The following are part of the slate of candidates for the BC Care Providers Association Board of Directors. BCCPA will hold its Annual General Meeting on December 8th, 2021 where members will vote to approve the slate to serve a three-year term on the BCCPA Board.
2021 Slate of Candidates
Erin is the Executive Director, and Chief Motivator at Eden Gardens located in Nanaimo, BC. Eden Gardens is a private, non-profit Long-term care home who is an affiliate of Island Health, serving 130 people living with dementia.
From her first day working in Long Term Care, her reputation as an innovator and thought leader has only grown. Erin is a strong advocate for the supports and resources required to help create abundant lives for our seniors and can often be heard speaking in group and public settings for change. She has a strong focus on supporting the staff, understanding that they make the real difference and by supporting them, the care givers are empowered to do what they do best – love and care for our seniors.
Participating in many initiatives, from presenting at the 2019 BCCPA conference to interviews on CBC’s The National, The Tyee, panel discussions with the Alzheimer’s Society and Family Caregivers of BC, Erin continues to dive into senior’s care issues and solutions locally, provincially and across Canada. Erin is the recent recipient of the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award 2021.
Erin is steadfast in her belief that with the right supports, and through partnering with experts in the industry, she can help to redefine the expectations of what is possible in Long Term Care Homes.
Ann Marie Leijen
Ann Marie is the Chief Executive Officer for Maplewood Care Society, a non-profit organization that owns and operates two long term care homes in Abbotsford.
Prior to this Ann Marie was the CEO of Cheam Village and Glenwood Care Centre. She has 30 years of leadership and operational experience delivering community-based health care programs for older people from independent living through to complex, long-term care. In addition, Ann Marie has been actively involved in organizational strategy and planning; finance; property development and facility construction.
Ann Marie is passionate about caring for people with dementia; quality improvement; and ensuring a high quality of life in Long Term Care. From 2016 to 2018 Ann Marie served on the on the BCCPA Board of Directors where she actively participated in the Quality Improvement Committee.
Ann Marie holds a BSN from the University of the Fraser Valley and an MBA from the University of BC. She was appointed to the UFV Board of Governors and has served on the Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Board. Ann Marie continues to work as a coach at the Sauder School of Business, Physician Leadership program.
Angela Grottoli has worked in the seniors living industry for over 20 years in long term care, assisted living and independent care. She holds a degree in Public Administration, a long-term care administrator certificate from CHA and is working towards her Chartered Business Valuation designation. Angela is currently on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Long Term Care Association and has sat on the Board of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association.
Angela has worked with Chartwell Retirement Residences for over 12 years in various roles in operations and is currently in the role of Vice-President, Real Estate Operations, where she works with development and acquisition homes in both independent living and long term care.
Angela and her family recently relocated to British Columbia and are enjoying life on the beautiful West Coast.