduate School in 1998 and her Certified Human Resources Professional designation in 2000. She is an active member of the BCHRMA. She serves as the Not-for-Profit Employer Representative on the Board of Safe Care BC. Jeanette was appointed Director of Human Resources at MBS in February of 2013.

Sharon Simpson, BA

Sharon Simpson, BA

Director, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

Sharon Simpson has been a senior communications consultant for 10 years with a focus on strategic communication planning and implementation. Founder and principal in an online marketing communications company, she provided direction for clients in a wide range of industries including real estate, university education, film, agriculture and non-profit organizations. Sharon was appointed Director of Communications and Marketing at MBS in November 2011.

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Pearl Nucich

Pearl Nucich

Executive Assistant

Pearl joined Menno Place in June 2013. She has many years experience in healthcare, including 5 years with Fraser Health Residential Care. Pearl provides administrative support to the Executive Team and the Board of Directors.