Karen L. Baillie, BScN, CHE, FCCHL

Karen L. Baillie, BScN, CHE, FCCHL

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, MAL, CHE, CPA, CMA

Kathrin McMath, MAL, CHE, CPA, 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.

Janet Bergen, RN, BTh, MAL

Janet Bergen, RN, BTh, MAL

Executive Director, Care Services

Janet Bergen came to Menno Place in 2018 as the Executive Director Care Services. She is a Registered Nurse with over thirty-five years of progressive clinical, educational and management experience. Her primary focus is quality performance to provide safe and superior service to residents and families. She is committed to creative relationships that build a sense of trust and community that enhances the lives of residents, families and staff at Menno Place. Her experiences volunteering in Haiti and Russia with MCC have impacted her deeply, reminding her of the fragile nature of life and a longing to provide hope and dignity to every human life.

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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Cyndy Gabriel

Cyndy Gabriel

Director of Care

Cyndy has been an integral part of the Menno Place team since 2010. She is an RN with a Gerontology certificate and more than 35 years experience of acute and residential care.

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.

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