Our Team

Meet Our Senior Team:
Debbie Boakes - Administrator
Debbie Boakes
Administrator
Debbie Boakes is a caring, compassionate leader who has dedicated her entire career to long term care.
Her first position was a dietary aide/cook in 1984, where she focused on providing nutritious meals to our residents. Debbie then transitioned into the Food Service Supervisor position and then into a support services role.

Debbie became Administrator in 2000 and continues to advocate for our residents and families, provide mentoring to our staff, and enhance her skills as a participating surveyor with Accreditation Canada.
Marlene Hill, RN  - Director of Nursing and Personal Care
Marlene Hill, RN
Director of Nursing and Personal Care
Marlene graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1974 and has demonstrated her passion for long term care again and again in her 37-year career in the industry. Knowledgeable, caring and compassionate, she has been a Director of Care for 22 years. At Dundurn Place Care Centre, she is responsible for the care of our 201 residents, among them a variety of long term care, convalescent and short stay residents.

Over the years, within the ever-changing long term care environment, Marlene has performed several roles including charge nurse, nurse manager and Acting Administrator and taken an active part on many committees.
Wanda Hladysh, BScN, RN - Clinical Director of Nursing
Wanda Hladysh, BScN, RN
Clinical Director of Nursing
Wanda has earned an extensive education across Canada completing a college secretarial program in Newfoundland, computer studies at the University of Victoria, an educational assistant program in Cambridge, Ontario, a lab technician program in Kitchener Ontario, and a Bachelor of Science of Nursing from McMaster University in Hamilton. In 2013, Wanda hopes to begin her Master of Health Sciences degree.
While completing her BScN, Wanda worked as a Personal Support Worker in long-term care. Since graduation, she has worked in various nursing roles: Emergency Room; Medical/Surgical Unit; palliative community nurse, general and wound care nurse; Registered Nurse in long term care; Assistant Director of Care; and Director of Care.
Meet The Rest Of Our Team:
Kristi Smith - Admission Coordinator
Kristi Smith
Admission Coordinator
Erin Smart - Programs Manager
Erin Smart
Programs Manager
Edward Grandmaison - Food Service Manager
Edward Grandmaison
Food Service Manager
Katherine Shaler - Staff Development Coordinator
Katherine Shaler
Staff Development Coordinator
Lisa St. Jean - Social Services Coordinator
Lisa St. Jean
Social Services Coordinator
Kay Johnstone - Business Manager
Kay Johnstone
Business Manager
Carol Marcelissen - Environmental Services Manager
Carol Marcelissen
Environmental Services Manager
Geraldine Velasco - Convalescent Program Manager
Geraldine Velasco
Convalescent Program Manager